To the Editor,
Regarding an editorial in the Irish Independent, dated May 12th, entitled "A New Day of Shame for Troubled Church" your opening line was as follows: "FEW institutions have taken as severe a battering as the Catholic Church"
I would like to point out that the 'battering' the Church has taken is nothing compared to the harms, assaults, batterings, humiliations that so many children have suffered for such along time.
Let it be that that is NEVER forgotten or minimised in any way, wittingly or unwittingly.
The willingness, of The Church as an Institution, and of it's officials, even still, to mask and deny, to obstruct and suppress the truth says it clearly.
The recent audit of their Child Protection process which revealed that over 290 cases were obscured from view reiterates what I am saying.
If the ethics of Jesus were at all alive in The Church, (and elsewhere) there'd be whistle blowers aplenty, bringing forth evidence so that the accounting was well under way, and Survivors would find comfort and succour in that the necessary steps towards Restorative Justice were being taken.
This letter is in response to an editorial in The Irish Independent, dated May 12th, entitled "A new day of shame for troubled church"
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