I see the bishops are starting to lose their composure, and not without cause.
They’re in a cold sweat now that the whole world knows about their pals raping little children. They’re desperately trying to put a lid on the problem, just as they’ve been doing for the last 87 years since we got independence and Irish children were thrown on the mercy of the barbaric Catholic church.
On Sunday, we heard statements from two clerics and on Monday another statement from the Archbishop of Dublin. At last we’ve heard them start to acknowledge what really happened. The Bishop of Down and Connor, Noel Treanor, described the actions of the Catholic orders as crimes, which I suppose is progress of a kind. Until now, they have spoken of the things that happened as if they were talking about the weather.
To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time the Catholic clergy have acknowledged that they committed crimes, and I suppose Noel Treanor deserves some credit for what he said, but not a lot.
Where was Noel Treanor last week, before the Ryan report was published? Did he not know that the Catholic church was paying only a tenth of its share? Did he not realise that the taxpayer was carrying the entire burden for the crimes of his colleagues?
Of course he did.
Noel Treanor is a hypocrite, just as all his bishop olleagues are. A hypocrite and a liar. I don’t want to pay for the rapes committed by the priests who held this country by the throat for so long.
Cardinal Seán Brady issued a statement devoid of human feeling, and clearly drafted by a firm of lawyers. This fine Christian man made no mention whatever of the appalling crimes that his pals inflicted on innocent children. This Christian man clearly cared for one thing only: the protection of his hide, the hides of the countless perverts who infest his organisation, and the finances of the Catholic church in Ireland. Do you think SeÃ¡n Brady cares one jot for the welfare of the children his pals raped?
Think again. It’s time to kick them out. Kick them out of our education system and kick them out of the hospitals. They have nothing to contribute, apart from pain.