CLERGY ABUSE: MY RESPONSE: LINDA MARY MONTANO, 2018
"with all the stories , all the victims from many years ago, with all the revelations coming to light from all over the world, ireland, italy, u.s.a., everywhere, maybe it would be easier to search out those catholic boys and girls who were not victims of sexual abuse by their priest"
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CATHOLIC CLERGY ABUSE: PENNSYLVANIA 2018 Linda Mary Montano
WIKIPEDIA SAYS: CATHOLIC CLERGY ABUSE:
Catholic sex abuse cases in the United States are a series of lawsuits, criminal prosecutions, and scandals over sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy. The issue of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests was first publicized in 1985 when a Louisiana priest pled guilty to 11 counts of molestation of boys. It was again brought to national attention when a number of books on the topic were published in the 1990s, and again in 2002 following a series of publications by the Boston Globe.
As it became clear that there was truth to many of the allegations and that there was a pattern of cover-ups in a number of large dioceses across the United States, the issue became a nationwide scandal, creating a crisis for the Catholic Church in the United States. Allegations in the United States also encouraged victims in other nations to come forward, rapidly creating a global crisis for the Church. Over many decades, priests and lay members of religious orders in the Roman Catholic Church had sexually abused children, principally boys, on such a large scale, that the accusations reached into the thousands. A major aggravating factor was the actions of Catholic bishops to keep these crimes secret and to reassign the accused to other parishes in positions where they had continued unsupervised contact with youth.
This "reflection " is my limited and paltry attempt to better understand and heal the revolting, repellent, repulsive, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, stomach-churning, stomach-turning, off putting, unpalatable, unappetizing, uninviting, unsavory, distasteful, foul, nasty, obnoxious, objectionable, displeasing, shocking, horrifying, scandalous, monstrous, unspeakable, shameless, shameful, vulgar, gross, vile, wicked, odious, humorless, abhorrent, loathsome, detestable, hateful, sickening, vomitous, yucky, icky, gross, sick-making, gut-churning, grotty, bogging, disgustful, contemptible, despicable, deplorable, abominable, execrable, unforgivable, unpardonable, inexcusable, intolerable, insupportable, horrid, ghastly, sick, godawful, beastly, disgusting, loathly, egregious Catholic Clergy sex abuse horror stories brought to the social media table by the smart and irate Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Although we already had doses of this bad news via and thanks to the untiring and brave truth-telling of the Boston Globe journalists back in the early 2000's, and abused victims were, and still are, being listened to and supported by Boston's lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, a brave, untiring, lunch-forgoing, devoted, nurturing man who wisely feels and cares for truth and restorative justice for his clients once muzzled by the unthinkable; although all of that pioneering and important uncovering, we are in a major mega tizzy about Catholic clergy abuse this time. Why the call to arms? Is it because the 2018 upgraded abuse images seared into our nightmares and fed us with stories and sex abuse true tales that called for more than just an incredibly moving and important and fabulous and earth shattering docu-movie: Spotlight. Now we/I am seeing handcuffs. Why? Mr. Shapiro publicly recounted tortures that are demonic in scope and gruesome in detail. Social media spilled a big load of beans. You might stop reading or run to the bathroom to regurgitate your avocado burrito if I were to list even one of them so I refer you to Google and you You Tube the monstrous rapes when you have more than a minute and have fasted for a day on bread and water. Then you can decide what you want to do about the life-ruining stories and betrayals inflicted on infants-to-adults by not ALL but some/many men-in-black wearing Catholic clerical collars.
WIKIPEDIA SAYS: FUNDAMENTALISM