Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Running the Gamut

(Image credit AFP/The Telegraph)
Do They Need Counsel?

I haven't been much up for writing for the past week, as many of you will have noticed. But I just can't let it slide that the Vatican, the same outfit that has botched how they handled the sexual and physical abuse scandals raging around the planet, now has their bank investigated for laundering money? To the tune of $30M USD? It's just too amazing, like you couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.

Meanwhile, Sinéad O'Connor hits another home run in her Open Letter to the Pope.

"We deserve better than lies and insults to our intelligence. 
The Holy Spirit deserves better.
As long as the house of The Holy Spirit remains a haven for criminals the reputation of the church will remain in ruins.
Finally, your statement that you hope the church's "humiliation will help the victims" is deplorable on two levels.
One: not one member of The Vatican has publicly displayed an iota of humility over this issue. Instead each person who has spoken has done so most arrogantly and dismissively.
Two: how dare you use the word humiliation to describe what you and the church are going through? Hope and pray, and thank God that you will never know the abject humiliation of children who were raped by monsters in the employ of your church. That is true humiliation."

Sinéad, you can advocate for justice anytime, anywhere.

© Bright Nepenthe, 2010


  1. Has DM accused the pope of being an atheist yet?

  2. Oh, you are gunning for trouble, aren't you?

  3. Hear, hear Sinéad!