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Jun 11, 2009
Understandable outrage...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I can certainly understand why the people of Ireland are demanding that names be released and that the perpetrators are prosecuted. Not doing so screams of cover up; MORE cover up, which is one of the issues that the Ryan Report brought to the surface. It is no wonder that Ireland is so up in arms: The Catholic Church has covered up—and continues to cover up—endemic child abuse; and they did so, and continue to do so, with the full knowledge and cooperation of the Department of Education. Both the Church and the government must now face the consequences of these cover ups. These religious orders should be made to pay reparations, and not put the Irish taxpayer on the hook for the overwhelming majority. But most importantly, open and honest transparency must be apparent; otherwise, lessons will not be learned and the past will be repeated.

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Jun 12, 2009
Thank You
by: Maurice

I wholeheartily acknowledge all you share Darlene
Yes bring the living religious/priests/sisters to the courts name them and shame them. For many of us who were abused by these sadistic and inhuman men and women alot of those who abused are dead but live on within our memories of what they did to us. Letting go ain't as easy because of that memory but I know letting go of the known abuser who is dead is a must for each of us. Thankfully forgiveness is part of my letting go because now He is with his (our) ultimate judge OUR LOVING FATHER IN HEAVEN. strangely part of my healing has been to pray for this person in the knowledge he is not around to abuse any one any more

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