A light shines upon our church, of a more …Terrestrail kind.

On Friday 11 January 2013, Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, appointed a six-member Royal Commission to investigate Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. This Commission, is the highest in the land and they now mean business.

After almost a year of pre-investigation and interviews with more than one thousand now adults, the Catholic Church in Australia has well and truly be shown for what it is, or has been. Earlier investigations by authorities and Police over the past five decades at least, have never see the light of day. The reason being, in this country, the Catholic Church is not a recognized entity within itself and can not be sued, nor can it’s employees. It’s pockets are deep and their Lawyers are the best money can buy. Thousands of children, boys and girls, over a fifty years span have been sexually abused. Fact! In the past, when certain allegations were shown to be all but proven? The said perpetrator (priest)
was transferred to a different Diocese. Often inter-State, only to re-commence his abuse on an unsuspecting and trusting Parish. Cover up after cover up, coming from the very top of the church itself. Denial after denial has allowed this heinous crime to grow and multiply.

In the account of some now much older abused, it was not uncommon, that the family of the then child, were paid amounts of between $10,000 and $20,000 on the condition that they ‘shut up and go away’ No Guilt?

Yesterday, our most senior Catholic Cleric, Cardinal …………. was in the stand and questioned at length. To say he was looking uncomfortable, would be an understatement.
When asked about the facts that some of his closest Advisors had already admitted to these atrocities happening and that they had told him, he response was ….I am not one to cast the blame on anyone, yet I am right and they (the Advisors) are wrong. I knew nothing of these matters.

The head of the Commission then told the Cardinal, that he would be brought back for further questions at a later date because there were still another 2,000 (abused) people to be interviewed and some that will never be interviewed because they had long since taken their own lives.

This Cardinal, will need to be recalled from the Vatican for he has been appointed, by the Pope, to take up a senior position within the Vatican. The Commission will hopefully reach it full conclusions, by the end of 2015 and guaranteed, the truth will out.

From my memory, only two Priests have been sent to prison and that was in the last five years. I do believe, more will follow.

So! When you need guidance of a spiritual nature, need to confess, need to be cleansed, exactly who is assisting you on the road to redemption and hopeful salvation?
Why do we need salvation? Because sin was supposedly bestowed upon us, when we were born.

Good and Evil is alive and well, everywhere. The question is, how do you find and encompass the good and how on earth do you avoid the evil?

Everyone, all my friends, are excused if you wish not to comment. I understand.. Sort of.

This monstrous evil building was spotted on Flickr by user Ruby Lace . Original date: 2014-03-25 06:32:42