The many ways the Irish Church Scandal is horrible

Posted: November 29, 2009 by datechguy in catholic, opinion/news
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It goes without saying that the scandal in the Irish church is reprehensible and in some ways even worse than the similar scandal in the American church a few years ago. Legally and morally it is simply horrible.

In terms of a Victory for Satan it is one on many levels:

First it is the victory of the actual sin.

Then there is the victory of the sin of corruption of the individual priests involved and the violation of their vows.

Then there is the victory in the corrupution of their superiors failing to act and abeting their sin and again violating their vows.

Then there is the corruption of the police and the sin of persuading them not to act in name of the church

Then there is the sin of creating scandal in the church.

There is the effect on the people who might reject the truth of the church due to anger over the scandal.

and finally there are those who might not even consider the church due to the news of all of this.

All of these sins and all of the potential for lost souls can be traced directly to the actions of both the priests and their superiors who let them get away with it. It is just as much an assault on truth as the climate change stuff is.

Consider this: If at the very start, the first report in the 60’s instead of giving in the temptation (and it was actual temptation they gave into) they took decisive action, what would have been the result?

The scandalous behavior would have been stopped.

Others tempted to sin would have thought twice.

The scandal would have been brief and confined to a couple of priests and most importantly.

Many innocents would have been spared.

But if’s and buts mean very little, unfortunately the church in Dublin the priests and Bishops and Cardinals involved forgot two things first their scripture:

Thus says the LORD: ‘I will bring evil upon you out of your own house. I will take your wives while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor. He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight. You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.'” 2 Samuel 12:11-12 emphasis mine

And second the whole reason for the church to SAVE souls. At the first report it is the job of the superior to attempt to save the souls involved, covering things up doesn’t do it.

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