Tuesday, 30 July 2013

CATHOLIC CHURCH ABUSE IN SCOTLAND EXPLODING?

CATHOLIC CHURCH ABUSE IN SCOTLAND EXPLODING?
CARDINAL KEITH O'BRIEN - SEXUAL ABUSER
LAST NIGHT, MONDAY 29TH JULY 2013, BBC SCOTLAND AIRED A VERY SAD HOUR LONG PROGRAM ABOUT THE ABUSE OF A NUMBER OF YOUNG BOYS AT THE BENEDICTINE BOARDING SCHOOL OF FORT AUGUSTUS ON LOUGH NESS IN SCOTLAND.

MARK DALY BBC SCOTLAND
SEVERAL OF THE MONKS WERE ACCUSED OF MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND SEXUALLY ABUSING BOYS OVER DECADES.
ABUSING MONKS DENIS CHRYSOSTOM ALEXANDER; GREGORY BRUSEY; AIDAN DUGGAN AND EDWARD DELEPINE


THE ABUSE TOOK PLACE AT FORT AUGUSTUS - A BENEDICTINE ABBEY AND SCHOOL THAT HAS SINCE BEEN CLOSED DOWN

MANY BOYS WERE MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY AND SEXUALLY ABUSED AT FORT AUGUSTUS AND IT'S SISTER PREPARATORY SCHOOL.

SOME BOYS WERE ACTUALLY ANALLY RAPED.

FATHER DENIS CHRYSTOSTOM ALEXANDER AND FATHER AIDAN DUGGIN RETURNED TO SYDNEY IN AUSTRALIA AND CONTINUED WORKING AS PRIESTS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY.

THE ENGLISH BENEDICTINES HAD NOT WARMED THE SYDNEY AUTHORITIES THAT THESE MONKS WERE SERIAL PAEDOPHILES AND THEY CONTINUED TO ABUSE IN SYDNEY.

NO VICTIMS HAVE EVEN RECEIVED A DECENT APOLOGY BUT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY HAS SPENT $ 750,000 ON LAWYERS TO STOP THEM BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

SCOTTISB BISHOPS KNEW ABOUT THE ABUSE AND DIS NOTHING - BISHOPS LIKE ARCHBISHOP CONTI; BISHOP JOHN CUNNINGHAM AND BISHOP MAURICE TAYLOR






THE ABBOT GENERAL OF THE ENGLISH BENEDICTINES HAS ALSO BEEN FOUND WANTING



ALL OF THIS COMES IN THE WAKE OF CARDINAL KEITH O'BRIEN BEING ACCUSED OF THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF SEMINARIANS AND PRIESTS.

THE QUESTION MUST BE ASKED IF THERE IS A MOST SERIOUS PROBLEM IN THE SCOTTISH CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH SEXUAL ABUSE AND THE COVER UP OF SEXUAL ABUSE ?

JUST APPOINTING NEW BISHOPS WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

THERE MUST BE A ROOT AND BRANCH INVESTIGATION.

THERE MUST BE A ROOT AND BRANCH PUBLICATION OF THE FINDINGS OF THAT INVESTIGATION.

Bishop Pat Buckley 30.7.2013

5 comments:

  1. This would appear to put a new angle on the Loch Ness Monster/s Story. I have no experience of living in a monestry-well perhaps my Spiritual Formation Year with the Kiltegan Fathers(St Patricks Missionary Soc) This lasted a year in 1981. Bitching was minor and no unlawfull experiences came into question. As for men who are full time committed to monastic life, I imagen it can be psychologically challenging to say the least. I was good friends with a Mercy Sister Sr Assumpta when I was growing up in Castlerea. She has long since gone to her eternal reward. On the "nun scale" she was towards the lower end as she did physical work about the convent. She never talked much about it but she did refer to a pecking order among the nuns. If a convent can be compared to a henhouse, to what shall I compare a monastry full of men?

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  2. I have never heard of a convent being compared to a hen house.

    I have heard of convents being referred to a a bee hive and the Reverend Mother being referred to as the "Queen Bee".

    To what shall we compare a monastery full of men ?

    If a monastery was a hen house would the monks be called "chickens" and the abbot called "The Cock"?

    Pat

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  3. I would dare say that CANON LAW was very active in swearing people to 'silence'! Tell me Pat, in your opinion were these crimes, 'religious' or 'secular' crimes? WHo do you think should investigate these crimes, 'religious' or 'secular' authorities? I pray for the victims in this sad story.

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  4. Don't just pray for the victims! Do something about it! The Catholic Church has sexual repression at its core. It is absolutely inevitable that repression results in abuse at some point. These are disgusting crimes and ALL those involved INCLUDING those who covered it up should be going to prison for a very long time. The public went crazy about people like Savile and Stuart Hall. What they did is petty compared to this. But will anything happen??? NO!! Because the church is involved!! The Catholic Church should be proscribed and membership of it illegal. If this was any non-religious body perpetrating EXACTLY the same crimes there would be public outrage and the whole organisation would have been outlawed decades ago.

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  5. “All guests who arrive should be received as Christ, for he himself will say, I was a stranger and you took me in.”
    - The Rule of Saint Benedict 53.1

    "And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'
    - Matthew 25:40 (New Living Translation)

    Quite!

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