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Irish priest slams wives and mothers of abused Photo by: Google Images

Irish priest says wives and mothers helped cover up sex abuse

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Irish priest slams wives and mothers of abused Photo by: Google Images

A Wexford priest has said that the wives and mothers of those sexually abused by clergy men implicated the cover up of clerical abuse in Ireland.

Wives and mothers had “failed miserably to deal with the abuse of their children,” he said.

In an article in the Irish Catholic Newspaper, Fr Paddy Banville of Ferns Diocese wrote that Irish society did not want to accept the politically incorrect truth.

“A multitude of people are implicated in this cover-up.  I believe it is a significant percentage of the population.  Nobody in this once sovereign democratic republic wants to hear this,” he wrote.

Banville wrote: “there is another category of people that will match the failure of the bishops, and probably surpass it; the wives and mothers of Ireland, not exclusively wives and mothers but far too many who failed miserably to deal with the abuse of their children by other family members.”

“In time, I believe Ireland will discover that there is nothing particularly unique in the Catholic bishop’s bungling attempts to deal with clerical abuse...In fact, I believe that covering up is a typical response to child abuse right across the board, at least until very recently,” he added. 
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Extracts from Fr Paddy Banville’s article:

“In exposing abuse within the Catholic Church, we have opened the door to hell and stepped inside the front porch, and standing there in horror some have dared to peer further, into the hallway and reception areas of a very dark and unexplored house.”

“In time, I believe Ireland will discover that there is nothing particularly unique in the Catholic bishop’s bungling attempts to deal with clerical abuse...In fact, I believe that covering up is a typical response to child abuse right across the board, at least until very recently.”

“Few can accept my next point and, of course, it’s so politically incorrect to make the point, but there is another category of people that will match the failure of the bishops, and probably surpass it; the wives and mothers of Ireland, not exclusively wives and mothers but far too many who failed miserably to deal with the abuse of their children by other family members.”

“Let me conclude by adapting the words of the Taoiseach: there is no shortage of dysfunction, disconnection, elitism and narcissism in the Republic of Ireland 2011, where the rape and torture of children are downplayed or managed, to uphold instead the primacy of the family, the family name, its power, standing and reputation, and where multitudes living in our midst, have turned a blind eye: not my business!”

“We don’t know it yet, or perhaps we don’t want to know it, but in terms of child abuse the Catholic Church is holding up a mirror to Irish society.”

“This time Enda Kenny has got to go all the way and all the way is much further than the Vatican!”
 

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