So the Vatican have published a report about abuse within the ranks of the Catholic church. The world was of course already aware of it, reading the news article on BBC News website we get the same old spiel. The scandals had “opened many wounds”, it said, and lay people had “lost trust in their pastors”. Then we get to the moving on from it and they should be making known the truth of the gospel (truth?) and the churches life, I wonder how many truths won’t actually see light though or how many victims won’t come forward because of the shame and painful memories they have?
Apparently this report was promised two years ago by Pope Benedict the XVI in a letter to the Irish people, I suspect those two years were used more to cover up and sweep things under the carpet than to actually investigate further. When if comes to everyday realities the church is just as good at hiding the facts as it is as good at promoting yesteryears fiction.