On the very day that 85% Catholic Ireland closed its embassy to the Holy See (in protest as to the Vatican’s coverup of the clergy sex abuse crime spree), the Vatican yet again set out to demonstrate that to them the sex abuse issue is but a joke! They had the audacity to organize a gala dinner party for the biggest (in every sense of the word) culprit of them all, The Fugitive — who turned 80 that day.
This is an insult.
The US should follow Ireland’s lead and also close its embassy to the Holy See.
What happened yesterday was a resounding slap in the face for all US sex abuse victims and a blatant ‘up yours’ to all of the US by an unrepentant, arrogant, insensitive and heartless Vatican.
Thousands of innocent young kids in Boston were raped over decades.
The Vatican, by their actions yesterday, acts as if these kids, now adults, should consider that they were blessed to be raped by Catholic priests. To me, there is no other way to interpret this inane, provocative gesture.
To be honest, I was not aware of this gross behavior by the Vatican. As some of the more observant among you might have noticed, I refuse to type the Fugitives name. So, I had not done a Google on him. Then, late last night, I get an e-mail from Louis Epstein, one of my valued ‘collaborators’ that went:
“Seen this? I assume you are as ever against the Law:
I nearly blew a gasket. It gets even worse. The Vatican made sure that the Bearded Cardinal and other Bishops from Boston were in Rome. Yes. They claim that it was a coincidence. Yea. And pigs fly. This is beyond the pale.
The Fugitive church should be picketed 24×7 by groups from the US. He should not be allowed to leave his apartment. He is a Fugitive. He should, at a minimum, be kept confined to his palatial apartment in Rome so that he can do no more harm.
Here are some links re. the reaction from Boston, lawyers for the victims and the victims.