Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Today is today that great exercise in democracy takes place in the most powerful land in the world. The land of immigrants the land built by those who came to her shores to build new lives. It would do Americans well to step back before they pull that lever and reflect on those who came before them and where they came from. Their forefathers, the Africans, the Dutch, the Germans, the Irish, the Poles,the Italians, the Jews and the new immigrants who come from the Middle East, Mexico and the Spanish speaking world. Take a step back and think of them and what they gave and can give America. Make the world at least like you a little more America do the right thing and we might.
So today in Dublin Ireland another sorry saga in the ongoing, shameful, vile, horrific, embarrassing and utterly unacceptable story of Child Sexual abuse in the Irish Catholic Church continues. Tony Walsh a former priest will be in prison till 2023 after being sentenced today for another set of heinous abuses of a young child. The people of Ireland would like to Thank the Prison Service of Ireland for keeping him where he can not have access to children. We would also like to ask why this “man” was ever allowed to abuse children time and time again. Multiple Parents have complained about him. And time after time he was moved to places where he had access to more children. Nobody in this saga can say anything which will in any way make them look even half human, half understand the devastation they allowed to develop. Tony Walsh should have never been allowed to become a Priest. he should have been asked questions which may have given them a hint of his “vice”. He and many others found it all too easy to abuse children and to the continuing shame of both Church and State. He was enabled to do so by so many of his superiors, so called men of God who turned a blind eye. The Murphy Report should never be forgotten and the Catholic Church while it still tries to hold a place in Irish Society still has questions to answer. To the victims of this man I have words because I do not feel any words would ever be equal to the evil done to you.
So I have decided to start blogging again. You don’t have to read it but if you do that would be good. I will be doing my best to make sure you want to read it, so welcome.