Stunning indictment of the Catholic Church
By Davidicus I
All I can say is that this is even worse than I thought, not the movie, the subject, it is hard to watch this, but the truth shall set you free as they say, God bless the folks who made this movie, it is a story that needs to be told. It took great courage and strength to tell this story, the victims who stepped forward are great Christians in my book, God bless you!
I am a Catholic, I will always be a Catholic, but I am ashamed and deeply grieved. The Catholic Church is gravely sick and in need of renewal. I have never been more sure of this fact, than after seeing this movie and the events portrayed.
I do believe in my heart, the Church has been duplicitous and is complicit, in fact I would say Mr. Mahony, he is no Cardinal I recognize, is the multiplier of O'Grady's sins, what could have been a dozen victims became hundreds because of Mahony. He should be in jail for the rest of his years! Mahoney is very fond of the word "effusive" wait till God explains what that term really means!
These predators are beasts, I should not say this, but I am sure, God has something special in store for them, in fact, I am afraid to contemplate their fate, I would truly not want to even watch what will happen to them, but I will let God handle such matters. To think they did not even soil only their own reputations, but also that of Jesus and his Church, I tremble truly to think what is in store. I would have just one thing for any priest involved, make a full public confession, name names, defrock yourself voluntarily, and leave the Church and do penance for the rest of your lives.
To the victims, I pray for your strength and that God make his grace available to you in abundance, I do believe God can overcome any evil in this world, these men will not go unpunished, do not worry about that one bit, there are things God can do that we can not imagine. There is very little that will stay the hand of God on this matter, rest assured.
When you forgive, you are released from the cycle of judgement, God will handle it for you, leave it in his hands. Just focus on the positive, and you will have special privileges because of your suffering if you can find a way through it without losing your faith.
Jesus will certainly carry the Church through this dark horrible valley, but it will be on the backs of the faithful good Catholic members, not by its clergy. I do not believe in the infallibility of the Catholic Church, nor the Pope. It is the whole of the Church which as a collective of good souls seeking God, that the Word and Teachings of God will be found, and in this effort infallibility is delivered, not by a Pope or Catholic aristocracy. I am guilty of letting the Church enjoy a privilege of being above reproof or criticism, but no more. The final straw is cast and broken, enough. The Church needs reformation, it needs to be out with the people and not in the Ivory towers any longer. I will make this my life's work to reform the Church, as every Catholic should do.