Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

In an attempt to gain some enlightenment on the (Murphy) Catholic church knowingly allowing pedophile priests to continue to abuse children report, watched a documentary on clerical abuse. Even more perplexed. Suffice to say I consider my time as a Catholic amounts to some kind of removal from the planet by aliens and wouldn’t mind a return on the hours I sat in the bench.

The monarchy, which is what the church amounts to, continue to lie with impunity. To deflect. To throw language around as a softening device. And amid this equivocation what of the lives, the many, many lives in ribbons?

One thing that continues to strike me, and more so after said doc, is the way the church (for priests are the representatives of the church, you would not be letting them into your home if they were simply freelance priests) moved in specifically on women (mothers). Swooping in on them.

Leave a Reply