Tuesday, March 30, 2010

i’m confused…….and angry

I’m Catholic.  But, I haven’t stepped inside a church for years, except for the obligatory wedding, baptism, or as a favor to my parents. 

Over the past few decades, the Catholic Church has propagated cover-ups that would make Richard Nixon blush. 

The rock of my youth has turned to quicksand.  Like the Wizard of Oz, it seems the people in robes have been blowing smoke in hoping we wouldn’t notice there are little people behind those big doors, telling big stories in a shell game.

The Church, once the origin of moral authority to me, can’t, no make that won’t, even police it’s own.  When it was time to come clean up their act, they lawyered up, attacking the victims, the very people The Church is supposed to protect.

Father Lawrence Murphy, from Milwaukee, sexually abused over 200 deaf boys over a period of 14 years.  Internally, the Church tried to get the Vatican to notice, but nothing happened.  What happened to calling the police! 

This church doesn’t deserve it’s tax free status.  It needs to pay a price to the people it betrayed.  It needs to apologize to every one of those boys who lost their virginity to a man in a robe.  It needs to change.

I don’t think I will be able to support The Church until it puts women in standing, until it allows priests to marry, so it doesn’t appeal to the thousands of weirdos it’s attracted.  It needs to find a moral compass to get to a place that serves its parishoners instead of itself. 

Call me crazy, but I don’t think Jesus would recognize the organization that is supposed to worship in his honor.


  1. Tom, I personally feel it just another example of a very large and powerful institution adopting double standard ethics. Sadly, no different from Politics and reason why there has been few legal prosecutions. "Separation of Church and State", I hardly think so.

    "Birds of a feather, flock together"....and for what its worth, I don't think you are crazy.

  2. In Matt 21:12-14 Jesus walked into the temple and saw that they had turned the temple (the place they were supposed to be worshiping God) to a business where they were stealing money from people. And Jesus was NOT okay with this. He turned over all of their tables where they were selling things. And told them they were defiling His temple. He then began to do miracles and these same men became angry. To them it was not about worship, the Son of God was in front of them doing miracles and they were angry He just ruined their business of stealing from people. Unfortunately it is the same today. But God is just as angry. I agree with "Brenda" I don't think you're crazy. Even though there might be corruption in the church, God is still good.