From: Andrew Johnson
Date: 2010-03-23 11:33:09
—– Original Message —– From: Eagle Strong Voice To: hiddenfromhistory@ya… Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 5:35 AM Subject: A Letter from Sinead O’Connor regarding the crimes and coverup of the catholic church – please post and circulate An Open Letter from Sinead O’Connor regarding the crimes and coverup of the catholic church March 22, 2010 A little known fact is that until 2001 there were explicit rules in place, issued by The Vatican, to every bishop in the world, on how to deal with allegations of abuse. These rules included a vow of the utmost secrecy under threat of excommunication, to be sworn by clergy receiving complaints AND sworn by victims. The document states these matters must be “restrained by perpetual silence”. In 2001 then Cardinal Ratzinger, sent another set of instructions to every bishop in the world, stating that allegations were to be dealt with “exclusively” by the church and were subject to “The Pontifical secret”, which means one risks excommunication by discussing matters of abuse outside of the church. I also have the text of the oath sworn by clergy and victims. The Vatican strategy, as shown in Saturday’s letter from the Pope to Irish catholics, is to sell the Irish catholic hierarchy down the river, by making it seem they were acting independently of The Vatican when they covered up abuse. That is a lie. And in fact, the letter is a thesis in the fine art of lying and betraying one’s own people. The fact that the Irish hierarchy are allowing themselves to be sold down river and are leaping in front of bullets for The Vatican, makes me wonder if they themselves are living under abusive and bullying circumstances. It seems to me the hierarchy revere and fear The Vatican more than they fear the God they are supposed to believe in. Why are they not telling the truth? Which is that they, like nazis, were following explicit orders. That fact does not exonerate them, but is something we all need to understand. I know an old man who lately has gone a bit dotty. He has money, but has been caught three times stealing small items from his local supermarket. Last week he was handcuffed, arrested and spent a day and a night in jail. Meanwhile not one member of the clergy the world over, who were involved in following Vatican orders to cover up, have even been questioned by the police, as any of the rest of us would be if we knew of such crimes and covered them up. Neither has The Vatican been the subject of any criminal investigation. The Pope’s letter repeatedly suggests that for the the healing of victims and our nation, we should return to the church, and claims the church is the only avenue through which we may conduct a relationship with Christ. That, in my opinion, is blasphemy. Why should we remain in, or return to a relationship with an organization which has so little respect for its victims or the rest of us, that they are lying to our faces and treating us like half-wits? Which we are if we let them get away with it. We are in an extremely dysfunctional relationship with an organization which is actually abusing us. Three weeks ago we were told by the bishop of Ferns, that it was our “God given duty” to help the church pay their legal bills and compensation to victims! We were told it would be “unchristian” of us not to do so. We were told it would be “in the interests of the future welfare of children” for us to cough up, along with all our little old ladies and gentlemen. This is abuse. All of us know someone who is or has been in an abusive relationship. We would rightly advise our loved ones to get up and walk away. What victims deserve, the world over, is a full confession from the Vatican, that they ordered the cover up. And that they are now trying to cover up the cover up. The only way the victims or the rest of us will get that confession is by boycotting them in order to bring them to their knees. And refuse to go to mass until they fully confess. If they don’t confess they are finished. It is only a matter of time. Confession is their one slim chance of survival. The fact is, we don’t need them to get to God, or to have a relationship with Jesus. We never did need them. And the beautiful position we are now in, is that they need us. We should illustrate this fact, all caring catholic people, by boycotting them until they confess and show palpable remorse and respect, to God and to their victims. Sinead O’Connor Ireland Read and Hear the truth of Genocide in Canada, past and present, at this website: www.hiddenfromhistor… , and watch Kevin’s award-winning documentary film UNREPENTANT on the same website.UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide- Winner, Best Foreign Documentary Film, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, March 2007, Best Director of a Foreign Documentary, New York Independent Film Festival, October 2006- Winner, Best Canadian Film, Creation Aboriginal Film Festival, Edmonton, 2009“Kevin is more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize than many who have received it in the past.”- Dr. Noam Chomsky Institute Professor EmeritusMassachusetts Institute of Technology”As a long time front line worker with the Elders’ Council at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, I stand behind what Kevin Annett is trying to do for our people. The genocide that continues today and which stemmed from the residential schools needs to be exposed. Kevin Annett helps break the silence, and brings the voice of our people all over the world.”Carol Muree Martin – Spirit Tree WomanNisgaa Nation”I gave Kevin Annett his Indian name, Eagle Strong Voice, in 2004 when I adopted him into our Anishinabe Nation. He carries that name proudly because he is doing the job he was sent to do, to tell his people of their wrongs. He speaks strongly and with truth. He speaks for our stolen and murdered children. I ask everyone to listen to him and welcome him.”Chief Louis Daniels – Whispers WindElder, Turtle Clan, Anishinabe NationWinnipeg, Manitoba Ask a question on any topic and get answers from real people. Go to Yahoo! Answers.