The Redemption of Sinead O'Connor
Twenty six years ago in 1992, just before a commercial break, Sinead O'Connor grabbed a photo of the pope, held it up to the camera, tore it in half, and declared that “Good will triumph over evil” and noted that we should “Fight the real enemy.”
Pedophilia as we now know has long been rampant in the Catholic Church. However, until recently these monsters in priests’ clothing have acted under the cover of the church—their misdeeds swept away, the children ignored, and their abuse allowed to continue. Back in the day when Sinead tore up the Popes picture I thought she was crazy and that she ruined her career over nothing. .As more of the corruption and abuses of the past now comes to light, it turns out she was right after all, but no one was listening. Besides the huge Scandals in the Church, that have come to light in the U.S. recently, there are now problems worldwide being that are being exposed.
Pope Francis has begged forgiveness for members of the Catholic Church's hierarchy who "kept quiet" about clerical child sex abuse.
The Dutch Catholic church is accused of widespread sexual abuse cover-up
20 of 39 Dutch cardinals, bishops and auxiliaries ‘covered up sexual abuse, allowing perpetrators to cause many more victims’, report says
Germany has its own Catholic Church sex abuse scandal
Over the past seven decades, 3,677 children were sexually abused by around 1,670 Catholic church workers in Germany, the New York Times reports.
Story of bombshell charges against Pope more surreal by the minute
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