If hell was a real place then the Catholic church would be headed straight for it. As a tell-tale book hits the stands, uncovering more atrocities by the priests and nuns of the church. While the Vatican is sure to dismiss these allegations lodged by a former sister, it seems to be a recurring trend. Suddenly the world is lighting up with new tales of horror from the dark side of the Catholic church. In the depths of the convents is a sick dark underworld. Not because of the sex, or the porn, but because it is forced on people, and used as an abuse by sick men who have been forbidden sex.
An article released in Outlook India today uncovers the scandal that is being ignored by officials. It talks about rape, abuse, abortions, and homosexuality. Though sexual abuse is not a homosexual problem, based upon solely sexuality. Sexual abuse tends to run rampid in the catholic community among nuns and priests, due in part to the forbidden nature of sex. It seems to have become a trend, in India, to deal quietly with the abuses of the Catholic Church. Between Mother Teresa’s squandered home for the dying, and the horrid practices happening inside the church.
“Tell-all memoirs are not new in Kerala, nor are church scandals. The Sister Abhaya murder case (1992) has still not seen closure and in the last five years there have been three other cases of alleged nun ‘suicides’. But a nun coming out, writing an autobiography, warts and all, was a first even for Kerala. Sister Jesme’s autobiography three years ago caused quite a stir and embarrassed the church no end. Following close behind was Father Shibu Kalamparambil’s effort in 2010, which described in excruciating detail the depraved lives that many priests and nuns led. And now comes Sister Mary Chandy’s memoir, about nuns who got pregnant by priests and aborted foetuses and other such horror stories.” Outlook India 2012
It seems that under the ever thinning veil of religion, some ugly truths are coming out. In light of the challenges being lodged against the church. Accounts of cruelty, suicide, are just the start. The roots of the Catholic church are deeply planted in India, embedded in the suffering of the people. While the church lodges counter claims of helping and giving aid to the suffering, it seems to be a effort to mask the mountain of garbage underneath. Efforts to help and “save” people seem to be motivated by the idea of promoting the religion, which seems to be doing a good job, at least in the conversion. Beyond that young women who decide to dedicate their lives to the virtue of sharing, and giving love are being abused by sex deprived men. A stance that the Catholic church just recently defended.
In the silence of the Vatican, as scandals rage around the world, a new picture is being painted. One of a sadistic Pope with twisted clerics trying to silence the victims worldwide of abuse, neglect and horrors, while simultaneously perpetuation a stagnant patriarchal religion which uses fear to dominate women and control their bodies. The stories of abortions, and suicides show just how deep the corruption runs. With nuns who have vowed chastity and charity being the victims of crimes they are helpless to prevent, they have to remain life long victims. Since they have left their home, family and possibility of returning. All for the idea of making the world a better place, only to be horribly abused.
“That doesn’t sound like things are going to get better. Father Paul Thelakat, spokesperson of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, says the fathers and nuns who have left the order and are writing books now are the ones who could not cope with the spiritual life. As he puts it, “If one cannot stay celibate, it is better to get out, marry and live happily. One is called to a difficult way of life; it needs an ascetic’s will to live a life of celibacy happily. It is always better to marry than to ‘burn’ mentally. I do not appreciate those who make a hue and cry of something they fail to live up to and then blame others for their failures. It is too naive to say, ‘since I could not, nobody can’.”
The blame of the victims shines a light on the perspective of the Catholic church. They have been quick to cover up stories of abuse over the last centuries. It has only been in the past fifteen when they have come under steady attack for the crimes they are committing, and covering up. Meanwhile the home for the dying in Calcutta remains open and operating. With hundreds receiving bad, or little medicine, lying in wait for death to come. A picture painted in the memoirs tells of a nun who had given birth, and was trying to kill the baby when another nun burst in and stopped her. All of the evidence pointing to a twisted ideology perpetuated by a sick religion who denies birth control, and forbids the use of condoms, and keeps men from having natural sex, while feeding them the constant idea that their bodies are bad and sinful.
No one knows if the Vatican and Pope will answer to these allegations. After the last firestorm that hit showing that thousands of little boys were molested by priests, now comes the women who were raped and abused to the point of suicide. It seems this toxic religion can’t keep it in their pants. Instead they are spreading the love by force, sexual force. When a religion becomes this toxic the question must be asked, how long do we tolerate it? Why is no one protesting this religion, and kicking it out. If the best they have to offer is bad sex education, sex abuse, scandal, death and perversion, while subjugating women to horrors then it is a done deal. It has to go. There is no real help by the Catholic church. All the money is raised by the poor people who suffer under the rule of the church, only to attempt to help others. The Vatican only takes and hoards money, they are not actively furnishing funds to the world. Instead they are paying for propaganda, and to silence the victims of sex abuse. India needs to take a stand. The Catholic church must be held responsible world wide. It is time to bring the cruel giant to its knees.
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