Religious Orders Must Be Made to Pay for Their Sins

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Religious Orders Must Be Made to Pay for Their Sins


GARY Glitter must be kicking himself for choosing rock'n'roll instead of the rock on which Peter built the Church.

Had the old perv taken Holy Orders he would probably be a Cardinal, or at least a bishop, by now.

He could have abused children to his heart's content and, even if caught, would have received little more than a slap on the wrist and a comfortable retirement.

But no, despite going to a good Catholic school, the pop perv decided to go it alone as a freelance child molester. Big mistake.

Apparently, the former glam rock god is, er, turning to God and is reported to be interested in becoming a Catholic.

Bit late for that now - he should have enrolled in the world's leading paedophile protection society before he molested children, not after.

This week we learned that the Catholic religious orders are refusing to cough up the cash to pay for the sins of the fathers.

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn wants them to hand over half the EUR1.3billion abuse bill which is presently being picked up by the taxpayer.

By a strange coincidence that works out at EUR650 million - the exact amount needed to build the proposed National Children's Hospital. Maybe it's a sign from the man above on how those who masquerade as his followers might find redemption.

A National Paediatric Hospital to help sick children in atonement for the decades, if not centuries, of abuse by even sicker paedophile priests.

Unfortunately the corporate Christians who run the church are not interested in signs, unless they are on euro and dollar bills.

For the Catholic Church, saving money has always taken precedence over saving souls, even their own.

But still, even from a public relations perspective, you'd imagine that the hierarchy would do the right thing.

In the US entire dioceses have gone bankrupt after paying out billions of dollars in compensation to abuse victims.

But here in Ireland it appears that the taxpayer picks up the tab for everyone else's wrongdoing, be they bastard bankers or pervert priests.

Mr Quinn said this week he could be forced to send in the bailiffs to collect a EUR375million compensation shortfall.

This is owed by 16 Catholic religious orders responsible for the horrific child abuse in industrial schools outlined in the Ryan Report.

He was forced to make the threat after it was disclosed that just two of 18 orders involved agreed to cover half the EUR1. …

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