Nena Arias | September 24, 2018
For far too long we have heard about the violations perpetrated on Roman Catholic parishioners by the very men who are supposed to be their spiritual overseers. But, as time progresses, the problem only increases and nothing significant is being done about it to vindicate the victims and to clean up the church. If the higher ups do not hold proven guilty parties accountable, who will? Why are Popes Francis and Benedict not answering these accusations in a just and godly manner? What did they know and when did they know it? Who holds the higher echelon responsible when nothing is done? What court is responsible to bring justice in these matters? Is the Roman Catholic Church too big to fall?
It’s really not that difficult to know what to do because in spiritual and moral matters, the Word of God, the Bible, is very clear on how to deal with these sins, so why is Pope Francis not acting swiftly and cleaning house. Is he afraid or doesn’t he truly believe what the Bible says? Why is there not a louder outcry being heard worldwide from the adherents to Roman Catholicism? Why is the head of this worldwide institution called a “holy father” yet he remains silent and inactive in answering these serious accusations of perversion within the church’s ranks?
Victims have been raped, assaulted, harassed and impregnated by priests. Victims have testified that priests used whips, violence and sadism in raping them. In the recent investigation of the Pennsylvania diocese the violence may have included the murder of a nun, so says the Washington Times.
Sister Cathy Cesnik, a Pittsburgh native. A school teacher at the Baltimore’s Seton Keough High School, Sister Cathy disappeared Nov. 7, 1969. Her car was found illegally parked near her complex the next day. Her half-dressed body was discovered nearly two months later. She had been choked, and her body was bruised with blunt force trauma — and a fatal whack to her head.
No one has been charged with her murder. But get this: Girls who had been sexually assaulted by Baltimore priests say they suspected Sister Cathy was murdered because girls at Keough High told her they had been abused and sometimes parceled out to paying sex customers.
In short, the priests — now long dead — are believed to have permanently shut up Sister Cathy to cover up their own sins and crimes.
Netflix aired a docu-series on Sister Cathy’s case, “The Keepers,” in the spring of 2017, and several women who were abused by Baltimore priests make the rounds to speak about against child-sex abuse.
To all of these and many more accusations the Vatican says: “No comment.” Seriously?
Matthew 23 “…For they preach, but do not practice…woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.”
These warnings apply to all of us, not just the Roman Catholic Church, if we do not adhere zealously to God’s standards, woe to us! I truly tremble at this for my own sake. God have mercy on me a sinner! Cleaning must begin in the house of God before we preach to a sinful world.