Wrath of God
The recent conviction for child rape by Cardinal George Pell by an unanimous jury in Victoria Australia is Brobdingnagian in scope. The verdict of guilty on all accounts has sent shock waves throughout the Roman Catholic Church, and especially the Vatican. This verdict has send a clear message that no Priest, Bishop or Cardinal, and no matter how powerful should consider themselves to be above the law in this country or any other country in the world. Ballarat-born George Pell was found guilty in December of 2018 of sexually abusing two choirboys at St Patrick's Cathedral during his time as Archbishop of Melbourne, Australia in December 1996. Ballarat Proclaimed a city in 1871 and is located on the Yarrowee River in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia.
In reality Cardinal Pell felt no empathy for the innocent children caught up in this mess because he was trying to protect himself and his church. Please remember that the two boys were 13-year-old choir boys at St Patrick's Cathedral. The teenagers were raped within the sacred spaces of the Cathedral, Cardinal George Pell thought and knew he was untouchable. I personally want this to be a turning point and to finally see the Roman Catholic Church to be held truly accountable and declared a criminal organisation that it is, an organisation that has actively hidden known and unknown Pedophiles for decades, and for the Roman Catholic Church to finally face the full might of the law. One Australian Survivor said recently, a man named Mr Nagle that of his class of 33 boys aged between 9 and13 years of age, that 12 of his fellow pupils had killed themselves because they were raped at school by Clerics. That is shocking and I can identify with Mr. Nagle of Australia, because of my class of 48 boys, in my Industrial School in Ireland, 2 of us have survived, and this I struggle with as do many more Survivors, it morally has almost destroyed me.
There’s nothing more disappointing than a person, a Cardinal of the Church you held in the highest respect being convicted of one of the worst heinous crimes - the rape and destruction of a child’s life. One of the two boys, sadly committed suicide because he couldn’t cope with his childhood pain. He hid his pain in a spiral of drug and alcohol abuses. It is a known fact that as Archbishop of Melbourne in Australia, George Pell attempted to shut down and silence victims of clerical rapes and other abuses for decades.
Pope Francis began an unprecedented summit in Rome in recent days to confront the Catholic Church's Clergy Rape scandals by saying that Catholics are not looking for simple condemnation, but concrete actions. But in reality, Roman Catholic Bishops -"convene, confer, defer” it’s as simple as that. I believe that the Rome Summit was a publicity stunt that has now spectacularly backfired.
It’s becoming more and more clear that sexual predators often target vulnerable children who have no one to protect them, and who, if they speak out, are unlikely to be believed. The raped children of the Religious Run Institutions in Ireland continue to tell harrowing stories of being young and disempowered, then being exploited sexually by Clerics who held all the power, and knew it. “When you try to break the silence, there is always resistance.” The Clerics who Raped Children were often in vulnerable positions in their confused lives. Pedophiles presented by The Roman Catholic Church as Men, Priests of the cloth and God. But infidelity is the action and state of being unfaithful to a spouse or other sexual partner and in the Clerics case, to God.
For too long, tightly closed systems of power, such as within the Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican have controlled the message, protecting the church and themselves at the cost of the rape, torture, and murder of vulnerable children. But let’s be clear here, Survivors of Clerical Rape also deserve a fair playing field. The crimes perpetrated against them as children have already violated them. To date, within the Roman Catholic Church, it has been anything but fair, just, humane or moral, it’s an outrage, unpardonable sins which will never be forgiven by their God, true divine retribution is coming and if that does not work out, secular justice is upon us now.
Even more so when the violations are against vulnerable children and all committed in the name of God. But I believe strangely that God’s wrath is just, I want to summarise, that “God’s Wrath in the Bible is never the capricious, self-indulgent, irritable, morally ignoble thing that human anger so often is. God’s wrath is, a right and necessary reaction to objective moral evil. Some of the evildoers of the Roman Catholic Church are, Cardinal George Pell, Cardinal Bernard Law, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Cardinal Francis Spellman, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin and many thousands more of senior Clerics and Priests, who are now waking up to a very new dawn. Convicted Pedophile, Cardinal George Pell, now sitting in an Australian Prison is astronomical, this simple act of a convicted rapist Cardinal sitting in a Australian cell, will and has sent shivers within the ranks of the Cleric world, a cosmic tremor, an earthquake has just ruptured beneath the all male, dysfunctional, hermetically sealed Vatican. God’s Wrath is coming, says the Pope, but realistically in the meantime, Mankind’s Wrath has now just begun. Owen Felix O’Neill