If hell existed, there would be special place for Catholic priests who abuse children. If hell existed, I imagine Jesus using the rock on which He built His church to pummel these priests every day until the end of eternity.
In November 2015, CTV Montreal reported,
A sorry chapter of Quebec’s history is coming to a close with a settlement in cases of serial abuse at a school for the deaf.
The Clerics of St. Viateur ran L’Institut des Sourdes de Montreal on St. Laurent Blvd. for decades, but under their watch hundreds of students were physically and sexually abused.
On February 17, 2016, the Montreal Gazette announced “Deaf Students Abused by Priests at Clercs De St. Viateur Win Record $30-Million Settlement,” as if 30 million dollars will make the victims’ pain go away. It won’t because as the Montreal Gazette points out,
The list of consequences [for the victims] is long, from anxiety and shame and depression, to drug abuse and difficulty earning a living and/or having sexual relations.
and the consequences for the Clercs de Saint-Viateur du Canada and the Institut Raymond-Dewar are a measly $30 million dollars. Even worse, the Clercs de Saint-Viateur du Canada have the audacity to say,
the congregation will have to make “important sacrifices” financially in order to pay the amount of the settlement
The 27 priests and brothers, if they are still alive, should be marched through the streets of Montreal to be jeered at and verbally abused by Montrealers, while those who insist on supporting and defending these priests and the Catholic Church be forced to share the abusers’ punishment. The fact that so many people continue to support and defend the Catholic Church despite indisputable evidence of this history of abuse is incomprehensible.
As one victim says
“They say it takes a village to raise a child. Here it took a village to close their eyes – those that didn’t abuse them could not have been unaware of what was going on. As the lawsuit alleged, even a director of the Institute was a pedophile. What message did that send to those below him?”
The message is the Catholic Church has been and remains one of the most corrupt and vile institutions in the world.
I rest my case (for now).