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There are no better educated minds in regards the prevention and survival of sexual abuse than those who have both prevented and survived.

Author - John Brown :: The issue of sexual abuse by clergy and other associated with the Catholic Church.

It is a fact supported by the recent statements of Pope Benedict on his recent visits to both America and Australia that the issue of these abuses has not been handled appropriately.

It is a fact that the Catholic Church, its Bishops and other instruments are able to develop and present purportedly sound arguments in virtually all aspects of human endeavor and relationships and regularly does so, at times this is done at great expense and through torturous legal and political machinations as a means of ensuring all follow its beliefs as it has the weight of God behind these arguments and believes that these religiously based rules and laws are for the betterment of society as a whole and are the only course all people should take.

It is a fact that these two statements do not and cannot support each other whilst both states exist.

The statement by Benedict is supported by a great deal of evidence both here in Australia and in increasing numbers in other countries around the world. In regards the fact that "the issue of these abuses has not been handled appropriately" is in all respects truthful and factual and carries such directness that there is an undeniable infallibility in regards that statement.

It is a fact that the sexual abuse of children is a crime by State law.

The facts are that in many instances where parents found that their children had been sexually abused and assaulted and that this was often reported to Bishops. It has been shown that across the globe there has been a culture of cover-up and a culture of protecting the good name of the church, a culture which not only permitted the moving on of abusive priests thus enabling them to actually have access to and to actually abuse more children than would be expected from a pedophile in the general community.

It is also a global phenomena that priests regardless of them having in some cases many dozens if not hundreds of reportings made against them particularly in the case of Kevin O'Donnell who it has been stated may have sexually abused more than 2000 children.

This likely makes him the most prolific pedophile in known history. It is a fact that Governments, Politicians and Police forces were aware of a high number of sexual abuse cases involving priests.

The extent of the practice of priests sexually abusing children was so rampant that it has evolved and cemented its place in our folklore with literally hundreds of "jokes" in regards the sexual deviances of bishops and went as far as using the word pedophile.

These jokes are simply known to all adult Australians through the classic question of "What do you give a pedophile who has everything?".This produces many different responses with the number 1 response being that of "A bigger parish". This response is one of more than 30 commonly known responses. Such is the depth of the entrenchment of the ongoing sexual abuse of children, particularly by catholic nuns and priests in our folklore.

One does not have to be a highly skilled and well trained expert in our police forces to see the connectedness and the similarities when virtually the entire populations of these countries are aware of the situation. Members of Parliaments in these countries along with Police Officers, magistrates, government employees and Prime Ministers have told of and laughed at these jokes.

They laughed while hundreds of thousands of children across the globe were permitted to be free meat to the largest organised pedophile ring on the planet and allowed the sexual abuse of children by priest to rampage through our society effectively unhindered for more than 100 years.

Of what purpose is a church or religion when the reality of the people is one such as this?

Of what purpose are Governments an politicians who even today remain obstinately mute and silent, inactive and apparently in some form of denial of the depth and the reality of the problem.

Hundreds of thousands of psychologists, care workers, medical practitioners, police officers, victims and members of congregations will attest to the undeniable extent of the problem and to the harm caused to those individuals abused, harm which is exacerbated through the inaction or inability of our duly elected leaders and other officials in our society.

Universally the catholic church provides retirement care for priests who have been repeatedly and credibly accused of sexual abuse,universally the church uses its wealth to mount endless costly legal actions to uphold statute of limitations laws where they exist and to undertake similar processes in the handling of investigations of accusations and to universally minimise the cause and the effect of the sexual abuses of our most precious and most vulnerable - the children of our society. A simple review shows these are undeniable facts in all of these countries.

How vile, how abhorrent, how disgusting. How dare elected and employed officials of this country stand as a stalwart and proper member of our society when these are the circumstances in our country. This singular issues presents the largest single cause of social disruption and degradation known.

When it is permitted for those who practice a particular religion to place the law of their religion before the law of their country and that religion houses, enables, protects legally and supports those of its priests who have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of minors and that universally it has no policy in regards the treatment of those abused by these clergy then it does become the most deplorable state of existence for any country which pretends to call itself a democracy for it simply is not the case.

In each of these countries human rights abuses cannot be called human rights abuses simply because of the political, legal and financial clout of the catholic church and the fear it can induce in those of our leaders and of our society.

No matter what is argued these are simply the facts known to the peoples of each of these countries and whilst this state remains no amount of money, no health or policing system will be able to make a dent in these and the many millions of crimes which result from the sexual abuse of children by priests and others.

How dare Prime Ministers and Premiers say they represent the mums and dads of Australia when more than 5 million Australian are survivors of sexual abuse.

The fact that the sexual abuse of children has been permitted to become the exclusive domain of religious and churches does mean that through the failure at a Government level all Australian Police forces have been held to a state of ransom in regards their ability to investigate and to charge bishops and priests with the crimes they have committed.

It is a global fact that in each country where the issue of the sexual abuse of children by catholic priests and nuns that the circumstances are so amazingly similar as to go beyond the realms of chance or possibility. In each instance where in-depth investigations have been permitted that the circumstances and outcomes have been without exception along amazingly similar lines. The Governments and the people of each of these countries are aware to similar degrees as those same jokes are also entrenched into the folkloric culture of each of their respective countries.

Universally Bishops and Cardinals when forced to testify and when they have the undeniable facts presented to them do they make such similar statements as "if only I had known", "there has been an oversight","this has been a grave mistake", "look at all the good we do". These are the public admissions of catholic bishops in any country where they have been brought to account. No amount of good done, no amount of good done can ever be an appropriate price for the sexual exploitation of the children of any religion or the children of any country - no amount of good can ever be enough to permit this to go unresolved.

It takes no imagination to see the largest ever connected group of pedophiles in our history in the catholic church. It takes no imagination for the people of these countries to accept and understand that this is simply the way it is, they understand that police,governments are silent and at times complicit in the task of protecting the good name of the catholic church. This is no more evident than in the recent cases of the murder of 50,000 native American children and the possible rape of 100,000 native North American children in Canada.

This structure and methods with an amazing degree of consistency at the same level in the catholic church across the globe, it is undeniable that tens of thousands of children have been permitted to become the sexual fodder of a corrupted religion which is unable to heal itself.

Words, no matter how they are brought forward, whether that be via the quoting of Biblical texts and excerpts or via the offering up of prayers and repeated apologies can be offered and argued for another millennium and the outcomes and actions known and needed will simply be deferred for one or more millenniums.

It is a well known fact that there have been many attempts to engage those in the positions of power and authority in repeated fruitless attempts to draw their attention to the myriad of well researched and authoritative material which is available today in regards matters such as restorative justice, healing, the common good of children and the upholding of human rights for both adults and children - all to no apparent avail.

Across the globe there are millions of people walking away from this church as more is becoming known. Billions and billions of parishioners money is being expended globally in legally fighting the facts,billions more have been paid out to some of the hundreds of thousands of victims. Hundreds of thousands and possibly millions of yet to disclose victims remain.

The best, the cream of the teaching of the catholic church has been unable to produce a result whereby the number of active pedophiles has been reduced by one hundredth of a percentage point the number of pedophiles found within its midst against the number found in the general community. What an abysmal acknowledgment of absolute failure when the best the church can produce is the average at best.

What an absurd situation when we let these same men use the word of God and the power of their position and connections, when they use their wealth to inculcate their beliefs and practices within our society. What insanity in our society permits us to be directed in the ways of child raising and family when this situation exists.

What form of political insanity is it when our politicians feel helpless in the face of the power and the might of these few dysfunctional men? It can only be their fear of God which holds these stalwarts of our society back. At the same time it is obvious to all that this is not the way they were taught in regards their own God - that is unless they too have been silenced, affected in the same way and are dysfunctional to a similar and extensive degree.

The mishandling can only be described as a repeated inability of those in decision making positions to be able to select and implement best of practice procedures as there is a plethora of research, a plethora of legal findings, hundreds of parliamentary reviews and investigations which has been effectively nullified by the legal, political and religious persuasion through the abusive use of the word of God and the ultimate abuse of his ultimate power over our very lives and the reward of an everlasting life.

No man or woman of the God preached to us can stand by and know of and permit this situation to continue for they simply cannot be inactive and a man or woman of the God we are told of at the same time - it is simply impossible and irrational to believe and to argue otherwise otherwise.

To offer other than immediate action, future prevention and justice by political, legal and other authoritative areas of our society can and will only be seen as some irrational excuse or fear to act otherwise.

Cathedrals will not collapse, social order will not collapse globally,the social structure of world will not universally collapse,individuals will not be personally held responsible for the moral decline of our entire democratic process.  The operation of large hadron accelerators, the rotation of the planet, terrorism and other horrors will all remain unaffected should appropriate restorative justice and a closure to this episode in our history become a reality. A reality that every parent hopes and prays for. This episode in our society is such an episode that it may even eclipse the horrors perpetrated upon the Jewish people by our worst known despot.

What actions will our duly elected representatives of all political persuasions take to bring about justice in regards the sexual abuse by clergy and the millions of unattended to victims of sexual abuse in our countries.

The words fair go simply fade into insignificance and disappear upon the abusive  breeze, the bright future millions of our forebears in all of our  countries affected who fought and died will never have a moment of sunlight whilst this untenable, unreasonable, abusive and socially destructive situation continues to remain.

What will our political leaders and representatives do to bring justice for these horrible and socially destructive crimes against the people they represent?

Will we get argument, a need to count or to evaluate? Will we get biblical quotations and moral outrage? Will we weigh up the financial cost and explain it away to our future children through the incorrect assumption that we cannot afford to financially? Just as our future children will consider that as corrupted thinking so too do the millions of people in each of these countries who once dreamt of bringing their children up in a safe and appropriate environment.

Those who proffer financial costs as argument have simply reached a level of sophistry and social corruption whereby a point of putting a dollar figure on the value of the sexual abuse and exploitation of someone else's' child by members of a religion or others has a financial cost which they individually are unwilling to pay.

Hopefully this does not apply to our political leaders of today and those who uphold justice and the rule of law in our country else we would quite simply expect the sexual abuse of countless thousands of our children to continue into the future until real honest men and women, real people with genuine hearts can make a stand for their children and the children of others for generations to come.

John A. Brown

On the sexual abuse, exploitation & deception of children

There is no excuse for sexual abuse according to our law and government except when the abuse has been carried out by Catholic clergy.

"This is a matter for the church and I respect the internal judgements of the church. I don’t stand outside the church and provide them with public lectures in terms of how they should behave..."

Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, 17 July 2008.


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This is perhaps the most horrific act of abandonment perpetrated against the children of a specific religion by an Australian head of State and is recorded in our history for perpetuity as being made by Kevin Rudd on 17 July 2008, when he spoke in regards those affected by the sexual abuses carried out by Catholic clergy.http://www.pm.gov.au/media/Interview/2008/interview_0363.cfm

This is a deeply flawed and invalid response both morally and legally which includes all victims of clergy abuse being referred over to the leader of the Catholic Church or the respective leaders of other Churches or Religions when quite clearly sexual abuse by clergy is a phenomena found in many Churches and religions and it simply is not within the Prime Ministers realm to pass responsibility for those sexually abused by Catholic and non-Catholic clergy over to the Catholic church or anyone else.

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Is it any wonder our children are confused?

No wonder our children are confused - if we continually send confusing messages to our children then it is us who is acting irrationally when we demand the right to sanction them for acting in the same way we do, or in the same way our Government services do.

No amount of resources, education, laws, treatments or levels of incarceration and sanctions can educate a child to function both successfully and rationally in a society when the very society which is demanding that is unable itself to function at the levels demanded. There is no rational response to such an irrational situation.

Is it any wonder so many are confused?

Government and our religions are unable to provide and implement successful strategies in regards sexual abuses by clergy and other in the community.

Government and our religions repeatedly and stubbornly refuse to consult with the victims of these abuses by clergy and others in the community and their carers and advocates.

Is it any wonder so many are abused and re-abused?

How can they expect our children to act in a more adult and responsible manner, a manner which is above the examples set by our Governments and religious.

How irrational and foolish are we when we use sanctions against those who are unable to perform on demand at a higher level than those applying the sanctions.

Is it any wonder our children think we are foolhardy and stupid?

Of course we can always sanction our children severely for saying that we got it wrong. We can also sanction them for getting it wrong themselves in a confused world. Their need to survive and remain accepted as children will simply cause them to cede to those sanctions. This simply shows that if you beat a child hard enough and demand that he agree with you they must if they simply want to be loved by their parents and elders. If they want to ever experience the love of those who sanction they simply have no choice but to cede and conform to the power held over them - this use of power proves nothing other than acknowledging the fact that you can force someone into submission. It in no way proves your are on the right track.

Quite simply if these men genuinely had the ear of God as they say, it simply would not have taken 500 years as in the case of Mr Galilei and the shape of the earth, nor would it take very long to resolve the sexual abuse issue if they simply had 10 seconds with God.

It is clear that they simply do not have that line to Jesus Christ because quite simply if they did they would act differently.

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