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BBC Newsnight - Sinead O'Connor on Abuse in the Catholic Church [news.bbc.co.uk 30 March 2010] 08 April 2010, 17:52
Singer songwriter Sinead O'Connor has strongly criticised the Pope over his church child abuse apology, saying it did not go far enough.
O'Connor, who was abused as a child herself, is calling for fellow Catholics to boycott Mass until there is a full investigation into the Vatican's role in the issue.
She spoke to BBC Newsnight.
Sinead O'Connor, Bill Donohue discuss Catholic clergy abuse on CNN [www.irishcentral.com 30th March 2010] 7 April 2010
On Tuesday night, CNN anchor Larry King held a roundtable on the Catholic Church's sexual abuse epidemic featuring Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, former CNN anchor and sexual abuse victim Thomas Roberts, and Catholic League conservative commentator Bill Donohue.
Donohue continued to defend the Pope and reiterated his controversial claim that the majority of priests involved in the multiple worldwide scandals aren't pedophiles, they're homosexuals.
"It's not pedophilia," said Donohue. "Most of the victims are post- pubescent. You have to get your facts straight. I'm sorry. If I'm the only one who is dealing with facts tonight, that's it. The vast majority of the victims are post-pubescent. That's not pedophilia, buddy. That's homosexuality. Post-pubescent means beyond puberty. In other words, you're adolescent. That's what homosexuals do, and of the molesters have been homosexuals in the Catholic Church."
Donohue's comments appalled the other invited speakers, who said that in trying to protect the Church he was simply scapegoating gays and refusing to face the real facts about the abuse cases
I'd help Jesus to burn down the Vatican [independent.ie 4th March 2010] 7 April 2010, 13:52
PLEASE allow me to express my astonishment upon reading the statement made on the evening of March 1 by the Bishop of Ferns, Denis Brennan.
His statement attempts to dictate to us -- in the same way the Inquisition did -- how Christians should behave. It says directly that it would be anti-Christian of us to feel that the church should pay its own bills for its own abuse with its own billions that it throttled from our grandparents, whom it also abused, physically, emotionally, psychologically and sexually.
Evidence of sexual abuse by clergy, according to the Murphy report, can be traced as far back as 320 AD and the first treatment centres for paedophile priests were created in 1940, named Servants of the Paraclete.
These centres were opened all over the world.
I would like to know exactly whose idea this latest plan was and from where were issued the instructions or permission for Bishop Brennan to make such a statement.
The statement and its attempted manipulation of good Catholic people could be described as unbelievable and stupid.
But in my opinion, the only word that does it justice is 'evil'.
How long do they expect us to restrain ourselves? We have put up with this bull dung for hundreds of years.
A true Christian is someone who, in any given situation, is supposed to ask themselves what would Jesus do, then try to do that.
How an organisation which has acted, decade after decade, only to protect its business interests above the interests of children can feel it has the right to dictate to us what Christians should do is beyond belief.
From the Pope on down, through the Vatican and therefore through the lower echelons, the whole organisation, in my belief, is utterly anti-Christian and evil, as proven by centuries of torture, bloodshed, burnings, terrorism, and coverings-up of "the worst crime" known to man.
And if Jesus Christ is to be seen in the vulnerable of this world, then all the church has done is crucify the man over and over and over again.
If Christ was here, he would be burning down the Vatican. And I for one would be helping him.
Kris Kristofferson writes a song for Sinead O'Connor on his new album [www.irishcentral.com 3th March 2010] 7 April 2010, 13:52
We're a bit slow when it comes to country music, so all you Kris Kristofferson fans will undoubtedly already know that his latest album released last year includes a ballad called "Sister Sinead", in honor of Irish songstress Sinead O’Connor.
O’Connor and Kristofferson go back quite a ways, and the 73-year-old grizzly actor/singer provided plenty of comfort for Sinead after her Pope picture-ripping escapade on Saturday Night Live in 1992.
“And maybe she’s crazy and maybe she ain’t. But so were Picasso and so were the saints,” Kristofferson sings. Sounds like Sinead to a tee.
Music of Ireland – Welcome Home - Sinéads new song - Song to the siren [www.musicofireland.com 3th March 2010] 4 March 2010, 13:52
Music of Ireland – Welcome Home is a two-part music special celebrating 50 years of contemporary Irish music. Part One features intimate performances and exclusive interviews from many of the greatest Irish artists of our time including: The Chieftains, The Clancy Brothers, U2, The Dubliners, Riverdance, Bob Geldof, Ronan Tynan, Sinéad O’Connor and many others.
Funeral of Eugene Lambert takes place [rte.ie 26 February 2010] 1 March 2010, 12:52
The funeral has taken place of the much-loved puppeteer and ventriloquist Eugene Lambert.
Well-known faces from the worlds of television, music, theatre and politics attended the funeral. Sinéad O'Connor and Liam Ó Maonlaí sang at the mass.
Mr Lambert and his family were the driving force behind 'Wanderly Wagon', RTÉ's famous children's programme that began in 1967. A miniature version of the famous 'Wanderly Wagon' was among the items brought to the altar as a symbol of his life. All of the Lambert children also worked on the show, which ran until 1982. Mr Lambert was also founder and director of the Lambert Puppet Theatre, which was established in 1972. He is survived by his wife Mai and eight of their children.