Amnesty International Accuses Catholic Church of Torture

On Irish Central bloggers have responded to the Amnesty International claim with denial and outrage. But they aren’t, weren’t victims. Here is the response of a victim:

Blood sacrifice

A priest gave me my first orgasm before I was old enough to know my body

A priest tore my vagina with his fingers preparing me for planned penetration

A priest gave me fifty years of recurrent nightmares

A priest ripped my faith from my heart and peace from my mind

This behavior was criminal – physically and spiritually

And I am still treated for Post Traumatic Stress disorder, like a victim of war

My mind is still tortured; my faith is in shreds; my hope has been stolen.

Don’t tell me this wasn’t like torture; isn’t torture.


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I am a wife and mother, a once-Catholic now UCC Christian, with a degree in Theology, a Masters in Religious Education, 27 years of theology teaching experience -- mainly High School, some College. I am now working as a Hospital Chaplain and feeling humbled and privileged every day. I love my family and I love to write; writing helps keep me sane. Published writing: • From Hurt To Healing, Publish America 2004, ebook on Amazon, 2011; •"Forgive and Forget," America Magazine, September 16, 2002; •"From Victim to Victimizer," Human Development Magazine, Summer 2005; • It's Just Not Fair, Introducing The Fairly-Good Mother, ebook at Amazon, 2011; • Traces of Hope: Surviving Grief and Loss, March 2015, St. Johann Press

2 thoughts on “Amnesty International Accuses Catholic Church of Torture”

  1. Are you losing Faith in God because of the Actions of the Catholic Church?

    Would you like to know the Truth?

    Do you know that these troubles was foreseen and warned about!! See below what the bible said. It is very sad what has gone on but God tried to warn us against this and sadly people didn’t look or listen. Have a look now!

    Jesus’s words: ‘If you hold to my teachings you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’. They’re Jesus Words. John 8:31-32 (NIV)
    So if you hold to Jesus’s teachings you will know the Truth and you will be Free!

    It is said Faith comes from hearing the Words of Jesus Christ! Romans 10:17 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word [a]of Christ.

    The idea of this letter is to encourage somebody’s faith in GOD. To point what God Said about the atrocities that have gone on and how he warned against them. Sadly if the so called ‘Religious Organisations’ looked and listened to the bible they would have steered clear of the mess they’ve created and they wouldn’t have ruined the many lives as they did and ruined so many people’s faith. But in the same time God in his infinite wisdom knew it was going to happen and warned us. Take the bible wisdom and warning for your soul’s sake. Have a read below of the scriptures and make your own conclusion from it.

    On the other hand, if you want you hide from what the bible says and trust and listen to some man telling you ‘nice’ things , No problem, that’s your decision but look at this scripture:
    ‘For a time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. (Sound doctrine is sound teaching from the Bible) Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear’ (2 Tim 4:3 NIV). Be careful who you listen to, even me. Trust God and his Word. If you want a Faith in Him, that’s where you can get your wisdom to do so., His Word the bible.

    Firstly there is three forms of the bible used in this letter mainly to give variants but they all say the same thing. Catholic Living Bible(CLB), New International Version(NIV), American Standard Bible (ASB) but everything regarding the Catholic Church has been took from the CLB

    Lets look firstly at the teaching for men not to get married such as‘Priests’.
    Paul who wrote many letters in the bible, didn’t get married as he devoted his whole life and time to God. Look what he says in a letter to the Corinthians, it makes perfect sense.
    I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs and how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world and how he can please his wife. 1Cor 7:32-33

    I agree it is good for a man to devote his life to God, that’s if he could. It is a rare case because men have a natural desire and testosterone. Look what Paul said at the start of the chapter.
    Again it makes more perfect sense: ‘Now concerning the things whereof you wrote to me: It is good for man not to touch woman.’ 1Corinthians 7:1 CLB.
    But in verse two Paul explains that it is wise for people to get married instead of risking being immoral. 7:2 ‘Yet for fear of fornication, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.’(CLV) and verse 9: 9 But if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry, since it is better to be married than to be burnt up.
    Paul understood people’s desire so he encouraged not to get married and didn’t command it. There was a tradition in Ireland that the 1st born male became a priest. Not a Decision but a tradition. Look what the bible says about making people not marry, The bible says men teaching not to marry is a teaching from devils. Again quoted from a Catholic Bible
    1 Timothy 4:1-3 ‘Now the Spirit expressly says that in after times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of devils, speaking lies hypocritically, and having their conscience branded. They will forbid marriage, and will enjoin abstinence from foods, which God has created to be partaken of with thanksgiving by the faithful and by those know the truth.’(CLV)

    It says they have departed from the faith and listening to doctrines of devils!
    Ok, let’s say that becoming a priest was a decision. Taking out the poor 1st born males in Ireland who were involuntary made become a priest. So these priests decided to devote their Whole life to God. Again a honourable decision but the successor to a priest is a bishop, look what the bible says about them:
    Look what it says in 1 Tim 3:1-12 ‘This saying is true: If anyone is eager for the office of bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, married but once, reserved , prudent, of good conduct, hospitable, a teacher, not a drinker or quarrelsome, not avaricious. He should rule well his own household, keeping his children under control and perfectly respectful. For if a man cannot rule his own household, how is he to take care of the Church of God?’(CLB)
    This says he should be married and should have children! It makes perfect sense, how could a Bishop give advice on how to raise your kids properly if he’s no experience. Again this is from a Catholic Bible. There are many other scriptures given the qualifications needed to be a bishop but what’s written above gives the main summary to it.

    Sexual Sin
    If you have a member of the church amongst who is in sin or immoral (in this verse, I think it’s stating the obvious, women but imagine not even with men but with boys) It says cast him out but it says in the bible try talk to him first. If he doesn’t listen, bring a few with you and try talk to him and if he still doesn’t listen cast him out of the church. To protect the church and show him what his errors is doing. If the Catholic church was looking at the teachings of God, the bible, they would of thrown these sick people out instead the hid them and worse moved them to another place where like they preyed on innocent people.
    Dealing With Sin in the Church Mat 18:15 15 “If your brother or sister[b] sins,[c] go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’[d] 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
    1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister[c] but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people. 12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked person from among you.”
    So it says expel the Wicked person from among you, another piece of simple wisdom ignored from the bible.
    True and False Prophets 15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
    Sadly that’s what some Priests became Wolves in Sheep’s clothing. They should have been exposed, cast out instead they were hidden and sent to other parishes and preyed on other kids.
    2Cor 11:14
    Sadly this is just some of the things, the tip of the iceberg so to speak of the spiritual guidance ignored from the bible. There’s so much on idols/statues, priests and calling somebody Father, fasting, praying to Mary or other idols, etc. If you want to really know God, open the book he bonded for you or ask and I will show you the scriptures regarding these.
    For you information, I’m not interested in arguments or debates, I only want to help somebody grow in faith in God. In helping each other we shouldn’t argue as is said in 2 Timothy 4:23-25: ‘But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth.

    For people who look to Christ should help each other and come to agreement but not cause strife.
    Paul says the same in 1 Corinthians 1:10 ‘I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.’ (NIV)

    Now thankfully we can look at positive things.

    What the Bible says about praying:
    6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Matthew 6:6-8 (NIV)
    So there’s no point in saying 10 hail mary’s. And That’s opens up another topic
    5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus 1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV)
    So that’s means there is ONE liaising between us and God, so we’re not to pray to anybody else. No mary, no saints, or angels, God sees them as idols. We need to pray to Jesus. It’s a insult to God if we were to think ‘He doesn’t have time for me’. That’s where I think the thought of praying to others came from.
    He has a great interest in You and all his time for you because
    6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-8 (NIV)

    If you want to please God, get to know his teachings, as said earlier: ‘If you hold to my teachings you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’. Jesus Words. John 8:31-32 (NIV) To be a Christian, you need to hold to the teachings, to hold to his teaching, you need to know and you can start doing that by reading them.

    Here the most important:
    Matthew 22:37- 40 (NASB) 37 And He said to him, “ ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ 38 This is the great and [a]foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ 40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

    Lastly for the moment:
    Acts 17:24-31(NIV)
    24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’[a] As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’[b]
    29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”
    God has chosen your time, your place in the world, you experiences that they would all result in you searching for him

    If you think you are good and you’re ok with God. He said we have all fallen short of the good that God wants.
    23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Roman 3:23

    If you would like to know the bible, send your address and I’ll post one to you. If you would like to know How to Live the Way God wants, ask and we will show you all the fundamental scriptures to get you started.

    First you must Believe, then Repent and Get Baptized then you should live a faithful life. He promises Heaven, Freedom to a faithful servant.

    1. Deut. 6:4-9 the shema
      Lev. 19:18 love your neighbor as yourself

      In Jewish teaching these two passages sum up the teaching of the Law and the Prophets as Matthew points out. In many ways they are universal religious laws: love God; love your neighbor.

      Jesus added the caveat to love others “as I have loved you” and that must be pondered by followers of Jesus.

      I admire your commitment to the bible.

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