I have decided not to read any more newspapers of watch the news on TV. I can’t bear the reports of the continuing cover up of the child abuse by the catholic church. Day after day we read about some bishop or cleric who failed to report such abuse to his seniors or the police. Why are we surprised? It’s beyond me that anyone living under the fearsome shadow of the catholic church in Ireland, would even doubt what we read about its corruption. These men were treated like gods and when there is absolute power, as they had, there is also going to be abuse of that power. They never believed for one moment that they would be found out, or that any of their victims would be believed. They were untouchable and used the church as a cloak to hide their shameful acts. What do you suppose will happen? Nothing, that’s what. People have compared this scandal with the Banks and those who have gone unpunished. Believe me the Banks are nothing compared to this. This is not about money, this is about the destruction of the innocent. Though now we have the two combined. The Vatican is one of the largest banks in the world, add this to the power of the church and we come up against a powerful force, but this is not the biggest enemy we’ve faced in our lifetime and it must be shown that we will not allow its abuse to continue. If, in my own small way, I refuse to listen to any more of the horror of its acts, it is not that I want to ignore those who have suffered, but it heartbreaking to have to listen to the horror day after day. Imagine the courage it took to stand up to these people, to speak out when you knew you would be ridiculed and made out to be mad? I know there are many good men in the church and thank god for them, but they must find the courage of its victims and speak out. Every day I sit at my computer and write ghost stories, These are meant to give the reader that little chill about the unknown, that can be put aside with the knowledge that its fiction. What the children under the care of the catholic church suffered, shows us the true meaning of horror as for years they have known the tortures of what living in hell truly means. So today, join with me in saluting their bravery and assuring them that they are no longer invisible; we can see them.