30 Jan 2011

Sinead O'Connor letter demands Pope Benedict explain pedophilia comments in Christmas propaganda message

Irish Central - December 23, 2010

Sinead O’Connor writes letter to Pope Benedict over pedophile remarks

By MOLLY MULDOON | IrishCentral.com Staff Writer

The outspoken music star, Sinead O’Connor has composed a letter to Pope Benedict XVI in which she launched a scathing attack on the pontiff for his remarks that pedophilia was theorized in the 1970s as being "fully in conformity with man and even with children".

In the open letter the Irish singer urged Pope Benedict to detail who exactly in the Catholic Church supported such a belief.

Ms O’Connor has been a critic of the Catholic Church since the early nineties when she famously tore up a picture of the then Pope John Paul II during a television appearance.

The letter reads:

An open letter to Pope Benedict from Sinead O’Connor:

Sir, Some burning questions arise from the following statement you made in your Christmas address to your cardinals on December 20 regarding how it came to pass that the house of the Holy Spirit became a haven for criminals of a sexual nature.

‘In the 1970s pedophilia was theorized [by the church] as something fully in conformity with man and even with children.’

Please deign to respond to this letter directly and personally and put aside all the pomp and titles and so-called ‘proper channels’ all of which belong not in the 21st century but the 12th and are unbecoming of Christ.

Exactly who held the theory that pedophilia was fully in conformity with man and with children? Please give us their names.

Exactly when did they hold this theory? Exactly when if ever did they cease holding the theory?

Why was this information not given to victims?

Why was it never given to any commissions of enquiry or civil authorities?

Why in all the years since these scandals broke out was yesterday the first mention of this information?

It is highly disrespectful of the victims that you would throw this out as an aside remark and not present yourself for questioning on such a very serious piece of information which would be key in the potential recovery of the church.

The Holy Spirit requires you to familiarize yourself with honesty and respect if you retain any desire to salvage the remains of the church which has been ruined by its being allowed to live by its own laws and not God’s.

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