I wrote to Pope Francis last week. I asked him to look at this issue of sexually abusive nuns being harbored by their communities while the Leadership Conference of Women Religious simply refuse to deal with victim/survivor groups. I told him about…
Vestal Virgins cheating on the side
Mocking their vows they can’t abide
Sleeping together, courting young girls
Keeping their facade before the world.
Giving up men was not their plan
but to hide from the world and hide from man.
Mocking the holy ones who give their lives
Who give up children and their role as wives.
They prey in their convents
They prey in their schools
They prey in their churches
They prey upon fools.
They prey upon children
They prey upon girls
These Godless women
Whose passion unfurls!
Yet hidden they stay protected by those
whose goodness would blind them to their victims’ woes.
They say “How could this be? Not one of our own!
Oh we would have stopped them had we only known!”
The temple needs purging of lust and of lies
that the Church might now heal the victim who cries.
Begone Satan’s dear ones while innocents pray
for your souls and your victims. It’s Christ you betray!
Copyright 1995, Cáit Finnegan
I pray the pope will tell them to step up to the plate regarding their moral obligation to victims of sexual abuse by their own.