The Catholic Church keeps getting more and more evil and vengeful as time goes on. Now, the Philadelphia archdiocese has stopped providing tuition aid to children of priestly sexual abuse. Oh sure, they’re trying to spin it another way, but they’re focused on people who have brought charges against the church and revealed the evil that resides under the robes for their revenge.
According to the archdiocese, they will end their 8-year program to provide financial aid to children of victims of Catholic sex abuse, claiming low participation and a desire to refocus their efforts on the abused. Okay, here’s the thing. The likely reason that there is low participation is because I’d wager most people who get screwed by a priest leave the church. It’s not because there aren’t tons of victims, it’s because the victimization mentality of the Catholic Church drives people away. And secondly, they want to refocus their efforts on the abused? Like who? Like people who didn’t get fucked by a pedophile in a clerical collar?
The fact is that if there is very low participation, what difference does it make? It’s not like the children of their victims are taking up a large portion of their supposedly charitable dollars. It makes no sense to say that only 3 people apply every year, so let’s deny them what I would say is part of their just compensation for their injuries. Pay those three people and move on with life. Maybe if you don’t allow your priests to screw kids any more, you won’t ever have to worry about taking care of their victims.
But we all know that the Catholics don’t give a damn about the victims. According to Matthew Woodruff, 49, who testified before a Philadelphia jury in 2012 about his childhood abuse at the hands of his parish priest in Bucks County, “It was the least they could do for me, I never got a nickel or an apology for what happened to me as a kid.” After the media got involved, the archdiocese promised that it would continue to fund Woodruff’s children through graduation, just to avoid even more bad publicity, but the idea that they’d ever consider tossing their victims into the cold is horrific to say the least.
And, of course, the Catholics weren’t exactly open about their program, at least half a dozen families who would have been eligible for the tuition aid say they were never told that the program existed. So it’s not that there’s low participation, there’s low communication on the part of the archdiocese.
It’s really pretty hard to imagine the Catholic Church doing anything more wrong than they’ve done in their mishandling of the pedophile priest scandal, but they’re fighting to show us that they can do the unimaginable. It’s just one more case for Horror Show Sunday.