Dear Little Ones

Dear Little Ones:

We’re so sorry that you didn’t enjoy the special way we had of laying hands upon you in the good old days before people made a big deal about it.  We were high.

The Catholic Church

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This is for the Trifectra weekend thing: Write a 33 word apology (address and signature don’t count in the 33).

(I don’t care what particular church sheltered people who ruined children’s lives for years and years, but the story about the Church blaming ’60’s permissiveness was the height of absurdity.)

Does this song belong here?  I don’t care; it mentions God, and it has a good beat that you can dance to, I’d give it a 79 (to paraphrase Dick Clark’s Bandstand):

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16 Responses to Dear Little Ones

  1. barbara says:

    yeah, that reads just about the way “the church’s” apologies read. 😦

    • Yeah, when I first heard about this story, I was both amazed and not, because I could just see the heirarchy going “Oh, yes, now we have an excuse for what some of us did. So it’s okay.”

  2. The subject is awful. Your writing made me say, wow.

  3. Amanda says:

    This makes me angry. Of course it’s not the fault of the individuals who laid on hands, right?

    • Right–to me that’s the most unforgiveable part of the whole thing, and about the Penn State thing too, that people knew about it and turned a blind eye to it and didn’t immediately remove the offenders from any further contact with children.

  4. Linda Vernon says:

    Ha! Two Thumbs up! For the writing not for the subject matter!

  5. fghart says:

    Quite a provoking apology! Nicely done.

  6. (I’m just shaking my head.)

    I went in a similar direction with my entry for the regular challenge this past week.

  7. Rachael says:

    Nicely done. It’s hard to imagine that this might still be going on if the victims hadn’t of started coming forward.

    • Thanks. I’m sure it’s still going on somewhere, though people are certainly watching more for it, and I envision that parents are watching priests like a hawk for any signs of unseemly interest in children, plus children are generally more aware of these things these days, and not so quick to trust authority figures, so hopefully there isn’t much of it going on.

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