Mt. Cashel Orphanage, was an orphanage strictly for boys (as the Girls was run by the Sisters of Mercy & Presentation). Mt. Cashel (named after Mt. Cashel in Ireland), was ran by the Irish Christian Brothers. In this orphanage, abuse was carried out regularly by some of the Brothers (SOME, NOT ALL), almost routinely, as if it was scheduled. Now, not all Brothers, just some, but still, "some" is alot. There were the Good, and there were the Bad. Yes, the bad have been imprisoned, well some. They sought therapy! I think, that they have been ran on guilt trips 100 miles for what they did. The Good however, I believe, were rewarded. But however, Raymond Lahey was there for a few years ... he admitted to abusing one boy.
The good Archbishop of Newfoundland, has commented saying...
I'm saddened. I'm always saddened when these things happen ... because I honestly feel we have been trying our best to put these things behind usI believe him. It is to say, everyone is saddened, because, Bishop Lahey befriended MANY people in Newfoundland, and in Nova Scotia. I watched the Good Archbishop on the tele say this, and you wouldn't believe the hurt in his eyes, almost of betrayal (I was surprised he didn't tear up). He was a friend of Bishop Lahey. Everyone was a friend of Bishop Lahey...everyone.
Do not lose faith though, it is only these certain priests. Not all Priests!! It is only these certain sick priests that have abuse children. People, anti-Catholics in specific tend to think that all Catholic priests are sick molesters....when we know, and they know it isn't true. Our priests are Good, Holy, Loving, Kind, Caring People! Men of God! Those molesters weren't priests, they just snuck into the priesthood.
The media does not want you to see the cases of abuse by the Presbyterian, Anglican, Baptist, (all MARRIED) ministers....
We must pray. Pray for Our Holy Father, who is being attacked by the media's anti-Catholic agenda. Believe me. What he is doing is working.
Our Holy Priesthood is being attacked by these bigots.....forgive me of my judgement. Our Holy Priesthood, intituted by the Lord himself is under attack from these so called "centrist" medias.
I cannot count how many times I have had to tress that it is only the minority of Priests that have abused children. A very, very small minority at that.
+Oremus Pro Pontifice+
+Holy Mother of God, Pray for Us, We Implore Thee+
.Prayer for Priests.
+Keep them; I pray Thee, dearest Lord.
Keep them, for they are Thine
The priests whose lives burn out before
Thy consecrated shrine.
Keep them, for they are in the world,
Though from the world apart.
When earthly pleasures tempt, allure --
Shelter them in Thy heart.
Keep them and comfort them in hours
Of loneliness and pain,
When all their life of sacrifice
For souls seems but in vain.
Keep them and remember, Lord,
they have no one but Thee.
Yet, they have only human hearts,
With human frailty.
Keep them as spotless as the Host,
That daily they caress;
Their every thought and word and deed,
Deign, dearest Lord, to bless.+
By. John J. Cardinal Carberry