If You Have Nothing To Hide

Yes that is the headline that caught my attention.
And before I even read the article my first thought was why?
Why are you refusing to release documents that are to prove that the Catholic Church has paid reparations?
Why are you refusing to release the documents over the trial you presided on which ultimately lead to the Catholic Church being released from their responsibility?
Add this to the fact that despite there being more bodies found there is nothing of this in the news.
No headlines.
No stories.
What?
After the first outrage now Canadians are going back to silence?
We cannot.
I am of the opinion that if asked a question and you either avoid answering or find some way to deflect you are hiding something.
You know all those memes about overthinkers?
The ones where it says do not lie because overthinkers will gnaw away, they will listen and they will hear.
We always find out.
Lies are hard to maintain.
Ask anyone trying to keep up a fabrication.
There will be little slips here and there.
Little inconsistencies.
Which all add up and truth will out.
overthink
That is my feeling here.
When you read the article there is a lot of legalese of why the documents are not being released.
And they are right.
They have the legal right.
Morally?
I guess it depends on who you ask.
I figure the Catholic Church is all for his tight grip on those papers.
For a little longer they can maintain the facade of care and love they profess to be the underpinnings of the faith.
One day though this judge and the church are going to have to face the truth.
Public opinion is going to get a lot uglier.
And the fallout is one that is going to be felt in all areas of Canadian government and Church that have so actively fought to keep key documents and records from the people who deserve to have custody of them.
The Indigenous of Canada.
They are the true guardians.
The true keepers of the keys.
©August 4/21
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Willfully Blind

It saddens me more and more when I read the news or hear accounts that so much is done to deny the reality.
Deny the truth.
Deny. Deny. Deny.
In Alberta the top doctor and government have made the decision that Covid is gone.
As of Aug. 16th the Alberta gov’t will no longer trace positive Covid cases.
There will be no close contacts told.
As a matter of fact even if you test positive for Covid you do not have to self-isolate.
Positive.
Go to work.
Go to the bar.
Go the football/hockey games.
Do not social distance.
You don’t need to wear a mask.
As a matter of fact from the sounds of it they are planning a full on return to pre-pandemic life.
Despite the fact that Alberta is reporting some of its highest Covid case counts and the rate of infection is climbing to heights not previously seen during the entirety of the pandemic.
Here in my very own province of Manitoba yet another idiot Catholic priest has hit the headlines.
Once more denying the truth of the devastation of Residential schools.
How survivors were lying to get more money.
That the priests and nuns were not the perperators of the said abuse but custodial staff.
Not only did he make these statements but he made them during a church sermon which was also posted on line.
He also made jokes about shooting those writing graffiti on the churches.
And this statement that I really like ‘if you are poor it is hard not to lie’.
Pardon me?
Take your asinine beliefs and yourself off for sensitivity training.
Also keep your fucking mouth shut if you have in no way had to endure the abuse, the neglect, the deaths of innocence.
Once more it becomes apparent that the Catholic church loves to collect ignorant men.
The icing on the cake was an article which laid out how instead of paying the residential school survivors millions of dollars were spent instead on lawyers, a private fundraising company, administration and unapproved loans. (As per an article by Jason Warick-CBC News)
There are so many contradictions to the Catholic Church financials in Canada that it has lead to concern.
Yet the other church lead residential schools; Anglican, United and Presbyterian not never engaged in these types of tactics but paid the full amounts quickly and quietly.
Makes one wonder about the truth of religion.
Is it about the money or the people?
There are a lot of lips flapping about who is right and who is wrong.
The rest of Canada is wondering what is going on in Alberta.
Doctors around the country cannot fathom this absurdity.
Everyone is waiting to see if their return to ‘normality’ is going to be the best thing to happen or the worst.
Are we going to have to close our internal borders again to keep Covid from spreading?
I am not all the optimistic in regards to either.
In Alberta as the Delta variant picks up speed how many are going to have to die before they decide it is possible a mistake was made?
How many beds are going to be filled and will they need to send patients out of province to other health facilities as Manitoba had to during the peak of our third wave?
How many children are going to become infected and end up with long term effects?
The Catholic Church will continue its blatant disregard for life and healing.
Collecting millions from collection plates, building more cathedrals, more ostentatious building from which to preach the word of a carpenter.
A man who decried the merchants and money makers who were using the temple as a ‘den of thieves’.
And yet you have a church that steals the lives and money of so many.
In each case there is willful blindness.
Willful ignorance.
Where does it end?
And how do we make it better?
©July 30/21
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