DON Davey’s experience of almost falling foul of “a priest’s attentions” (Letters, August14) is indeed a sad one.
As a cradle Catholic Don, I can only say how very very angry I personally feel at the way little children were so defiled by these men.
I feel angry and disillusioned that the very people that had the responsibility for teaching the Word of God, were the very ones who sexually abused little ones, and so grievously sinned against Him.
Most of us practising our Catholic faith don’t do so because of the priests or bishops who still remain in our church, but because we believe, as Jesus said we should, be “like little children”.
Our faith is a gift from God, which we have accepted as adults, and it is a source of great peace and happiness for us.
It is the most exciting way to live life to the full in the knowledge that God’s love abounds. It is not for us to judge others, we do however speak up for justice and acceptance for all God’s people.
So Don, please don’t judge our church as “an insidious religion” but rather find out more about the truth. It will readily become apparent that our faith is not about the bishops and priests in it, but about God’s message to His people.
Faith means we do not have to prove the existence of God, because we already know its truth.
— MARY T. BATES, Exeter.
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