NEWS-COUPLE ‘DESERVE CANONIZING’ – AUSTRALIAN REACTION TO THE STORY OF BEER GUZZLING POPE BENEDICT XV1 AND COWARDLY CARDINAL Seán BRADY ARE CRIMINALS FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT BY FAILING TO PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE DUTY OF CARE TO CHILDREN WHO WERE SEXUALLY ABUSED BY SERIAL CHILD MOLESTER FR BRENDAN SMYTH AND BY AIDING AND ABETTING THEY ALLOWED THE PERVERT PRIEST TO GO ON TO RAPE MORE CHILDREN (www.johnlifepublishing.com)

NEWS-COUPLE Ann Gitte Oerbaek and Declan White ‘deserve canonizing’ for their media work in exposing infamous child molester Fr Brendan Smyth, says an Australian business leader.

One of the couple’s sons has received an email from Australia praising his parents who have suffered greatly since they were the vanguard that opened to the world the scandals of paedophile priests inside the Catholic Church.

The news-couple have received no awards but only hassles since they were among the very first journalists that helped to break the news in the 1990s of Catholic priests raping and sexually abusing children.

The husband and wife news-team endured dangers and hardships, and were even run out of their home, to bring the horrors of the victims’ plight into the public domain.

They fought to give the children a voice, when no one in authority or the media would listen to the sexually abused victims.

They were shunned by the Catholic Church, hounded by officialdom, and nobody would listen to them.

Very few journalists were brave enough to help, but Ann Gitte and Declan sacrificed their wellbeing to help.

From their work in those dark days in Ireland finally the staunch denials of the Catholic Church crumbled, and now across the world the survivors of clerical sexual abuse are telling their stories.

The news-couple’s privations were lightened when Richard wrote from Australia:

“Please convey salutations and best wishes to your parents. Your parents deserve canonizing.

“It is a riveting read and an epic disgraceful story of atrocious crimes and even more atrocious cover up and continuation: which no doubt continues.

“Paedophiles are still practicing, and I guess will always.

“But the personal persecution of your family is big. Declan and Ann should be exceedingly proud to have been the vanguard for the great exposure. It takes a ton of compassion, guts and perseverance. It’s easy to talk; far tougher to act.”