Opus Dei

The days of the coat hanger
and the shameful trip abroad
secret children hidden away
laundries awash with Magdalene shame.

Have respect for the old clergy 
because they are not all so bad
strategic bishop making moves
welcome the new parish peadophile.

Vatican sequestering carnal sins
as cardinals of privilege deny
victims lost on path to justice
inquiry of redacted nameless blame.

Media highlights and public outrage
no papal apology just brokered deal
government pays the guilt money
and continues doing the Opus Dei.

Ciaran Burke
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