An out-of-touch Pope / A church led by men in robes / Faith thus perverted.
K P O’Brien / Cardinal and Archbishop / Let his people down.
Dressed up in splendour / The trappings of powerful wealth / Hide a decayed core.
Faith from our fathers / Charity from our mothers / Abuse from our priests.
Will Church leaders learn / That only those without sin / Can ‘cast the first stone’?
Asking forgiveness / Let all Catholic clergy / Wear ashy sackcloths.
In humility / The Catholic Church must now / Confess and repent.
Honour the women / honour the young boys and men / Clericly abused.
Do penance for sin /Preach no more but listen now / To other voices.
Sell off the riches / Of the Vatican City / And give to the poor.