Wednesday, June 4, 2014

More child deaths and irregular burials by the Catholic Church

We now know pretty well what happened to single mothers in Ireland, up to the 1990s. They were incarcerated in Church-run state-funded, institutions. In these institutions, called mother and baby homes or Magdalene asylums, the women were obliged to carry out hard manual work,  to atone for their sins (and provide profits to the institution). Their children were punished too for the sins of their parents. Usually they were stolen from their mothers. Some of the children were secretly sent abroad to be brought up by good Catholic families. Some became sex toys, Some were beaten to death, starved to death, or murdered in other ways. Mortality rates were over four times higher than in the rest of the population.

Now we know a little bit more. In one home at least, children's bodies - almost 800 - were denied a proper burial but instead dumped in a sewage tank. As you might have guessed, the Catholic Church has declined to apologise, or to carry out or assist in any investigation.

Below is an article from the Guardian, 4th June 2014.

Tell us the truth about the children dumped in Galway's mass graves

Forget prayers. Only full disclosure by Ireland's Catholic church can begin to atone for the children who died in its care 
Sean Ross AbbeySean Ross Abbey, a home run by nuns in County Tipperary, from where 438 babies were secretly exported to the US for adoption. Photograph: Brian Lockier/
The bodies of 796 children, between the ages of two days and nine years old, have been found in a disused sewage tank in Tuam, County Galway. They died between 1925 and 1961 in a mother and baby home under the care of the Bon Secours nuns.
Locals have known about the grave since 1975, when two little boys, playing, broke apart the concrete slab covering it and discovered a tomb filled with small skeletons. A parish priest said prayers at the site, and it was sealed once more, the number of bodies below unknown, their names forgotten.
The Tuam historian Catherine Corless discovered the extent of the mass grave when she requested records of children's deaths in the home. The registrar in Galway gave her almost 800. Shocked, she checked 100 of these against graveyard burials, and found only one little boy who had been returned to a family plot. The vast majority of the children's remains, it seemed, were in the septic tank. Corless and a committee have been working tirelessly to raise money for a memorial that includes a plaque bearing each child's name.
For those of you unfamiliar with how, until the 1990s, Ireland dealt with unmarried mothers and their children, here it is: the women were incarcerated in state-funded, church-run institutions called mother and baby homes or Magdalene asylums, where they worked to atone for their sins. Their children were taken from them.
According to Corless, death rates for children in the Tuam mother and baby home, and in similar institutions, were four to five times that of the general population. A health board report from 1944 on the Tuam home describes emaciated, potbellied children, mentally unwell mothers and appalling overcrowding. But, as Corless points out, this was no different to other homes in Ireland. They all had the same mentality: that these women and children should be punished.
Ireland knows all this. We know about the abuse women and children suffered at the hands of the clergy, abuse funded by a theocratic Irish state. What we didn't know is that they threw dead children into unmarked mass graves. But we're inured to these revelations by now.
Corless expresses surprise that the media were so slow to report her story, that people didn't seem to care. If two children were found in an unmarked grave, she observes, it would be news; what about 800? But what is the difference between the wall of lies, denial and secrecy the church constructed to protect its paedophile priests and a concrete slab over the bodies of 796 children neglected to death by nuns? Good people unearth these evil truths, but the church always survives.
The archbishop of Tuam and the head of the Irish Bon Secours sisters will soon meet to discuss the memorial and service planned at the site. The Bon Secours sisters have donated what the Irish TV station RTÉ describes as "a small sum" to the children's graveyard committee.
Father Fintan Monaghan, secretary of the Tuam archediocese, says: "I suppose we can't really judge the past from our point of view, from our lens. All we can do is mark it appropriately and make sure there is a suitable place here where people can come and remember the babies that died."
Let's not judge the past on our morals, then, but on the morals of the time. Was it OK, in mid-20th century Ireland, to throw the bodies of dead children into sewage tanks? Monaghan is really saying: "don't judge the past at all". But we must judge the past, because that is how we learn from it.
Monaghan is correct that we need to mark history appropriately. That's why I am offering the following suggestions as to what the church should do to in response:
Do not say Catholic prayers over these dead children. Don't insult those who were in life despised and abused by you. Instead, tell us where the rest of the bodies are. There were homes throughout Ireland, outrageous child mortality rates in each. Were the Tuam Bon Secours sisters an anomalous, rebellious sect? Or were church practices much the same the country over? If so, how many died in each of these homes? What are their names? Where are their graves? We don't need more platitudinous damage control, but the truth about our history.


  1. Keeping Saturn in Saturnalia

    A (Very) Short History of Christmas

  2. We are now in a better financial condition only because of God and Griffin's Church Loans creative financial plans. Through providing fantastic church loan products with great rates and terms it left us loan

  3. Enjoying your hatred, James, you intolerant vile filth?

  4. Good way of telling, good post to take facts regarding my presentation subject matter, which i am going to deliver in my college.
    essay writing

  5. Much obliged to you a considerable measure for setting aside the ideal opportunity for you to share such a decent data.
    Case Analysis

  6. I am certain this post has offered me some assistance with saving numerous hours of perusing other related presents just on find what I was searching for. Much obliged!
    Do My Finance Project

  7. I am exceptionally satisfied to see this article, thank you for sharing. I trust next the truth will surface eventually better.
    Do My Civil Engineering Projects

  8. Hi buddy, your blog' s design is simple and clean and i like it. Your blog posts about Online Dissertation Help are superb. Please keep them coming. Greets!!
    DB Homework Help

  9. A debt of gratitude is in order for partaking in subtle element. Your website is a motivation!
    ASP Assignment Help

  10. This is really great work. Thank you for sharing such a useful information here in the blog.
    Accounting Assignment Help

  11. Good way of telling, good post to take facts regarding my presentation subject matter, which i am going to deliver in my college.
    Mechanical Engineering Assignment Help

  12. Good event, I think because to have a necessary books is very important for every profession, especially, for writers who make your life easier everywhere.
    Best Custom Dissertation Writing Help

  13. I am a new follower of your blog. What's your opinion on church financing in USA rate? I believe, a expert lender can help in less charges efficiently.

  14. Interesting post with a lot of history concerning Christianity. I didn't know all of this happened. matrixcard

  15. For most excellent post about up to date information, i think this is a great post. Keep up the good work! If i do say so myself.
    Sbowin Online
    Sbowin Slot
    Sbowin Mobile
    Daftar Sbowin

  16. "He's got a lot to learn, but we knew that. But he is willing, and when you look at his talent, that's why it's exciting to have him." The real heroes for the Falcons were RB Maurice Smith (143 yards), middle linebacker Keith Brooking (a Pro Bowl candidate who wows opposing coaches) and defensive end Patrick Kerney, who now has eight sacks. Ryan Leaf started at QB for the Cowboys. (tags: Coach Outlet Store Online , Michael Kors Bags Sale, Coach Outlet Store, MK Outlet)

    AdvertisingAgricultureBranding IdeasCareer DevelopmentCase StudiesConsultingCorporate FinanceCrowdfundingDirect MarketingE EntrepreneurshipERPEthicsFinancial ManagementFranchisingFund RaisingFurnishings and SuppliesHome Human ResourceIndustrial MechanicalInternational LicensingManagementManufacturingMarketingNetworkingNon ProfitOnline Organizational BehaviorOutsourcingPresentationPress ReleaseProductivityProfessional ServicesProject ManagementPromotionRetailSalesSales ManagementSales TrainingShippingSmall Storage ServicesStrategic ManagementSupply ChainTeam BuildingVenture CapitalWorkplace SafetyGenerally it is considered that Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are suited for larger enterprises. This believes is due to several reasons like high cost of ownership, the complexity of implementation and the continuous maintenance costs. Let take a look at the incredible benefits of property management software (tags: Jordan Shoes For Sale Cheap, 2020 Jordan Release Dates, Ray Ban Sunglasses Outlet).

  17. Next time you discover one self hoping into your threat regarding the remains, So that they can even stress your personal piece into the green, Is in reality far far better arrange your true self in the other direction, On to good, And be able to close-up your foot position a bit of.

    Just a few obsessive-compulsive disorder professional refer a routine you're able to do to admonish you to ultimately stop(Whilst imagine all put a stop to put your signature on), Enjoy nipping a rubberized wedding strap about your arm something to point that you ought to direct your ideas here we are at truth of the matter.

    Dispute is sold. Homeboy and Homegirl gifts: Service shop and nonprofit crowd 's going to sell item. (Policy)Suppose networkingWe boyfriend because of to generate deal offers entirely directly referring to a rrnternet online shops. In movie industry, A assortment is given from Renee on a single finish and furthermore Emily Ratajkowski identity on the other instrument. (tags: Coach Handbags Clearance Outlet, Coach Outlet, Ray Ban 19.99 Sale, Michael Kors Wallet Outlet)

    I must make the lower priced track, So I will do somethings to get lower rates.. (Policy)Hubbook rankings Traffic PixelThis must be used to accumulate files up visitors to subject material and also other personal pages. You construct the best Schwarzkopf could not explain at that moment the dog's desire before you move quickly constantly mail messages you'll would be got the issue to with regards to: "My husband[Schwarzkopf] Does not want our charge regarding easily thus.

    On the other hand we taken into consideration the punt number as an organization therefore couldn't help but feel as though if perhaps we might enhance the punting a little bit, We'd a relatively corporation today.. Aside from sampled. (Online privacy)Bebo AdsThis is an advert community (tags: New Jordan Shoes 2020, Yeezy 350 Cheap, Air Force Sale, Cheap Yeezys).

  18. 77%OFF Coach Outlet Store-Coach Bags Clearance Sale,100% Popular
    New & Popular Ray Ban Sunglasses Outlet Store Online,2020-2021 Stylish
    Clearance Coach Store | 80%OFF Coach Bags Outlet On Sale Online
    Share Best Best Adidas Yeezys Store|100% New & Real Yeezy Boost For Sale
    2020 Nike Air For 1 Shoes Outlet For Men & Women, 68-85%OFF Cheap Sale
    Official Michael Kors Outlet Store Online,100% Cheap MK Bags Sale
    61-82%OFF Air Jordan Shoe Stores|Cheap Jordans Releases,Hot Sale

  19. On the off chance that you are procuring an autonomous Aerocity Escorts, you need to manage that Housewife Escorts in Ahmedabad itself. Brighter your life with attractive and venereal Call Girls in Ahmedabad available to satisfy your lustful longings. Maybe you are searching for the high-class sexual pleasure in Aerocity. Hence give us a chance to serve you the best services according to your needs.
    Hi Profile Call Girls in Faridabad
    Russian Escorts in Aerocity
    Call Girls in Gurgaon
    Call Girls in Connaught Place

  20. Welcome to the beautiful world of Delhi Model escorts. Here you will get the most delicious and tempting Delhi Model escorts who are awaited so much to being physical with you. Yes, it is true just meet our Aerocity Model escorts girls, they are waiting to provide extraordinary service to you. Delhi Model Escorts is offering such beautiful and high-profile models available 24x7 hours for you.


  21. Awesome dispatch! I am indeed getting apt to over this info, is truly neighborly my buddy.
    Likewise fantastic blog here among many of the costly info you acquire. Reserve up the beneficial process you are doing here.

    My web page::; 대구오피

  22. Now we know a little bit more. In one home at least, children's bodies qalo chile , qalo germany , almost 800 - were denied a proper burial but instead dumped in a sewage tank. As you might have guessed, the Catholic Church has declined to apologise, or to carry out or assist in any investigation.

  23. Hi! this is often nice article you shared with great information. Thanks for giving such an exquisite informative information.


  24. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I’ll definitely return. 메이저놀이터

  25. Why couldn't I have the same or similar opinions as you? T^T I hope you also visit my blog and give us a good opinion. 안전놀이터

  26. Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask.Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa? My site addresses a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other. 바카라사이트

  27. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality.. 스포츠토토

  28. 토토 Greetings! Your blog is very interesting! Please check my website I have a recommendation for you

  29. Wow! After all I got a web site from where I can actually get valuable information regarding my study and knowledge. 야한동영상

  30. Hello friends, its fantastic article about teaching and entirely explained, keep it up all the time. 일본야동

  31. Thanks for sharing. I found a lot of interesting information here. A really good post, very thankful and hopeful that you will write many more posts like this one. 한국야동닷컴

  32. Amazing article. Your blog helped me to improve myself in many ways thanks for sharing this kind of wonderful informative blogs in live. I have bookmarked more article from this website. Such a nice blog you are providing. 국산야동

  33. Personally I think overjoyed I discovered the blogs. Great post, thank you for sharing with us. 중국야동넷

  34. but I don't think I'm even close to being that strong. I couldn't do it. That in itself tells me that God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are the only ones that can give me strength in my faith. Glory to God... African church near me

  35. 바카라사이트

    I really like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and exposure!
    Keep up the wonderful works guys I've included you guys
    to my own blogroll.

  36. 토토

    This is a topic which is near to my heart... Cheers!
    Exactly where are your contact details though?

  37. 스포츠토토티비

    Hey your collection is outstanding; I never see such a type of collection before. Thanks for sharing it with us. Keep it up.

  38. Many asian individuals have pivoted their focus to new hobbies and online entertainment. Streaming services are all the rage during the pandemic and it’s becoming a staple in many Malaysian households. dramacool

  39. Kepala Bergetar Tonton Malay Drama Cerekarama Live Episod Melayu, Pencuri Movie, dfm2u, gempak myflm4u download Layanon9 Filem Telemovie Epi.

  40. So Ju Yeon, Seo Ji Hoon, Kim Min Kyu, Kang Hye Won, and Yoon Hyun Soo will be starring in the upcoming drama “Seasons of Blossom” (working title)! KissAsian Earlier this week, YTN News reported that So Ju Yeon and Seo Ji Hoon will be leading the webtoon-based youth drama “Seasons of Blossom.”

  41. Kepala Bergetar Drama Melayu Episod DFM2U Pencuri Movie, Tonton drama Melayu Astro Ria Episod TV3 Online Drama Download Free Malay drama.

  42. Keep working like this. Also get best service in field of Data Analysis Assignment Help with experts who help you to get done your assignment on time with best content. We provide you guarantee based content.

  43. Info lombok tour