13 thoughts on “Religious murder of 800 Irish unwed mothers’ children

    • Indeed, that was cruel and saddening. But I would say that the management’s policies of subjecting kids to hunger and disease, and then dumping their dead bodies in a septic tank (which looks like hindering criminal investigations of the religious order about the children’s suspicious deaths) were even more cruel and saddening.

        • Probably, that primary school age girl had heard again again from the nuns: “These home children are really bad children; because they were born out of their mothers’ sins [including if that 'sin' was having been raped]“. The home children had to sit apart from the ‘privileged’ children, as a constant visual reminder to everyone of how ‘wicked’ the home children supposedly were. In such a poisoned environment, one can understand a bit, though never condone, that school girl’s cruelty.

          However, the nuns, and more especially the Mothers Superior and Father Confessors of the monastery, did not have the “mitigating circumstances” of being an influenceable minor etc. as they played their cruel games with the lives and deaths of the children.

  1. If the culture has as a process of cruelty and having as a natural everyday psychological vindictive attitude, a human being who ever, will become what we may call today a monstrous individual, most likely in the future a society will at some point look back to today and be overwhelmed by the manufacturing of machines and hardware created for one purpose, those who are in power will make decisions as to whom this program of killing and maiming will be directed against, and as the spirit of civilization progresses will be shocked as to the prevailing morality can allow this to happen, how? and think, what barbarians.

    • Indeed, Rebecca. And it took fifty years for the public to get to know about it. Because of the close links between the church hierarchy and the government. Meanwhile, the perpetrators are dead or very old.

  2. IRISH REPUBLIC: The government said today that it is launching an investigation into mistreatment and burial of babies who died in church homes for unmarried mothers.
    Children’s Minister Charlie Flanagan said he wanted a look at the high mortality rates at the homes, burial practices, illegal adoptions and whether vaccine trials were conducted on the children.
    A researcher has found records showing that 796 children, mostly infants, died in a home in Tuam, County Galway, which operated from 1925 until 1962.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-6588-World-in-brief-10062014#.U5dgnihXJyY

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