Jun 13 2014

Sorting Fact From Fiction In the Story of Ireland’s Mass Children’s Grave

The story of a mass grave site of nearly 800 children and babies in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland, has sparked worldwide outrage. The bodies are thought to have been found in an unused septic tank of what was known as a “mother and baby home,” called the Bon Secours Home for Unmarried Mothers run by Catholic nuns. Such homes were fairly common and publicized in the recent Oscar nominated film Philomena starring Judi Dench.

A local historian named Catherine Corless who made the discovery, alleges that records show the children died of tuberculosis and measles. But new allegations have surfaced suggesting they may have been the subjects of vaccine trials.

The lines between fact and fiction in this story are quite blurred. But one thing is clear – anger at the Catholic Church hierarchy over on-going issues of contraception, abortion, and the sex abuse scandal, are at an all time low. The story of the mass children’s grave is only fueling that fire. Meanwhile the Irish government has promised an inquiry into the matter.

GUEST: Jon O’Brien is President of Catholics for Choice

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4 Responses to “Sorting Fact From Fiction In the Story of Ireland’s Mass Children’s Grave”

  1. tgon 13 Jun 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Re: “The lines between fact and fiction in this story are quite blurred. But one thing is clear – anger at the Catholic Church hierarchy over on-going issues of contraception, abortion, and the sex abuse scandal, are at an all time low.” I don’t know what planet you’ve been living on but you are seriously out of touch with the entire issue of pedophelia and crimes of church and state! Learn the truth:
    Kevin Annett: Witnesses to 800 Irish children slaughtered; Dutch Prince, PM, Soros hunting children: http://youtu.be/VhirLohgDRc

  2. KMcJron 15 Jun 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Forbes has a news article that is widely considered to be the most ardent defense of these nuns and this “home.”

    Even they won’t defend the RCC on why there weren’t individual graves, as the RCC could afford even then to erect churches, embellish them, pay for monastaries, chapels, wine for the clergy, but yet were skinflints enough to not give them a proper burial.

    These nuns, and any priest that was too cold-hearted to give them a proper burial, as they could perform last rites for the masses, but couldn’t give these babies/infants a proper burial are probably getting what they so deserved earned for the next life.

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