Abortion Comes To Ireland…

Abortion Comes To Ireland…

foetusThe Government has finalised the text of the landmark abortion legislation.

The final legislation is not changed substantially from the earlier draft but the wording does:

 increase the number of hospitals where abortions can be carried out;

 alter what psychiatrists will be involved in assessments of suicidal pregnant women;

 narrow the definition of the criminal offence of carrying out an illegal abortion;

 allows the revoking of the licence of hospitals not following the guidelines.   Read more…

Who would have believed it?  An Irish Government passing legislation to butcher unborn babies in their mothers’ wombs – legislation that is even worse than the abortion law in the UK, and that’s saying something.

Enda Kenny defends his unconscionable promotion of this evil law by arguing that he is a “Catholic not a Catholic Taoiseach”.  It will be interesting to see how that particular novel interpretation of Canon Law is received on Judgment Day.

In the meantime, we expect Mr Kenny’s Parish Priest to enforce Canon 915 – assuming that Kenny has the temerity to keep up the appearance of being a Catholic by attending Mass in his local parish. Apparently, he’s been receiving 100 letters a day objecting to the abortion legislation but will these same pro-lifers write letters to Kenny’s parish priest and bishop demanding the enforcement of Canon Law because Kenny is a very public sinner and so, in fidelity to Canon 915, he must not be allowed to receive Holy Communion?

And so say all of us?

Comments (79)

  • Margaret Mary

    I am completely appalled at this news and definitely Enda Kenny must not be allowed to receive Holy Communion.

    Those who will argue that Canon 915 shouldn’t be applied because that is being “judgmental” need to remember that Kenny is making a sweeping judgment on the lives of countless unborn babies who won’t get the chance to show that their lives are worth living.

    June 14, 2013 at 11:07 am
  • Petrus

    Enda Kenny is without doubt an enemy of the Church and an enemy of God.

    I’d love to know which parish he attends – in assuming it’s somewhere in the Archdiocese of Dublin? We need to send letters to his PP and his bishop and encourage others to do the same.

    June 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    • editor

      Good idea. If anyone knows the name of his parish priest, speak up!

      June 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm
  • gloria

    Abortion comes to Ireland. I agree with you Margaret Mary, it is appalling. How many millions have been aborted throughout the world over the 5 – 10 years?

    It is put as a choice. But do the pro-abortion rally really explain the facts of abortion, or show expectant mothers or the population at large how abortions are carried out? I doubt it.
    This one example of abortion.

    http://www.abort73.com/videos/this_is_abortion/

    June 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    That the Irish government has finalised the text of the landmark abortion legislation, is an awful moment in time before God.
    How many pregnant women will be pushed into abortion, ignorant of the facts before God?

    Anrea Bocelli, the Italian tenor, might have been an abortion statistic if it were not for his mother refusing so called advice from doctors.

    June 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm
  • Josephine

    It is just unbelievable that a Catholic country like Ireland has been (even if not now) should introduce abortion and abortion up to birth. How horrendous. As for “I’m a Catholic not a Catholic Taoiseach” that’s a ridiculous thing to say.

    It really is time for the bishops to stop allowing these politicians to receive Holy Communion. I totally agree – that must not happen. They are compounding their sin by receiving Communion and that is the fault of the bishops for not having the charity to refuse them, as they are public sinners.

    June 14, 2013 at 5:11 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    Yes, Josephine I agree. Ireland once the land of saints and scholars. Enda Kenny and other Irish politicians should be refused Holy Communion.

    How many politicians in countries throughout the world believe that this is an excellent means of population control. Demonic, that is what it is.

    This is a short video of Andrea Bocelli and his talent Bhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl9WMIPzd6w

    June 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    Sorry, something went awry with the above link.

    June 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm
  • Leo

    Thank you, Editor for putting up a thread on this gravely serious threat to the unborn in Ireland. The island of Ireland is one of the last, if not the last place in the Western world where abortion, the deliberate, intentional taking of unborn life is illegal. According to the UN, of all organisations, Ireland has also got the best maternal health record. A rather inconvenient fact for the abortionists’ industrial killing machine, and very likely to be one of the main reasons that outside forces are so determined to impose this sacrifice to Moloch, by any means necessary.

    The cackles from hell can almost be heard. The powers of darkness are coming for the unborn and massive Catholic action is required over the next few weeks if Ireland is going to be protected from the demonic “sacrament” of abortion. Even with that, the cabinet appear absolutely hell-bent on legislating. Political dishonesty and disdain for the moral law, allied to massive, unrestrained media cover up, disinformation and propaganda have brought us to this situation. Yet one more example of the errors of Russia.

    The pro-life movement in Ireland is now hanging on for air support. It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that defeat for this legislation would stand comparison with the victory at Lepanto or at the Siege of Vienna.

    “With God and Jesus Christ excluded from political life, with authority derived not from God but from man, the very basis of that authority has been taken away, because the chief reason of the distinction between ruler and subject has been eliminated. The result is that human society is tottering to its fall.” – Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, 1925

    On the matter of Enda Kenny’s home parish, I don’t know the answer but expect he goes home to Castlebar, Co. Mayo at the weekends. I read somewhere yesterday that he was getting a hundred letters a day, containing scapulars, prayers and photographs of butchered babies. Nothing is moving him at present.

    Nothing appears to be budging a lot of the Irish bishops either. From what I’ve heard, Cardinal Burke’s words about refusing Communion to abortion-supporting politicians are going to be ignored. Yet one more novus ordo abomination.

    There’s quite a lot else I’d like to say, but should have been gone 10 minutes ago.

    June 14, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    • editor

      Thanks for that great post, Leo.

      What I find disturbing (among other things) is the fact that there is no free vote allowed on the abortion legislation. Unless I’ve picked it up wrongly, politicians are having to vote “as instructed”. That is absolutely shocking in itself. And are they a bunch of wimps, to accept such an assault on conscience?

      Interesting that none of the many letters Kenny is receiving have touched him at all – and, sorry to say, the same is likely to be true of his parish priest. Suggest applying Canon 915 and the numpties who pass for Catholics these days scream “judgmental”!

      June 14, 2013 at 10:06 pm
      • Josephine

        I was so stunned at the idea that there is no free vote that I Googled it and sure enough, Enda Kenny is not allowing a conscience vote
        http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=18104

        I know we are not supposed to judge, but to all appearances he is a truly wicked man, and a tinpot dictator. I have no time for him at all now. I would go further and say that any Catholic who votes for this man in the future, or his party, must surely be excommunicating themselves.

        What is the position of a priest like Enda Kenny’s PP, If he does not refuse him Holy Communion. Surely he, too, is excommunicated?

        June 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm
  • Leo

    I’m sure all here are agreed on the horrors of abortion. Abort 67, whose video is linked on the homepage really do great work. Judging by the really angry response of some people, you have to think that some demons are at play. Adults complain about frightening children, but I often think they are really the ones who are affected. A troubled conscience perhaps? Nobody complains about pictures on cigarette packets, or shocking TV ads on road safety, or pictures of the horrors of concentration camps. For all the popularity of reality TV, what are the chances of people being introduced to the unspeakable, stomach turning realities of abortion?

    Unless one has been living in Ireland over the last two years, it’s almost impossible to grasp the obsessive drive to introduce abortion here. The media have been pounding at this day after day, month after month. The Goebbels-like lies and deception have really brain-washed a lot of people. Not that that’s the slightest excuse. The very name of the bill itself is a perfect example of the Government’s Orwellian deceit: The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Charming, charming people. The national broadcaster is to all intents and purposes engaged in actively campaigning for abortion. Abortion is now spoken about as is it was some fiscal measure, or an issue comparable to fishing quotas.

    The issue of a free vote and backbenchers lack of spine is another very important issue, as you pointed out, Editor.There has even been talk about there being no vote, with the legislation being passed by some sort of general cross party agreement. Not sure if that is still on the cards though.

    In recent weeks the phrase that has repeatedly come to mind is “the banality of evil”. This might seem like a big statement to make, but I’m of the view that as a race, we in Ireland will forfeit any right to stand in judgement on the German people of the 1930’s, if this legislation passes. We’ve seen what happens everywhere else where abortion is legalised. Prolifers in Ireland are now experiencing with their own eyes and ears, how ordinary people slide into the apathetic acceptance of evil.

    I think it’s time for Saint Patrick to dust off his crozier.

    June 14, 2013 at 10:52 pm
    • editor

      Leo,

      I think we are all completely amazed and numb at this sudden turn of events in Ireland. No wonder Kenny feels he has to push this legislation through, ignoring people’s consciences and even suggesting a consensus agreement to legalise the murder of the unborn. He knows full well that the majority of the people of Ireland have shown time and again that they do not want abortion legalised, but such is the contempt of the political classes for the voters (on both sides of the Irish Sea) that he’s not going to let the will of the people (or the Will of God) get in his murderous way.

      Well, here’s an idea…

      A reader emailed me earlier today to suggest that we launch a petition on our website, to campaign for the application of Canon 915 in parishes. Canon 915 should be applied by priests and bishops to “those who persist in manifest public sin” but the clergy are simply not doing their duty in this regard. They seem to fear unpopularity more than they fear God. Allow me to mention here, a young priest who often springs to my mind when the subject of weak-kneed clergy arises, because some years ago he had to make a very important decision: put simply, he had to make the choice (which is always the same choice, in its essence) between fidelity or popularity. Thankfully he made the right decision. A couple of weeks later he suddenly dropped dead. If only priests and bishops would reflect day and daily on the shortness of life and the terrible moment of judgment. We could close down this blog and put our feet up! But they don’t. God help them when that terrible moment of judgment arrives. Goodness knows, we all tremble at the thought of that moment, but to be a priest or a bishop in this awful crisis and to be taking the line of least resistance – I repeat: God help them.

      The reader who suggested the petition was thinking of the politicians here in the UK who voted for same-sex marriage, but we could include pro-abortion politicians, and even those who cohabit before marriage.

      I thought it would be worthwhile asking you all for your views on this; is it worthwhile posting a petition to campaign for the conscientious application of canon # 915, in order to avoid public scandal and in charity for the souls of the “manifest public sinners” who should not be compounding their sin by receiving Holy Communion.

      Well? What do you think? To petition or not to petition the Vatican, that is the question!

      June 14, 2013 at 11:11 pm
  • Leo

    Josephine

    I share your anger towards Enda Kenny. Certainly we can’t judge the state of anyone’s soul but all the external evidence suggests the Kenny is undergoing some sort of spiritual and moral free fall, played out in full public view. What he and his co-revolutionaries against the Social Kingship of Christ are at right now is surely placing all their souls in dire mortal danger.

    A few years ago everyone in Ireland would have regarded him as an amiable country lad, an unlikely prime minister and an extremely unlikely implementer of satanic anti life policies. I’m only speculating here, but he appears to me to be somebody who is being controlled by some invisible organ grinders. The whole thing is very strange and dark.

    Before the last election, he gave an unequivocal assurance to prolifers that he would not legislate for abortion. That hasn’t stopped him leading a cabinet engaged in a resolute Irish version of kulturkampf: Kenny’s own misleading of parliament in slandering Pope Benedict on the issue of clerical abuse of minors, the threat to break the Seal of Confession, the closure of the Irish embassy to the Vatican, the intention to introduce a new Constitution, the creeping secular take-over of education and health, and now this extreme abortion legislation. All in two years.

    On the issue of excommunication, when it was raised last month, here’s what Kenny had to say:

    “Everybody’s entitled to their opinion here but as explained to the Cardinal and members of the church my book is the constitution and the constitution is determined by the people. That’s the people’s book. We live in a Republic and I have a duty and responsibility as head of Government to legislate in respect of what the people’s wishes are.”

    Whether these words represent lies or stupidity, I don’t know, but the Ireland Republic is founded upon a constitution determined by a people recognizing the superior position of Almighty God: “In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred, we, the people of Éire, humbly acknowledging all our obligations to our Divine Lord, Jesus Christ, Who sustained our fathers through centuries of trial … .” (Constitution, Preamble).

    A case could, I’m sure, be made that Kenny and his cabinet are acting in treasonous fashion. What is beyond doubt is that they are resolutely revolting against the Social Kingship of Christ.

    June 15, 2013 at 12:22 am
  • Athanasius

    Did not Our Lady of Quito say that when civil governments attacked marriage and the family, those who should speak out will fall silent? We have to ask, where are the Catholic Bishops of Ireland in this matter? Their response to Enda Kenny should be firm and unequivocal. But, alas, the shepherds are struck (dumb) and the sheep are being scattered. Another of the bitter fruits of conciliar “dialogue.” Who could ever have imagined this in once-Catholic Ireland.

    June 15, 2013 at 12:41 am
  • Leo

    Editor
    There is no doubt that the “contempt of the political classes” for Christianity, as well as the voters, becomes more brazen every day.

    I think a petition for the application of canon 915 in parishes would be a very good idea. To be honest though, I’m not confident of the outcome here in Ireland. I was told today by someone who has spoken to his Bishop, that the Irish bishops will not refuse Holy Communion to politicians who vote for abortion. I’d be prepared to bet the farm in fact that the Vatican II novelty of Collegiality is playing a major role in neutering the leadership of the Irish bishops in this hour of danger.

    Athanasius

    Very well said. “Once-Catholic Ireland” is, I’m afraid, the reality. Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh is making some good statements but it looks he isn’t getting a great deal of support. Some of his fellow bishops appear to have become a bit too used to hiding behind the sofa.

    Their Lordships would do well to consider the example of Saint Basil the Great, Bishop of Cæsarea, whose feast we celebrated yesterday.

    I came across this on the Ars Orandi blog:

    When St. Basil was required to admit the Arians to Communion, the prefect, finding that soft words had no effect, said to him, “Are you mad, that you resist the will before which the whole world bows? Do you not dread the wrath of the emperor, nor exile, nor death?” “No,” said Basil calmly; “he who has nothing to lose need not dread loss of goods; you cannot exile me, for the whole earth is my home; as for death, it would be the greatest kindness you could bestow upon me; torments cannot harm me: one blow would end my frail life and my sufferings together.” “Never,” said the prefect, “has any one dared to address me thus.” “Perhaps,” suggested Basil, “you never before measured your strength with a Christian bishop.” The emperor desisted from his commands.

    June 15, 2013 at 1:21 am
    • editor

      Brilliant quote from St Basil, Leo.

      Since you are the only one to comment, so far, on the idea of a petition and that in favour, think we will go ahead with it. Unless someone comes on by the end of the day with a definite “don’t do it!” and good reason, we’ll launch the petition asap.

      June 15, 2013 at 9:51 am
      • Petrus

        Great idea. Go for it

        June 15, 2013 at 10:27 am
      • editor

        Thank you – will do in due course.

        June 15, 2013 at 11:54 am
      • gloria

        I say yes the to petition for the application of canon 915 in parishes. And if the Bishops in Ireland are silent in the matter of this demonic abortion act, I would remind them of 4 things, DEATH, JUDGMENT, HEAVEN, HELL.
        Death comes for everyone of us and we then face God’s judgement. If you wish to place your soul in peril then it will be hell for eternity. I’d also remind Enda Kenny that too.

        June 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm
  • editor

    semperfidelis emailed to ask me to post the following (fabulous) article – for some reason she is unable to do so herself. Shockingly, this article contains information that I, for one, did not know, that a bill was passed requiring priests to break the seal of confession – we all knew it had been proposed, but not progressed, or did I miss that news bulletin? Utterly shocking. What a terrible prime minister is Enda Kenny. And a Catholic? No way!

    A Protestant Taoiseach would not do the things Kenny has

    DAVID QUINN – 14 JUNE 2013

    WOULD the Catholic Church be better off if we had a Protestant as Taoiseach rather than Enda Kenny? I ask the question because Enda seems to go to such great lengths to show he is not a stooge of his own church.The question is further prompted by something he said in the Dail on Wednesday in response to Mattie McGrath.
    Mattie asked him if he understood why some people simply could not accept that the Abortion Bill is pro-life even though Mr Kenny insists that it is.

    Enda responded by referring to the abusive messages he has received from some people opposed to the Bill including one that said he is a ‘murderer’. (I’ve been told I should be ‘castrated and hung up on O’Connell Street’, and that I ‘should have been aborted’, among many other choice threats and insults).

    But then Mr Kenny said that while he is a Taoiseach who happens to be a Catholic, he is not a Catholic Taoiseach.

    Why did he feel the need to say this? Would Ruairi Quinn who was sitting right beside him ever tell the Dail, ‘I’m a Taoiseach who happens to be a Social Democrat, but I’m not a Social Democrat Taoiseach’? The idea is ridiculous.

    Ruairi Quinn is in politics because he is a Social Democrat and because he wants Ireland to be Social Democratic. Enda Kenny will claim that he can’t be a Catholic Taoiseach because not everyone in Ireland is a Catholic. Absolutely true. But not everyone is a Social Democrat either. In fact, there are far fewer Social Democrats than there are practising Catholics.

    I’m not a Social Democrat. I don’t think Social Democracy would be good for Ireland, but if Ruairi Quinn had his way I’d end up living in a Social Democratic Ireland regardless.

    Fine Gael used to be a Christian Democrat party. Could you imagine a European politician ever saying, ‘I’m a politician who happens to be a Christian Democrat, but I’m not a Christian Democrat politician’? Never.

    Christians established Christian Democratic parties all over Western Europe after the war with the express intention of getting into power and implementing their Christian Democrat policies. They were very successful for a long time.

    Does Enda Kenny think those parties were somehow suspect from a democratic point of view?

    Those parties were, among other things, pro-life. They were pro-life partly because many members of those parties were Catholic. But they weren’t protecting the right to life of the unborn simply because that was the ‘Catholic’ thing to do. They did it because they believed it was the right thing to do, period.

    Enda Kenny seems to think that if he removes the suicide clause from the Abortion Bill then he will be legislating only for Catholics.

    However, if he removed the suicide clause he wouldn’t be legislating only for Catholics, he would simply be protecting the right to life of the unborn.

    Mr Kenny may have convinced himself that this really is a ‘pro-life’ Bill but the fact is that it will allow the deliberate and intentional destruction of unborn human lives when a woman is deemed to be suicidal even though there will always be alternatives to abortion available. If the Bill really is pro-life then he needs to ask himself why not a single pro-life group supports it and why the likes of Ivana Bacik see it as a first step.

    He also needs to ask himself why up to 40,000 people took to the streets in Dublin last weekend to protest against the Bill if it really is pro-life? That was the biggest demonstration of the year of any sort and the pro-life campaign organised it in just three weeks.

    As I say, Enda seems to feel the need to prove time and again that he does not ‘defer’ to the Catholic Church, that in this respect at least, he is his own man.

    He ‘proved’ it with his thundering denunciation of the Vatican two years ago. He did it again when he allowed our embassy to the Holy See to be closed.

    He did it when he permitted the passage of a law that requires the breaking of the Seal of Confession, making us one of the only countries in the world with such a law.

    He did it when he was using his mobile phone in front of Pope Benedict, something he would not have done in front of the Queen.

    He is doing it now in allowing the Abortion Bill to ride roughshod over the consciences of pro-life doctors and the ethos of pro-life hospitals (making us more extreme than the UK in this respect).

    And of course he is doing it most of all by permitting abortion when a woman is deemed to be suicidal, despite the fact that there is no evidence a single woman will thereby be saved.

    Would a Protestant Taoiseach – or rather a Taoiseach who happened to be Protestant – do all these things?

    I can’t imagine it. I can’t imagine a Protestant Taoiseach closing the embassy to the Holy See or playing with his mobile phone in front of the Pope, or requiring doctors to go against their deepest conscientious beliefs.

    Enda needs to know we get it. We know he’s not the stooge of the Catholic Church. He has proven it abundantly. From here on in, therefore, he should just do the right thing, even if that happens to be the Catholic thing also.

    Irish Independent

    June 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    • Margaret Mary

      That is a marvellous article. But I note some of the comments underneath it on the Irish Independent site are not so good. One of them wrote this, and it shows the damage the whole ecumenical thing is causing:

      “The fact that the Taoiseach is RCC must be particularly galling as it negates such opportunity. Thankfully, no less RCC authority than The Holy Father himself, last week stated his belief that good people are heaven-bound, even if they are not members of the “one true church”, a departure from previous pronouncements by the RCC. I have great hopes for Pope Francis.”

      Perhaps it’s time for Pope Francis to repeat Pope John Paul II’s words about abortion being murder and maybe those who promote it and facilitate it are not at all “heaven bound”.

      The confusion in the world and church right now is truly dumbfounding. The leader of a Catholic country bringing in a law to outlaw the seal of confession and another law allowing abortion up to birth? I know Our Lady said it would be “late” before the Consecration of Russia is done but just how “late” is it going to be?

      June 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm
  • semperfidelis

    What really makes me mad at people like Enda Kenny is that I suspect that, like most Irish educated people of his vintage, he will have benefited from a cheap, if not free, education from a religious order. His grandfather was a lighthouse keeper i.e. Enda is from a humble background (nothing wrong with that I hasten to add!) and these people would never have “risen” in society except for the generosity of thousands of Irishmen and women who devoted their lives to the education of the disadvantaged.

    As for Enda’s emotional spill on the Magdalene Laundries, what despicable lies. I worked in the Magdalene Laundry off the North Circular Road with the Legion of Mary and I found no such abuse as claimed. They were different times and corporal punishment was used in schools as elsewhere but I never saw cruelty. Some of those lasses were very difficult to say the least and we had to be very firm with them. However, they were well treated, well fed, well dressed and had regular entertainment. I remember accompanying a group of them to see The Song of Bernadette at the cinema and they had money for popcorn and soft drinks. Those nuns were saints.

    June 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    • Athanasius

      semperfidelis,

      I agree with you entirely. Those who perpetuate the wicked myth about the Magdalene Laundries have either not read ‘Cathy’s Real Story,’ by Herman Kelly, or they have chosen deliberately to blind themselves to the truth. It is disgraceful to allow the lies about the Magdalene Sisters to persist and spread.

      June 15, 2013 at 8:03 pm
  • gloria

    I had a look at this video where Father Gruner states that Russia is now trying to stem abortions for the first time. Abortion outnumbers live births, so much so that the Russian population is declining.

    June 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm
  • Petrus

    I think (and hope) Our Lady will intervene soon!

    June 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm
  • pius x

    Enda Kenny should not just have the sacraments withdrawn, that doesn’t send the message, he should be excommunicated, along with the pagan apostates who voted for abortion. Hundreds of thousands have protested in Dublin, and we must pray for them. Also, what is this about breaking the seal of the confession? Isn’t it strange that when abortion is legalised, the legalisation of sodomy’ gay ‘marriage or divorce usually follow?

    Pius X

    June 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm
  • pius x

    The Parish priests of Enda Kenny, Eamon Gilmore and Simon Coveney are in Mayo, Dublin and Cork. If that helps.

    Pius X

    June 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm
    • Josephine

      Can you name the parishes please?

      June 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm
      • pius x

        Unfortunately I cannot name the Parishes.

        Pius X

        June 16, 2013 at 11:51 am
  • Leo

    Semperfidelis

    Thank you for such a really great post. Very very well said. The teaching priests and nuns and brothers contributed so much to Ireland. Education really did make a huge difference to successive generations, as you say. That lack of gratitude amongst the modern day pampered atheistic brats and their parents is really shameful.

    I might just put in a word for the nuns who ran Irish hospitals to a very high standard. There was nothing slipshod or second rate there. People weren’t dying because of lack of hygiene in hospitals in those days.

    On the Magdalene Laundries, the official report of Dr. Martin McAleese proved to be quite a disappointment to all the Church bashers who were no doubt looking forward to getting their hands on some more propaganda material. If I remember correctly, the story was dropped very quickly by the mainstream media.

    Here’s a link to a short commentary by a reasonable, fair-minded blogger at the Telegraph, Brendan O’Neill, who also happens to be an atheist. A couple of quotes from the commentary follow the link.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/brendanoneill2/100202781/catholic-bashers-have-embellished-the-truth-about-abuse-in-catholic-institutions-its-time-to-put-the-record-straight/

    “Yet the McAleese Report found not a single incident of sexual abuse by a nun in a Magdalene laundry. Not one. Also, the vast majority of its interviewees said they were never physically punished in the laundries.”

    “The authors of the McAleese Report, having like the rest of us imbibed the popular image of the Magdalene laundries as nun-run concentration camps, seem to have been taken aback by ‘the number of women who spoke positively about the nuns’.”

    June 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm
  • Petrus

    We’ve had a similar situation, but on a much smaller scale, here in the town I live. Some nutcase accuse two elderly nuns of abusing girls at a boarding school. It was quite high profile and details of the lies we’re broadcast day in and day out.

    Thankfully, lots of former pupils came forward to tell the truth. The two nuns were actually excellent teachers and carers. Truth prevailed and the nuns were acquitted.

    The enemies of the Church will use whatever means, lies, cheating, slander, to heap shame on the Church. Unfortunately, there are useful idiots out there just waiting to believe these head cases!

    June 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm

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