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The Irish religious orders humiliations on little children and their Mums in the Institutions, is a long and sordid history. It has gone on since the birth of the nation. Their presumed moral authority has been a solid foundation for these kinds of abuses. And these Religious Orders thought they had the right to commit these abuses against the children. Because they were poor and their parent(s) had little education, some people in the government of this coutry – and that includes the Catholic Church – have justified the most heinous acts against children.

Look at how nonchalantly the TDs in parliament took the incident of the boy who had his arm broken when he was savagely beaten by the Christian Brothers in Artane. And at least one boy had already been beaten to death in that Institution before!

Being tied by vows to a religious order like the christian brothers or the sisters of mercy does something to people. It can intoxicate them, poison their spirits, their resolve; it can mutate their values, their life-long innocence even, it can make probably rather passive and fun-loving people into beasts.  Abusing poor children to build a christian brother/sisters of mercy empire, does this even worse. Is anyone surprised?  

We need a true reckoning, a true accounting. These acts committed against children and families will always be part of Ireland’s historical legacy. Any history of this “Island of Saints and Scholars” that excludes the appalling abuses committed by the religious orders against children will be a history of lies.

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Comment by Kathleen O'Malley. on August 23, 2014 at 15:56

You are to kind to these monsters.

How come no one has mentioned the Mortuary and Graves at Artane School. What other Primary School  (especially as it was an Industial School)  has such facilities was this another way of disposing young bodies with out any questions.

Would love to hear comments. 

Kathleen O'Malley."Childhood Interrupted"

Comment by jack colleton on August 23, 2014 at 20:18

i agree Andrew and very well spoken! really can there be peace without justice?  if the answer is no all of Ireland needs to take note now. 

Comment by jack colleton on August 23, 2014 at 20:33

A Fair Conclusion Kathleen. 

Comment by jack colleton on August 25, 2014 at 15:19

excellent post Teri!  i am a witness to all of that!

Comment by jack colleton on August 25, 2014 at 15:52

i am absolutely sure the irish political partys need their abuse records examined in full and made public.

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