Catholic Church tossed 800 Irish orphans into septic tank grave

I’m surprised no one has posted on this.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/3/mass-grave-800-children-found-near-irish-home-unwe/ The Catholic Church in Ireland has come under fire after a researcher discovered a mass grave filled with the bodies of 796 babies near a former orphanage and home for unwed mothers. The home, run by the Bon Secours nuns from 1925-1961 in County Galway, saw the hundreds of children dying of malnourishment and neglect, as well as contagious diseases like measles, tuberculosis and pneumonia, reported The Daily Mail. The babies were put in what was once a septic tank, with a simple shroud and no coffins, said researcher Catherine Corless, who discovered the death records, according to reports. A health board report in 1944 revealed the conditions of the home, The Daily Mail reports. A 13-month-old boy was described as “miserable, emaciated child with voracious appetite and no control over bodily functions and probably mentally defective," and 31 other children in the same room were described as “poor babies, emaciated and not thriving. ...
In Ireland, A Macabre Discovery At Old Home For Unwed Mothers by CAMILA DOMONOSKE June 03, 2014 http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/03/318545130/in-ireland-a-macabre-discovery-at-old-home-for-unwed-mothers
Amid Horror At Mass Graves Of Children, Calls In Ireland For An Inquiry by CAMILA DOMONOSKE June 05, 2014 http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/05/319100479/amid-horror-at-mass-graves-of-children-calls-in-ireland-for-an-inquiry
Irish Women Emerge From Shadows Of 'National Shame' by NPR STAFF February 24, 2013 http://www.npr.org/2013/02/24/172740950/irish-women-emerge-from-shadows-of-national-shame
But, no woman in trouble is allowed to choose to terminate her own fetus. >:-( And who made the Catholic Church God anyways? :blank:
I'm surprised no one has posted on this.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/3/mass-grave-800-children-found-near-irish-home-unwe/ The Catholic Church in Ireland has come under fire after a researcher discovered a mass grave filled with the bodies of 796 babies near a former orphanage and home for unwed mothers. The home, run by the Bon Secours nuns from 1925-1961 in County Galway, saw the hundreds of children dying of malnourishment and neglect, as well as contagious diseases like measles, tuberculosis and pneumonia, reported The Daily Mail. The babies were put in what was once a septic tank, with a simple shroud and no coffins, said researcher Catherine Corless, who discovered the death records, according to reports. A health board report in 1944 revealed the conditions of the home, The Daily Mail reports. A 13-month-old boy was described as “miserable, emaciated child with voracious appetite and no control over bodily functions and probably mentally defective," and 31 other children in the same room were described as “poor babies, emaciated and not thriving. ...
In Ireland, A Macabre Discovery At Old Home For Unwed Mothers by CAMILA DOMONOSKE June 03, 2014 http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/03/318545130/in-ireland-a-macabre-discovery-at-old-home-for-unwed-mothers
Amid Horror At Mass Graves Of Children, Calls In Ireland For An Inquiry by CAMILA DOMONOSKE June 05, 2014 http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/05/319100479/amid-horror-at-mass-graves-of-children-calls-in-ireland-for-an-inquiry
Irish Women Emerge From Shadows Of 'National Shame' by NPR STAFF February 24, 2013 http://www.npr.org/2013/02/24/172740950/irish-women-emerge-from-shadows-of-national-shame
But, no woman in trouble is allowed to choose to terminate her own fetus. >:-( And who made the Catholic Church God anyways? :blank:
The Catholic Church.

I heard the NPR broadcast just yesterday and it was appalling to think that mothers were made to just drop their dead children down a hole. It seems that many of them died of malnutrition and childhood diseases. There was no real explanation given on the broadcast except to say that the Church either didn’t have enough funds or wouldn’t give enough money to maintain the home. The disgusting thing about this story is it the length of time the institution was open and no one blew the whistle until now. One lady is attempting to raise money for a memorial with the names of the children inscribed on it. Another black mark for the church.
Cap’t Jack

Sounds like something the Nazis would do. But when the Roman Catholic Church pulls this $hit, it’s barely mentioned by network and 24 hour news. (Which is, sadly, where most people get their news these days. Reading is so last century.)
It seems like, wherever the RCC can get away with atrocities, they do. Another more recent example of an atrocity the network and 24 hour news didn’t feel was worth mentioning–The Right Reverend Charles Wamika, Bishop of the Diocese of Jinja in Rwanda overtly endorsed the extermination of the country’s homosexual population through imprisonment and genocide. Nice:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2014/04/catholic-bishop-praises-genocide-of-lgbt-in-uganda/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/07/rwanda-genocide-20-years-priests-catholic-church
This piece of $hit bishop has not been disciplined in any way by the RCC, nor has our wonderful new “progressive” Pope bothered to mention the issue (though he did find time in his pre-Pope days to called gay marriage a “move of the Father of Lies who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God” and gay adoption as a form of “discrimination against children”). Of course, what should one expect? Hell, Hitler died a member in good standing of the RCC!
The glossing over and sugar coating of the RCC’s atrocities by the mainstream media is very disturbing and just plain maddening!
(Oooohhh!!! Aaaargh!!! I get so aggravated about stuff like this!!!)

I wonder if any of the babies were buried alive?
At any rate, there isn’t anything really shocking about this, all old orphanages have some similar stories. So do hospitals. The Catholics are not to blame.

I wonder if any of the babies were buried alive? At any rate, there isn't anything really shocking about this, all old orphanages have some similar stories. So do hospitals. The Catholics are not to blame.
You can be sure that church people were on the scene, if anyone could have helped it was the church. This was Ireland, after all. But the church would accept the practice as long as no abortions were being performed. That's all that mattered to them and all that matters today. Once a birth takes place they care a lot less what happens to the children. They'll go to heaven, anyway. Lois
I wonder if any of the babies were buried alive? At any rate, there isn't anything really shocking about this, all old orphanages have some similar stories. So do hospitals. The Catholics are not to blame.
All old orphanages and hospitals have secret mass graves full of infants who died from malnutrition and other types of neglect at their hands? I wasn't aware of that. Can you back that claim up?
I wonder if any of the babies were buried alive? At any rate, there isn't anything really shocking about this, all old orphanages have some similar stories. So do hospitals. The Catholics are not to blame.
All old orphanages and hospitals have secret mass graves full of infants who died from malnutrition and other types of neglect at their hands? I wasn't aware of that. Can you back that claim up? Yea, they didn't go and have those babies did they? And then there is the case of Philomena and the Irish "Magdalene laundries." Sorry Mid-A, but every time I look at the Catholic church I see megalomania, too often with a hint of sadism about it, and always with a disconnect from down to Earth realities that's appalling.
The Real Philomena Might Just Melt Your Heart http://www.refinery29.com/2014/04/66982/philomena-lee-interview Based on the true story (http://www.associationofcatholicpriests.ie/2013/12/mix-of-fact-and-fiction-in-philomena-takes-from-its-impact/) ...Philomena is the movie to see – if you have the stomach for it. Though not everyone will want to submit themselves to such an emotional roller-coaster. From the dark days of the Magdalene laundries, this is a story that encapsulates a thousand other stories of an oppressive age when pregnant, unmarried and unwanted young Irish women were ware-housed into institutions supervised by nuns, who lacked the resources, the training and, sometimes, the human touch to cope with the complex demands and dilemmas involved. Finding a path through a maze of sub-cultures – religious intolerance, guilt, anger, judgement, adoption, control, regret – was beyond most of the participants in what was a common drama played out all over Ireland in the early and middle decades of the last century. A teenager in 1952, Philomena Lee became pregnant, was disowned by her family and sent to a mother and baby home at Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, where she gave birth to her son ...
Sounds like something the Nazis would do. But when the Roman Catholic Church pulls this $hit, it's barely mentioned by network and 24 hour news. (Which is, sadly, where most people get their news these days. Reading is so last century.) It seems like, wherever the RCC can get away with atrocities, they do. Another more recent example of an atrocity the network and 24 hour news didn't feel was worth mentioning--The Right Reverend Charles Wamika, Bishop of the Diocese of Jinja in Rwanda overtly endorsed the extermination of the country's homosexual population through imprisonment and genocide. Nice: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2014/04/catholic-bishop-praises-genocide-of-lgbt-in-uganda/ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/07/rwanda-genocide-20-years-priests-catholic-church This piece of $hit bishop has not been disciplined in any way by the RCC, nor has our wonderful new "progressive" Pope bothered to mention the issue (though he did find time in his pre-Pope days to called gay marriage a "move of the Father of Lies who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God" and gay adoption as a form of "discrimination against children"). Of course, what should one expect? Hell, Hitler died a member in good standing of the RCC! The glossing over and sugar coating of the RCC's atrocities by the mainstream media is very disturbing and just plain maddening! (Oooohhh!!! Aaaargh!!! I get so aggravated about stuff like this!!!)
God provides! Lois

Orphanages worldwide are hell-holes, more often than not.
http://www.pop.org/content/the-scandal-of-chinas-orphans-304
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/10/world/europe/10romania.html
http://www.irinnews.org/report/58262/liberia-orphanages-accused-of-child-trafficking
The list can go on and on, just looking up “bad orphanages” online results in hundreds of examples. Catholicism doesn’t have any monopoly on promoting horrific conditions in orphanages.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/18/health/research/18child.html?_r=0
Did you even look for good orphanages or only bad ones in your search, mid atlantic?

Orphanages worldwide are hell-holes, more often than not. http://www.pop.org/content/the-scandal-of-chinas-orphans-304 http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/10/world/europe/10romania.html http://www.irinnews.org/report/58262/liberia-orphanages-accused-of-child-trafficking The list can go on and on, just looking up "bad orphanages" online results in hundreds of examples. Catholicism doesn't have any monopoly on promoting horrific conditions in orphanages.
It also has no monopoly on ending horrific conditions, though it was wealthy and powerful enough to do so had it had the will. Lois
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/18/health/research/18child.html?_r=0 Did you even look for good orphanages or only bad ones in your search, mid atlantic?
Thats not the point. The point is Catholicism isn't responsible for the bad conditions of many orphanages.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/18/health/research/18child.html?_r=0 Did you even look for good orphanages or only bad ones in your search, mid atlantic?
Thats not the point. The point is Catholicism isn't responsible for the bad conditions of many orphanages. By "bad conditions", do you mean secret mass graves of babies that were neglected to death, and organized mass child rape and forced labor? There have, of course, been other isolated cases of poor conditions in orphanages, many of them taking place in countries we already consider "evil", such as communist China. No, the RCC doesn't have a monopoly, but it's the only mass offender that's given a pass by the mainstream media--particularly network news. In fact, it's the only mass offender that's heaped with praise and held up as only a force for good. Even the organized protection and facilitation of mass child rape that went on for many decades blew over within a couple of years of the scandal "breaking" (it was common knowledge for decades by insurance companies specializing in these kinds of claims, so I don't know why it took the media so long to "break" this story). The last Pope was one of the main forces behind this scandal, and yet he was never called out by the mainstream media. (Notice how many times I used the word "mass" in that paragraph? Freudian slip? Maybe. I've been to Catholic mass a few times with my Grandma.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/18/health/research/18child.html?_r=0 Did you even look for good orphanages or only bad ones in your search, mid atlantic?
Thats not the point. The point is Catholicism isn't responsible for the bad conditions of many orphanages. But they sure should be for what happens in their own orphanages!