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Catholic Church Cover-up: 300 Priests Sexually Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania

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16 aug. 2018

https://democracynow.org – A shocking new Pennsylvania grand jury report has revealed that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused 1,000 children, and possibly thousands more, over a span of seven decades. The church leadership covered up the abuse, lying to communities, transferring predator priests rather than firing them, and locking abuse complaints away in what the church called a “secret archive.” For more, we speak with Shaun Dougherty, a survivor of sexual abuse by a Pennsylvania priest. His story was included in Tuesday’s grand jury report. He was molested by a priest from the Altoona-Johnstown diocese in Pennsylvania for three years, starting when he was 10 years old. George Koharchick, the priest responsible, has been defrocked. Even though the FBI determined he was a child predator, Koharchick cannot be tried as such because of an expired statute of limitations. We also speak with Bob Hoatson, a former Catholic priest and the co-founder and president of Road to Recovery, which assists victims of sexual abuse.
 
Jelly Baby
Decades ago Sinead O’Connor tried to shine a spotlight on this pervasive mass atrocity and her career sank as a consequence of her being an outcast.
 
 
 
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West Winds
I am totally against any statute of limitations where child molestation is concerned. The statute of limitations is a method of silencing victims who are too frightened and intimidated to speak out for themselves as children, and muzzles the victim when old enough to be able to present his or her case before any tribunal. Just as the statute of limitations was removed for cases involving murder, the statute of limitations needs to be removed for child predators. This is men protecting men and their predacious proclivities.
 
 
 
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Nancy Mesek
My abuser was reassigned in Ohio. I found courage to go after him but my statute of limitations was up. There should never be such a statute in any abuse.
 
 
 
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Macnutz420
Never, never, never allow your child to be alone with a priest, preacher, or so called youth minister. These problems are also a serious issue with protestant denominations, as well. The god man is good camouflage for predators of every variety.
 
 
 
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West Winds
I was brought up in a Catholic family. I attended Catholic churches. When I was very young, we had Fr. Birmingham as our priest. He regularly separated the boys out during catechetical classes and took them into his office for “special training”. He was later transferred to another church in the same diocese and made a Bishop. (The Bishop in each church is in charge of the safe in which all cases of child abuse or other cases against the church are kept locked away.) In later years, I learned of the RCC Jesuits, their bloody oath and their sex magic practices. I have also seen a couple of films on the history of the RCC. Personally, I have felt for many decades, that the RCC was established for and by men who practice man-on-boy, and man-on-man sex, and this accounts for their staunch refusal to allow women to have any substantive place or role in their organization. I still believe this is the case. I have seen a documentary on the current Pope, and it is full of documented accusations of child abuse. It is time the curtain be removed from the RCC, that there be full transparency about who they are and what they do. People need to know exactly what they are dealing with in order to protect themselves and their children. I have long since left the church. In good conscience, I couldn’t stay knowing what I know and feeling the way I do about such things. Thanks to Democracy Now! for highlighting this subject and giving the victims a forum in which to expose such criminal misconduct, and bless these men for their courage to come forward and tell us about that which has been covered up for so long.
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Peace Freedom
This is the second program I’ve seen Shaun Dougherty on. He is an excellent speaker. He’s extremely concise and informative. I truly believe he has the ability to make a difference in the fight to expose and end these abuses of power. He is a valuable voice for all of the victims. Can someone tell me why it seems the Priests have targeted boys more than girls?
 
 
 
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Protiti Khan
How about some RICO charges on the senior church officials who covered this up and the molesters? Lock them up. No statute of limitations on conspiracy.
 
 
 
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Sacred Grooves
never let your kids shower with other guys, church or school. Just wear your sweaty clothes, go home and shower where it is safe!!! OMG. Why are we letting young kids shower with ANYONE??? Good Lord!
 
 
 
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Everblue Freediving
How many cops and prosecuters looked the other way and protected the Church?
 
 
 
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Gerry
Where is Pope Francis? Good question. This is an ongoing problem for years all over the world. And other big organizations , children’s homes etc I was physically and emotionally abused by nuns and some Catholic teachers. Not as bad as sexual abuse😢😢😢
 
 
 
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Vee Friend
I wonder who it was that instituted the “statute of limitations” on child abuse? There should be no such statute in these cases. There is such serious trauma of the victims that, in many cases, it may take decades to face it.
 
 
 
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Bill Dunne
great interviews and lots of time given to the interviewees.Well done
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trish Thompson
The cascade devastating affects of this abuse is incalculable.
 
 
 
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Zelda Williams
wow! Excellent interview and very informative. What a shame these people of abuse have to suffer so much hell & hardship! I have so much empathy, compassion, and sympathy for these survivors’……peace be with them all.😔
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mattie Hebrewess
When I was a kid until adulthood, I always thought I was the only child who has been preyed upon by supposed safe adults. It’s an atrocity what this type of abuse did to me; even to this day, decades later, I feel the affects. Thank the GOD of Abraham that I am finally healed. HalleluYah. As scripture states, Satan has tricked the whole world through this evil act upon children. Many homosexuals were preyed upon as children by followers of Satan… most of whom are in the churches…I pray for healing for all people who has been affected by this demonic abuse…
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Roxx
What a well spoken, beautiful man, I hope he is well and strong.
 
 
 
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Katie Kane
No wonder the church opposed birth control, gotta have fodder for the father & not just talking collection plate. Our preoccupation with sexual repression & lack of open discussion with our kids allows this to occur. The kids must be able to trust someone to talk to & know they’ll be heard.
 
 
 
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Grim Locke
Religion is a ruse. This is not an aberration. Make Priests, Rome, and all other organized faiths Pay.
 
 
 
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Lyza Minelli
The damage has already been done. Forgive those that cause harm to you and God will forgive you in return. Statute of limitations in church cases is abhorrent and unreasonable.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asenath Dagraca
To hell with the statute of limitations!!! When you commit a disgusting act against a child you kill their soul and should be held accountable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Desert Rat Gardener
Informative. As a Catholic for 9 yrs after 50 yrs of Anglicanism, most priests I’ve known are fine good men. But pedophiles will flock to be Catholic priests since they dont have to have wives, and children are everywhere. The shortage of priests also makes the Church desperate and therefore won’t vet seminarians as well as they should. Also, for the Catholic heirarchy to punish a nun who allowed an abortion to save the critically ill mother’s life is patriarchial nonsense. Smacks of antipathy toward women. Plus that they freak over Hans Kung and the like – fine intelligent priests who THINK – while protecting pedophiles and rapists, indicates a purging to the highest levels better start now. Pope Francis can make that happen. We must be vocal in our support of him taking the Temple Whip and driving out the evil amongst us.
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Luis Lomeli
Thank you for posting!
 
 
 
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Trish Thompson
It’s a crime that there is any redaction at all. Utterly ridiculous and shows there is more than 1 tier for justice and punishment Major BS!
 
 
 
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C T
This actually scares the crap out of me. I live in NY, I’m catholic, and I’ve been going to church every Sunday my whole life. My father is the only one in my family who doesn’t go to church. I asked him why and he said because the whole church is corrupt and evil and I’m not going to celebrate the son of god with people who are pedophiles. I think I might switch to be a Protestant. I am so confused. If anyone has any advice,/help please reply
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heather Stahlnecker
thank you for reporting TRUTH.
 
 
 
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Yolanda Calle
Heros all are we the recovering survivors. “Groomed” to fight the good fight through these groundbreaking times of full disclosure and systemic accountability. We must use our voices developed over decades of acceptance and healing to send an indelible message that wrong is wrong and will no longer be permitted regardless of the length and depth of this sick legacy. We are the true emissaries of The Message. Love is clearing the decks of all lower energies on this planet.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nigel McKenna
They say that all the money from the collection plates from mass goes to a fund that pays compensation to families of the children that are abused. I wouldn’t give them a single penny.
 
 
 
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Ronnie & Minh
Will any of these Priests go to prison?
 
 
 
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hermenutic
This has happened in other religious organizations also. But it is obvious it is a policy associated with corporate organizations in general as we see evidence of it in the news regarding for profit corporations. These ‘organizations’ ‘circle the wagons’ when they are accused and when they do that integrity flies out the window and preservation of the ‘organization’ is the foremost purpose of the organization. The ‘organization’ itself is the problem that needs to be addressed. The ‘organization’ is subject to the judgment of public opinion.
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Andrew
How can these perverts parade themselves as Priests / Preachers Of God ? NOT POSSIBLE AND DISGUSTING. BUT TRUE ! ! !
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayne Bess
You can’t just take a vow of celibacy and seriously think that will do away with certain feelings. This celibacy madness must end and women must be allowed to be preist.
 
 
 
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Double Guitars
Nuns did some awful abusive stuff in the Magdelene Laundries in Ireland. There is no reason to think Nuns being female will be automatically better. When people are given a certain amount of power over others there’s always going to be people who take advantage of that and use it negatively.
 
 
 
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Barbara Chipman
All of this is so absurd. the cover-up. all of it. do you know what this does to the victims? No statues!!!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K H
This is why Church and state should remain separate, because the law and these insurance companies are protecting sexual predators.
 
 
 
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Martin Finn
Anyone in Newyork who was abused at anytime can now go after these abusers. So go to the authorities and tell them your story get dolan to open the files
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S. Kertanguy
That attorney in Brooklyn for a while would do miracles.
 
 
 
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T Z
We live in a society where everything is sexualized and there’s tons of pornography. How about the general public uniting against this evil instead of pointing the finger at others.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edward Kim
I never thought I would see “church” and “criminal enterprise” in the same sentence…. lol
 
 
 
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SparkJoy
How come we never hear about this in the Orthodox Church but only in Protestant and Catholic Churches?
 
 
 
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David Lewis
I was 5….buried, suppressed, repressed, denied until I turned 50….well beyond the statute of limitations…the church admin knew of the statutes in every state and used this info to hide til the time passed…remove the statute of limitations and you just might see a decrease in these acts….and I emphasize “just might”…..hiw many have been involved in the cover up??? from the bottom to the top this has been known….a priest where I grew up was found to have child pornography on his computer and all the bishop said was “get this pervert out of my diocese…” This guy was guilty of a felony at the time and they allowed him to leave to teach at an all-girls high school in another state….they knew…for centuries they have known…I guess I’m still angry about what happened…
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Catherine Cole
Heres what I don’t understand, these guys are often brave enough to come forward to other faith leaders, and that takes so much strength and conviction, but when the religious leaders dismissed them, why wouldnt they go to the police? Just because there are statutes of limitations on them, these priests are serial abusers, just because that survivor cannot say anything, there are current victims. Did police drop the ball, too?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atom Baxter
I only wish Christopher Hitchens was here to combat this! It’s up to us now!
 
 
 
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Practical Backhand
I was friends with a Jesuit priest from age 12 til his death when I was 42. He was masculine gay. Never an improper touch! Damn! How am I gonna pay off my daughter’s education loans? Should I make something up? Everybody is cashing in but me.
 
 
 
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Michael C
The Church has always avoided the issue by blaming homosexual men. It makes it seem like they have always opposed gay rights because recognizing homosexuals have nothing to do with their pedophilia might force them to take more responsibility for it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
kapa1611
this is why freedom of speech is so important, you also saw it with Weinstein. if the powerful aren t publicly called out on their crimes, there won t be any investigations or consequences (the powerful usually protect their own). the Americans are right to protect freedom of speech to the extent that they do, and its a shame that my country (Austria) and other European countries don t. and its probably the main reason we are not as good as the Americans at dealing with our cultural problems and abuses by the powerful. at least the progress that America makes sometimes spills over to Europe. the American outcry over sexual harassment led to investigations into similar activities in my country and even in the EU parliament. European laws usually put the prestige and reputation of the powerful above people s right to free speech. we have extremely restrictive libel laws and other restrictions. Trump actually agrees with Europe on the issue of freedom of speech, in that he also opposes it, and made statements like “we have to open up those libel laws”, so that he can also sue people for criticising him, his companies, or his rich friends simply for “attacking” their reputation hold on your freedom of speech, America! its really important!
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bonjour itsizzy
this is why when people preach religion to me, it disgusts me what these young boys and men have gone through by adults they thought they could trust.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Darrylizer1
The idea of celibacy as a requisite for priesthood is an insane idea. It’s directly responsible for the attraction of certain types of people into the priesthood.
 
 
 
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Stuart Walker
Not ONE of the guilty should ever get off, this is as bad as murder and Nobody is above the law. Though i know where they will be for eternity, they must pay for their wrong doing here and now as well.
 
 
 
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kharma smith
Of course there are these kind of evil people in every walk of life, not just the Catholic Church.  But no one can say the numbers of those exposed  comes any where close to the vast innocent priests that have to bear the cloak of suspicion as the evil one intended.  What other bastion against immorality is there outside of the Catholic Church?  No surprise at the atrocious attacks against it in the past up to the present day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Crow
Look at all of the karma. Look at all of the child molestors. It’s a pattern of gaslighting. It’s a pattern of torture for profit while praising prophets. I’m not the first to say it and I literally ain’t gonna be the last. Plenty of people are seriously angry at child molestors. Zero mercy and zero forgiveness.
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Æ Kiwi
They should lose their tax exemption status just like all the churches should here in my country, it’s sick. The leaders are as much at fault for covering up the crimes as the priests who committed them. As someone who recently remembered they were sexually assaulted as a child all of this makes my blood boil. There is a whole lot wrong with organised religion, particularly the Abrahamic religions. The only religions/philosophies I have been somewhat able to agree with are the non dogmatic ones such as Buddhism, Satanism (yes, Satanism as in Atheistic Satanism, it’s actually about individuality & is far more moral than Christianity.) and Daoism. You don’t see them responsible for massive child sex crimes; these priests should all be prosecuted.
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Gustavo A. Belfiore
Don’t stop short of denouncing Bergoglio (Pope Francis), he’s a part of this, just like Ratzinger and Wojtyla before him. This is a highly hierarchical organization, and the Pope is the head.
 
 
 
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Mark Ross
This has totally disappeared from the news during the past year, why?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
jason bag
Disgusted, disappointed, and very frustrating. However, Jesus said : let he who has never sinned cast the first stone. Let it be clear that These priests do not represent the religion, the Catholic faith, or anything good. Though they are: sinners, failed Catholics, and definitely criminals. They are subject to the laws of men and need to answer for their Crimes to society. They will also be judged by God when they die. Catholicism is about charity, kindness, selflessness, and humility. Do what is right, love everyone even your enemies, and forgiveness. To forgive isn’t to forget, but it will free you from the hate and the harm done to you. Please do not judge the religion by these evil actions. If you really want to know what good Catholics have done research for yourself their role in freedom of speech, the education of the poor and common people, real charity, caring for the sick, elderly, and poor. Research the people like Mother Theresa and of course Jesus Christ. I believe that you will find plenty of evidence and wisdom there if you can look with an open mind.
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Sam Santucci
SHAMEFUL, CRIMINAL, HYPOCRITICAL!
 
 
 
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ms sage
The bible states in several places, “The dead know nothing” The Catholic church teaches that the dead can answer our prayers, and they have holy days for the dead and raise money in the names of the dead on those days. Also catholics are taught that the pope acts as Jesus Christ and what he says is infallible. A lot of people are deathly afraid of going against a priest. Trust me, I was in the church and I started reading my bible and learned the truth. God created man and woman to be as one person to each other and to have children. God never intended that a man should not marry. The apostle Peter was married, and Christ designated him to be head of the church. I could go on and on. The catholic church is a cult.
 
 
 
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ramlinshoes
When a person talks to himself he is crazy, when he talks to God he is religious.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sacred Grooves
calling for the feminine divine to shift in the catholic church for balance, keep these predators away from children.
 
 
 
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Louis Anthes
The Roman Catholic Church should lose its federal tax exempt status. They must pay taxes.
 
 
 
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Belle R
sexual abuse is murder , may everything be exsposed and healed
 
 
 
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beLIEve~!
How long are YOU going to put up with this insanity?
 
 
 
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B R
When is the law going to investigate the Mormon Church?
 
 
 
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Candice azzara
I hope they all go to jail!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clownish-Gambino
6:11 what kind of question is that?!
 
 
 
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el Kay
This should have a trigger warning. It’s graphic.
 
 
 
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humanonearth
Well there goes the Vatican.
 
 
 
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Patrice Marie
…. “ROAD TO RECOVERY” …. WE ALL NEED THAT ……. IN THE REAL EMOTIONAL “SCOPE” …… OF TRYING TO LIVE …. A SOMEWHAT STABLE ….. AND NORMAL ….. MORE HEALTHY …… THAN NOT ….. LIFE! …… NO QUESTION ABOUT IT ….. EARLY INEPT …… SOMETIMES VERY PERVERTED & CREEPY ……. EMOTIONAL AND OR PHYSICAL MISCONDUCT …… DEEPLY WOUNDS A CHILD! ………
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S. Kertanguy
Bon sang, comment des hommes de 18 ans peuvent se laisser violer par des vieux ? Il n’était pas un peu “precious” ? IL une savait pas donner des coups de poings avant de se retrouver dans un lit ? Il ne savait pas crier au secours ou tout le séminaire était complice ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sm1ofakind
No statute of limitations on failing to pay your taxes, but a limit on child rape and molestation??
 
 
 
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ANDRE MARIANO
SYSTEMIC CORRUPTION
 
 
 
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Sandra Walker
and he is still alive………zero tolerance for peodophiles and those complicit in their crimes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CranesNotSkyHooks
6 Catholic Priests watched this video.
 
 
 
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J B
Those Devils doing this since the beginning of time. YAH is coming for the Devils!
 
 
 
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Abundantia
I might be missing something but this is nothing new.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANDRE MARIANO
THEY JUST RELOCATE …
 
 
 
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Corvus Corax
Jeez…those left footers breed like f-ing rabbits. Not even the priests can keep it in their pants XD
 
 
 
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RhondaG Designs Rhonda G Wellman
I don’t understand why they don’t get the heck out out of the church. Descusting that they don’t know how to walk away. Sick sick sick organization.
 
 
 
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jessie james
Laws still protect them and the catholic church! More shd be in prison
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ejmatt Delacruz
Mccurick should go to jail.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
gapeach14
False Prophets and Ravenous Wolves in sheep clothing God warned us about this in the book of Matthew….The bible is fulfilling itself.
 
 
 
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Tom c
I know them to be true
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ima Farmer
And Cosby goes to jail
 
 
 
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iloveyoumadhuri
Pennsylvania can’t get away from its child molestation nightmares. First Penn State and now 300 PA priests.
 
 
 
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Miguel Arevalo
I wonder what’s the pope is doing about it?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Percy Blakeney
Good start. Now, onto the next state and the next state and then other countries until the gold shrouded Vatican is reached.
 
 
 
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Nadejda Jean Schmidt
now most people can see that God do not exsist, if he did he will never aloud this to happend, i do not belive in eny God and i did never go to Church.
 
 
 
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DetroitLives313
I wished all of these guys, children would have yelled, screamed,bitten and kicked at the time they were being molested…….Damn!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roger Keulen
Abuse in church is older then the church it self, thus te parents could know this if they want to. Just throw the parents in jail for brainwashing and pushing child into pedofile club.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
aspince laframboise
Those businesses of the gods sure make for a great tax free do nothing job eh… ÜïÖ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elia Fuimaono
Years of journalism couldn’t inform her what digital penetration is without him defining it?
 
 
 
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smoothlyez
Why in gods name do people follow organized religion? Why why why
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carole Clark
You’d have to be crazy to send your child to Catholic school.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Linda  Utley
I can’t watch no more 😠😠😠
 
 
 
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John daloser
I wonder where the big time Catholics are along with the countries where Catholicism is dominant? Well? 💁🏽‍♂
 
 
 
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Jim Hammond
These monsters who abuse children are not Godly. This doesn’t mean that God doesn’t exist. Don’t lose faith in God because there are evil men who claim to be ‘all for God’. Find these predators and remove them, and prosecute them.
 
 
 
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Have it now
Wow never knew that stealing in the Catholic Church is worse than rape, how horrible, my prayers to all.
 
 
 
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Francis Mausley
Post Christian religions warned priests about celibacy. Muhammad stated “Nay, they made it up themselves.” And Baha’u’llah (Baha’i Faith) warned monks “Enter ye into wedlock, that after you someone may fill your place. We have forbidden you perfidious acts…” He also wrote ”We shrink, for very shame, from treating the subject of boys. Fear ye the Merciful..”
 
 
 
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fermzy
These animals should be named,shamed and given life Disgusting creepy bastards
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CalGoldDredger
All Religion is Disqusting….
 
 
 
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Paul Capella
Very few priests have chosen to be men of God
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
06 Bahcelievler 19. sokak
You people stop rapping kids,boy and girls! Not only it is batshit wrong but you cats damaging these kids for eternity. Shame on you cats stop I mean right now!
S. Kertanguy
Is that man homosexual since his “3 years of ” practice ” without telling his parents , his teachers or his sheriff ?
S. Kertanguy
Since this drama happened to them they both became homosexuals only and freemasons ?

1 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Cloyne Report

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21 jul. 2011

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has strongly criticised the Vatican for what he said was an attempt to frustrate the Cloyne inquiry, accusing it of downplaying the rape of children to protect its power and reputation.

2 Magdalen Laundry Short

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3 Waterford child abuse scandal Good shepherd convent laundry and childrens home.

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2 sep. 2019

 
Waterford institute of technology, a past magdalene laundry and Childrens Home (Redress Rte )

4 PT1: ESCAPE FROM THE MAGDALENE LAUNDRY, DIANE CROGHAN SHARES HER INCREDIBLE STORY

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7th September 2020
 

In this powerful two part series, which begins tonight, 7th September 2020, the lovable Diane Croghan, who is almost 80 years old, tells her powerful story of her escape from the Wexford Magdalene Laundry.

Born in the Enniscorthy county home, where she remained until she was three year’s old, Diane was later fostered out before she was incarcerated into the Wexford Magdalene Laundry at just 8 years old – she is believed to be the youngest ever Magdalene.

Don’t miss Part One of Diane’s story this Monday 7th September at 7pm.

Happy Days
Such a beautiful woman with a lovely heart. So very shocking what she endured during her young life. I hope that she had a happy life thereafter, she deserved nothing less. I hope that the other young woman survived, how lovely it would be if they were reunited. Big hugs for you Diane. Your goodness shines through! xx
 
J D
What a truly remarkable lady. The bravery to run away into the unknown without as much as a penny in her hand and to endure what she did before that without a hint of bitterness now.
 
Mandy Daly
Such a lovely lady remember her so well living in Coolock , she had such a hard life I wish her all the happiness in the world she totally deserves
 
Margo Margo
My God Diane looks fantastic
 
Kata Good
Slave labour camps, child labour. Shame on the Catholic Church, the Nuns, the Priests and everyone involved…children who couldnt be friends? Not allowed to know each others names. The Irish Concentration Camps.

5 PT2: ESCAPE FROM THE MAGDALENE LAUNDRY, DIANE CROGHAN SHARES HER INCREDIBLE STORY

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14 sep. 2020

14th September 2020 
 
In this powerful two part series, which began on 7th September 2020, the lovable Diane Croghan, who is almost 80 years old, tells her powerful story of her escape from the Wexford Magdalene Laundry. 
 
Born in the Enniscorthy county home, where she remained until she was three year’s old, Diane was later fostered out before she was incarcerated into the Wexford Magdalene Laundry at just 8 years old – she is believed to be the youngest ever Magdalene.

6 Bad Fruit “The Unheard Voice of the Tuam Babies” Full Documentary. A film by Teresa Lavina

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In première gegaan op 18 okt. 2020

* The archive photography used in this video to portray rooms, nuns and children in cots and outside the home, does not belong to Tuam Mother and baby home, it belongs to Sean Ross Abbey. They are owned by Brian Lockier / Adoption rights allowance and have been donated to use as a visual element to illustrate the environment due to the lack of photography from Tuam’s mother and baby home. This is a film about the Tuam babies in Ireland. We would like to thank Mari Tatlow Steed for her contribution in these very important visual elements. Please do not mistake the locations as it is important that visual elements in this piece are just used to illustrate. 
 
A couple of years ago I released a short version of my documentary Bad Fruit. I am releasing now a longer version of it. 
 
There are no omissions to sexual abuse and suicide related conversations in this documentary. I am warning those who are sensitive that this is a very honest and hard piece to watch. The Irish government has announced plans of sealing records of the Mother and Baby homes in Ireland for 30 the next years. This records cannot be sealed.
 
nico jordo
Everyone that was complicit in this needs to go to jail. They are disgusting vile individuals. If they are still alive they need to be prosecuted !!!!!! Disgraceful!
 
K B
god bless them justice for the survivors and there babies and familys shame on the state and church
 
 
tra
No matter how many times you hear its heartbreaking, It is the likes of that particular social worker when the lady was 26 , these are what the state is attempting to bury for 30 years, everyone knows of the nuns who I hope are burning in hell, but there is very been said about the state collision in all its Gardai , judiciary, social & Heath care workers, teachers , st vdp, etc
Dee Cee
Excellent documentary, thank you for the upload. My heart breaks hearing about the mothers and babies, then is filled with rage that the State and Church are not held to account
 
 
SUPERPOD Gaming
Thank you for this. You made a great job. This story needs to go worldwide. Ireland not only suffered from the Famine but suffered under the very people we entrusted to care for them.
Sheila Nixon
As an English resident,please will someone explain why the shocking truth about what went on on these homes is still being muzzled and now the files are to be sealed for another 30 years, in an attempt to deny justice to the dead babies and children,and their mothers for ever. A fund should be set up to take the whole matter to the European Court of human rights, castigating the Roman Catholic Church and the Irish Government . It is pay back time ,and pay up time
 
 
 
Ann
They can seal the records but they can not seal the mouths of the victims of this abuse. I hope they group together and make their voices heard. I hope they all get justice before time runs out on them.
 
 
 
Patrick Walsh
The Catholic Church should never be forgiven for the evil they’ve carried out in Ireland:(
Lee McGuire
God bless you PJ Harvey. You are in my prayers. I’m praying for you. You are right. About fathers. The fathers are responsible. And the nuns were trained by brutal methods in order for them to lose their conscience over to the darkness. But I love your mother. For 5 1/2 years your mother tried. God bless her. God keep you Sir.
Wanda Wyatt
How evil to do this to innocent children. Priests and Nuns abusing children. God bless the children .
SUPERPOD Gaming
MSM and the Govt had these ladies and gentlemens complete backing to search for the truth back a few years ago. Now that we have it .. our Govt that have locked us down TWICE.. have chosen to seal them all away!
Sally Chandler
Thank you for making these videos. I’ve been following this story for several years now and will continue to do so. Please don’t waste your energy trying to explain things to what we call in the USA “Right to Lifers”. I have yet to meet one who’s adopted a child, especially disabled children. I’ve never met one who’s been raped. They only care about fetuses, not actual children.
 
 
Free speech for all
God knows who the evil ones are and those who cover up will meet the same punishment. RIP Gods innocent babies.
Margarita Magdalena
I don’t understand, did a court decide that all information on this history will be classified for 30 years?
Karen Harrington
Many Blessings Appreciate Sharing ❤
Maribel Cruz
Wow. Those nuns gave up salvation for greed and evil. Today, someone charged and convicted of neglect goes to jail. But the church is given a pass. Pathetic. Hope the internet blows them up. You can’t hide from the internet. That’s what we have today that those mothers and babies didn’t have then. Keep pressing for justice!!!
goldenraven1
THIS is exactly why I do not trust ANY church!!!!!
leann haup
People still thinking that ” rulers ” of this world want them good…… Nothing changed, same story over and over everywhere in the world. It still continue……
Max Kim Lowe
May justice come to the survivors and god protect the victims who didn’t survive the mother child homes. Shame on the Catholic Church and those in government that colluded with the church on this issue.
emma ransford
Those Children deserved some much better. 😔🤔
Peace Be 2U
How poignant the title of the video! ..by their fruits, ye shalt know them! The first question to ask all these interviewees.. do they still belong to the same evil organization now??? Dont hold your breath for the answer.. I dont doubt they belong to the same faith even now.
EileenMc
sue or unseal that 30 year rule-protest, PTSD. the shock of hundreds baby names at end forever
Eamonn Murphy
Irish government investigation summary: “Ireland was a cold harsh environment for many, probably the majority, of its residents during the earlier half of the period under remit. It was especially cold and harsh for women. All women suffered serious discrimination. Women who gave birth outside marriage were subject to particularly harsh treatment. Responsibility for that harsh treatment rests mainly with the fathers of their children and their own immediate families. It was supported by, contributed to, and condoned by, the institutions of the State and the Churches. However, it must be acknowledged that the institutions under investigation provided a refuge – a harsh refuge in some cases – when the families provided no refuge at all”.
Rachael Courtnell
oh my …talk about masoganey at it’s worst. prayers to all those children and mothers who suffered so much.
John Callahan
From New Zealand Class action of historical abuse in an Anglican Boys School for the defenseless ..Class action launched against Dilworth School over historical sexual offending 10:23 pm on 24 June 2021 A lawyer heading class action against Auckland’s Dilworth School says it should be held responsible for the awful abuse of many vulnerable young boys. Two men have filed a complaint to the Human Rights Commission, alleging staff failed to protect students from systemic sexual abuse at the school for more than 30 years. Other survivors are being asked to join the class action.
Daniel Boardman
Let the souls of each child be released and boycott the catholic church
Miss T
Rotten. I am a lapsed Catholic. For this sort of reason. Just evil.
Mouse
Revenge is Mine saith the LORD……..those babies are with our Father in heaven and the judgment day is coming…..May The LORD have mercy on thier souls.and the catholic church…….their is none righteous in all the earth no not one.
Angela Himmelreich
So very sad,and to the church shame on you, shame on you
09Biddy
volume is very low
mzcyberbat
In 30yrs many of the victims will be dead! There is no justice. They deserve to be able to bury their babies.
Coco Ann
So far from being Christians
Aidan Joyce
What about the unheard voice of the murdered unborn.
John Paton
No doubt it’s all the fault of the English.
mary conroy
And their solution?….Abortion! Some things never change.

7 Ireland’s Mother and Baby Scandal (Part 1) | People and Power

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9 jul. 2020

Content warning: Some viewers may find this film distressing

Six years ago, Catherine Corless, a local historian from County Galway in the Republic of Ireland, discovered that hundreds of babies and young children had died in a home for unmarried pregnant women, run by Roman Catholic nuns in her hometown of Tuam.

Further research revealed that many of the babies had died of malnutrition and other forms of neglect. Most of their bodies had been disposed of, officially unrecorded, in an old septic tank buried in the grounds of the home.

Angry survivors and relatives called for an investigation – for the remains to be exhumed, identified and properly buried, for compensation and immediate government action. Concerned families began to ask questions about other homes run by the Church in Ireland and how many other babies had died in equally mysterious circumstances.

In 2015, in response to publicity and pressure in Dail Eireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament, the government announced it was setting up an official Commission of Investigation. The body was required to provide answers by 2018. Indeed, some modest interim findings have since been released, but two years since its official publication date, the full report has still not seen the light of day.

This June, partially in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the report was again delayed until October 2020.

In its absence, the suspicion, frustration and anger of relatives have mushroomed. And the once shameful secret of a single small rural town is developing into a broader and more profound national scandal; an affair which goes to the heart of the close relationship between successive Irish governments and the Catholic Church.

In two special episodes of People and Power, from filmmakers Callum Macrae, Mark Williams and Al Jazeera correspondent Laurence Lee, we investigate deeply disturbing allegations that both the Irish state and its religious orders were responsible for a systematic decades-long regime of institutional neglect and exploitation involving the death of thousands of children.

Joan Mac Mahon
Ireland is still in denial about it’s violent and abusive past. As children in national school in the sixties we also suffered abuse and violence
ikm64
I’m Irish and this is the most shameful part of my history… Now often it’s ‘contextualized’ as a problem with the church… It’s so much worse than that… These women & children where first abandoned by the ‘fathers’ Then by their ‘family’ ( who where at times the ‘father’ ) and in turn their ‘communities’ After that, the church and state played their roll… The list of ‘people’ that failed them is long and dark… Of course all this ‘wrongdoing’ was compounded by the silence …and that ‘silence’ is owned by a great number of my countrymen to this day!.
Tanya T
So much pain 😢 My heart’s breaking for those mothers and children. How can people treat each other so horribly… torture kids… awful awful world..
Angela Buyck
Very very sick we need justice for these babies and moms who lost thier kids
Debra P
So many people let these young mother’s and their children down, so sick and so sad. God will deal with those people.
Emily Clark
I have no words, just tears
squab squab
I’m not generalising Catholics but the catholic church as an establishment is corrupt and disgusting
Katherine McKiverigan
It goes far beyond this, my uncle was sent to a home with Christian brothers, children were taken during the night and never seen again.
Margarita Magdalena
There was something similar in the Netherlands, unwed mothers were also sent to special homes to give birth, sometimes they were restrained and even blindfolded to prevent any bonding with the child, who was then put up for adoption. One woman later found out she’d been living in the same street as her son for years.
Rebecca Joyce
Surely they should pay for what they have done… This cannot be forgotten…. R.I.P to all those little children babies 💕
 
Jacqui Kelly
My whole heart goes out to these people who went through this awful suffering, i can only hope true karma is released on to the perpetrators of those who were complicit in this truely horrible crime against the innocent. Also all those who profited, and those who kept there mouths shut as thoroughly nasty conspirators. Thankyou Katherine Corless for making the stand for justice and speaking out for those in the ground long forgotten.
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Thank You Al-Jazeera for Showing the TRUTH. Please keep up the Brave Work. We know what they did. The Sad Side is Non State News Wanted to Talk about it because their Afraid of the Corrupt Leader’s & Corrupt Church whom have been destroying the Church True Role.
Galwegian youtube user
The Catholic Church disgust me and the Irish state are shameful for trying to hide it, especially when all my family are from Tuam
 
Peace & Love
these acts of religion, government and societal acceptance are illogical
Angela Buyck
Vatican needs to pay up
Michelle Gurrola
I’ve been watching a lot about this. I’m glad to see this recent video and hope that the way will be open for finding answers.
Cut-throat 305
Why are there a lot of people saying fake news but there are multiple news agencies talking about it
K Considine
I want to know why Europe is becoming pro Catholic again after the evilness they have inflicted on millions of people????
jess F
Why isn’t this surprising to see the Catholic church involved in another horrific crime!?!
Purity purity
What’s the meaning of the word ‘church’?
Anna Koutsogiannopoulos
These are religious people?? These are horrible atrocities !! 🤬🤬🤬🤬
Raymie J P 73
Absolutely terrible,as someone of the same religion i find myself getting more and more distant from the church,i now refer to myself as being a catholic with a very small ‘c’ so sad and some people have to be held accountable,vile vile crimes like this should not be covered up any more. God Bless the Women and poor little children they will be forever in my prayers
JJ T
Sadistic twisted minded people. Unfortunately , very active very powerful and well prospering today. Watch Spain and Poland repleted with priests cleaning young babies brains daily.
Nikki Dunne
Our government has voted to seal any investigation documents related to this for the next 30 years
Ragu Ragunathan
I have Irish nephews and nieces; this is quite depressing; only positive emotion, if any at all is- in the midst of such a scandal, I believe a few have had the courage and conscience to investigate, report and even apologize for the past crimes.
Art Zav
That’s all you should know about the christianity and religion itself.
MegaCrystalWater
Scandal? It’s genocide and has been going on in Ireland for centuries. Good ol’ catholic Ireland, a sewer of depravity.
Angela Buyck
Justice for these babies justice why are they mass protests this human trafficking
Pam Steffgen
This makes me want to say ugly words to describe these devils in disguise
Chris Flekas
Genocide courtesy of the Catholic Church
Sean Sweeney
I’m officially converting to Protestantism
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It’s a Joke they Saying they forgot the Burial Grounds , Because they know when the World will see those Bodies they know they be Ashamed,Disgraced. So much Proof everywhere you look…
James Mcmullen
And the government tried to say it was the people of Ireland s fault for U.K.
Vvf G
Please remember that they do not represent all catholic Christians. The way they have acted is completely un-Christian. They have broken three of the Ten Commandments, 1. Do not lie : they were covering up murder 2. Do not murder. (They were complicit in abuse) 3. Do not use the lords name in vain (doing evil deeds in the name of god).
Angela Buyck
My ancestors were irish good thing they escaped
bridget _lisar
Nothing about the Catholic Church suprises me anymore! My heart cries for all these mothers & their babies.. 😔💞
freespirit Spirito
This is why i left my faith.
Karen Harrington
Appreciate Sharing Many Blessings ❤
Pamela Thomas
I’m heartbroken watching this
Yousuf Zakariya
The honesty towards these cruel truths depends how we give penalty to those who committed and to avoid so called human abuse of catholic nun and father system that of our God never taught Of baby killing before the birth or after the birth that stills continue in all our the world especially these sacred world catholic mothers and baby home
Ingrid
How can we trust politicians and authorities? This is a horror!
Rhi KS
Where’s all the pro-lifers now?
MrVoliere
Can´t stop crying.
Frances Simon
Wolf in sheep clothing
Patricia Grattan
🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🌹🌹🌹 for the babies RIP 🙏🏻
tony james
The Irish chose their religion, to pledge loyalty to the Pope and be subservient to his Catholic priests and nuns and placing them above the law. It’s a shame innocent children had to suffer because of it.
Angela Buyck
Irish holocaust we need a museum
Dena Buckner
EVIL JUST EVIL THE CATHOLIC I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW THEY GET AWAY WITH SUCH HORROR!!!
Lorna Kavanagh
Crimes against humanity by the Catholic church ?
 
Lorraine Harper
They will stand before God
The Stammering Dunce
Ini kenapa dari kemarin-kemarin banyak orang Malaysia yang marah?
Kim Brown
Supposed to be people of God .More like Servers of the Devil .
deep purple
One of the most degrading and disgraceful spectacles was the parading of these girls in religious festivals. Surrounded by police. It reminded me of prisoners of war being paraded, corralled like animals on show then back again to the launderette, striped and back into corse uniforms to work. ✊☘️
Erina Kaika
This is so sad, make me very angry, all the innocent babies are in Heaven with God. God will do Justice, and take Vengeance for the babies, also, for the mother’s.
anne connolly
Y isnt tat field been digged up and those babies buried and put to peace omg in heaven this disgusting if anything we all know catholic church keeps great records
Angela Buyck
Ireland’s should of atted pagn
Kruger Fuchs
I’m still waiting for a fellow Irish person to admit the Irish people also played a part in what was done to us
Icilda Passley
This is an awfully shameful article if it is TRUE. AMERICAN EVANGELICAL PLEASE READ.
Emily Clark
I’m sorry to say this but I really feel as if I can compare these places to… Auschwitz.
Angela Buyck
Goverment should pay everyone vatican should be ou fished not bailed out
M Harryvan
Why hasn’t this been taped off as a Crime Scene? Where are the Gardai and why aren’t they implementing the law to investigate these murders?
Holly IsAlwaysHopeful
What is up with that inspectors report! Children are starving but in conclusion they are doing 👍!?!?
Eunice Stone
Wonder how many politicians and clergy had children there.
Max Kim Lowe
This is why there shall be a separation of church and state. Time for Ireland to adoptbAmerican style government with a free constitution.
 
Caroline B
I can’t go back any further than two months to watch all the videos. Does anyone have links to all after part?
Marlene Johanson
Living in BC and hearing about the residential school bodies and now watching this, RC are starting to look like they operated concentration camps, all cloaked in their “righteousness”….
Kathy Stahl
Hasn’t changed still the woman’s fault in the 21st century.
Eunice Stone
Here in the US we had Georgia Tann and Judge Hicks.
Harshit
It’s so disgusting n disheartening…..rip to all those innocent souls……
anne connolly
Omg so 😡😡😡😡😡😥😪😥😪💔💔 god bless u all
sallie ceelee
Ireland is such a “beautiful” country.
 
peter nolan
sorry about your childrenbut these churches were built for tall ships im sorry im victim
Angela Buyck
My aunts got played by married dude in 70,s and grandpa did not send them away he made baby daddies pay up.
dara mccorley
They do those baby killings to make ev*l to bully people to get what they want; see no hear no ;
Kim Brown
These homes were in my opinion concentration camps for women and children and shame on the Nuns and other perpetrators who ran these homes.
 
Eunice Stone
No body no fees to pay for burial.
sallie ceelee
Why were these nuns so determine to destroy the image of the Catholic church?
Kyle Cline
This needs to be talked about more. The church, Catholic, Christian….have had bloodied hands for years…
Gerry
Kamloops Canada. The Catholic Church yet again. Tragic.
Wanda Wyatt
I am Irish and I used to be Catholic. Shame on the Priests and Nuns for what they did to these little children. This is sick!
Frankie Raman
So what happened with the father’s of these kids? Guess they didn’t care.
Joe Arkle
The more I watch the more I get angry now nowt but a bunch of perverts the Catholic nuns and priests
Mr. Prado Robledo
Ohh Yeah, beyond that. Az.
Angela Buyck
They made the eomen work these laundries and then sold the babies big bucks
 
APOLOGIZE TO MALAYSIAN APOLOGIZE TO MALAYSIAN
Kruger Fuchs
Can you tell my story please still an abusive children’s home still operating in dun Laoghaire
Patricia Bracken
@Megacristalwater I couldn’t agree more. Pure evil they we’re .in DENIAL holy Ireland .Ah they have lost their power now and good riddance to them..
Marta Magdalena
Awful and heartbreaking. It matters not if 5th, 15th or 21st century. Genocide, holocaust….to many to list. All around the world. Monsters have always been here and they are here to stay. Human race will never learn…
Eamonn Murphy
Irish government investigation summary: “Ireland was a cold harsh environment for many, probably the majority, of its residents during the earlier half of the period under remit. It was especially cold and harsh for women. All women suffered serious discrimination. Women who gave birth outside marriage were subject to particularly harsh treatment. Responsibility for that harsh treatment rests mainly with the fathers of their children and their own immediate families. It was supported by, contributed to, and condoned by, the institutions of the State and the Churches. However, it must be acknowledged that the institutions under investigation provided a refuge – a harsh refuge in some cases – when the families provided no refuge at all”.
Jackyblue67 Same
Now this was the catholic churches that done all these horrible things ?
James Corbett
The overt Christophobia is alarming in this documentary. Labelling clergy and blaming them for these policies is awful. The state and wider society was also complicit and all connected
P Gilligan
It is not just the Church which were to blame. We are an ignorant hypocritical people. It is only a matter of time before Nursing homes in this country will have to be investigated Again. A lot of abuse and neglect still going on here. I think it applies to anywhere there are vulnerable people.
Ilma Sulcaite
Crazy planet!!🙄🧐😱😱😈😈
Aidan Joyce
Load of women worried here about the dead babies. And most of em then wanting abortion introduced. What hypocrisy.
veronica smith
primitive country horrible lots of people old me who they moved there they didnt stay for long
chacha Truth
To date thr is still no proof! This is all a big lie to discredit the church! No children wer MURDERED! CATHERINE CORLESS has been proven to be a LIAR!!
Eleanor Crawford
The best way for women to show respect for the women and children is not to attend the Catholic Church. You can worship god without the sinners.
 
Nikolaos Mark
I couldn’t understand as the why and the terms they used for racism… Aren’t they all Irish? Is it because these Children lost their parents and the racism contributed feeling unwanted and worthless?
anne connolly
As an irish woman with a sin and daughter not married I’m very very disgusted I’m not lyin wen j say way I was treated by some nurses staff at portumula hospital galway my son born in 2001 I wudnt go bck had my daughter in mullingar hospital what a difference she was born 2004
Rosie Vasquez
All those Bishops and those nuns should go to prison for the rest of their lives just like they make those girls suffer and those children and babies suffer of hunger until they died for the for that reason the nun and those Bishops deserve to go to prison for the rest of their lives I believe that those babies and those children disturb to be recognized and deserve to be buried with their name the plaque with their names recognized as children and babies not as something like trash that they were disposed up
Andrew Barten
The catholic church must be destroyed.
Auxtas
The families and society outlasted their daughters, the Church took care and couldn’t do much, then some died and the Church got to be blamed? Looks like adults in the society are refusing to take responsibility of their actions and blaming the Church.
Moss Crepe
To those who wanna keep disliking their video, make sure you guys stop the video once you guys click it. Dont give them any views.
Muhammad haziq
Apologize to Malaysia
killboggins
Anyone who donates to the church is saying they’re okay with this atrocity.
Abuhasan Adha Jamaludin
Anyone who believes in al jazeera from this desert country. That guy is a downed crook who dropped your country all the way to qatar.
Moss Crepe
Incompetent news broadcast
irish buster
the babies in the septic tanks in TUAM , where in fact not disposed down the sewers as people say , but where carried down the steeps into what was an open sewer, more like a small swimming pool which now has large concrete cubes running in a line connected with piping very close together and with concrete lids maybe one inch tick that can be pushed either way. this was the new sewerage system that was built for the nuns, but not short after that the home was connected to the main sewerage system, so this system was disused.. so the nuns decided that they would keep the 5 pound note the GCC gave them to bury the children and get one of the domestics (woman who had been trought the system herself and was never allowed to leave) to carry the dead child down the back feild where the sewerage system was in the middle of the night and place the child in the concrete cubes, the chidren were wrapped in swaddling and place on top of each other and then the lid closed over again till the next child died. always follow the money,,
Deen Boom
Don’t trust. Apologize to malaysia
Abdul Muaz
Report channel al Jaseera if misleading
Lisa Kosta
How can the people of god do such things Disgusting, shameful,and sinful. In this case the Catholic Church was evil, nothing that Jesus would have wanted to be associated with.
Paul Wolf
An evil religion.
aziz ghv
Fake news from malaysia… please delete and apologize to malaysian…
Madame Adia
AL JAHILIAH APOLOGIZE TO MALAYSIA!!!! AL JAHILIAH APOLOGIZE TO MALAYSIA!!!! AL JAHILIAH APOLOGIZE TO MALAYSIA!!!! AL JAHILIAH APOLOGIZE TO MALAYSIA!!!!
Chris Gardiner
The Catholic Church is worse than the Natzi’s and they destroyed Ireland.
E K
Also it should be mentioned that unfortunately the protestant church was involved also…Read about it at the weekend. Not sure if it was mentioned here.
David Gallagher
As a prodestant, even i am concerned about the media and there constant attacks on Catholism. something is not right about it all?
Muhd Haziq
Too many fake news😑
sallie ceelee
The Catholic Church did so much “good” for Ireland.
J S
This is Al Jazeera. They probably just want to attack Catholicism
Abuhasan Adha Jamaludin
don’t believe al Jazeera, he is a big deceiver.

8 Ireland’s Mother and Baby Scandal (Part 2) | People and Power

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17 jul. 2020

Content warning: Some viewers may find this film distressing

Six years ago, Catherine Corless, a local historian from County Galway in the Republic of Ireland, discovered that hundreds of babies and young children had died in a home for unmarried pregnant women, run by Roman Catholic nuns in her hometown of Tuam.

Further research revealed that many of the babies had died of malnutrition and other forms of neglect. Most of their bodies had been disposed of, officially unrecorded, in an old septic tank buried in the grounds of the home.

Angry survivors and relatives called for an investigation – for the remains to be exhumed, identified and properly buried, for compensation and immediate government action. Concerned families began to ask questions about other homes run by the Church in Ireland and how many other babies had died in equally mysterious circumstances.

In 2015, in response to publicity and pressure in Dail Eireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament, the government announced it was setting up an official Commission of Investigation. The body was required to provide answers by 2018. Indeed, some modest interim findings have since been released, but two years since its official publication date, the full report has still not seen the light of day.

This June, partially in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the report was again delayed until October 2020.

In its absence, the suspicion, frustration and anger of relatives have mushroomed. And the once shameful secret of a single small rural town is developing into a broader and more profound national scandal; an affair which goes to the heart of the close relationship between successive Irish governments and the Catholic Church.

In two special episodes of People and Power, from filmmakers Callum Macrae, Mark Williams and Al Jazeera correspondent Laurence Lee, we investigate deeply disturbing allegations that both the Irish state and its religious orders were responsible for a systematic decades-long regime of institutional neglect and exploitation involving the death of thousands of children.

Nikki Dunne
This has now been voted on by the Irish Government, to seal all documents relating to this , for the next 30 years. That’s how much respect they have for their own people. Covering up their lies. And on the same day they decide to start a second lockdown in the country.
Ghet2Rock International
The Catholic CHURCH has got history of cruelty against humanity ..sick barbaric behaviour towards women
Thomas Harry
I’m Irish, the catholics threaten people with ex commonication if they do not comply, I ex communicated myself 20 years ago by stating that I DENOUNCE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, ITS TEACHINGS AND ITS POPE. And they have it in writing too.
 
why the men of Ireland have never been held to account for their part in this abuse?
Theobald Wolfe Tone
I’m ashamed to be Irish after seeing this. These families and survivors deserve truth and justice. Utterly shameful for the Irish Government which voted to seal these files fot 30 years. The Catholic Church and Irish State are still working together to cover up their cruel crimes.
prokkle
The Catholics didn’t want the children to go to Protestant families, even though they didn’t look after the children themselves. The soul of the child was more important than the misery/happiness of the child in this world. Murderers and abusers, all in the name of God.
Richen Richen
The Church was too dominant in the Irish community.
Sonia Lilly
SHAME ON THE CHURCH!!! Rest in peace to those little angels who have suffered in the hands of the church.
Brenda Baum
Shame, shame, shame on the Catholic Church, the Irish government and every “religious” nun, priest or person who had any part of this. These abusers should never have called themselves Christians as Jesus NEVER treated people and children like this. It is my opinion that the Irish govt. doesn’t want this exposed and doesn’t want to have to pay reparations to the families still alive. Shame!
Tania South
This is utter disgusting, these people we’re using GOD as a reason to abuse & kill off children of God. Confusion to walk as a NUN or bishop & allow evil to be upon them. Swear words crossing my mind right now
Debbie Wagner
The atrocities committed by religions have long since failed to shock me. How sad is that!
Dartacus Irish warrior
All these cloth covered demons will pay for their actions after their last breath when they face their maker. Evil incarnate.
Carmen Falkenburg
Totally disturbed beyond comprehension, evil crimes again young innocents have gone back to Venetian times. People need to wake up
BD Express
25 nuns and priests disliked this.
Ellen Cooper
how could you not find this distressing?
chnalvr
The Catholic Church is staunchly “Pro Life”, eh? Really.
Martin Hynes
… don’t remember where the bodies are buried Lying witches
Theresa Guilfoyle
My hesrt goes out to these mothers
Becky Johnson
So they took the children for the purpose of punishing unwed mothers but were abused and raped by the catholic clergy and nuns.
Becky Johnson
How do nuns become so sadistic? You always hear stories about nuns and their sick actions
Mike Miller
Why is this not all over national news
Jamie Fitzgrade
The church was just an indoctrination process where the narcissists gathered and got off on the pain of people below them in the social hierarchy
Cynthia Flores
I hope they have cameras all over that place
kevin saunders
the world will be a better place WITHOUT religion !
I C U
It might sound upsetting but maybe under careful and respectful management a company could excavate and extract the remains of the children, or invite all living relatives to have a joined mass funeral for all the families involved, perhaps it might bring some closure to the pain
Char Kay
WHAT DOES THE HEAD OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS? HAS ANYONE ASKED THE POPE WHAT HE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS AND ALL THE RAPES AND MOLESTATION AND ABUSE by THE HANDS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?? be good to see a documentary on that!!
Linda Biles
I am catholic and I can honestly say that with both the priest sexual abuse scandals and now the deaths in these mother and baby homes we are no better than the nazis.
Gillian Stapleton
😢😢😢💔 horrific the check to look down on anyone while carrying on this shameful activities them selves the hypocrisy is alarming,
Gerry Walsh
And they were not aloud to be buried in consecrated ground. Shocking.
kingg one
Too bad they took yall off tv, millions of people could see this
Qwerty
Jesus this is more horrific and sickening than I can put into words. I’m so sorry for all of your losses and I’m so sorry for your authorities trying to cover it up. I can’t even imagine the amount of trauma all these poor, innocent women and children went through. People are absolutely sickening.
Crystal Hunt
Something tells me there’s more victims then what they’re saying, so glad my ancestors left.
veronica smith
i was shocked when i was in Ireland how is primitive i never seen something like this horrible country
Devon D
Is there a part 3?…….thank you
Ellen Cooper
if you want to be cured of religion be sent to Catholic school (elementary thru high school) as
Hal Low
strange how rome opposes abortion but the covering up of the murders committed by the sister of good help (thats what bon secours means) is ok. how do people continue to participate in this most unholy church?
Chris Gardiner
The power of the Church is that none of this is still properly investigated. The EU does nothing either so they are complicit with the Church as well.
Most powerful PM of India
Feel so bad for this evil system. Why ?? The face of practical religion is evil. I want to be a mother here in India after a broken marriage.
Alpha Omega
🙊🙉🙈🇮🇪🥺✝️♥️
D3 moN
Proof of human(animal) nature in one of its worst forms in the self-proclaimed(& verified) holiest beings.
Retired CajunLady
The Catholic Church has nothing to do with faith or humanity or God. It is and has always been about money, wealth, and power. So very tragic.
Dennis Maloney
Very distressing film to watch. Makes me ashamed to be Irish and catholic.
BreannMarie Grissom
Makes me wonder if this was done by another religion, would all the abusers be charged
O'frabjous Day
If this is God’s plan, I’ll stick to my own plan. If I’m ever called before God to answer to why I am an atheist, I will begin by answering because he didn’t intervene in this horrible, unacceptable situation, and we’ll continue from there.
sallie ceelee
Why were these nuns so determined to destroy the image of the Catholic Church?
Michael O'Farrell
Appalling hypocrisy church and state. Totally corrupt
Lorraine Harper
ALL these evil nuns and all the rest of them will have to stand before God in the day of judgment
Fuzza majumula
Who paid for this “investigation/inquiry”? It seems to me that the people of Ireland paid for it. Therefore, all resulting products of it should belong to the people of Ireland. Who would be willing to pay for a product yet not receive the product for 30+ years? The answer, I believe, is NO ONE!
Barney Mclarnon
What I’m going to enclose is on a large housing construction on a project in cork behind. A baby home we came. Across a grave of At least 9baby skeleton s behind the home as on the side of this home on the left side there was a normal wee grave site but why was these wee corpses where beside a well I did send this to RTE to the girl Byrne
M Harryvan
That Commission and the Irish state will never reveal that report. They are all parasites sending in their monthly bills ” for work to date on this Enquiry” but as there is no date set for when this Enquiry has to be ready, they will sit on it FOREVER.
Kim Brown
Call themselves people of God ,more like servants of the Devil .Totally evil .
Rachael Courtnell
what the …… shameful nuns and state personnel, who I believe are supposed to be elected officials by the folks of Ireland??
 
Rosie Vasquez
The Catholic Church have to answer for all those deaths of those children and those babies and for all those women were treated all those demons nuns and those demons Bishops
Caroline B
How can I watch all the videos? It won’t let me go back to when these videos were uploaded
Diane Bonner
This get worse and worse has any body been held to account yet
Kim Brown
What happened to fallen men ?…Nothing.
Kim Brown
Where were all the fathers ? Living their carefree lives .Makes me so angry it was all on the mother .
Chris Gardiner
The Catholic Church was worse than the British occupation of the Republic. They were more like the Natzi’s and behaved the same way. They destroyed Ireland.
Hoat Hinh
Burning Koran so good.
Faiz Choudhary
Googlr map reject … Bycott USA Companies
I C U
Why would the Catholic Church be worried they would lose souls 🤔 they are not your souls to begin with 😂 all of them belong to this sinful fallen world until they believe in Jesus Christ 🤗 one question for the Catholic Church is have you taught my brothers and sisters how to worship in the spirit 🤔
abubakar hanif
so which is true catholic or protestant?
Elazar Ziv
Why they don’t open it? I don’t understand. Can someone care to explain?!
nothing good to say 🙁 jesus!?…..
Debarghaya Mukherjee
meanwhile irish spreading hate against british and telling how bad british were & good they were catholics have some of the worst record of human convictions after islam
Angela Buyck
Human trafficking vatican wad making money hand over fist selling these kids
Guava
The comment section will implode soon .
Mr. Prado Robledo
What is thre to say, mas gue part two. On seconds..
Martin Byrne
Rich girls What the f.
 
Eamonn Murphy
Irish government investigation summary: “Ireland was a cold harsh environment for many, probably the majority, of its residents during the earlier half of the period under remit. It was especially cold and harsh for women. All women suffered serious discrimination. Women who gave birth outside marriage were subject to particularly harsh treatment. Responsibility for that harsh treatment rests mainly with the fathers of their children and their own immediate families. It was supported by, contributed to, and condoned by, the institutions of the State and the Churches. However, it must be acknowledged that the institutions under investigation provided a refuge – a harsh refuge in some cases – when the families provided no refuge at all”.
amla
Ireland is a horribly corrupt country. People are really harsh and closed off, but given how they have been treated in the not-so-distant past it’s no wonder. The government is conservative, so don’t expect support progress.
CAROLINE KANINI
It’s actually very distressing. (Nobody should get offended,this comment is about your ancestors not you.) This reporting is a confirmation that ancestors of the white race were naturally mean and didn’t hesitate to inflict anyone with their cruelty whenever they got a chance..regardless of who they were,(can’t believe they treated their own purely white sisters that way)
Gerry Walsh
Yes it was wrong what happened. And so is abortion now . In time we will be doing another video about abortion in Ireland. We are killing babies now. It’s shocking what’s going on. And we don’t know the half of what’s going on.

9 Tuam burial site (RTE Prime Time 31 Jan 2019)

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8 feb. 2019

 
Niamh Leonard
A septic tank is NEVER SUITABLE FOR BURIAL OF ANY HUMAN
Carolanne lady
Privately bank all the dna from known survivors now. Eventually this will all come into the light. Nothing can hide forever. I hope these families get relief in this life or the next.
Conor D
National disgrace! Government Cover up that needs to be exposed!
Angela Black
How anyone can still be part of the Catholic Church in anyway is beyond me , the atrocities this evil has caused worldwide is disgusting this church needs denounced
Austin Moore
Why are those documents locked up the should be released now and given to those who tell the truth
Pillar Delaney
I pass through Tuam ,from Dublin to Galway, many times, never realised what we drove through. My the little angels rest on peace.
Paul Hobson
The nuns and the Catholic Church has an awful lot of questions to answer about Tuam and other mother and baby homes they ran. Also the amount of illegal baby selling to rich couples in Ireland and other countries needs to be addressed by the Irish government!
Chrissy G
If this wasn’t the Catholic Church, they would be investigating for… racketeering, human trafficking, at best neglect or at worst serial murder. ?????
Karen Harrington
Many Blessings Appreciate Sharing
Mr. Hoss
And now all the files are locked up for 30 more years, disgrace on our government!!
ShaylaVale
I am going to have to do a lot of research on this. I know that I have ancestral history that fit into this time frame, though I have nothing really specific. I will have to look through the names again, but as many have said that only the women were punished for such things, and the fathers were basically given a free pass. I have more information from my male relatives than I do of the female ones. I hope to be doing much more research very soon though I expect most will be on my paternal side. I will definitely have to look further into this.
Emmet Nolan
Catherine coreless is an absolute legend and a great Irish woman …….🇮🇪
DonnaSmith1988
And as far as I no they still haven’t dug them up
Complotiste
No more understanding to be done. It is time for the Irish state, the Vatican the orders of nuns and brothers to be sued et condemned severely by the courts. and pay compensation for the work done but not paid and the years wasted ,incarcerated though blameless and innocents.
Doctor Shawzy
dig up the sit for heavens sake
Doctor Shawzy
the nuns likely held grudges against the unmarried mothers…
Patrick J III McGuigan
This is the result when a State is not clearly and absolutely secular. People can have their faith but crimes like this are only possible when the State and the popular faith are associated.
judy laaper
MURDER ! They covered up murder.
Doctor Shawzy
dont blame the architects….
Anna
Jesus have mercy on us.
Doctor Shawzy
crimes of the clerical state….
Patricia Bracken
Ireland’s dark past, holy Ireland. I don’t think. Past denials disgraceful. 😬😠😈
Orlagh Cassidy
That poor man looking for his sister, ” I am hoping she was sold”. Instead of being buried in a septic tank.. A religious order ?????
Eamonn Murphy
Irish government investigation summary: “Ireland was a cold harsh environment for many, probably the majority, of its residents during the earlier half of the period under remit. It was especially cold and harsh for women. All women suffered serious discrimination. Women who gave birth outside marriage were subject to particularly harsh treatment. Responsibility for that harsh treatment rests mainly with the fathers of their children and their own immediate families. It was supported by, contributed to, and condoned by, the institutions of the State and the Churches. However, it must be acknowledged that the institutions under investigation provided a refuge – a harsh refuge in some cases – when the families provided no refuge at all”.
Karen James
There is absolutely no reason they could possibly have not to open up those septic tanks and take those children’s remains out to give them a proper burial and put those family’s minds at peace, if it wasn’t enough of a crime that these people did with what they did to these people in the first place how dare they continue this horrible travesty by refusing to bring these children out from a septic tank for God’s sake. Can this even be happening in this time period. Is this country still living in the dark ages. Wake up for God’s sake!!!
NickPenlee
Christopher Hitchens was correct in his assertions recorded in his book, “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”. Abuse by adherents to Catholicism is systemic within the Church, as proven by its horrific number of accusations laid against her pedophilic clergy. Were the prayers of the abused ever answered in the form of immediate intercession by the Biblical God? No way! It’s why more and more people are turning away from the utter nonsense that society labels ‘religion’. Its toxicity in various guises has poisoned humanity for too long and if God does exist then I for one have no desire to worship him or bestow my respect!
Doctor Shawzy
why were so many young women forced into becoming nuns…we should be told…were they the ugly ones? we should be told…
Niamh Leonard
Failure to mention the profit the religious made
trish scrafton
Sorry thats not the work of god more the devil sorry my off button not working ban mexxx
Niamh Leonard
It was worse The deaths & burial were 20th century
Aidan Joyce
Well if rte says it, it must be true. 🤮🤮🤮
Fibonacci
Babies were not buried in and around an old septic tank as stated. They were buried in a crypt which had shelving on its sides. Septic tanks do not have shelving. Also the local council advertised tenders for coffins on at least 19 occasions and many locals remember coffins being built for the babies that died. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy3s6h-XBbI
Jean Hawken
Any commission that does not have transparent community oversight is of no benefit to community. Ireland has been built on mysogony and cruelty. There is no change in the public service. The good people have a battle on their hands because corruption is protected

10 Tuam and Ireland’s shame: unedited interview with Catherin Corless

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27 jun. 2014

There has been much coverage in recent weeks about the Mother & Babies home in Tuam. Local historian Catherine Corless discovered almost 800 childeren died in the home between 1925 en 1961, a staggering 35% of all the childeren who lived there. Her revelations have triggered a much needed debate about one of the darkest apsects of the history of the young Irish republic: the treatmet of unmarried mothers and their so-called ‘illegitimate’ childeren. In tyhis interview Corless explains step by step how she came to her conclusions.
 
Youll Donuttin
my grandmother was raped at 14 put in one of these homes, they give the child away but distant relatives agreed to take him on in england and raise him for a sum of money, she spent a year there after she gave birth pleading to be brought home, she went home to face her attacker who had just been going on with his life, she was advised to go work somewere away she got work in the city and settled here, she never entered a church again apart from childrens communions etc that had to be a done thing, when speaking on it which she never did her face would say it all and all she would say about it was the rats that crawled her bed the crying and the pleading to go home, she met up with her son 40 years later, these nuns have alot to answer for
Linda Dobson
I was a”home” kid, and always treated differently………. I’m 73 now, and To this day, I never feel that I’m equal to anyone else!
dromgarvan
Thank you for posting these and congratulations to Catherine Corless.
Philip Thomas
Deeply moving and powerful interview. Thanks for posting.
Nick H
Horrifying.. I grew up in Ireland during 1960’s/70’s. The Church was all powerful in the country even then. Many Priests & nuns were Psychopathic and Sadistic. I have no doubt the children were abused, neglected, deliberately hurt and possibly even murdered. We need the Police to investigate and bring charges against individuals & religious organisations… Monsters. Thank you for this interview.
Faithless Hound
It’s as if the Church believed that the “Right to Life” ended at birth.
Lee
So how did the children die? Were they killed, starved to death, beaten, raped? The church could get doctors to say anything in that time. This is the question that should be asked. The Catholic church committed genocide on the First Nations people in Canada to the tune of 500,000. The stories are horrific. Horrible Evil Women and Men. HOW DID THESE CHILDREN DIE?!
Lorraine Lock
Don’t let the sweet haunt you. Your excellent research and tenacity on this very sad affair is something to admire. Sending love
Adrian Fell
Brave woman who didn’t stop to get to the truth. God Bless!
DerickE
Where there’s Religion, there’s EVIL!
Green Dragon
Thank you for the compassion in what is such a terrible story. I sincerely hope that they and you, find peace.
Shell T
I have looked at several of these stories=Mother/Baby homes and Laundries. It amazes me that the catholic church had in it’s service nuns and priest that partook in these sinister things and none of them will step forward with a truth. Make you wonder what kind of people became nuns and priest and where the hell they came from. None of them want to loose their “pensions”. So it is better to die with the knowledge that they particapated in this ABUSE of their fellow humans. What kind of church is this?? Of course having grown up in America I have only recently found out about these things in Ireland. Oddly though the strange catholic thinking was one I grew up with. The catholic faith = religion is entirely legallistic /void of a kind Creator. This sad knowledge only confirms this sad ugly truth about catholism. I personally can not abide in this horrible faith. My heart goes out to the multitude of abused women and children.
Inca Moran
“Irish people always pride themselves on strong family and social relations….” Yeah, just as long as they can show something off to a neighbour. But the minute a teenage girl gets pregnant she’s shipped off, sometimes for ever, because her parents care more for their neighbours than they do for their own child. Nice. Not.
Maureen Beck
SHAMEFUL – The Catholic “church” has NO morality to stand on.
Orla Walsh
What an amazing woman. Well done
 
xx vikkii xx rowe
My nan grew up near one of the homes in cork and she told my mum once about it and she said it was awful the things she used to hear 😥but no one ever spoke about it 😥
Laura Marta
Thank you for what you are doing for these forgotten children.
Bride Colbourne
It is hard to believe there are people who dare to do thumbs down on an exposure like this, Those must be someone’s who were a part of the evil deeds !
Lisa Howard
Bless you for bringing this to light..bless your hart
Laura Halvorsen
poor precious mums and babies. the irony is the nuns were probably committing scores of more sins and in their hypocrisy.. deranged hey? my family experienced something similar but my mum listened to God so my older sister could live and my dad married my mum in the 1950s.. God bless this woman for her integrity and care for the remains of these babies! yeah i am crying thinking about what these babies went through in this world while they were alive. their families and the catholic institution ungodly!! But they’re with their creator who loves them and raised them in heaven!
Deborah Beaudoin Zaki
Horrific! I remember as a Catholic child in the early 1960s at Catholic school; how cruel and abusive the nuns were. I cannot believe how abusive the nuns were on part time basis; I cannot even imagine on a full time basis! Also the Catholics had “limbo”, and stated “the dead children that would not go to heaven”; even as a child I remember thinking how cold and evil they were to be talking so non mercifully and demonic against dead children. Those that were praying in churches never even thought to check on or help out these children, what about the teachers of these children? This story breaks my heart.
sin nombre
Heartbreaking. Thank you for posting
Redeemed Of The LORD
Even in movies nuns are depicted as evil or wolves in sheeps clothing so to speak
Bride Colbourne
That dreadful church taught pain and fear not love ! It’s being exposed because we are entering a period of Love and all atrocities will come to the front! Naught but the truth prevail!
Clare Glynn Chitan
The Innocence We cry for you ,our Celtic babies Asleep in that deep Dark pit We will Light you a candle of hope That will guid you, and keep you safe We will Morn for you ,our babies Weep for your little lost lives For Your innocent young souls In those lonely harsher times Cry out for their anger and sadness Rant and rave for their war Build a memory in their garden With ,a cross for every soul We will go there to pledge our alligance We will grieve ,for their mothers great loss We will lead you ,out of the darkness And honour your lives , with our love ©@lladybird Clare Glynn Chitan
Sheryl Crowe
Heartbreaking. Thank you for sharing.
StLennyBruce
And this headline from the 9th of March. ” NO delgates showed up to open up a discussion. Dáil debate on Tuam mass grave delayed due to near empty chamber No TDs showed up? No one? Really.
violet in oz
Time to sue the catholic church out of existence .
Irene Freller
Thank you I’m so those pleased the little children have voice. God bless you.
Diana Woods
UGH! I love this woman.
C T
Nothing has been done for the justice of all the people who have been wronged by the Catholic Church, nuns and priest in the Catholic Church still get to live in luxury, they have cleaners, chefs and they live in big buildings in areas where only the wealthy can afford. I think their buildings and lands should be sold to pay for the hurt and pain their organisations have caused over the year’s
Hairy Mary
A little knowledge is a dangerous (and expensive) thing!
63angel
I was watching the movie Evelyn earlier and when I found out it was true, it broke my heart and then I started reading more about it. When I came across what happened, it brought tears to my eyes. Then I seen the story of the 80 yr old woman who found her 103 mother who is still alive, and then the mans story about how his sister died. Oh my goodness. So sad
kaiiana
It seems that its not these children that need to have their dignity given back to them, (via a plaque)… but the entire community of ireland who lived through these times when these things went on. Its the Irish community itself who lost their dignity. The Catholic church never had any.
Michael Craig
There was a home like this in Canada, they threw babies out to die in wood butter boxes. In 1947, a lightning strike burnt it to the ground.
Emmet Nolan
Catherine you are a blessing to all who love humanity……….thank you for outing this evil in Christ’s name amen . Grá
Ulster 1690
Never refer to the ‘Roman Catholic church’ as a christian church, which it definitely is not! What amazes me is why has it taken so long for this whole issue to come out? Why were there no whistle blowers at the time, or nearer to the time?
1234 Abcd
Excellent research now whats next for the people who were n charge?thank u for your hard work
Pete Behan
it’s horrific what happened and still happens to innocent children on this hypocritical country. I have found out the law is there to protect the abuser and punish the abused.
Tim Lambert
God bless this woman
Tammy Wines
My husband is from Mexico he told me his mother use to send him to the church for service he would run and play he hates that church !! My hubby said the nuns would slap the Hell out of him. To this day he hates the Catholic church.
 
James Corbett
Catherine she recive a Nobel prize for her work.
MM
Shame on these evil people who posed as good people. People who you are supposed to look up to and trust!
world learner what's happening
this happened in the 80s as well a young Irish catholic girl handed over her new born baby to us as foster parents in england to be adopted to caring parents who came and collected from us months later along with catholic adoption agency babies mum having spent the last few months of her pregnancy over here under the pretence of training in her proffesion it was hard to understand at the time but sincerely hope the baby had a better life over here and mum did not suffer
Zack Wilkinson
This is one of the major reasons why I’m an atheist
Blondepickle
Highly suspicious over 22 children a year? Sounds like something else could have been going on.
RST Sport
SAVE OUR SOULS from those who would save us.
Monolith
It is now time that Ireland should become a secular state. Having the government screw you over is bad enough but the government and church combined, well that is just too much.
Naomi Hukes
In the 1930’s anywhere in the world, if a girl got pregnant, they had to be hidden away, I’m in the U.S., and my aunt was one of them, and then her baby was taken away.
curtandoscar
Bravo to Ms Corless. She is a great heroine for what she did. So incredible that it took one woman to refuse to give up for the truth to be revealed. This should have been investigated and revealed by authorities, documentary filmmakers, historians. She was none of these things. Just someone who had a great moral sense, and was curious and determined. Thank you.
Carol Glynn
Wondering if my birth mother was in the laundry how can I get that information ???
Ed Burgz
The graveyard is right behind my house in tuam……the catholic church has shut ye up…this needs to be sorted out straight away…cover up
teltri
Why didn´t they kill the nurses with pieces of broken window panes or with any other heavy objects in the building?
Ruairi O'Ceallaigh
Thought I’d share a poem I think best encapsulates the horror of what happened, with a call for humanity: At Tuam “Among the hundreds of children who stare up at us from their septic tank is James Muldoon, who died in 1927 at the age of four months. At least he would never be forced to thank the Lord for mercies large or small. That cry to high heaven must come from Brendan Muldoon, who died in 1943 at a mere five weeks. A teenage nun bows before an unleavened host held up by a priest like a moon held up by an ash tree. In 1947 the eleven month old Bridget Muldoon, a namesake of the mother who would shortly give birth to me, has already distinguished herself as being a bit of a bother while Dermott Muldoon, three months old in 1950, is about to join the ranks of my foster-sisters and foster-brothers in that unthinkable world where a wasp may recognize another wasp’s face and an elephant grieve for an elephant down at the watering place. “ Paul Muldoon
Eric Kennedy
This makes me sick! Shame on the Catholic Church!
Ellegirl
After watching, I just feel sick about the evil that took place in these places. Satan, and the Catholic Church seem to be one and the same. The church has taken almost everything in the bible and the opposite, Gods rules and laws never changes. So anyone who feel that they are on the level of Jesus, is wrong. There is NO, mediator between God and man. So how the priest feel that if you go to confession, that you will be forgiven, WRONG! you can only be forgiven if you pray to God, through Jesus and ask for forgiveness, and you must accept Jesus as your savior. God bless you all, and keep you safe. Love, kindness, forgiveness, helping others, these are what’s important.
susique333
The convent laundy work houses with the “fallen” girls who slaved for free as penitence for their sins (and to hide them away from society) are some of the saddest stories I’ve read. 🙁
Johanna
May God bless you for bringing up the truth of this .This children are shurely in Heaven.People should pray for their mothers and more for their fathers and families who were responsable.
Marcella Morales
espero que con la investigacion que se esta haciendo gracas a esta señora muchos puedan encontrar a sus hermanos y familiares, niños que fueron enviados a los Estados Unidos y la investigacion siga hasta alla por medio de fundaciones e instituciones que se sumen a la busqueda y aunque ya de edad puedan abrazar a sus hermanos.
Nelsia Loraine-Smithh
cruel cruel world we live in…..
Sophie Starseed
Religion is the bane of society. Religion was introduced for the purpose of control by fear and guilt.
Moneca Savoie
To be fair to those nuns, they were severely under-staffed and under-funded, so of course the children would be neglected no mater what they did. I think the problem lied in the belief system that the church perpetrated; that children born out of wedlock didn’t have the same worth as others born from married mothers. I have no use for the Catholic church.
AM L
How was the decision to treat children like that made? Who made that decision? When was that decision made? The State, at some level, colluded for sure, for the sake of convenience.
Christine Chin
May the soul of every baby and child who died be at Peace in the Merciful Blue Light of Mother Mary and the smiling Light of God the Creator. Return to the Source of Happiness. 👼. Including my own sister, Dolores.
Frances Venezia
The only logical conclusion that you that you can come to is that the nuns were systematically and intentionally killing the illegitimate infants and flushing them down the toilet or plumbing system, their bones ending up in a septic tank.
catherine donoghue
You’re making up for the sweet prank, even the offer of an imaginary sweet from another child could possibly have been a good experience for that child, the paper may have been gift enough considering how bad that child suffered at the hands of the nuns, only for you those babies would be gone & forgotten never recovered good on you you’re there light giver guiding them home.
Treasures of the Rainbow
These women, families and communities need to know that they are unconditionally loved and find healing in their hearts, so they can find peace. Carry hurt, pain and shame within throughout one’s life is not a life. x
David Sheridan
Because this women concealed the whole truth it has cost the Irish tax payer 21 million to set up and inquiry. She should be locked up for this.
bum5811
No one should try to defend the roman catholic church now that you watch this testimony. Still, if there is anyone does it, your mind is surely possessed with Demon
Joe Arkle
My mother was in a convent in Manchester the convent of the good shepherds she said they were strict but never suffered any sexual abuse and some of the sisters were nice and some weren’t I suppose she was lucky compared to what these poor women went through she was 12 went she went in in 1969 and 17 when she left all though she said her and the other girls had to work in the laundry but were also educated in the school and had Saturday afternoon off to go out and Sunday morning her friends were allowed out for a few hours after church so she had a lot more freedom then these poor women her father had to pay for her keep while she was there and was also well fed and went home for holidays and Christmas I can only assume that that home must have only been one of a few that treated there wards well I hope all these women get justice my mother is c of e and it was a Catholic services she had to attend to on Sundays but it never affected her in anyway she went on to have me and my two brothers also the reason she was there was she would not attend school when she was living at home with my lovely grandmother whom she doted on and my grandmother loved her very much as well they were like glue when she came home my mother and grandmother went everywhere together
Wendy Voerman
The catholic church is evil. Thank you for telling. It had to be told ‘ so EVERYBODY knows how bad the religion is. It creats monsters
Kingfloppynip The 3rd
right so according to the Irish times the babies where there and died due to medical conditions but according to the article it says that one Barry Sweeney said there where only 20 skeletons in there but that was 14 years after the home had been abandoned ..but if there is only 20 skeletons where are the rest of them if not buried in that hole?
Marie Downey
thank you for understanding
Roland Mitchell
today the 25/03/2017 I heard about it on BBC Radio 4 and dare I say I was not Shocked on what I Heard . I was sorry that things like this Happened even all those Years ago I think it was said that there were 850 Bodies of babies of which were uncovered; The way they spoke of these Babies Deaths were down to Either starvation or through Childhood Illnesses But the Truth I Believe is More sinister than this The Babies were Taken from their Mothers; where the Mothers were put to work within the huge Laundries of what there was in that time : Out of many of Those Children and Babies that were Given up for adoption was less than a few compared to how many that were Murdered: Nuns who were supposed to have taken Care of the Children showed them no Mercy (May he who is G-d of all creation Spew Fire upon them: I Said I was not shocked : The reason for this is that Over 200 years ago in Italy There was a Convent and Monastery of which were approx 100 yards apart; The Two Buildings Had had a Deep Shaft sunk deep into the Ground where there was a tunnel that joined the Two Shafts: One day some of the Tunnel Collapsed where it was too dangerous to Walk through: The Vatican approached a Builder and offered him Big Money to Carry out work within the Tunnel He would have to work in Secret where he and probably a few Monks would help him shifty the Vast amount of Earth of which had collapsed: The Tunnels timbers had rotted away and needed to be replaced: The Builder would Need to Replace the Timber . The Floor was too Soft for any Timbers to be Firmly Planted into the Ground So he had to Shovel down deeper into the Floor . But in doing so He unearthed a number of Bones that were of that of Babies ; These Babies in Many Cases were fossilised bones; He would Tell of his Finding to the Head of the Monastery where he was to be told that he should Not say a word to anyone where He’d get paid for Keeping it secret ; Day after day He’d Discover Many More: Some Babies of which he Found would still have the Flesh on their Bodies: Night after Night when People were in Bed He would be Wheeling Barrow loads of Corps’es onto a Dung Heap and Doing his best to Cover them up; One Night before he went to do Horrific Job, He went to the local Tavern and began to drink in excess , it was to this Point to where he Broke down and told of his discovery of over a thousand Babies of which were Possibly less than a day old: No one would believe Him until he Dragged a Guy to the dump and showed him the Corpses: The King would be informed and when he saw the Horrific sight He sent an army to Have Both Nuns and Monks Seized: But the Vatican sent Him a Message that if he valued his Life he’d better Do Nothing: It was however discovered that although the Nuns and Monks were supposed to Be in Celibacy: But in truth they were for over two Hundred Years of Both Buildings being Joined together Via a Sunken Shaft and Tunnel they were Committing acts of Unchaste and often having Orgies: Babies would be Born and often Buried alive
YASHAR-YA'OH YA'OHSHARAL
Those children where sacrificed to a demon in that land. 800 children is only the work of rituals and those who conduct them.
Mary Kelly
Some of the community, ie practising Catholics also are failing to acknowledge the dispicable behaviour of so-called Christians. Attitudes can be almost dismissive with a tendency to minimise the crimes. Maybe the 3rd secret of Fatima is being revealed and the end of Catholicism is nigh.
Livia M
If you look for love and compassion in the Catholic Church then you’ve come to the wrong place…
gemeinschaftsgefuhl
I think there is another modern unrecognized crime going on. Is anyone keeping a tally of all the children that die prematurely from abuse and or neglect after going home to unwed mothers into impoverished criminalized neighborhoods? It would be a mountain of bodies. Is anyone alarmed at the number of imprisoned that grew up in single parent homes? It seems that modern society celebrates unwed mothers as a form of freedom. No one seems very interested in how ruinous it is for so many children’s lives.