A PERVASIVE SENSE OF SHAME
The Bon Secours Nuns email has now come to light…the email is damning in itself….The Bon Secours Nuns were telling lies to the world and covering up like pros, of course they had professional help by a well known PR. Firm here in Ireland. The Bon Secours Nuns hired Terry Prone, a PR and reputation management expert, to deal with the media.The little, holy Bon Secours Nuns email was indicative of a deliberate policy of disinformation and outright lies, quote from their email issued in their name…“you will find no mass grave, no evidence that children were ever so buried and a local police force casting their eyes to heaven and saying, ‘Yeah, a few bones were found – but this was an area where famine victims were buried’in the 1840s. So move on please!!…” The language of the email was very clever. The local Gardaí were casting their eyes to heaven. Up there, The local Gardaí said, doubtless God was nodding his approval. How could anyone suggest such a thing of the poor holy Nuns, the wonderful, iniquity, Bon Secours Nuns? The tone of the email was essentially condescending to, and dismissive of, Catherine Cordless’ who found the 800 babies in the septic tank…
The Bon Secours Sisters are behind the biggest private hospital empire in the world, they take in billions of dollars profit a year. “The Bon Secours Sisters grotesque empire was built on the bones of the murdered Tuam babies and their unwed mothers plus another ten thousand or more babies and children, now dumped and buried in other mass gravel pit graves in Convents up and down this green country of Ireland. The Bon Secours Sisters not only did they steal the children from their mothers, they also sold and trafficked the babies out of Ireland. The Bon Secours Sisters were paid by the Irish State, 'headage payments' of up to $3,000 for each child sent to the United States.” at the time and huge sum of money in the 1940s, 50s, 60s. Let us be very clear on what I’m saying, please remember it was the good Nuns and their criminal antagonists in the Irish Catholic Church who illegally sold the babies, who trafficked in them and, in many cases, starved and neglected the babies and children to point of death.
The Irish Catholic Church had a oppressive asphyxiation, on the throat of Ireland, in which very few of its people could escape from the stranglehold of their poisonous ideology which produced toxic shame. Most of the children and their mothers in the Bon Secours Mother and Baby homes and other Religious Orders of Nuns were both sexually abused and physically abused. The children and their mothers were bullied, beaten, raped and murdered, made to feel that they were worthless. The working assumption of the religious orders in Ireland, and of the clergy generally, was that these filth, the vermin of unwed mothers were the product of sin, and should be punished accordingly, after all their mothers were proven whores, by having and conceiving the product of their sin, babies, the devil spawns.
The Bon Secours Sisters took the babies and children and sold them, trafficked the stolen babies and older children, and what they, The Bon Secours Sisters couldn't sell, they starved and neglected, the babies and the children in their care. The babies and the children in the care of the Religious Orders were denied to the point of their own disappearance from Irish hearts and from Irish sights, banished from Ireland and, in many cases, like the Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, in county Galway, into dark eternal pits of hidden hell, shut out of mind, out of sight. The Nuns used to say to me as a young child, “old sins have long shadows”. Yes old indiscretions can continue to haunt and have consequences well into the future, really to the very end of your life. A frightened unwed mother, now in her 80s, whose baby was stolen by the Nuns, now sadly reflects, "We gave them up to what we convinced ourselves was the Nuns' ‘care’,” she added. "We gave them up maybe to spare them the savagery of gossip... and we gave them up because of our perverse, in fact, morbid relationship with what you call ‘respectability’.” "No the nuns didn’t break into our homes to kidnap our children," she said – as if anyone had accused the nuns of breaking and entering to steal babies. It is burying the babies and children as if they were rodentia, filthy vermin, my god, who would believe, Nuns flushed the babies into septic tanks, we here in Ireland allowed the Catholic Church to do this heinous crime against our own babies, we were powerless in the face of such wickedness. Holy Convents where the remains of babies and children were thrown, without a shred of dignity or respect, like used toilet paper and then flushed, finished, out of sight out of mind. The appalling truth, is that this, is no longer a shock, the horrible reality, which so many children in Ireland had to endure, is that they were treated like vermin. The truth is, Children were brutalised in Ireland without the slightest compunction, by people into whose care they had been entrusted, and “shocking.” in one sense is an understatement.
Damningly, the scientific evidence is clear now, according to the Mother and Baby Home Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland. The bones of the babies they dug up confirmed that the ages of the deceased babies ranged from 35 foetal weeks to two to three years. Damningly, the scientific evidence is clear that the remains date from the period during which the so called Mother and Baby home in Tuam was in operation, from 1925 to 1961. The Bon Secours Sisters always claimed that the babies were from the famine period, 1845 and 1852…as can be seen, even denying that the babies were from the period they The Bon Secours Sisters took over the running of the Mother and Baby Home in 1925. The Bon Secours Sisters couldn't acknowledge that they in fact knew that over 800 to 1,500 babies were their responsibilities, and the cruel and callous manner in which they disposed of the babies.
And the report of the Commission of Investigation went on to confirm that a number of the samples are definitely to date from the 1950s., this my friends is not ancient history, this will sadly tarnish the Hollywood image of Ireland, a quaint green land of plentiful happily married families with their dozens of red-heading children playing with gusto in lush green meadows of rural Ireland, and even benevolent Priests, like parasites, the emerald cockroach wasps, hiding, fishing in local streams, even still rustic chaste Nuns, pure, and untouched, all in virginal white, with their rosy cheeks, dancing and singing at the crossroads, as gently and musically church-bells, peel out. As Yeats said “Romantic Ireland is dead and gone, but he meant “Ireland was already ‘dead and gone’.Yeats evidently equated the death of ‘Romantic Ireland’ with the rise of an Irish generation that believed that ‘men were born to pray and save [souls]’ alone. …Pass the bucket please…. Owen Felix O'Neill