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800 babies buried in septic tank at catholic home for unmarried mothers

Posted by Mr DoctorE on June 5, 2014


Dublin (AFP) – Almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, according to new research Wednesday which throws more light on the Irish Catholic Church’s troubled past.

Death records suggest 796 children, from newborns to eight-year-olds, were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961.

Historian Catherine Corless, who made the discovery, says her study of death records for the St Mary’s home in Tuam in County Galway suggests that a former septic tank near the home was a mass grave.

The septic tank, full to the brim with bones, was discovered in 1975 by locals when concrete slabs covering the tank broke up.

Until now, locals believed the bones mainly stemmed from the Great Irish famine of the 1840s when hundreds of thousands perished.

Thousands of unmarried pregnant women — labelled at the time as ‘fallen women’ — were sent to the homes to have their babies.
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Steve Humphries’ Sex in a Cold Climate , a documentary denouncing the Magdalene Asylums, which were operated by Catholic nuns in Ireland for over 100 years, caused an uproar when it was televised in England in March 1998 as part of Channel Four’s Witness series. An estimated three million people watched the documentary, one of the highest figures ever recorded for the series. A help line was set up, which received calls from almost 450 women who had experienced abuse and trauma through the Magdalene Asylums and the Catholic Church. The documentary was blacklisted by the Irish network RTE and to this date has never been officially aired in Ireland.

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The Refining Reason Debate: Matt Dillahunty VS Sye Ten Bruggencate

Posted by Mr DoctorE on June 3, 2014

On May 31, 2014 at the Marriot East’s Grand Ballroom in Memphis, TN, atheist Matt Dillahunty and presuppositional apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate took the stage before a live audience for a formal debate, which was moderated by David Smalley of Dogma Debate.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Disrupting Philosophies!

Posted by Mr DoctorE on June 3, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson – American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Creationists Inventing History w/Tax $$$

Posted by Mr DoctorE on May 28, 2014

The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 5-27-2014.

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Best of Hitchslap

Posted by Mr DoctorE on May 20, 2014

Part One

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S. Carolina’s Mammoth Ignorance Corrected

Posted by Mr DoctorE on May 16, 2014

The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 5-13-2014,

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Satan vs. Jesus in Oklahoma

Posted by Mr DoctorE on May 15, 2014

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David Silverman on “Atheist Chaplains” in the Military

Posted by Mr DoctorE on May 14, 2014

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Harvard club cancels black mass after controvers

Posted by Mr DoctorE on May 13, 2014

Tsk tsk….

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A cell phone interrupts a pastor during an exorcism

Posted by Mr DoctorE on May 13, 2014

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