Evil Incarnate: The Irish Catholic Church

by Karen Hedwig Backman – Ireland the nation, the Irish Catholic Church, unspeakably evil and cruel, are unable to acknowledge their corruption and iniquities, unwilling to step down from their pedestal of sanctimoniousness and hypocrisy: From 1765 to the late 1990, about 30,000 women were incarcerated and deprived of normal lives for a youth mischief that their own church was not able to forgive. Supported by the State and the Church, the goal of theses institutions was to rehabilitate “fallen” women into society, but in reality, their return to freedom was seldom a fact.In 2001, the Irish Government admitted that the Magdalene Laundries were places of abuse. In 2011, the United Nations Committee Against Torture urged Ireland to investigate the facts and truth of the government involvement. Christianity and women. Christianity, especially Roman Catholicism, especially Irish Catholicism, these patriarchal institutions, seem to really have it in for women. They were the...

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