Yes, I saw that too. Those nuns were called, with horrible irony, "The Sisters of Mercy"! Sexual abuse of those girls was common too, according to the reports. They have been obliged to "apologise" and to pay compensation, though how their victims can possibly forgive them is beyond me.Angela Woodford wrote:
"Laicised"! Thanks, Ann - that would apply to nuns too - I'm thinking of the horrible cruelty of the nuns who ran those terrible Magdalen homes for girls - taking their babies away? - forcing them to toil at laundry work + beatings + compulsory silence + other awful punishments? I saw a documentary ages ago, and remember being moved to tears. I might be wrong but didn't these dreadful penitentiaries exist even in the 70's? Accounts of priestly scandals are currently rife, but I think those poor girls should be remembered as well.
Anyway, those nuns make one shudder with their cold-blooded inhumanity. They should have been laicised and exposed for their deeds.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuse_scan ... s_of_Mercy