In two excellent posts, Caroline Farrow (from Catholic Voices), has looked at the known evidence to date to give a measured and fair analysis of this recent public media outrage over the discovery of the mass grave of bones found at the Tuam Children’s Home in Ireland.
The story of the home run by the Catholic sisters of the Bon Secours has hit the UK press after a resulting Irish media storm.
It has predictably whipped up anti-Catholic outrage and sentiment amongst the small clique of Irish secularists who seem to inhabit Twitter, lurking to pounce on anyone who dares to say anything less than condemnatory about the Catholic Church in Ireland. It’s difficult to tell how representative they are of wider public opinion, but nonetheless the story and the victims deserve a response.
The UK Daily Mail handles the story in an uncharacteristically balanced fashion, noting that these types of homes were prevalent throughout Ireland and run by both the Catholic and Protestant Church. Continue reading…
Following on from Caroline’s first article comes this one today. Please read both articles to get a fuller and more honest picture of the whole sad story.