Catholic Nuns Bury 800 Babies in Septic Tank In Ireland

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


The ugly face of Roman Catholicism is on display once again as a septic tank was discovered filled to bursting with the bones of babies and children. The septic tank was used by Catholic nuns at the St Mary’s home in Tuam in County Galway, Ireland.

Death records suggest 796 children, from newborn babies to eight-year-old children 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 gruesome discovery.

Unmarried women were ostracized by the conservative Catholic society and were often forced to hand over their children for adoption.

Health issues and problems associated with the homes have long been documented. As far back as 1944, a government inspection report of the Tuam home described some of the children as “fragile, pot-bellied and emaciated.”

The recently discovered death records for St Mary’s show the 796 children died from malnutrition and infectious diseases, such as measles and TB.

Conservative Catholic teaching at the time denied children of unmarried parents baptism and therefore burial in consecrated lands.

SOURCE: Yahoo News

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12 Responses to Catholic Nuns Bury 800 Babies in Septic Tank In Ireland

  1. Rachel says:

    My heart breaks reading this story. What is wrong with the Catholic church and has their media ready pope, Francis of Argentina weighed in?

  2. DMason says:

    What a sad story. The Catholic church is evil to its core.

  3. ChiTOM says:

    The film ‘Philomena’ was based on the atrocities committed by the Catholic Church in the 1950’s. I had no idea the nuns snatched children away from their biological mothers and sold the children to childless couples for money. The film was very disturbing and a reminder that organized religion is a belief in magic and hooey.

  4. Pechanga says:

    I don’t mean to be gruesome or macabre but I have to know?

    Were the kids and babies still alive when the psychopathic nuns tossed them in the septic tank or were they already dead? Either way, the nuns knew what they were doing was wrong. As for what Rachel asked, I doubt we will ever hear a peep from Francis.

  5. SmilingAtheist says:

    The Catholick Church…… Made from the stuff left over after sewage plants get finished processing our waste!

  6. Randy Arroyo says:

    How many other nunneries in Ireland engaged in this horrendous behavior? Five? Twenty? It’s all just so disheartening. To punish the children of single mothers because Catholic church doctrine says they have no value or worth makes my blood boil.

  7. TOM339 says:

    This is disgusting on many levels. It suggests something you would see from the Nazis or Pol Pot.

    Irish Catholics failed the unwed mothers, their babies and the greater society. All religion is a magic show but what these nuns did is straight out of the Marquis de Sade. There is no way these atrocities went on without the knowledge of the Bishops and priests.

    If you believe in God — fine, so ask yourself what made these women cast-offs by a society more interested in currying favor with the Almighty than in helping people at the bottom rung of society? I am profoundly angry at the Catholic church for allowing this carnage to go on.

  8. feminazi says:

    Of course readers are outraged when they read about such things. But what I want to know is, has member of this order faced legal action for what she did or was Irish law on their side?

  9. retahyajyajav says:

    I think feminazi raises a critically important question. No member of this order is above the law.

  10. Matteo says:

    The Irish government will investigate. Perhaps this dreadful, horrendous saga will never happen again at the hands of the Catholic church.

  11. Brigadoon says:

    No doubt the Catholic church controls the government of Ireland.

  12. the worst you can do to your soul is to give a wrong information or criticize

    Catholicism if you want to get curses and i personally pray to the almighty God to shine forth to them with vengeance and make them converted and follow him

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