Shaun Willcock, Bible Based Ministries:
It is like something out of the Dark Ages. But it is unfolding right now in Ireland.
Whenever Protestants spoke or wrote in the past about how babies were discarded by nuns into unmarked graves, Rome always dismissed such allegations as nothing but Protestant “Rome-bashing”. But even today, evidence is surfacing that it really did happen – and not a few times, but multiplied hundreds of times.
In 2009, I wrote an article entitled A Mass Grave of Babies and the Lie of “Limbo”, in which I gave the details of a mass grave, in an unmarked site, of thousands of unwanted babies found at Milltown Cemetery, which is in predominantly Roman Catholic west Belfast, Northern Ireland. The babies buried there were children of Roman Catholics who died in infancy, before they could receive the Roman Catholic rite of “baptism”, between the 1940s and 1970s.
Now, in the last few years, a second mass grave has come to light, this time in Tuam, County Galway, in the Republic of Ireland. And it is estimated that this forgotten grave contains the remains of a staggering almost 800 babies!
The site is located at what was a home for unmarried mothers from the 1920s until the 1960s. During this forty-year period, infant mortality was very high. It is believed that many of the children died from malnutrition and infectious diseases. But here’s the shocker: the home was run by the Bon Secours Roman Catholic order of nuns!
Yes, nuns – those women who fool Papists and gullible Protestants alike with their mask of “sanctity” and “other-worldliness”. Those women who are considered, by millions, to be holy and godly, serving God. Those women who for centuries have been engaged in such works as nursing the sick and educating children. Surprise! – it turns out they are sinners like everyone else, and moreover, often even more heartless and cruel than others (this of course comes as no surprise to Christians who understand the horrible nature of Roman Catholicism and the kind of monsters it so often breeds behind the walls of convents and monasteries, but it comes as a huge surprise to the people of the world, so used to viewing nuns as “holy” women of God). Yes, of course there are nuns who are kind-hearted, caring, merciful and sweet (even though they are not true Christians); but this does not negate the fact that multitudes of them have been blind servants of the priests, hard and cruel women who have made life in convents a living death for so many poor girls trapped therein.
People who had once been residents at this nun-run home said they were treated very harshly. “Some of the children from the home would attend the local school,” said Catherine Corless, a local historian and genealogist, who was researching the home. “They were treated differently, went home earlier, and were all shipped off to an industrial school when they were around seven years old.”
How was the discovery made?