Church’s dark past

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - COMMENT -

IN RE­SPONSE to let­ter from Sean Ó Domh­naill in praise of nuns (MoS let­ters, Jan­uary 6), it has to be ac­cepted that there have been a good num­ber of ad­mirable women of the cloth down the decades.

How­ever, we should not for­get the evil deeds per­pe­trated by so many wear­ers of habits on un­for­tu­nate adults and chil­dren in the dark years of the past. Such in­hu­man acts were high­lighted in films such as The Mag­da­lene Sis­ters and Philom­ena.

There are too many peo­ple in the Catholic Church in Ire­land who pre­fer to imag­ine that such cru­elty never ex­isted.

Bill McMa­hon, Na­van, Co. Meath.

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