The Vatican has announced the resignation of the Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson, the most senior Catholic cleric to have been found guilty of concealing child sex abuse….
….The resignation came two days after the Vatican announced that the pope had stripped Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington DC, of his rank as cardinal and ordered him to live in seclusion.
Does anyone know if singer Boy George was given PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT to look at *unredacted* archived records pertaining to his Irish grandmother who attended an industrial school?
Survivors of Mother and Baby Homes, who also attended industrial schools where the same records were archived, are unable to access their unredacted records relating to their incarceration both in the institutional and local school and in their boarding out to farmers. Their files were held by various government departments including Health, Education and Justice. They are now with Tusla (which is UNFIT FOR PURPOSE AND SHOULD BE TORN DOWN).
Both Church and State are obviously compromised and biased. It requires an EU independent forensic investigation.
Video clip ~
Who Do You Think You Are? Series 15, Boy George
Boy George reads his grandmother's school report
Boy George recognises some of the traits written about his grandmother Bridget in her school report.
George is shown what was called the "entry record" to the institution where his grandmother was sent at 6 years and eleven months, as well as manuscript entries from her school reports.*
Boy George was told "the one document that every child generated in the industrial school was the entry, and every child who came in since 1880 got a page, and this was your grandmother's."
His grandmother's page was numbered 1060 [#1059 was scratched]. Date of Admission: 23.12.19; Where, when and by whom ordered to be Detained: D.P.C. M. Cooper Esq. With what Charged: "Wandering." 58 1 or 58.I (?) She was discharged at 16 years of age on 08.01.29. Particulars as to leaving the School, by Licence or Discharge: "Sent as Housemaid to Private Hospital, St. Vincents Leeson Street Wages 15 pounds."
No evidence, as far as I know, of such care given to children from Mother and Baby Homes, or school reports. The school report comments on George's grandmother's records, concentrating on character, could limit life opportunities.
His grandmother Bridget's reports on 'Character and Conduct 'describe her as being "intelligent, anxious and amiable, " [this was when Bridget first arrived] and later: "gentle and kind, " "ambitious and painstaking" "Useful …". "A good child." In 1926: "Very good child, very bright." Ditto for 1927 and 1928. They wrote that her mental capacity was "Fair."
The whole thing stinks to high heaven, it's quite amazing that this is appearing to be brushed under the carpet. if nobody is alive today to prosecute, I would still hold and prosecute the Catholic church as the principal body involved in this.
Not wishing to rain on your parade, but didn't the Irish people just vote to kill thousands of unborn children and dispose of their remains in God knows what fashion?
So what makes you think they give a fig about what happened to another few hundred unwanted children, or where their remains were disposed of?
Here's an interesting unedited video (full of pathos). Singer Boy George is given tours of historical sites, such as, Kilmainham Gaol, the tenement museum at 14 Henrietta Street… He went out to the Goldenbridge Industrial School site. However, nothing remains of the Industrial School, which his grandmother Bridget Kinahan attended. George views the original chapel where the children 'more than likely would have worshipped in ... with the nuns.'
George also visited the Hang House at Mountjoy prison, where his IRA great uncle Thomas Bryan and comrade in arms Frank Flood were executed in a double hanging on Monday 14 March 1921. Bryan was one of the 'Forgotten 10' [Kevin Barry...]. Their bodies were exhumed from Mountjoy unconsecrated ground. George goes to Glasnevin cemetery where 9 of the 10 were reinterred in 2001 with State honours (including Thomas Bryan).
George's family already had in their possession his grandmother's Order of Detention (it's different from the documents he had been given in the earlier video clip I posted).
Children's Act, 1008. 8 Edw. 7. Ch. 67
Order of Detention in a Certified Industrial School
Bridget Margaret Kinahan
George reads aloud: Born 9 January 1913. Resides 39 Upper Gloucester Street in the County Borough of Dublin. Found on 15th day of December 1919, at North Cumberland Street wandering and not having any visible means of subsistence.
[His grandmother Bridget was actually found playing 'outside the door of her house' by the "Cruelty Man" ~ i.e., NSPCC in collusion with garda]
6 year old Bridget was sent to the Goldenbridge Convent certified Industrial School at Dublin.
George's grandmother told her family that if she wet the bed at Goldenbridge, the nuns made her wrap the sheet around her neck and humiliatingly walk about with it. This anecdotal evidence is borne out by many other witness testimonies, including the Ryan Report into Industrial Schools system.
George is shown the Entry page for his grandmother (refer to my earlier post).
"In Mountjoy jail one Monday morning
High upon the gallows tree
Kevin Barry gave his young life
For the cause of liberty
But a lad of eighteen summers
Yet no one can deny
As he walked to death that morning
He proudly held his head on high."
He said it will be “nauseating” if the pope privately meets abuse survivors as “just a box-ticking exercise”.
Mr O’Gorman told The Irish Times Politics Podcast he admired much of what the Pope has to say in relation to refugees and poverty.
However, he said the pope had failed to tackle abuse within the Church. “No pope, including this pope, has ever acknowledged the simple proven fact that the Vatican orchestrated and facilitated the cover up of the rape and abuse of hundreds of thousands of children on a global level.
“Yet everywhere a pope goes, we get this breathless adoration. He hasn’t said sorry. A simple acknowledgement of the truth has to be made if we are to believe that this institution has changed.”
Clerical Sexual Abuse Survivor Colm O'Gorman (Executive Director Amnesty International Ireland ~
In a tweet on Friday morning Mr O’Gorman said: “We cannot and will not allow this visit to simply disappear those who have suffered. This event will be a moment to assert and respect the dignity of those who have been abused, and to stand in solidarity with them. To mark an end to the Ireland that allowed this to happen.”
He added however that “for many of us who suffered appallingly because of the conduct of his predecessors and of his institution, to be here and to see all of that glossed over, and more importantly there’s an increasing sense that when he gets here he’s going to do the usual thing of having a private meeting with a group of survivors of sexual abuse and there’ll be an expression of regret and sorrow about the hurt that people experienced afterwards and then we’ll all move on, sure that’s that box ticked and dealt with, that is particularly nauseating for people like me and many others.”
The simple fact was that “no pope, including this pope, has ever acknowledged the simple proven fact that the Vatican orchestrated and facilitated the cover up of the rape and abuse of hundreds of thousands of children at global level,” he said.
*PR Terry Prone gets a roasting (I haven't transcribed all of this - it's quite a lengthy discussion). She was advising an assortment of government ministers, Noirin O'Sullivan…
[I, Starry, found the intertwining power relationships over the years to be quite incestuous ~~~ DCYA, Bon Secours… You will have to listen and draw your own conclusion, and perhaps some people might find it dumbfounding, to say the least]
*A member / Nom de Plume of Politics.ie is mentioned... S…sh... Stay tuned for more information.
Activist Solicitor Kevin Higgins speaking about Tuam:
…. It's an absolute nonsense to say that the State and various organs of the State were not aware of what lay beneath the ground in Tuam, that's complete nonsense. They did know.
What they did not know until 2011 were some of the detail about the way nuns trafficked children. And they did receive a huge amount of documentation in 2011, about how Bon Secours nuns, in Tuam specifically, had trafficked children. And they decided to sit on that. So when this arose in 2014, the State had a problem, it had been sitting on all of this evidence from 2011 and now the thing blows - what are we going to do?
So what you do is take the evidence held by HSE on one side and you leapfrog the public and you hand it over to a body, a Commission of Investigation whose deliberations and evidence taking is all in secret ("in Private").
SO, JOE PUBLIC NEVER GETS TO KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN SITTING ON.
In the meantime, you distract, confuse and (Kevin Higgins fills in 'obfuscate whatever').
The septic tank is a tomb, it is this, it is that, they weren't discarded, they were placed there carefully.
They chip away at the story. It won't always be a full frontal assault, there will be people who have the most reasonable approach, who come on and speak very softly, and say; maybe it wasn't true.
*A Member of Politics.ie who is known to Solicitor Kevin Higgins*
There is a guy who writes books about religious themes, and he's written a book, among other things, about moving statues and Marion apparitions. And he's a big fan of Marion apparitions. There's one housewife who every time she's hanging out her washing, she can hardly avoid seeing something. This individual has produced a number of books, some of them by no means ill written. But in the days immediately after the major coverage of Tuam, this guy was appearing under a nom de plume on politics.ie, and the amount of academic or crypto quasi academic material he was putting out to explain how the horrible conditions in Tuam were really responsible for the deaths of these people. It's astonishing. I know who the guy is. But that is the manner in which it was dealt with. That was how it was done.
Preposterous says with exhumation and modern technology they can establish cause of deaths (up to 800 children).
Absolutely. The technology is there, it's been refined over decades.
Preposterous suggests they can establish that there was foul play in any of these deaths, I imagine, broken bones, etc. Is that the fear, is that at the heart of it?
Absolutely. And money.
Well they can recompense those children who have survived, who are coming out of the woodwork in ever increasing numbers. They can do a number of things. The Bon Secours is the biggest private health company in this country. I think, probably the biggest of its kind in North America. People talk about balance and the cost of doing this, and the cost benefit analysis, and should they be left there and all of that. In my view, the good sisters put the kids in the hole, the good sisters should pay to take the kids out of the hole, and have their remains identified.
They deny the very existence of this grave through their spokesperson Terry Prone. She said that you won't find any grave here, you won't find any children here. Preposterous said that she is acting under some instructions from Mother Superior [Bon Secours]. Have they spoken out since?
[Kevin replies to a panel member's question] Survivors are coming out of the woodwork in America in last 6 months.
They have first hand evidence of neglect and hunger from people who were children there.
The children who were fostered boarded out, as young as 5 years old, were chattels. The females were most vulnerable.
[I will write this up separately… later]
The Tuam nuns were 'nobility.' The women and children at the home were not fit to touch the hem of the youngest novice.
In theory every Bon Secour nun was a trained nurse or midwife.
The Bon Secours nuns lived in town in The Grove. They did not live under the same roof as the women and children, they didn't spend one single night there. They had a number of trustees who would beat the women about the head if they didn't follow the orders handed down from the nuns. It was very rigid control. The nuns didn't get their hands dirty at all.
By Daniel McConnell
“Coaching” sessions for Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan and for other senior officers to deal with Oireachtas committees were among €140,000 worth of PR services paid for by the taxpayer.