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?
Corless, during the course of her researches into the home, discovered the death records for 796 children, ranging in age from infants to the age of 9. But she could find no record of their burials, not even in other graveyards in the country, nor in the areas where the mothers had come from. This led her to conclude, “We can safely assume that they’re all in that plot.”
Interestingly, the site was previously known to be a graveyard, and for decades locals had suspected that it was for “unbaptized” babies (that is, babies who were not “baptized’ according to the false sacrament of “baptism” within Roman Catholicism), or for famine victims who had died at the home, and then been buried in unmarked graves. It has often been the case that local Roman Catholics know, or suspect, that something sinister may be going on in a particular home, convent or monastery run by nuns or priests, but they are too afraid to speak out. Doubtless, in many other places around the world, such local knowledge would exist. But getting the locals to open up about it is another matter entirely. From childhood they are raised to believe that the priests of Rome are little gods on earth, and that the nuns are women of exceptional holiness.
The home was closed in the early 1960s. But in the mid-1970s two boys who were playing close to the site discovered broken concrete slabs covering a hollow. It was a disused septic tank, which had been in use before the 1920s when the building had been a workhouse, and then emptied. When the boys broke the concrete, they discovered a hole “filled to the brim with bones”. [see the Addendum at the end of this article]
This is the religion which calls itself “the one true and holy Catholic Apostolic Church”. This is the religion which claims that it was established on Peter, by Christ Himself. Yet this is the religion which constantly shocks the world, whenever another revelation is made of its dark deeds.
After Corless tracked down the death certificates for the almost 800 children who had died at the facility – without being able to find more than one burial record – the Irish government appointed a commission led by a judge, and called the Mother and Baby Homes Commission, to investigate. And in March 2017 it confirmed Corless’ findings. It announced, in the light of excavations at the site which had been going on since November 2016, that an underground structure had been found, divided into twenty chambers, and containing “significant quantities of human remains.” These underground chambers were originally used to hold sewage, but in 1937 the home was connected to a modern water supply and the chambers fell into disuse. Disuse, that is, until they became a convenient dumping ground for almost 800 babies in the following decades! DNA analysis confirmed that the ages of the dead ranged from 35 weeks to three years old, and that they were buried there mainly in the 1950s.