Posts Tagged: Magdalene Sisters

Mean Things I’ve Said about the Catholic Church

I’m apparently not nearly as inflammatory as I thought, or perhaps I’m just remembering stuff I’ve said out loud, and not things I’ve blogged. Here’s the scrawny, short list of times I’ve blogged about the Church I grew up in – Catholicism. The top one is probably the longest thing I’ve written. Which really just

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The Magdalene Sisters is at Castleton

There’s tons of stuff going on this weekend, and I have to buy a truck bedliner and cover, but I really really want to see the Magdalene Sisters at Castleton. I wonder if I can make time? The Magdelene Sisters 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, and on Friday and Saturday night only at 9:40 2014 Update: I

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The Magdalene Sisters Documentary

I wrote a few months back about the Magdelene Laundries – In Mid-20th Century Ireland (until the last one closed in 1996), the Catholic Church ran commercial laundries, run by nuns, that were essentially prisons for wayward girls, who were deposited there by their families when they became pregnant, got in trouble or otherwise upset

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The Magdalene Laundries and the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church has a lot more to answer for than abuse of altar boys. For years the Catholic Church in Ireland enslaved young women in “Magdalene laundries” run by convents, where they were unpaid prisoners forced to work their entire lives for the Church. The last of these laundries closed in 1996. Ireland’s Dirty

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