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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpy Talbot View Post
    So were you suspicious that the entire coverage of the Ryan Commission and before that Laffoy was a fake news story covered by the international and national press, radio and TV for over ten years without being rumbled?

    And that the judiciary, victims of abuse, the orders themselves and senior clergy in the RCC were all in on a big scam calculated to confuse you?
    I only asked about the functioning of the redress scheme that is all, again thank you for the information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amsterdemmetje View Post
    Doesn't surprise me in the least that you are among the faithful and also among the doubters and demeanors of the abused having seen you in action on the Maurice McCabe thread throwing around innuendo and mistruths.
    Now now Amster, every challenge you posed to me on the McCabe thread l answered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonite View Post
    Now now Amster, every challenge you posed to me on the McCabe thread l answered.
    Indeed you did with lies and innuendo as i said .
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    Australia's Anglican church gets 1,115 child abuse complaints. "More than 1,100 complaints of child sexual abuse... fb.me/7LRgUdV3t

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    Australia's Anglican church gets 1,115 child abuse complaints - BBC News

    Victims have named 569 church figures who sexually abused more than 1,000 children, an inquiry hears.
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    It will be interesting to see what Australia does in response to the widespread criminality among clerics of whatever order or denomination.

    I have a feeling it won't be along the lines of paying out redress on these organisations' behalf and then whimpering occasionally every few years afterwards when it is pointed out that the orders themselves are carrying on business as usual while ignoring their debts.

    I hope they proscribe a number of organisations who have featured in the abuse investigations there and hammer them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amsterdemmetje View Post
    Indeed you did with lies and innuendo as i said .
    Correct, that's what you said alright!
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    The RCC in the USA have paid out $4.2 to victims of sexual abuse in the past 3 years,perhaps the Irish Govt should do likewise with help from the RCC who 'helped themselves' to a few pounds along the way.
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    As a child, I spent many a Sunday afternoon with the Magdalene girls in the sixties.. watching Shirley Temple films on a Black & White round TV propped up on the stage in the assembly hall in the Sean Mc Dermot St Laundry while my parents visited my aunt.. a nun.. in the convent “Parlour”.. coconut cream and kimberley biscuits, red lemonade while the adults had weak tea in bone china cups with cucumber sandwiches..

    The Magdalene girls would spoil myself and brother with Quality Street and Cadbury Roses sweets..

    Great memories.. sometimes we would visit on Saturday when myself and brother would dive into the laundry baskets.. I recall Dickie Rock doing a concert in Sean McDermot St one afternoon for the Girls… I remember them screaming “Spit on me Dickie”!..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpy Talbot View Post
    It will be interesting to see what Australia does in response to the widespread criminality among clerics of whatever order or denomination.

    I have a feeling it won't be along the lines of paying out redress on these organisations' behalf and then whimpering occasionally every few years afterwards when it is pointed out that the orders themselves are carrying on business as usual while ignoring their debts.

    I hope they proscribe a number of organisations who have featured in the abuse investigations there and hammer them.

    In Britain I worked with a man whose dad lived in an orphanage from an early age. It was only the 1950s or 60s. He was sent there by his parents, simply because they could no longer afford to feed him. But the orphanage could. The boy's parents would visit most weekends, and he looked forward to it, like kids would in boarding schools here in Ireland. There was no religious involvement, it was just an 'orphanage' for kids from 'poor' families. Every so often, a man would show up from a place in Australia. He would pick out a bunch of kids from whoever was living there at the time, and next week they would have been gone, sent off to live in the outback. Somehow my colleague's dad was never selected, maybe he was considered too 'weedy', but anyway he grew to adulthood in the orphanage and then got a job, got married, and had a family. He died only a few years ago. Never believed in God, never got baptized, never met a priest or nun in his life. People who think the whole orphanage / child care world was run by religious orders need to understand it wasn't. But mostly the religious orders did a good job. They did the best they could for young boys and girls who either had no parents or whose parents were still alive but could not afford to feed them. Which is why to this day so many men and women in this country and abroad have nothing but good to say about religious orders and the way they helped other people and helped the less well off in the era before 'social services' got involved.
    Deal with that, God haters. Just deal with it
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    Seems a strange rant right at the end there. The problem of course isn't with homes where there were no abuses, child-trafficking and so on.

    The problem is with the ones where there was abuse. And in Ireland the religious orders made sure they had something of a cartel arrangement around orphanages and homes for the poorest of children. Because to them it was a business.

    And the interesting thing is that these highly moral, highly motivated religious orders got fat off the back of it all.

    The fact that you have encountered a home where there were no religious orders involved and everything was as hunky dory as could be is not an argument on behalf of the half-people in those orders.
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