8th January 2011

“The Irish Catholic hierarchy had been engaged in what amounted to an illicit baby trade. From the end of the second world war until the 1970s, it considered the thousands of souls born in its care to be the church’s own property. With or without the agreement of their mothers, it sold them to the highest bidder. Every year, hundreds were shipped off to American couples who paid ‘donations’ (in reality, fees) to the nuns. Few if any checks were made on the suitability of the adopting families – the only condition laid down by Archbishop McQuaid was that they should be practising Catholics.”

Martin Sixsmith

3 Responses to “8th January 2011”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    I’m trying to think of a euphemism to describe McQuaid – it’s not easy…

  2. CaptainZero Says:

    Wait, WHAT?!?

  3. j sutton Says:

    Fact! This should be taught in all Catholic schools.