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Associated Press: Remember That Story About Nuns Stuffing Kids’ Bodies in a Septic Tank? Never Mind.

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Remember the cock and bull story about the bodies of kids being stuffed into a septic tank by nuns who ran a home for unwed mothers in Tuam, Ireland?  If you do, the Associated Press really wishes you would forget all about it.

 

 

DUBLIN (AP) — In stories published June 3 and June 8 about young children buried in unmarked graves after dying at a former Irish orphanage for the children of unwed mothers, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that the children had not received Roman Catholic baptisms; documents show that many children at the orphanage were baptized. The AP also incorrectly reported that Catholic teaching at the time was to deny baptism and Christian burial to the children of unwed mothers; although that may have occurred in practice at times it was not church teaching. In addition, in the June 3 story, the AP quoted a researcher who said she believed that most of the remains of children who died there were interred in a disused septic tank; the researcher has since clarified that without excavation and forensic analysis it is impossible to know how many sets of remains the tank contains, if any. The June 3 story also contained an incorrect reference to the year that the orphanage opened; it was 1925, not 1926.

A rather churlish correction that does not indicate how they managed to get so many factual matters, and others they neglected to mention, wrong.  Of course, the explanation is quite simple:  ignorance and bigotry are hell on good reporting.  Don’t hold your breath waiting for the major media outlets that screamed this story across the world to even note this correction.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

9 Comments

  1. To review: Ireland exists. Everything else stated in the article is unsubstantiated or proven incorrect. (Although, thinking about it, saying that “Ireland existed in the 1920’s” could be debated. So there were no confirmed facts in the article at all.)

  2. A rather churlish correction that does not indicate how they managed to get so many factual matters, and others they neglected to mention, wrong.

    They hired okupiers.

  3. No mention that locals knew there was a baby graveyard in a slightly different area, that at least one expert’s response was that it sounded exactly like a specific type of mass grave that was used for re-burial of plague victims found during construction, that they misrepresented what the gal who figured this out SAID…..

    *sigh*

    Not like I expect anything different, but oy.

  4. Let us look at the bright side. At least the “reporter” did not suggest the possibility of the nuns first dining on the little babes.

  5. At least the “reporter” did not suggest the possibility of the nuns first dining on the little babes.

    That’ll be next time this happens.

  6. Does Ireland exist? It looks to me like just another place where atomized individuals are pursuing happiness by any means possible. They will end up as sad and lonely as people anywhere else. The only difference is they will have a brogue.

  7. Is everything the Establishment Media says about the Catholic Church a lie?

    Maybe not, but it’s a good working theory.

  8. “A lie gets half way around the world before the truth can get its shoes on.” Journalists are not interested in printing the truth, just sensationalism, who cares if it’s true or not. Them Catholics deserve it.

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