Friday 28 July 2017

Shane Dunphy: A secret tale – my mum's life as a nun

Mother and baby home victims deserve justice, but it is unclear who is to blame

OUTSPOKEN: New nun Sister Liz Deasy at St Mary’s Abbey
OUTSPOKEN: New nun Sister Liz Deasy at St Mary’s Abbey

Shane Dunphy

Last week, I read comments by Ireland's newest nun, Sr Liz Deasy, in relation to the revelations about the mother and baby homes, in which she stated that the religious orders are being demonised by the media and the public at large.

This gave me pause, because I feel a closer affinity to the church, particularly to the brides of Christ, than most.

My mother was a nun, you see.

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