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The Tuam Babies case: An inhumanity born of despair


'HOW did they become like that?" somebody asked me. There was a kind of horrified wonder in the voice: the subject was that of the nuns and the 800 bodies of children said to be found by a septic tank at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home run from 1925 until 1961 by the Good Shepherd Sisters.

There seems to be a particular strain of iron inhumanity in a section of the men and women, particularly the women, who donned religious garb over the years to become servants of Jesus Christ, God Made Man, founder of Christianity, the faith and way of life which claims to base itself on compassion and forgiveness.

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