Tuesday 20 March 2018

State should also repent for abuse

Madam – I agree with Emer O'Kelly's statement regarding the Catholic Church and the Magdalene Laundries ('Religious must pay for warping our society', Sunday Independent, February 17, 2013).

Yes the Catholic Church should repent, but so also should the State – not only for what happened at the Magdalene Laundries but for the brutality meted out to little children in many of the national schools.

Why did it take so many decades for these things to come to light?

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