posted on Apr, 20 2005 @ 09:40 PM
I wonder how many other prisons are being run in convents all over the world, I just watched a movie made about this sordid hideous religious order
where they imprisoned women and worked them in the laundry amd made money. Its horrible but it went on until 1996. I really have nothing against any
religion but this is enough to make anyone sick. My own daughter used to be Catholic, thank God she got a divorce and changed her religion since she
was automatically excommunicated for being divorced. She was already upset with the church over the birth control issue, after all the more children
born and raised in the Catholic faith the more money that goes into the collection plates. Seriously I knew the Catholic religion had a bloody past
but I thought that was back in the dark ages, apparently not. This is disgraceful they should have put every nun and priest asscoiated with this in
It began five years ago when an order of nuns in Dublin sold off part of its convent to real estate developers. On that property were the remains of
133 women buried in unmarked graves, and buried with them was a scandal.
As it turns out, the women had been virtual prisoners, confined by the Catholic Church behind convent walls for perceived sins of the flesh, and
sentenced to a life of servitude in something called the Magdalene laundries.
It sounds medieval, something that happened hundreds of years ago, but, in fact, the last Magdalene laundry closed just over two years ago
[edit on 20-4-2005 by goose]