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How on earth, and in heavens name, can anyone support an organization willing to hide such evil for
profit, much less give them tax exempt status ?

Park that in your browser and smoke it,....and be sure to read all the way through so you get to the part about the tax payers of Ireland footing the bill for compensation to the victims.

At some point, I hope to have the time and inclination to tell you my personal story about coming into the world in a Catholic unwed mother's home and how I was branded with a medallion pinned to my swaddle blanket to warn those who saw it that I was a filthy, sinful blob of evil that would require extra discipline.

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Comment by SydTheSkeptic on May 19, 2009 at 8:37pm
Wait, you mean you're NOT a sinful blog of evil requiring extra discipline?
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on May 19, 2009 at 8:39pm
Read the story before making that inappropriate comment so yes, I'm socially inappropriate, but DAY-am, that sucks.

What really sucks, though, is nothing like that surprises me any longer. If there is a god, I'd be pissed as all hell.
Comment by photo2010 on May 19, 2009 at 9:13pm
I worked for a Catholic organization for almost 20 years. None of this surprises me.
Comment by photo2010 on May 20, 2009 at 3:44pm
@Nobodyschild...Your story sounds remarkably like mine. I am very angry today..a combination of being ill and wondering what I could or should have done. But anger has a deleterious effect on my particular health problems, so I can't afford too much. I wasn't sure if I'd written my story before, but here it is:
Comment by spacemonkey1310 on May 20, 2009 at 10:59pm
*sigh* that situation is fubar.
Comment by photo2010 on May 21, 2009 at 3:53pm
I also rarely took a day off. Wasn't uncommon for me to work from 8:30am until 3am the following morning. When the demyelination attacked my spinal nerves, it became very difficult to carry cameras, but I became creative, using a folded tripod as a cane for example so people wouldn't notice, (a nursing professor with a keen eye noticed and told me it was brilliant, made me feel good :). Then a car accident exacerbated things and was the final blow. If I had even had a part time assistant, I might still be employed, and I practically begged for one. However, this particular organization was known to abuse its' power. Those at the top received a car, all food and gas, cell phones, all fully paid.

The thing was..I LOVED the work! Being a photojornalist was what I was schooled for and paid my dues for. I wouldn't have stayed 11 years after onset of illness if i didn't love my job. There is more, much more..maybe I'll save it for a book and blow the top off the thing. :)
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on May 21, 2009 at 7:20pm
I read today how Ireland is in total shock upon hearing the news...

COME ON!!! How was it that I knew this was a fact but they didn't? I've seen so many independent films surrounding this topic, I actually thought it was common knowledge in Ireland that this sort of thing happened up until the late nineties.

My guess is they knew, but that it's such a blight on the country that no one talked about it and their sudden shock is really national shame now that it's in the global spotlight.
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on May 21, 2009 at 7:40pm
Deliver Us From Evil
Boys of St. Vincent
Dear Daughter
States of Fear
Song for a Raggy Boy
The Magdaline Sisters
Angela's Ashes
Comment by BlancheNoE on May 21, 2009 at 9:11pm
@ Syd. I know, right ? As long as people keep their fingers in their ears while loudly singing
" LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA,.." this will just keep happening,...but what do I know ?,..I'm just a liberal, socialist, fascist, pinko-commie (centrist).
Comment by photo2010 on May 22, 2009 at 5:57am
@Syd..Sounds like Ireland is in a mass state of denial. Very sad for the victims of the abuse. First terrorized and then having to go through all this. I remember seeing the (now) adult victims of similar crimes in Boston on the news, crying when having to relive their experiences.


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