There were 18 main constituent groups that were responsible for enforcing the racial policies of the Irish Catholic Church and enforcing their general policing, The worse groups were;- The Christian Brothers, The Presentation Brothers, The Rosminians, The Oblates of Mary Immaculate, The Hospitaller Order of St John of God, The De La Salle Brothers, The Dominican Fathers, The Brothers of Charity. These Religious Men ran most of the Industrial Schools, and most of (96%) of the second-level education schools and primary schools in Ireland.
The other group of Religious Women who ran the scandalous Magdalene Laundries, known also as the Magdalene Asylums, were the Religious Sisters of Charity, The Good Shepherd Sisters, The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity. Residential Home for Children and Industrial Schools in Ireland were ;- The Sisters of Nazareth, The Daughters of the Heart of Mary, The Presentation Sisters, The Sisters of St Louis, The Sisters of St Clare, The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge, the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul. These Religious Women also ran a few of the Industrial Schools, and most of the second-level education schools and primary schools in Ireland through their Convents.
The Irish Catholic Church ran through its Religious Orders the concentration camps, (Industrial Schools) and extermination camps, (Industrial Schools and Magdalene Laundries, and Mother and Baby Homes) that scattered around the land of Ireland. The Religious Orders were the the organisation most responsible for the genocidal killing of thousands of vulnerable women and their children in these religious prisons. Members of all of the Religious Orders committed heinous crimes during the period of 1900 to 1992. All the Religious Orders were also involved in commercial enterprises and exploited concentration camp inmates as cheap, disposal slave labour. The Irish Catholic Church were indirectly judged by the Ryan Report Tribunal in Ireland to be a Criminal Organisation. The Irish Catholic Church at the time, was found guilty of unspeakable crimes against humanity.
We now know that commitment to Catholic ideology was emphasised throughout the recruitment process, and clerical training. Members of the Irish Religious Orders were indoctrinated in the racial policy of the Irish Catholic Church at the time, and the recruits were taught that it was necessary to remove from Irish Society people deemed by that Irish Catholic Church policy as inferior. Catholic Church rituals and the awarding of regalia and insignia for milestones in the Religious man's career suffused Clerics even further with Irish Catholic Church ideology. Clerics were expected to renounce their family ethos and embrace the new pseudo-religious rites and ceremonies, carried out within Irish Catholic Institutions. The Irish Catholic Church ideology included the application of brutality and terror amongst Irish people as a solution to gain total control through fear.The Irish Catholic Church stressed total loyalty and obedience to its absolute orders unto death.The Religious Orders were entrusted with the commission of atrocities, illegal criminal activities, and repugnant crimes, it allowed to be committed through its stranglehold in the State School system, Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums, and Mother and Baby Homes. The Archbishop of Dublin once said that all religious people must not hesitate in their obedient loyalty, not for a single second, but executes unquestioningly all the commands of the holy Mother Catholic Church.
As part of its functions in running the Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums, and Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland. The Irish Catholic Church oversaw the isolation and displacement of women, unwed mothers and their children seizing and stealing their assets and deporting them to the Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums throughout Ireland it controlled, all were used as slave labour, with many dying within the Religious system. The Religious Orders willing helped to implement the cruel policies of the Irish Catholic Church, which led to the killing, torture, and enslavement of tens of thousands of women and their children. In addition, the Irish Religious Orders were also directly involved in the negligence and cruel deaths of mentally or physically handicapped children, unwanted and wilfully disposed of in its care.
The Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums, were concentration camp systems that ran throughout Ireland.18 Religious Orders were responsible for running these concentration camps under the direct authority of the Irish Catholic Church. The finances necessary to establish and operate the Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums and Mother and Baby Homes were provided by the Irish State, which housed tens of thousands of women, and their children. Dozens of Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums of varying size and function had been created in the Irish Free State, holding the tens of thousands of innocent women, and their children. The Industrial Schools and Magdalene Asylums, were really concentration camps, their populations rose in the late 1940s, 50s and 60s, as the powerful Irish Catholic Church unhindered, intensify their repression of terror within these appalling and repulsive Institutions.
I now focus on two Religious Orders, and sadly the evidence is incontrovertible and factual.The main Religious Order were The Christian Brothers which was built on a culture of violence and fear, which was exhibited in its most extreme form by the mass floggings, rapes and even murder of children in its care. The Christian Brothers, the largest provider of residential care for boys in the State at that time. This sadistic and cold hearted Religious Order, The Christian Brothers who ran most of the Industrial Schools in Ireland, have been described as being "outside the bounds of morality"; they were judged to be callous, bestial, inhuman, vicious, perverted, fiendish, pitiless and merciless in the treatment of the orphan boys in its care, with the divine authority of the Irish Catholic Church to rape, flog and even kill anyone at their discretion. The Christian Brothers engaged in the wholesale fear in all the schools it controlled in the Irish State. Don’t take my word for it, please read the Ryan Report, http://www.childabusecommission.ie/rpt/pdfs/ Hundreds of boys in the Industrial Schools were murdered and dumped into unmarked graves in the Industrial Schools that the Christian Brothers ran throughout Ireland. We know that over 300 known graves are scattered around previous Christian Brother Industrial Schools, a few hundred more were hidden in secret sites.
The other main Religious Order were, The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy who ran 26 industrial schools in Ireland, mostly Magdalene Asylums, or Magdalene Laundries, in which thousands of women died in its ruthless services. Official Irish reports, the IDC Report records a total of 1,663 women who died in these slave laundries from 1922 until each institution’s closure. The IDC Report completely ignores the issue of unmarked graves in which we now know that tens of thousands of women and their children were dumped into secret unmarked graves. The Inter-Departmental Committee on the laundries, (The IDC Report) says official records show that 1,663 women died in the Magdalene Laundries, that is not good enough. We now know that the Nuns,The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy destroyed most of their own records as a means of protection their reputation, sadly this is quite a ‘legacy’. As far as the Irish Catholic Church and the Irish State are concerned, the Magdalene women matter as little in death as they did in life. We also know that The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy were equally as cruel as their male Religious Counterparts, the Christian Brothers, the Mercy Sisters cruelty knew no bounds. The Sisters of Mercy behaviour caused intentionally physical and mental harm, their brutality and savagery, their inhumanity and barbarism knew no bounds, their callousness, sadism, murderousness, relentlessness, mercilessness, pitilessness, remorselessness, lack of compassion, sympathy, lack of charity, heartlessness, cold-heartedness, cold-bloodedness, caused the brutal death and extreme cruelty inflected on vulnerable women and children in its care. Owen Felix O'Neill
Owen Felix O'Neill
Author of Child Laundering Secrets, 2017