When  the general public in England were made aware of the abuse, sexual torture and savagery inflicted on young children, both by Roman Catholic and Anglican clergy, and of the measures adopted by senior bishops to avoid even discussion of this abuse, there was general dismay. The opinions were levelled out into general areas such as ‘how could this be allowed to happen?’, along with the derisory ‘and these were supposed to be the men of God?’ From England to America, from Spain to Australia, the revelations, the agonised memories, buried in their very subconscious minds of the thousands of victims for so long, began to emerge. My own parish was rocked with the allegations levelled and proven against Adrian McCleish. The accusations shocked a generation; the men who were supposed to be the rocks upon which a whole community could rely upon were found to have feet of straw, never mind of clay: and no country was more shaken than the Republic of Ireland.

Ireland was indeed shaken to its very core because the whole Nation was suddenly awoken to the very real fact that there had been TWO Governments; the secular Irish government, with the elections, ministers and State departments: and also the invisible hand of the real Government, otherwise known as the Roman Catholic Church. From the largest cathedrals to parish churches, the agents of the Invisible Government, under the guise of priests, monsignors, bishops and archbishops; laid the law down, and ensured that THEIR words were taken and observed ahead of anything promulgated by the Dublin Government. Ever more cash was demanded for tithes to the church, and the beady eyes of those priests ensured that those who did not give were noted and berated. BIrth control and contraception were deemed a mortal sin, children and yet more children were the only results of a ‘good marriage’, and yet when the ignorant and uneducated Irish girls and women became pregnant outside of marriage, the response was to herd those ‘outcast’ pregnant girls and women into the Magdalene Lines, and also into the less than loving care of those women who went under the common title of Sisters of Bonne Secours in homes such as that at Tuam in Co. Galway.

The results are now being uncovered with ‘Significant Numbers’ of children’s bones and body parts unearthed after an Irish Government’s authorised excavation uncovered old sewage chambers backfilled with rubble and grassed over. The sisters of ‘Bonne Secours’ seem to have possibly had a direct role in the deaths and definitely the following unauthorised burial of many babies and small children. ‘S damn funny way to spell ‘Charity’, or even Mercy for that matter!


The initials in the post’s title? They spell out Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam; which translates as:-


To the Greater Glory of God.


Nods head; sighs; nods again.


7 comments for “A.M.D.G.

  1. John in cheshire
    March 4, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    The only thought I have is that those who have died and escaped mortal retribution, by now will have had the experience of what God has in store for them. There are bad people in all walks of life and they will be subjected to divine retribution, as will we all, whether we believe it or not.

  2. Penseivat
    March 4, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    With all the recent publicity and Police action into investigations of alleged crimes committed by those long dead, I believe it would be appropriate to name every single Roman Catholic priest, nun, church warden, right up the ecumenical ladder. who were involved in any way with this house of horror, right up to the Pope, and ensure that their names and reputations be trashed for evermore.
    This is just another example of why the Roman Catholic Church is nothing more than a sadistic cult, on a par with the Nazis, Soviet and Chinese Communists, and Pol Pot.

  3. March 5, 2017 at 3:48 am

    I am a Catholic and while I can agree with the genearl tenor and condemnation, I do have to ask a question. Where are the demands for the Government Minister heads, and the Heads of Government Departments’ heads? Yes, priests nuns and bishops need to be called to account, but the relevant Government Ministers and civil servants were put in charge of the welfare of all. They delegated to the churches and charities. . Do they get to delegate the blame too?

    As for the part about buried children, the site dated back to the time when many children died at birth and before five years old. There were children’s cemeteries which took bodies from all over, not simply the nunnery. I think if criticism is to be given (as it should) on such an important and awful matter, there is an obligation to get it right and not overblow it.

    One might also take note, if one is to bring Oz into it, that there has been not one instance of abuse in the last 20 odd years, as detailed in the Royal Commission currently underway. Here and I suspect in the UK and USA, the awfulness seems to coincide with the sudden explosion of sexual licence that occurred in the 60’s when even the seminaries were being infiltrated by homosexuals. But hey, we cannot mention homosexuals and abuse in the same sentence can we? We must tar all clerics with the queer brush, despite the vast majority being fine, kind and loving people.

    • Richard
      March 5, 2017 at 8:34 am

      As a bastard child to an unmarried mother I can report that she was sent to London on a “secretarial course” after which I was adopted by a kindly family in Ireland.
      The Church of England did that, but had Mum been in charge of the so-called Brides of Christ it would have been laundry work for her and -maybe -a hole in the ground for me.
      Bon Secours my arse, the Roman Catholic church is run by a parcel of devils who deserve no excuses.
      If you watch “The shocking truth -why Pope Benedict resigned” on Youtube you’ll see for yourself.

    • Voice of Reason
      March 5, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      The site was operational from 1925 to 1961. That covers quite a bit of time when the child mortality rates were not that high.

  4. mona
    March 5, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    GOD must be regarded as the ULTIMATE DESPOT,

    • March 7, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      The capital letters really help it along, Mona.

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