Monday, August 6, 2018

It Is Time for #MeToo in the Catholic Church in Ireland, Beginning with Pope Francis' Visit

My Irish cousin shared with me this week the abusive treatment she received at the hands of nuns  n a Magdalene home for unwed mothers in the 70's. She said she had to scrub steps when she was 8 months pregnant and had to wait years before she could be reunited with her son. She said it was a system of lies and deceit that broke her heart and brings back painful memories to this day. When Pope Francis comes to Ireland, she hopes to hear a sincere apology. It is time for a #MeToo Movement in the Catholic Church to end the practices and change the toxic teaching that has had devastating consequences in women's lives in Ireland and around the world. Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP, 

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