AOIFE BANNON Latest hospital row is excuse to bash Catholic Church – we shouldn’t forget the atrocities but religious orders did a lot of good in the past

The Irish Sun

By Aoife Bannon
29th April 2017

IF you want to cause an unholy row in modern ­Ireland, just mention the ­Catholic Church.

The religion that once ruled supreme now seems to be a dividing force amongst the Irish public.

The hysteria this week over the ­National Maternity Hospital is definite proof of this.

There’s been huge outrage as the public grappled with the fact that the new €300million facility is to be built on land owned by the Sisters of Charity, beside St Vincent’s Hospital.

We are all aware that the religious order has a tainted history when it comes to mothers. The Magdalene Laundries is a sad part of Irish history that we should never forget.

And this week we saw how the contempt many hold the Church in almost derailed the building of the badly needed new maternity hospital.

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