Wednesday, June 15, 2011

the Magdalene laundries

today's Gospel: Matthew 6.1-6, 16-18



A proper look is to be taken at the Magdalene laundries. Good. I am no expert, but from what I know they were societies dumping ground for inconvenient women. Terrible things were done there to some by those who ran them & I hope they will be held accountable. But I hope the society that made such places possible will also be held accountable. Such places do not exist in a vacuum. If we forget that, we are in danger of allowing the same kind of thing, perhaps to a different group, to happen again.

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