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 As one woman said, “It has shocked me to read in papers that we were beat and our heads shaved and that we were badly treated by the nuns… I was not touched by any nun and I never saw anyone touched.” … The authors of the McAleese Report, having like the rest of us imbibed the popular image of the Magdalene laundries as nun-run concentration camps, seem to have been taken aback by “the number of women who spoke positively about the nuns”.

Via The Telegraph.

I majored in finance with exactly these same altruistic ideas. And then I realized they were impossible. Now, I am back in school to study engineering and headed to teach in Tonga for a year with my parish. Good without compromise.


(Vatican Radio) Catholics in England and Wales are being invited to pray for all victims of human trafficking on February 8th, the Feast Day of Sudanese slave girl, Saint Josephine Bakhita.

In announcing the initiative, the bishops of England and Wales note that human trafficking now ranks as the second most profitable worldwide criminal enterprise after the illegal arms trade. They add that the practical response of the Church and its charities, led mainly by women religious, is to raise awareness and to provide help and support for the most vulnerable victims.

St Josephine Bakhita is the Sudanese saint who at the age of nine was kidnapped and sold into slavery. She suffered terribly at the hands of her kidnappers, so much so that she forgot her birth name. Her kidnappers gave her the name ‘Bakhita’ which means ‘Fortunate’.

At the age of 35 she was bought by…

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