Attacks on Magdalene religious orders ‘outrageous’
On behalf of the ACP I wish to express my support for the Mercy Sisters, the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, The Sisters of Charity and the Good Shepherd Sisters. They do not deserve to be demonised or scapegoated for the past sins of the whole of society, and deserve better than the populist and cheap calls of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister of Justice, Alan Shatter when they critisised these Orders for their decision not to contribute to the compensation fund. Indeed, their comments contradict and go against, the findings of their own review findings chaired by Senator Martin McAleese.
Some of the recent comments and opinions of support group spokespeople and journalists have been utterly outrageous and ill informed, if not defamatory.