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Teribus BS: Clerical Abuse of Children (580* d) RE: BS: Catholic Abuse of Children 20 Sep 17

Can anyone on this forum interested in this topic, apart from Jom, tell me what they think a "secret burial" would entail.

Can anyone on this forum interested in this topic, apart from Jom, tell me what they think "without public knowledge" means.

Can anyone on this forum interested in this topic, apart from Jom, tell me what "without identifying them means

Now as far as those buried in the mass grave at Smyllum Park Orphanage go:

1: There was nothing secret about the burials. The grave was Known to have existed - so no secret burial involved.
2: The cause of death of each child was known, registered, recorded - so much for lack of public knowledge
3: The name of each child was known, registered and recorded - so much for them being unidentified

We are talking here about an institution that operated from 1864 until it closed 1981. In this time over 11,000 children lived there. Within that number over the course of those 117 years 402 children died and there are death certificates for every single one of them. In each case the cause of death was known and registered. They were buried in an unmarked pauper's grave - Just to get things into perspective - In the 21st Century, approximately 2,500 Scots per year are buried at Council expense in similar unmarked pauper's graves.

In the case of the childrens remains found in Tuam in the West of Ireland, they were not buried in what was known to be a mass pauper's grave, they were buried in what was commonly thought to be an old cesspit, there were no records detailing who was buried there, there were no causes of death officially recorded. The two cases are so far apart in every single detail that were it a distance it would be measured in "light years". Yet we have Jom yelling for exhumations and investigations - in the case of the Smyllum Park Orphanage - WHAT FOR??

Of course it could be the Jom "pay-back" thing and he is looking for the Catholic Church to pay for separate funerals and headstones. But in Jom's mathematics there is always only one-side to any equation. It would only be fair wouldn't it, that if the Catholic Church has to pay-out for separate funerals and headstones for 402 children then the people of Scotland would in turn have to recompense the Catholic Church for the costs of staff and resources related to the care, supervision, housing and food for all 11,000 orphans from 1864 until 1981.

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