Cognitive dissonance, anyone?

  1. I wound up listening to plainsong (Gregorian chant) sung by cloistered nuns just after reading this article.

    Fair warning: this piece will likely be very triggering to anyone who has issues around religion or abuse. The part I'm quoting here is the least graphic part I could find ... enough, I hope, to let you decide whether to proceed or let sleeping issues lie.
    DALLAS, February 7, 2013 ― Sinead O'Connor reveals to the Irish Sun, Larissa Nolan, her imprisonment in the Our Lady of Charity Laundry in Dublin. As previously reported here at the age of fifteen, the Irish singer was arrested for shoplifting.

    She was trapped in intolerable conditions for eighteen months until her father secured her freedom.

    O'Connor tells the Irish Sun:

    "We were girls in there, not women, just children really. Moreover, the girls in there cried every day. It was a prison. We didn't see our families, we were locked in, cut off from life, deprived of a normal childhood.

    "We were told we were there because we were bad people. Some of the girls had been raped at home and not believed.One girl was in because she had a bad hip and her family didn't know what to do with her.
    It gets pretty searing from there. Go gently and with compassion.
    Last edit by heron on Mar 1, '13 : Reason: readability for old eyes
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   lilymar
    Watch The Magdelene Sisters if you have the stomach. It's not a graphic movie, but it's heart-breaking.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from heron
    Go gently and with compassion.
    compassion should naturally ensue for all of the victims...
    so i guess i'm seeking clarification: "go gently and with compassion" for who?
    certainly not for the church.

    i put this story on fb.
    other than that, it has pretty much rendered me speechless.
    how does one address something so nefarious and depraved?

    their day will come and it won't be pretty.

  5. by   heron
    I meant for OConnor ... I remember when she was the artist so many loved to hate.