This recent news story on orphanage crimes has grabbed my attention. Twice I’ve read through the compelling BuzzFeedNews article describing the absolute horrors that took place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage in Burlington, Vermont.
But not only in Vermont. The special journalistic investigation into orphanage crimes considers Catholic institutions across the US, Canada, Ireland, and Australia. Victims of child abuse by Catholic nuns are coming out to share with the world their experiences and what they witnessed.
Some of the heart-rending eye witness accounts include abuse, torture and even murder:
- Boy tied to a tree in winter died frozen
- Little boy thrown out a window and died
- Young boy drowned
- Baby murdered by suffocation
- Boy savagely hit on the head by a nun died the next day
- Girl died after being injected with the drug we now call Thorazine
- Children forced to eat their own vomit
- Boy hung from a ceiling lamp with a string tied to his penis
- Boy’s penis injured and scarred with a cutting instrument
- Horrendous beatings
- Children being thrown down concrete stairs
- Long hours of bizarre punishments: locked up in dark attics, forced to kneel for hours, one was hung upside down in the laundry chute
- Multiple witnesses saw a nun stand on a boy’s leg until it broke
- Children being thrown down stairs or into a lake without knowing how to swim
I can’t do justice to the pathos of these stories. My heart goes out to the victims and the courageous lawyers who are fighting their cases in courts of justice across the world.
Babylon Is Fallen
The Catholic system – spiritual Babylon – is fulfilling prophecy. New atrocities are discovered every day and added to the long list of crimes against God and men. “And he (the angel) cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird” (Revelation 18:2).
In due time she will receive her due reward. “And great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath” (Revelation 16:19).