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The world's best Catholics?

The best Catholics in the World. The Irish, the Church and the End of a Special Relationship
Forfatter: Derek Scally
Forlag: Penguin Books, (USA)
CANADA / With the discovery of children's graves in Canada, the Canadians are arguably making the Irish rank as "the world's best Catholics". Children from First Nations were outright stolen, imprisoned in isolation, forced into a foreign culture, a foreign language, subjected to sexual abuse and general neglect.

It may seem easy to push the scandals within the Catholic church out in the political periphery. After all, we have been witnessing them for decades. Now more and more unmarked children's graves are being discovered in Canada. It reveals the state's systemic abuse of the country's indigenous peoples; one abuse seems to merge with the other, across time, theme and national borders. It is about the mechanisms that enable a society to use legitimate violence against its most defenseless.

These mechanisms are particularly well explored in Ireland, a country that has been for centuries. . .

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Ranveig Eckhoff
Eckhoff is a regular reviewer for Ny Tid.

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