On the 15th May, five days before the Ryan Report was published, this is what the Christian Brothers were saying. Five days!
Brother Kevin Mullan sent the following letter to the redress Board five days before the Ryan Report exposed the Christian Brothers as an organisation that beat, raped and starved thousands of little boys.
According to Kevin Mullan,
The only form of corporal punishment allowed by the Congregation was moderate slapping on the palms of the hand with the approved leather strap (some 12 ins long approx — including shaped “handle” — and without metal inclusions). No other form of corporal punishment could be condoned by the School authorities, nor could such punishment be administered without sufficient reason.
Now. There you have it. They did nothing to the children in their control.
This is the same standard statement that Brother Kevin Mullan sent to the Redress Board countless times in order to dismiss the claims of people who were raped, beaten and starved by his colleagues.
He sent this five days before his brotherhood was exposed for sexually abusing and beating hundreds of small children. He wrote this letter on behalf of his organisation.
Tell me please why this organisation should not immediately be dissolved by the State and why all its assets should not iimmediately be sequestered.
Oh wait. Perhaps the problem is that we don’t live in a modern democracy. That would probably account for the fact that all of these people are not in jail.