Lies Damnable Lies This article shows that the famous ‘autobiography’ about monstrous Irish nuns running sweat shop laundries in Ireland is pure fiction. PatheosDwight2008-03-05T06:53:00-04:00March 5th, 2008|Categories: Patheos|6 Comments Share This Post, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedinreddittumblrpinterestEmail Related Posts No Salvation Outside the Church? May 15th, 2020 | 0 Comments Ghosts, Demons and Deliverance April 22nd, 2020 | 3 Comments The Chair of Peter: Furniture Matters… February 22nd, 2020 Sanity and Sanctity February 21st, 2020 | 3 Comments Sweet Heart February 14th, 2020 | 11 Comments 6 Comments kkollwitz March 5, 2008 at 10:04 amLog in to Reply “Kelly’s exposé could be the start of a widespread backlash against misery literature…”Too bad it won’t involve a backlash against anti-Catholic litereature, but hey, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” Donna March 5, 2008 at 2:51 pmLog in to Reply The article mentions Maria Monk. Being Southern, completely, I have a friend, raised Baptist, who decided to explore Catholicism when she read the Maria Monk story. She knew it couldn’t be true. Friend took “instruction” as it was called in the day, and she didn’t convert, but she maintains a deep empathy for Catholicism. She was quite a friend to me when I went through my conversion 13 1/2years ago. Funny thing–she converted to Methodism, and her family told her not to tell anyone. We got a laugh out of that. chimakuni March 5, 2008 at 8:04 pmLog in to Reply How sad that that is not written up in the literary reviews of all “the know it all” literary people.I have not read this, nor the book about the boy called it – but somehow, perhaps God’s providence, I did not believe them to be true. Thank you Father Dwight for posting this. chimakuni March 5, 2008 at 8:05 pmLog in to Reply Oh yea – and if you tell a lie often enough, it becomes “truth” Anonymous March 5, 2008 at 9:03 pmLog in to Reply Thanks for this info Fr. D. Love your blog! Anonymous March 10, 2008 at 2:48 pmLog in to Reply Thanks so much for posting this. Why in the world do people pretend to have suffered misery — especially when other people really have? I remember the guy who said he was a concentration camp victim but wasn’t. My mother’s book club is reading one of these “mis lit” books now, and she told me she was sure one part of it isn’t true. I told her NONE of it may be true, and she is going to print out this article and take it to her book club to discuss the possibility…Gail in Cincinnati Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.