I had the pleasure of meeting David Quinn in Ireland a few years back

His take on Tuam seems just about right:

At some point, Christianity here became more about punishment than forgiveness – Independent.ie

Christianity on this side of the Pond, particularly when it comes to the poor, often seems very similar.

Forget "Lucifer"
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Shock!: Rich tend to be stingy, poor tend to be generous
Something for the Feast of Stephen