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.

The Importance of Possessions While Homeless
Something for the Feast of Stephen
Shock!: Rich tend to be stingy, poor tend to be generous
Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig on Ayn Rand and her Christian devotees