I saw the movie, Philomena, based on a true story.
The Catholic Church in Ireland has been rocked with terrible scandals. In all the scandals there seems to be sex and money.
Catholic readers, here, often point to Catholic-run homes for girls who become pregnant. The movie, Philomena, shows some of these homes have had a dark side.
In this Irish Catholic home, pregnant girls, some as young as 14, signed away all rights to their babies. In birth, there was no doctor nor pain medication. Some died. Pain was punishment for the sin of sex.
In the home, the babies bonded with the young mothers until about two years of age and then were adopted out for money paid to the home. The distraught Philomena was haunted by knowing she had a son somewhere and spent 50 years wondering about him.
The nuns told her all records had been destroyed in an accident and would not help her. A journalist found the son had been adopted by a couple in the U. S.
The adult son, prominent in Washington, DC, knew of his Irish link and came to the nuns in search of his biological mother. The nuns knew his mother, who lived nearby, but lied to son (and the mother) they had no information about the other. He died before they could be united.
The reason given for not helping to reunite them was the sin of sex out of marriage. All touched by this sin should suffer.