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#Clerical Abuse

# clerical-abuse - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Over 230 new abuse allegations received by Catholic Church

The National Board for Safeguarding Children received 237 new abuse allegations in the year to 1 April, 2012, implicating 196 priests.

# clerical-abuse - Thursday 24 May, 2012

One in every 14 Dublin priests accused of child abuse

New figures show details of accusations against ten serial abusers in the diocese – one of whom had 97 allegations against him.

# clerical-abuse - Monday 7 May, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Monday

Our round-up of the day’s main stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Parents should have been warned: Cardinal Seán Brady

Catholic Church leader apologises to abuse victims and says he regrets “very much” that parents of children at risk weren’t informed.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Column: Being held to accountability is not persecution, Cardinal Brady

One’s civic duties are not the same as one’s self-imposed religious obligations, writes columnist Lisa McInerney – nor are they superseded by them.

# clerical-abuse - Friday 4 May, 2012

'Where's the humanity?' - prominent theologian says Cardinal Brady should resign

Fr Vincent Twomy says Brady “has unfortunately lost his moral credibility” over the 1975 abuse inquiry.

# clerical-abuse - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Al-Qaeda planned message to convert Ireland to Islam

Al-Qaeda planned message to convert Ireland to Islam

A letter by Al-Qaeda’s American spokesman says Ireland was ripe for conversion because of its ‘sympathy’ for Palestine.

Abuse survivor: Without courage or integrity Cardinal Brady failed and it is unforgivable

Colm O’Gorman of One in Four also argues that Brady was following guidelines – in fact, he says there were clear processes enshrined in the church which he followed “to the letter”.

# clerical-abuse - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

In full: Cardinal Brady responds to allegations over role in abuse inquiry

The primate of all-Ireland has released a statement in response to new allegations about his role in an inquiry into abuse allegations against the paedophile priest Brendan Smyth.

# clerical-abuse - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Irish priest returns home in middle of US sexual abuse trial

Fr Michael Kelly was due to give testimony yesterday afternoon but has instead returned home to Ireland.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Clerical abuse survivors asked: Has the Church supported you?

Support and advocacy group asks for survivors to complete questionnaire to build picture of official response to abuse claims.

# clerical-abuse - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Irish Catholic bishops "make heartfelt pleas for forgiveness"

Statement from Irish bishops ‘welcomes’ findings of ‘pastoral’ Apostolic Visitation which was sent to Ireland from the Vatican – but Cardinal Brady says it doesn’t “supersede” the Church’s policy.

Vatican visitors propose Church reforms to deal with abuse fallout

An Apostolic Visitation sent by Pope Benedict XVI suggests reforming admissions to seminaries, and organisation of dioceses.

Calls for Dutch inquiry into 'forced castrations' following clerical abuse claims

Dutch paper reports on castrations in the 1950s ‘to cure homosexuality’ after youths complained about abuse.

Vatican visitors to publish report on Church child abuse

Pope Benedict’s hand-picked ‘Apostolic Visitation’ will publish a summary of their findings later this morning.

# clerical-abuse - Friday 9 March, 2012

From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year

The government’s first year in office has seen Twitter debates over Miss Piggy, print toner and internship schemes.

# clerical-abuse - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Bishops told seven more abuse reviews will be complete by June

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church are due to release reports into a further seven dioceses by mid-summer 2012.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Church 'at breaking point' over child abuse scandal - Diarmuid Martin

The Archbishop of Dublin has rejected suggestions that the abuse scandal is over.

# clerical-abuse - Friday 24 February, 2012

Fund to support services for abuse survivors on way

Work on drafting the bill to allow for the establishment of a Statutory Fund is at an “advanced stage”.

# clerical-abuse - Monday 23 January, 2012

€8,500 damages for priest over human rights abuse in trial

An Irish priest, whose trial for alleged sexual abuse took almost 13 years, wins damages at the European Court of Human Rights.

# clerical-abuse - Monday 9 January, 2012

Diocese asks priests to contribute to child abuse fund

The Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Dermot Clifford, asks priests to voluntarily donate to cover debts incurred in child protection.

# clerical-abuse - Monday 19 December, 2011

Government publishes final sections of damning Cloyne report

The Department of Justice publishes the final extracts of the report into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations in Cloyne.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Publication of complete Cloyne Report expected Monday

Although the High Court ruled on the lifting of block on sections of Chapter 9 yesterday, the Government wants a few days to get support systems in place.

Up to 20,000 children sexually abused says Dutch Catholic inquiry

Survey estimates that ONE in TEN Dutch children suffered some form of abuse. That doubles to ONE in FIVE for those who spent time in Catholic institution.

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The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you should know by 9am…

# clerical-abuse - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Abuse victim calls for Brady apology as lawsuits against Cardinal emerge

Brendan Boland has called for an apology from Cardinal Sean Brady in the wake of settlement reached this week over the Bishop of Armagh’s handling of allegations of abuse by Fr Brendan Smyth.

# clerical-abuse - Thursday 1 December, 2011

More clerical child abuse investigations may be needed - minister

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald said the government would take expense into account when considering whether to commission further probes.

# clerical-abuse - Thursday 10 November, 2011

London abbey to lose control of school after abuse

The school will maintain its Benedictine connection however.

# clerical-abuse - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

English High Court rules Church can be sued for priests' abuse

The court has ruled that the Catholic Church is responsible for its priests – allowing it to be sued over sexual abuse.

# clerical-abuse - Monday 26 September, 2011

Clerical abuse in Ireland tantamount to torture: report

A study into the Ferns, Murphy, Ryan and Cloyne child abuse reports criticises the lack of prosecution against child sexual and physical abusers and those who concealed that abuse.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 24 September, 2011

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Gun fired ahead of Pope's mass in Germany

Police have arrested one person after a shooting incident this morning. Meanwhile, the Pope met with clerical abuse victims last night during his four-day visit to Germany.

# clerical-abuse - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Archbishop defends Catholic Church's role in education

Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin has said that Catholic education must fight its own corner in a more pluralist Ireland.

# clerical-abuse - Friday 9 September, 2011

State to pay €50 million in legal fees for religious orders

The payouts arise from the work of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, which was set up in 2000 and published the Ryan Report in 2009.

# clerical-abuse - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Vatican's response to Cloyne 'will be published imminently' - report

La Stampa newspaper says the 15-page response has been prepared and is awaiting final approval before being published.

# clerical-abuse - Monday 22 August, 2011

Bishop Magee breaks silence over Cloyne abuse

Dr John Magee has apologised to child abuse victims, and said he “let down” other priests by going into hiding.

# clerical-abuse - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Vatican releases documents relating to priest accused of child abuse in Ireland

US man claims the Vatican knew the priest was a danger to children when they transferred him from Ireland to Oregon, where the man was allegedly abused in 1965.

# clerical-abuse - Friday 22 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning: Victory on our bailout interest, former NotW editor drops bombshell on James Murdoch, and Simon Cowell’s latest legal headache

# clerical-abuse - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Column: No matter what, we still need the Church

The Catholic Church has abused its power in Ireland, but it still brings something essential to our lives, writes Fr Tony Flannery.