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#Clerical Abuse

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Column: No matter what, we still need the Church
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: No matter what, we still need the Church

Jul 20th 2011, 7:30 PM 110 Views 149 Comments

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

Pope accepts Cardinal's resignation after clerical abuse scandal ...in Philadelphia
# Philadelphia
# Philadelphia

Pope accepts Cardinal's resignation after clerical abuse scandal ...in Philadelphia

Jul 19th 2011, 1:51 PM 380 Views 4 Comments

It’s not just in Ireland, you know. Cardinal Justin Rigali steps down as Archbishop of Philadelphia over sex abuse.

Archbishop apologises for 'consistent failure' in Cloyne
# Cloyne Report
# Cloyne Report

Archbishop apologises for 'consistent failure' in Cloyne

Jul 16th 2011, 6:00 PM 583 Views 20 Comments

The apostolic administrator for the Cloyne diocese at the centre of a damning report this week has written a letter that will be read out at all masses in the area this weekend.

Poll: Should the Papal Nuncio be expelled from Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Papal Nuncio be expelled from Ireland?

Jul 15th 2011, 11:56 AM 6,869 Views 69 Comments

The Vatican is yet to respond to the findings of the Cloyne report, which found the Papal state less than co-operative with helping implement child protection guidelines. But should the Government send the Pope’s representative here packing?

FG's Charlie Flanagan says the Papal Nuncio should be expelled
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

FG's Charlie Flanagan says the Papal Nuncio should be expelled

Jul 15th 2011, 7:40 AM 950 Views 39 Comments

The Vatican’s response to allegations of clerical sex abuse in Cloyne was described as “unhelpful”.

Column: We must stop the reports on clerical child abuse.. and spend that money on survivors
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We must stop the reports on clerical child abuse.. and spend that money on survivors

Jul 14th 2011, 7:37 AM 42 Views 22 Comments

We know children were molested and raped and we know the Church protected the evil abusers, writes Evin Daly, CEO of One Child International. What those victims need now is support and funding, not more reports.

Report into Cloyne sexual abuse to be published tomorrow
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Report into Cloyne sexual abuse to be published tomorrow

Jul 12th 2011, 3:26 PM 438 Views 9 Comments

The official report of the Commission of Investigation into child sex abuse in the Cork diocese is to be published.

Some €847 million paid out to victims of institutional abuse: report
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Some €847 million paid out to victims of institutional abuse: report

Jul 4th 2011, 2:53 PM 307 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s first UPR report has revealed that 13,669 victims of institutional abuse have been compensated – and recommends that a committee to clarify “the state’s interaction” with the Magdalene Laundries be established.

Cloyne clerical abuse report to be published this month
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Cloyne clerical abuse report to be published this month

Jul 3rd 2011, 7:09 PM 811 Views 6 Comments

Lengthy saga of legalese to come to an end after Cabinet sees report on 12 July says Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

Priest apologises to victim for abuse
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Priest apologises to victim for abuse

Jul 1st 2011, 7:06 PM 429 Views 10 Comments

Paul McGennis has said he’s sorry for the ‘stress and torture’ he caused. He began abusing his victim in the eighties, when she was 10 years old.

HIV-positive Italian priest arrested over paedophilia claims - in diocese of key anti-paedophilia Bishop
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

HIV-positive Italian priest arrested over paedophilia claims - in diocese of key anti-paedophilia Bishop

May 26th 2011, 8:31 PM 933 Views 0 Comments

A key ally of Pope Benedict in establishing a tough policy on how bishops handle abuse allegations is hit with problems of his own.

"Causes" of clerical child abuse in US revealed by new report
# Clerical Sex Abuse
# Clerical Sex Abuse

"Causes" of clerical child abuse in US revealed by new report

May 19th 2011, 2:02 PM 1,523 Views 0 Comments

Catholic Church-funded study claims priest celibacy rules did not contribute to sexual attacks on minors – but instead blames increase in “deviant” social behaviours such as drug-taking, divorce and pre-marital sex.

Church abuse watchdog reports increase in allegations
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# Clerical Abuse

Church abuse watchdog reports increase in allegations

May 11th 2011, 3:04 PM 654 Views 0 Comments

The National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church says reports grew by 38 per cent on last year.

Vatican sanctions Belgian bishop who abused nephew
Live Apr 12th 2011, 4:07 PM

Vatican sanctions Belgian bishop who abused nephew

Take 5: Friday
Live Apr 8th 2011, 4:45 PM

Take 5: Friday

US Jesuits agree €117m payout to clerical abuse victims
# US
# US

US Jesuits agree €117m payout to clerical abuse victims

Mar 26th 2011, 11:05 AM 542 Views 0 Comments

Abuse settlement is one of the largest in Catholic church history.

21 Philadelphia priests suspended after sexual abuse investigation
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

21 Philadelphia priests suspended after sexual abuse investigation

Mar 9th 2011, 6:31 AM 1,625 Views 0 Comments

Suspension of priests accused of molesting children follows grand jury investigation into allegations of clerical abuse.

Archbishops appeal for forgiveness from clerical abuse victims
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Archbishops appeal for forgiveness from clerical abuse victims

Feb 21st 2011, 9:28 AM 770 Views 0 Comments

Diarmuid Martin urges victims to continue speaking out against abuse and apologised yesterday in his own name for the “insensitivity and hurtful” reactions they encountered.

Pope urges Church reflection on child abuse response
# Pope
# Pope

Pope urges Church reflection on child abuse response

Dec 21st 2010, 10:28 AM 687 Views 1 Comment

In annual address to Catholic cardinals, Pope Benedict says Church must do everything possible to prevent child abusers from becoming priests, but says child pornography is becoming more acceptable in society.

Priest's sex victim awarded highest-ever clerical abuse payout of $30m
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Priest's sex victim awarded highest-ever clerical abuse payout of $30m

Dec 2nd 2010, 3:34 PM 718 Views 0 Comments

Parish in which abuse happened is held liable for part of the award as victim argues other priests knew what was going on.

Apostolic visit criticised for giving out 'very bad message'
# Church Abuse
# Church Abuse

Apostolic visit criticised for giving out 'very bad message'

Nov 15th 2010, 10:55 AM 462 Views 0 Comments

The cardinal sent to Ireland to oversee the handling of the clerical sex abuse crisis has celebrated mass alongside two bishops strongly criticised in the Murphy report.

Church abuse victims march on the Vatican
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Church abuse victims march on the Vatican

Nov 1st 2010, 3:33 PM 185 Views 0 Comments

The international protest by victims of clerical sexual abuse ends with a candlelit march toward St Peter’s Square.

December deadline set for Cloyne abuse report
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

December deadline set for Cloyne abuse report

Oct 28th 2010, 4:43 PM 230 Views 0 Comments

The government have extended the deadline for the Cloyne clerical child sex abuse report by two months.

Need for “distinction” in clerical abuse cases
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Need for “distinction” in clerical abuse cases

Oct 27th 2010, 7:00 AM 227 Views 0 Comments

A distinction should be drawn between paedophile priest and those who have committed a minor indiscretion with a teenager, says the Association of Catholic Priests.

Apostolic visitation is self-serving, window-dressing nonsense
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Apostolic visitation is self-serving, window-dressing nonsense

Oct 11th 2010, 10:59 AM 26 Views 0 Comments

Abuse survivor and children’s rights campaigner Andrew Madden says to engage with the process would be to give it credibility.

Abuse victims divided about meeting apostolic delegation
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Abuse victims divided about meeting apostolic delegation

Oct 7th 2010, 7:49 PM 117 Views 0 Comments

Irish victims of clerical sexual abuse are divided on whether to meet the apostolic

Priest in court on sexual assault charges
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Priest in court on sexual assault charges

Sep 1st 2010, 1:54 PM 92 Views 0 Comments

Vatican introduces new canon laws on "most serious crimes"
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Vatican introduces new canon laws on "most serious crimes"

Jul 15th 2010, 7:40 PM 207 Views 0 Comments

The Church’s new laws for punishing clerical sex abusers are met with disappointment and disbelief.