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#Clerical Child Abuse

# clerical-child-abuse - Thursday 13 September, 2018

US clergy tell Pope Francis that the American church is 'lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse'

The meeting was called amid a crisis of confidence in church leadership following sex abuse and cover-up revelations.

# clerical-child-abuse - Friday 8 January, 2016

At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother

George Ratzinger, Benedict’s older brother, ran the famous Regensburg choir from 1964 to 1994.

# clerical-child-abuse - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Bishop apologises for alleged child abuse by former parish priest

Bishop Francis Duffy said the alleged crimes of Fr Brendan Hynds were “appalling.”

# clerical-child-abuse - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Column: Survivors of abuse are re-traumatised by our unsympathetic, unethical legal system

Survivors of child sexual abuse seeking justice are not met with understanding or sympathy in Irish courts – rather they are attacked, derided and denied psychological support. This cannot be viewed as justice, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

# clerical-child-abuse - Monday 11 June, 2012

Child abuse helpline sees large increase in calls

Some callers said they had harmed themselves, while others reported eating disorders and relationship difficulties.

# clerical-child-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-child-abuse - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Diarmuid Martin calls for independent inquiry into Brendan Smyth abuse

The Archbishop of Dublin said an international investigation of the actions of both Church and State was needed to reveal the “full story”.

# clerical-child-abuse - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Fergus Finlay reveals personal experience of child abuse

The Barnardos chief executive said he was sexually assaulted at the age of 11.

# clerical-child-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-child-abuse - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Catholic Church rejects claims 'very few' abuse victims received support

Church authorities highlighted counselling services, public apologies and compensation paid after victims came forward.

# clerical-child-abuse - Monday 6 February, 2012

People 'should be grateful to Pope for handling abuse scandal' - cardinal

Cardinal William Levada told a Vatican conference on healing that the pontiff “has had to suffer attacks by the media”.

# clerical-child-abuse - Friday 3 February, 2012

Pope must ask forgiveness from abuse victims, says survivor Marie Collins

Collins is due to speak at a Vatican conference on ‘Healing and Renewal’ in Rome next week.

# clerical-child-abuse - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Column: ‘For abuse victims like me, Mary helped expose the truth’

Clerical abuse victim Andrew Madden tells about his memories of journalist Mary Raftery – and how she exposed a corrupt system.

# clerical-child-abuse - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Controversy over priest at centre of child abuse claims

The bishop of Kilmore diocese has issued a statement saying that the priest voluntarily agreed to step aside.

# clerical-child-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-child-abuse - Thursday 17 November, 2011

RTÉ apology to priest in High Court "a wake-up call"

Association of Catholic Priests founder calls Prime Time Investigates accusations against Fr Kevin Reynolds “vile and appalling” as RTÉ apologises and pays undisclosed damages.

# clerical-child-abuse - Friday 14 October, 2011

Bishop charged for not reporting child images on priest's laptop

Kansas bishop Robert Finn knew of suspicions around priest Shawn Ratigan, but did not report them, prosecutors say.

# clerical-child-abuse - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Column: We know the horrific details of clerical abuse - but do we understand why it flourished?

Amnesty International Ireland director Colm O’Gorman explains the responsibility we all have to create a society where abuse can’t exist on an industrial scale, as detailed in the ‘In Plain Sight’ report.

# clerical-child-abuse - Thursday 8 September, 2011

No exceptions for priests in child abuse legislation

Catholic confession will not get special treatment in new laws over reporting child abuse, the government has confirmed.

# clerical-child-abuse - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Column: ‘We are standing with people who have been let down by the Church’

A group of Irish priests is doing penance in solidarity with victims of child abuse. Fr Shane Crombie explains their hopes.

# clerical-child-abuse - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

LIVE: Dáil Éireann discusses the findings of the Cloyne Report

Watch live footage from the Dáil as it debates an all-party motion, condemning the Vatican for its role in Cloyne.

Vatican official dismisses Cloyne report criticisms

Fr Federico Lombardi has described as ‘curious’ claims that the Vatican had encouraged cover-ups – sparking fury from abuse survivors’ groups.

# clerical-child-abuse - Thursday 14 July, 2011

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

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.

# clerical-child-abuse - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Cloyne report to be published later today

The long-awaited report will be published at 3pm today.