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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'
# Abuse Cover-Up
# Abuse Cover-Up

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

Updated Sep 13th 2018, 5:30 PM 35,883 Views 83 Comments

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
# Regensburger Domspatzen
# Regensburger Domspatzen

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

Jan 8th 2016, 8:42 PM 108,838 Views 162 Comments

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
# Clerical Child Abuse
# Clerical Child Abuse

Bishop apologises for alleged child abuse by former parish priest

Dec 9th 2015, 11:58 PM 16,465 Views 20 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 205 Views 75 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Child abuse helpline sees large increase in calls

Jun 11th 2012, 10:46 AM 954 Views 0 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

One in every 14 Dublin priests accused of child abuse

May 24th 2012, 6:24 PM 8,153 Views 85 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Diarmuid Martin calls for independent inquiry into Brendan Smyth abuse

May 6th 2012, 2:57 PM 3,000 Views 23 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Fergus Finlay reveals personal experience of child abuse

May 2nd 2012, 6:40 PM 7,826 Views 28 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

Mar 3rd 2012, 11:26 AM 2,746 Views 30 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

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

Feb 8th 2012, 9:37 PM 3,238 Views 59 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

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

Feb 6th 2012, 10:12 PM 6,189 Views 111 Comments

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
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

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

Feb 3rd 2012, 8:50 PM 3,715 Views 70 Comments

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’
# Mary Raftery
# Mary Raftery

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

Jan 10th 2012, 4:30 PM 370 Views 11 Comments

Clerical abuse victim Andrew Madden tells TheJournal.ie 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
# Allegations
# Allegations

Controversy over priest at centre of child abuse claims

Dec 18th 2011, 2:07 PM 2,486 Views 12 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

More clerical child abuse investigations may be needed - minister

Dec 1st 2011, 10:32 AM 969 Views 15 Comments

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"
# Courts
# Courts

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

Nov 17th 2011, 5:47 PM 6,259 Views 63 Comments

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
# Pornography
# Pornography

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

Oct 14th 2011, 8:43 PM 747 Views 10 Comments

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?
# Column
# Column

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

Sep 27th 2011, 2:19 PM 121 Views 4 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

No exceptions for priests in child abuse legislation

Sep 8th 2011, 12:34 PM 1,480 Views 63 Comments

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’
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 25th 2011, 7:24 PM 103 Views 62 Comments

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
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

LIVE: Dáil Éireann discusses the findings of the Cloyne Report

Jul 20th 2011, 1:45 PM 933 Views 6 Comments

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
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Vatican official dismisses Cloyne report criticisms

Jul 20th 2011, 9:16 AM 2,124 Views 34 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 14th 2011, 7:37 AM 25 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.

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

Cloyne report to be published later today
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Cloyne report to be published later today

Jul 13th 2011, 8:35 AM 264 Views 2 Comments

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