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#Clerical Sex Abuse

# clerical-sex-abuse - This year 2022

Ex-pope Benedict XVI asks for forgiveness over sex abuse scandal
# Archbishop Of Munich
# Archbishop Of Munich

Ex-pope Benedict XVI asks for forgiveness over sex abuse scandal

Feb 8th 2022, 6:37 PM 17,631 Views 19 Comments

The 94-year-old expressed his “shame, and deep sorrow” in a letter published by the Vatican

# clerical-sex-abuse - All time

The Vatican is hosting a major summit on its response to child abuse, but what does it hope to achieve?
# Francis
# Francis

The Vatican is hosting a major summit on its response to child abuse, but what does it hope to achieve?

Feb 16th 2019, 9:30 AM 7,195 Views 30 Comments

The meeting takes place from 21-24 February.

Catholic Church in Germany 'ashamed' after report highlights scale of sexual abuse and cover up
# Clerical Sex Abuse
# Clerical Sex Abuse

Catholic Church in Germany 'ashamed' after report highlights scale of sexual abuse and cover up

Sep 12th 2018, 7:51 PM 31,938 Views 59 Comments

Over 3,600 children were abused over the course of seven decades, the report found.

Vatican's sex-crimes expert to interview Chilean abuse victim in person
# New York
# New York

Vatican's sex-crimes expert to interview Chilean abuse victim in person

Feb 7th 2018, 10:05 PM 10,044 Views 18 Comments

Archbishop Charles Scicluna called Juan Carlos Cruz yesterday “on behalf of the pope” to arrange a face-to-face interview.

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 16,660 Views 20 Comments

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

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words
# Redress
# Redress

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

Nov 24th 2014, 7:58 PM 759 Views 67 Comments

Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis

Jul 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 990 Views 17 Comments

It was such an important and historic moment for Irish survivors, where the Pope was left in no doubt about the human and spiritual cost that clerical child sexual abuse causes.

Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past'
# Healing
# Healing

Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past'

Jul 7th 2014, 8:02 PM 8,099 Views 24 Comments

The Archbishop said that the Catholic Church must “do more” to help victims of abuse.

Column: Pope Francis is considering the needs of survivors of clerical child sexual abuse
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pope Francis is considering the needs of survivors of clerical child sexual abuse

Jan 1st 2014, 8:30 PM 38 Views 77 Comments

As yet, the Papal Commission initiative is quite short on details; I see opportunity and hope in this ‘space’ but it will take courage to enter it from both sides, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Vatican not legally liable for clerical abuse - says Vatican

Dec 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,175 Views 68 Comments

UN committee’s questionnaire on Vatican’s own investigations into clerical sex abuse cases also remains unanswered.

Pope urges Church to 'act with determination in cases of sexual abuse'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope urges Church to 'act with determination in cases of sexual abuse'

Apr 5th 2013, 9:57 PM 7,637 Views 69 Comments

The Vatican continues to receive around 600 claims against abusive priests ever year. Today’s comments from Pope Francis were his first on the clerical sex abuse scandal since succeeding Pope Benedict last month.

Pope fires Slovak bishop in rare show of authority
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope fires Slovak bishop in rare show of authority

Jul 2nd 2012, 6:37 PM 12,040 Views 23 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI has become increasingly willing to forcibly remove bishops who refuse to step down.

Is the Pope coming to Ireland?
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Is the Pope coming to Ireland?

Jul 2nd 2012, 12:54 PM 6,481 Views 132 Comments

The Catholic Communications Office says there’s “no concrete information” about a rumoured visit in 2013.

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 973 Views 0 Comments

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

PSNI says abuse allegations in BBC programme did not happen in North
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

PSNI says abuse allegations in BBC programme did not happen in North

Jun 1st 2012, 2:29 PM 1,617 Views 3 Comments

BBC’s This World programme alleged that Cardinal Sean Brady had failed to protect children from abuse.

Brendan Boland: My healing won't begin until Brady resigns
# Brendan Boland
# Brendan Boland

Brendan Boland: My healing won't begin until Brady resigns

May 8th 2012, 9:22 PM 4,234 Views 43 Comments

But the clerical abuse survivor welcomed yesterday’s public apology from the Primate of All Ireland.

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

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

May 5th 2012, 8:30 AM 66 Views 59 Comments

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

Tánaiste suggests Cardinal Brady should "not hold a position of authority"
# Cardinal Brady
# Cardinal Brady

Tánaiste suggests Cardinal Brady should "not hold a position of authority"

May 3rd 2012, 11:18 AM 2,107 Views 31 Comments

Eamon Gilmore said it was his personal view that anyone who did not deal with the scale of the abuse outlined in a BBC documentary this week should not be in a position of authority.

Cardinal Brady faces new claims over role in sex abuse inquiry
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Cardinal Brady faces new claims over role in sex abuse inquiry

May 2nd 2012, 7:31 AM 4,193 Views 78 Comments

Abuse allegations made by a 14-year-old boy were mishandled by the current head of the Catholic Church back in the 1970s with result that other boys were abused, a BBC documentary disclosed.

Clerical abuse survivors asked: Has the Church supported you?
# Apostolic Visitation
# Apostolic Visitation

Clerical abuse survivors asked: Has the Church supported you?

Mar 31st 2012, 7:30 AM 2,006 Views 8 Comments

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

Visitation criticised for not addressing Vatican role in abuse cover-ups
# Apostolic Visitation
# Apostolic Visitation

Visitation criticised for not addressing Vatican role in abuse cover-ups

Mar 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 1,294 Views 20 Comments

Support groups and abuse survivors are disappointed with a six-and-a-half page document which “doesn’t say much at all”.

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 2,761 Views 30 Comments

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

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 3,257 Views 59 Comments

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

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 6,206 Views 111 Comments

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

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 3,749 Views 70 Comments

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

Diarmuid Martin speaks of anger over clerical child abuse
# Clerical Sex Abuse
# Clerical Sex Abuse

Diarmuid Martin speaks of anger over clerical child abuse

Dec 18th 2011, 11:42 AM 1,558 Views 22 Comments

The Archbishop of Dublin also said he felt isolated over his handling of the abuse scandal, but added: “I make mistakes like anybody else”.

Abuse victim calls for Brady apology as lawsuits against Cardinal emerge
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Abuse victim calls for Brady apology as lawsuits against Cardinal emerge

Dec 4th 2011, 1:46 PM 1,684 Views 0 Comments

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.

Dioceses reports criticise inadequate response to abuse allegations
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Dioceses reports criticise inadequate response to abuse allegations

Nov 30th 2011, 7:30 PM 1,399 Views 18 Comments

As well as Raphoe, the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Chuch has published reports into five other dioceses across the island of Ireland.

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 6,345 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.

Vatican rejects Taoiseach's criticism over Cloyne sex abuse report
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Vatican rejects Taoiseach's criticism over Cloyne sex abuse report

Sep 3rd 2011, 11:10 AM 3,713 Views 171 Comments

The Vatican has issued its response to the Cloyne report saying it is “sorry and ashamed” for the suffering of victims and their families.

Shatter insists mandatory reporting will apply to priests despite Cardinal's comments
# Confession
# Confession

Shatter insists mandatory reporting will apply to priests despite Cardinal's comments

Aug 29th 2011, 11:06 AM 2,026 Views 16 Comments

Cardinal Seán Brady has said that the seal of the confession is inviolable and that any attempt to undermine it is a challenge to the right of Catholics to freedom of religion.

Bishop Magee breaks silence over Cloyne abuse
# Clerical Sex Abuse
# Clerical Sex Abuse

Bishop Magee breaks silence over Cloyne abuse

Aug 22nd 2011, 6:53 PM 533 Views 20 Comments

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

Cloyne priests to meet... as hundreds more abuse cases set to emerge
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Cloyne priests to meet... as hundreds more abuse cases set to emerge

Aug 11th 2011, 8:11 AM 922 Views 15 Comments

A new report on the Donegal diocese of Raphoe is expected to reveal many more assaults on children by priests.

Archbishop: Clerics hurt too by the Church's mishandling of abuse claims
# Reek Sunday
# Reek Sunday

Archbishop: Clerics hurt too by the Church's mishandling of abuse claims

Jul 31st 2011, 6:28 PM 1,156 Views 28 Comments

The Archbishop of Tuam, Michael Neary, addresses pilgrims on top of Croagh Patrick as part of “spiritual” Reek Sunday in Mayo.

Philadelphia monsignor to stand trial alongside priests accused of rape
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Philadelphia monsignor to stand trial alongside priests accused of rape

Jul 29th 2011, 9:33 PM 705 Views 16 Comments

The monsignor is the only US church official ever charged with transferring paedophile priests to unsuspecting parishes.

Column: You, Me and the Holy See
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: You, Me and the Holy See

Jul 25th 2011, 8:12 AM 87 Views 188 Comments

Lisa McInerney on the “sickly, complicated” relationship Ireland has with Catholicism: “It’s completely wrong for Irish Catholics to demand the State be run to their spiritual stipulations.

Will religious congregations attend key meeting with Ruairí Quinn?
# Ryan Report
# Ryan Report

Will religious congregations attend key meeting with Ruairí Quinn?

Jul 22nd 2011, 8:00 AM 267 Views 3 Comments

How much compensation the Church pays to victims of abuse in residential institutions is up for discussion.

Poll: Will Enda Kenny's speech change relations between Church and State?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will Enda Kenny's speech change relations between Church and State?

Jul 21st 2011, 9:46 AM 6,719 Views 76 Comments

Is the Taoiseach’s damning criticism of the Vatican a genuine turning point, or another false dawn?

Kenny condemns the 'dysfunction and disconnection' of the Catholic Church
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Kenny condemns the 'dysfunction and disconnection' of the Catholic Church

Jul 20th 2011, 4:08 PM 3,110 Views 35 Comments

Enda Kenny told the Dáil that the Cloyne Report has exposed the Vatican’s “dysfunction, disconnection and elitism”; meanwhile, there have been further calls for the Papal Nucnio to be expelled from Ireland.

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