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Wednesday 27 January, 2016

A clerical child abuse survivor’s experience of the movie Spotlight
# Abuse Survivors
# Abuse Survivors

A clerical child abuse survivor’s experience of the movie Spotlight

Jan 27th 2016, 5:00 PM 1,263 Views 207 Comments

“Spotlight is largely about journalists and journalism…”

Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Verdict for former priest who abused young boys comes with mixed feelings
# Opinion
# Opinion

Verdict for former priest who abused young boys comes with mixed feelings

Dec 16th 2015, 5:00 PM 1,603 Views 72 Comments

Henry Moloney, a former Spiritan priest, has been sentenced to four years in prison, with the final year suspended, for the indecent assault of a schoolboy.

Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow
# Column
# Column

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

Jul 7th 2015, 11:44 PM 392 Views 40 Comments

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

Monday 24 November, 2014

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 664 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.

Thursday 17 July, 2014

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 805 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.

Wednesday 1 January, 2014

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 31 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.

Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: Have we become numb to the figures on clerical child abuse?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Have we become numb to the figures on clerical child abuse?

Dec 18th 2013, 7:30 PM 536 Views 45 Comments

I am one of the fortunate survivors to have secured a criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me. Last week’s national audits of the Catholic clergy show others are not so lucky, writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.

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.

Monday 9 September, 2013

Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The risk of suicide among survivors of child sexual abuse needs to be measured

Sep 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 2,273 Views 13 Comments

To give the survivors of horrific childhood abuse the support and care they need, we must properly understand the threat that suicide poses to victims, writes Mark Vincent Healy.

Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Catholic child abuse: 164 allegations against 85 priests have led to zero convictions
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Catholic child abuse: 164 allegations against 85 priests have led to zero convictions

Apr 24th 2013, 9:00 PM 1,638 Views 87 Comments

“I am one of the fortunate survivors to have succeeded in securing a criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me,” writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.

Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Column: If clerical abuse was a car crash, we’d still be looking for the victims
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: If clerical abuse was a car crash, we’d still be looking for the victims

Oct 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 142 Views 116 Comments

The Catholic Church should be actively looking for victims of abuse and offering support, writes survivor Mark Vincent Healy.