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#Clerical Abuse

# clerical-abuse - Friday 22 February, 2019

Opinion: It is time for change in the Catholic church and that starts with equality for women

‘Guided by the Holy Spirit we must come together and find new inclusive governance structures to replace the old patriarchal model, which has broken down’, writes Colm Holmes.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse

A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

Defrocking means the offender is forbidden from exercising any clerical duties at all, even in private.

# clerical-abuse - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'We ask pardon for all the abuses' Pope Francis tells Mass in unscripted remarks

He has been criticised for not going far enough in his comments this weekend.

Coveney says pope has recognised 'magnitude' of abuse but action is now needed

The Tánaiste said Pope Francis is “clearly angered” by what took place.

Accountability, not apologies: Survivor calls for justice at 'separate Church and State' event

Darren McGavin called for senior Church figures who did not report abusers to be held to account.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors Papal Visit This post contains videos

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors

In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.

# clerical-abuse - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'Only a proportion' of clerical abuse victims have come forward, Archbishop says

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said that more could be done to encourage victims to come forward.

# clerical-abuse - Monday 20 August, 2018

'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter

The Pope arrives in Ireland on Saturday.

# clerical-abuse - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history

Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.

# clerical-abuse - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

# clerical-abuse - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse

But Philip Wilson could avoid jail.

# clerical-abuse - Monday 6 February, 2017

'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse

The St John of God Brothers had 40% of its members accused of abuse.

# clerical-abuse - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

'Singing' priest and serial abuser Tony Walsh jailed for raping boy three times in 1980s

The judge said Walsh’s abuse of the victim had “plagued his life to date”.

# clerical-abuse - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Cardinal says it was 'disastrous coincidence' five paedophile priests preyed on children

The Vatican’s finance chief was based in the town at a time when dozens of children were being abused.

# clerical-abuse - Friday 20 November, 2015

Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'

“I’m scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!”

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims 'kept celebrating Mass at home'

It’s led to a resignation in the diocese of Cloyne.

# clerical-abuse - Friday 28 August, 2015

Former Archbishop dies before trial for abusing boys

The former archbishop died overnight, the Vatican has announced today.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Chile to deport paedophile Irish priest convicted of abusing young girl

The priest repeatedly molested the girl from the time she was five.

# clerical-abuse - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

"God knows" - Irish priest found guilty of sexually abusing toddler in Chile

John O’Reilly began abusing the girl when she was five.

# clerical-abuse - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Brady resignation "too late" for abuse survivor

Brendan Boland says that Sean Brady was “weak”.

# clerical-abuse - Monday 7 July, 2014

Pope Francis asks for forgiveness after first meeting with abuse survivors

After meeting two Irish survivors, the Pontiff condemned “execrable acts of abuse.”

# clerical-abuse - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Pope Francis will meet with Irish abuse survivors for the first time

He has promised to continue a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to abuse.

# clerical-abuse - Monday 9 June, 2014

Column: We must stop claiming that 'we never knew' about child abuse at Catholic institutions

It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.

# clerical-abuse - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Accused 'Kiltegan Fathers' on African missions "afforded too much tolerance"

In one case, a priest believed to have abused at least 50 victims since 1966 did not leave the society until 2002.

Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims

However, the tone used to some complainants was “inconsistent” – some responses were compassionate and others were “sharp in tone”.

# clerical-abuse - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Abuse victims to receive $16.5m as Christian Brothers declare US bankruptcy

Two corporations behind the ‘Irish’ Christian Brothers will enter ‘Chapter 11′ bankruptcy, which allows them to reorganise.

# clerical-abuse - Friday 22 March, 2013

Priest dismissed over complaints of child sexual abuse

A number of complaints of sexual abuse of minors against the priest have been upheld by a canonical penal trial today.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Irish/US film on Church child abuse selected for Oscar shortlist

The film examines the story of four men who were abused as boys in a school for the deaf in the USA.

# clerical-abuse - Saturday 22 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# clerical-abuse - Friday 7 September, 2012

Poll: Should there be a Tribunal into clerical sexual abuse? Clerical Abuse This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a Tribunal into clerical sexual abuse?

Various commissions have only investigated abuse claims on a diocese-by-diocese basis. Should there be a national overall inquiry?

Column: This wasn’t the Middle Ages, Bishop Kirby, it was the 1990s

Lisa McInerney asks why, if a senior member of the Catholic Church thought paedophilia was ‘crossing the line in friendship’, does the same Church think it can guide people on how to love and who to marry?

# clerical-abuse - Thursday 6 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# clerical-abuse - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin: 'Relatively few cases to deal with' Safeguarding This post contains images

Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin: 'Relatively few cases to deal with'

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Kildare and Leighlin Diocese.

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: Priests admitted abuse but authorities weren't told Safeguarding This post contains images

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: Priests admitted abuse but authorities weren't told

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

Diocese of Clonfert: "No written procedures for management of allegations" Child Protection This post contains images

Diocese of Clonfert: "No written procedures for management of allegations"

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Clonfert diocese.

# clerical-abuse - Monday 2 July, 2012

Is the Pope coming to Ireland?

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

# clerical-abuse - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Over 1,300 abuse survivors received counselling under Catholic Church service

Towards Healing’s first annual report says that over 28,000 counselling sessions were provided last year.

# clerical-abuse - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Pope's personal rep to Eucharistic Congress meets survivors of clerical sexual abuse

The Papal Legate, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, met with a group of abuse survivors during a pilgrimage to Lough Derg.

# clerical-abuse - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Abuse victims remembered at opening of Eucharistic Congress

In his opening greeting, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said the past 50 years have been marked with a dark side.

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