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#Clerical Sex Abuse

# clerical-sex-abuse - Saturday 16 February, 2019

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 7,175 Views 30 Comments

The meeting takes place from 21-24 February.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

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 31,855 Views 59 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

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 10,028 Views 18 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-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 16,475 Views 20 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - 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 670 Views 90 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.

# clerical-sex-abuse - 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 815 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.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Monday 7 July, 2014

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 8,050 Views 24 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - 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.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Thursday 5 December, 2013

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 8,152 Views 68 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - Friday 5 April, 2013

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 7,615 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.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Monday 2 July, 2012

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 12,008 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 6,451 Views 132 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-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 958 Views 0 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - Friday 1 June, 2012

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 1,606 Views 3 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

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 4,203 Views 43 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - Saturday 5 May, 2012

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 42 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.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Thursday 3 May, 2012

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 2,086 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.

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

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 4,156 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-sex-abuse - Saturday 31 March, 2012

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 1,976 Views 8 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

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 1,276 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”.

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

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

Diarmuid Martin speaks of anger over clerical child abuse

Dec 18th 2011, 11:42 AM 1,547 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”.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Sunday 4 December, 2011

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

Abuse victim calls for Brady apology as lawsuits against Cardinal emerge

Dec 4th 2011, 1:46 PM 1,667 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.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

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 1,368 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.

# clerical-sex-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 6,261 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-sex-abuse - Saturday 3 September, 2011

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 3,680 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.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

# clerical-sex-abuse - Monday 29 August, 2011

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 1,960 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.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Monday 22 August, 2011

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 501 Views 20 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - Thursday 11 August, 2011

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 894 Views 15 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - Sunday 31 July, 2011

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 1,132 Views 28 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - Friday 29 July, 2011

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 697 Views 16 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - Monday 25 July, 2011

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

Column: You, Me and the Holy See

Jul 25th 2011, 8:12 AM 55 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.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Friday 22 July, 2011

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 254 Views 3 Comments

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

# clerical-sex-abuse - Thursday 21 July, 2011

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 6,706 Views 76 Comments

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

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

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 3,069 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.

# clerical-sex-abuse - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Archbishop apologises for 'consistent failure' in Cloyne
# Cloyne Report
# Cloyne Report

Archbishop apologises for 'consistent failure' in Cloyne

Jul 16th 2011, 6:00 PM 562 Views 20 Comments

The apostolic administrator for the Cloyne diocese at the centre of a damning report this week has written a letter that will be read out at all masses in the area this weekend.

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