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#Clerical Sexual Abuse

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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

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.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Monday 9 September, 2013

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

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.

# clerical-sexual-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-sexual-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.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Catholic church official sentenced in abuse case

Monsignor William J Lynn was sentenced to three to six years in prison after decades of playing down allegations of clerical sexual abuse.

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries

Diarmuid Martin has said that there were “questions still to be answered” in relation to the abuse scandal.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Vatican visitors propose Church reforms to deal with abuse fallout

An Apostolic Visitation sent by Pope Benedict XVI suggests reforming admissions to seminaries, and organisation of dioceses.

Vatican visitors to publish report on Church child abuse

Pope Benedict’s hand-picked ‘Apostolic Visitation’ will publish a summary of their findings later this morning.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Monday 9 January, 2012

Diocese asks priests to contribute to child abuse fund

The Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, Dermot Clifford, asks priests to voluntarily donate to cover debts incurred in child protection.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Fugitive Irish priest behind large sex abuse settlement extradited from Brazil

Fr Peter Kennedy was at the centre of one of the largest sexual abuse settlements ever seen in the State – and is wanted in connection with dozens of other allegations of child sexual abuse.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Monday 19 December, 2011

Government publishes final sections of damning Cloyne report

The Department of Justice publishes the final extracts of the report into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations in Cloyne.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Archbishop Martin calls on Taoiseach to explain Vatican comments

The Archbishop of Dublin was speaking following the publication of the Vatican’s controversial response to the Cloyne report.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Vatican's response to Cloyne 'will be published imminently' - report

La Stampa newspaper says the 15-page response has been prepared and is awaiting final approval before being published.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Pope accepts Cardinal's resignation after clerical abuse scandal Philadelphia

It’s not just in Ireland, you know. Cardinal Justin Rigali steps down as Archbishop of Philadelphia over sex abuse.

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

Poll: Should priests be exempted from mandatory crime reporting? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should priests be exempted from mandatory crime reporting?

The government is to make it a crime for priests not to report a crime if it’s confessed to them. What do you think?

New row between Church and State over ‘privileged’ confessions

Frances Fitzgerald says the ‘privilege’ of confession will not exempt a priest from new duties reporting child abuse.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Friday 15 July, 2011

Minister for Children publishes new child protection guidelines

The new guidelines will seek to ensure that the “evils” revealed in this week’s Cloyne Report will never be repeated, said Frances Fitzgerald.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Report into Cloyne sexual abuse to be published tomorrow

The official report of the Commission of Investigation into child sex abuse in the Cork diocese is to be published.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Thursday 26 May, 2011

HIV-positive Italian priest arrested over paedophilia claims - in diocese of key anti-paedophilia Bishop

A key ally of Pope Benedict in establishing a tough policy on how bishops handle abuse allegations is hit with problems of his own.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Monday 3 January, 2011

Paedophile priest has face 'slashed' in jail

Tony Walsh – whose crimes were published in a new chapter of the Murphy Report last month – is attacked in Portlaoise prison.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Germany 'enslaved and abused' post-Nazi era children

Germany agrees a €120m compensation deal after children in state and church care were abused for 25 years.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Sunday 12 December, 2010

Vatican notes "extreme seriousness" of WikiLeaks breach

…but the Holy See’s press office says the data in a WikiLeaks cable is merely the opinion of the one who wrote it.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Saturday 11 December, 2010

Poll: Was the Vatican right to refuse the Murphy Commission? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was the Vatican right to refuse the Murphy Commission?

Was the Vatican right to claim sovereignty and refuse to assist in the Murphy Commission investigation?

Vatican "offended" at being asked to assist Murphy Inquiry - WikiLeaks

The latest WikiLeaks documents show how the Vatican stonewalled requests to comply with investigations into clerical abuse.

The Vatican and Ireland: the WikiLeak in full

The full transcript of the leaked memo written by ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes on the Vatican attitude to the Murphy Report.