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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?
# 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.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - 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.

# clerical-sexual-abuse - Thursday 23 May, 2013

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

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

May 23rd 2013, 7:33 PM 10,999 Views 45 Comments

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
# Safeguarding

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

Sep 5th 2012, 3:00 PM 4,039 Views 8 Comments

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
# Safeguarding

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

Sep 5th 2012, 2:08 PM 8,284 Views 10 Comments

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
# Cover Up
# Cover Up

Catholic church official sentenced in abuse case

Jul 25th 2012, 9:49 AM 2,943 Views 7 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop suggests investigation into Magdalene Laundries

Jul 25th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,054 Views 12 Comments

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
# Apostolic Visitation
# Apostolic Visitation

Vatican visitors propose Church reforms to deal with abuse fallout

Mar 20th 2012, 10:37 AM 1,943 Views 23 Comments

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
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Vatican visitors to publish report on Church child abuse

Mar 20th 2012, 7:51 AM 1,105 Views 15 Comments

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
# Cashel And Emly
# Cashel And Emly

Diocese asks priests to contribute to child abuse fund

Jan 9th 2012, 4:58 PM 2,970 Views 32 Comments

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
# Fr Peter Kennedy

Fugitive Irish priest behind large sex abuse settlement extradited from Brazil

Dec 29th 2011, 10:30 AM 5,186 Views 36 Comments

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
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Government publishes final sections of damning Cloyne report

Dec 19th 2011, 5:43 PM 2,043 Views 26 Comments

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
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Archbishop Martin calls on Taoiseach to explain Vatican comments

Sep 4th 2011, 4:29 PM 1,382 Views 79 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
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

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

Sep 3rd 2011, 10:08 AM 400 Views 12 Comments

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 ...in Philadelphia
# Philadelphia
# Philadelphia

Pope accepts Cardinal's resignation after clerical abuse scandal ...in Philadelphia

Jul 19th 2011, 1:51 PM 379 Views 4 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should priests be exempted from mandatory crime reporting?

Jul 16th 2011, 10:15 AM 4,657 Views 62 Comments

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
# Confession
# Confession

New row between Church and State over ‘privileged’ confessions

Jul 16th 2011, 10:01 AM 1,243 Views 29 Comments

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
# Children
# Children

Minister for Children publishes new child protection guidelines

Jul 15th 2011, 8:54 PM 973 Views 11 Comments

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
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Report into Cloyne sexual abuse to be published tomorrow

Jul 12th 2011, 3:26 PM 423 Views 9 Comments

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
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

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

May 26th 2011, 8:31 PM 919 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Paedophile priest has face 'slashed' in jail
# Murphy Report
# Murphy Report

Paedophile priest has face 'slashed' in jail

Jan 3rd 2011, 11:32 AM 2,352 Views 0 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Germany 'enslaved and abused' post-Nazi era children

Dec 14th 2010, 10:16 AM 525 Views 0 Comments

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
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Vatican notes "extreme seriousness" of WikiLeaks breach

Dec 12th 2010, 11:53 AM 507 Views 0 Comments

…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
# Your Say

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

Dec 11th 2010, 11:13 AM 850 Views 0 Comments

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
# Murphy Inquiry
# Murphy Inquiry

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

Dec 11th 2010, 9:41 AM 1,080 Views 0 Comments

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
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

The Vatican and Ireland: the WikiLeak in full

Dec 11th 2010, 9:41 AM 1,163 Views 0 Comments

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