Day: January 23, 2020

Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Abolishing of pontifical secret in abuse cases ‘ground-breaking’, say canon lawyers

Pontifical Secret Abolition Ground-breaking Author: Joshua J. McElwee Publication: National Catholic Reporter Date: 30DEC2019 Several prominent canon lawyers are praising Pope Francis’ decision to abolish the practice of imposing strict confidentiality rules on the Vatican’s legal proceedings in cases involving clergy sexual abuse or misconduct. The move, the lawyers say, will simplify communication between local church officials and

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Child Sexual Abuse

An exploration of the existence of clergy child sexual abuse dark networks within the Victorian Catholic Church

Author: Sally Muytjens Publication: Queensland University of Technology Date: 2019 Abstract Literature, inquiries and media reports show that the occurrence of Catholic clergy child sexual abuse is a global phenomenon and an established fact (Webber and Babwin 2014; Doyle 2006; Cahill and Wilkinson 2017, 95). Catholic clergy child sexual abuse networks have been acknowledged informally

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Child Abuse Royal Commission
Child Abuse Royal Commission

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Final Report Australia 17 Volumes

Author: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Publication: Australian Parliamentary Inquiry Date: Dec 2017 For more information visit: https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/final-report On 12 November 2012 the then Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced that she would recommend to the Governor-General that a Royal Commission be appointed to inquire into institutional responses to child abuse. Following this

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Child Sexual Abuse

Canon Law a Systemic factor in Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church submission to The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Kieran Tapsell Royal Commission Title: Canon Law a Systemic Factor in Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 10AUG2015 1 Student for the Catholic priesthood at St. Columba’s College, Springwood, and St. Patrick’s College Manly from 1962 to 1967. Studied Canon

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Canon Law

Kieran Tapsell. The Cunneen Report’s Comments on Canon and Civil Law

Kieran Tapsell Cunneen Report Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations blog Date: 02JUN2014 On 30 May 2014, the Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Matters relating to the Police Investigation of Certain Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland–Newcastle (“Cunneen Report”) was published by the New

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Canon Law

Kieran Tapsell: Has the Pontifical Secret Been Secretly Buried?

Pontifical Secret Secretly Buried? Author: Kieran Tapsell Title: KIERAN TAPSELL: Has the Pontifical Secret Been Secretly Buried? Publication: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations blog Date: 12JUN2019 After the criticisms of the pontifical secret at the February summit conference in Rome on child sexual abuse, it was widely expected that it would be abolished. It

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Child Sexual Abuse

Submission to Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry

Author: Archbishop Denis Hart (Archbishop of Melbourne), Bishop Peter Connors (Bishop of Ballarat), Bishop Christopher Prowse (Bishop of Sale), Monsignor Frank Marriott (Administrator of Sandhurst) Publication: Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry Date: 14NOV2011 The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, through the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, previously made a submission to the Inquiry on 23 August

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Kieran Tapsell

The ball is in Pope Francis’ court over the culture of cover-up

Pope Francis culture cover-up Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: National Catholic Reporter Date: 06JUN2018 Pope Francis’ condemnation of a culture of cover-up in the global Catholic Church is a welcome change to the attitude of Pope Benedict XVI in his 2010 pastoral letter to the Irish people in response to the Murphy Commission’s Report. Benedict blamed the Irish bishops for the

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Kieran Tapsell

Australian bishop testifies on prevalence of child sex abuse in the church

Kieran Tapsell Child Abuse Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: National Catholic Reporter NCROnline Date: 10Sep2015 Dying of cancer, Bishop Emeritus Geoffrey Robinson appeared Aug. 24 before the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to testify to the prevalence of child sexual abuse in the church.He painted a sad picture of a brave

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Archbishop Charles Scicluna hails abolition of pontifical secret in clerical sex crimes

Scicluna Abolition Pontifical Secret Title: Archbishop Charles Scicluna hails abolition of pontifical secret in clerical sex crimes Author: Matthew Vella Publication: Malta Today Date: 07JAN2020 Malta’s archbishop Charles Scicluna has hailed the abolition of the pontifical secret in cases of sexual violence and clerical abuse of minors, as an important step in working for justice for

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