Category: Child Sexual Abuse

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Child Sexual Abuse

Reporting abuse — the church’s blind spot

Reporting Abuse Church Blindspot Title: Reporting abuse — the church’s blind spot Authors: Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris Publisher: Church Executive website Date: 28MAY2020 When in doubt, REPORT.  If every allegation of child sexual abuse was simply reported by church leaders to appropriate authorities, the resulting positive impact would be immeasurable. Survivors of abuse would

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Child Sexual Abuse

Paedophile Offender: Brother Stephen Farrell

Paedophile Brother Stephen Farrell Title: Paedophile Offender: Brother Stephen Farrell Publisher: Kelso Lawyers website Date: 20MAY2020 n the 1970s, St Alipius Primary School in Ballarat was a “nest of paedophiles”. The school had some of Victoria’s most prolific paedophiles on their staff. Former Brother Edward Dowlan (now Ted Bales) and the school principal, Brother Robert

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Child Sexual Abuse

Victims of clerical sex abuse suffer from P.T.S.D. They deserve better treatment.

Clerical sex abuse PTSD Title: Victims of clerical sex abuse suffer from P.T.S.D. They deserve better treatment. Author: Edwin T Collins Publisher: America Media Date: 19MAY2020 Oceans of ink have been spilled about the church’s sexual abuse crisis, mostly focusing on the perpetrators and cover-ups. The magnitude of the crimes deserves attention and condemnation, but

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Apostolic Letter

Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis on the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons

Apostolic letter protection minors Title: Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis on the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons Author: The Supreme Pontiff Publication: Holy See Press Office Date: 26MAR2019 The protection of minors and vulnerable persons is an integral part of the Gospel message that the Church and all its

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Apostolic Letter

Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis ” Vos estis lux mundi “

“Vos estis lux mundi” Title: Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis ” Vos estis lux mundi “ Author: The Supreme Pontiff Francis Publisher: Holy See Press Office Date: 07MAY2019 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Mt 5:14). Our Lord Jesus Christ calls every believer to

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Red Mass Crime Scene
Child Sexual Abuse

Red Mass for judges, lawyers defended amid protests at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne

Author: Paul Kennedy Publication: ABCNews website Date: 30JAN2020 A leading lawyer has defended the Catholic Church’s right to hold a traditional mass for judges and lawyers in Melbourne, despite protesters saying it should be scrapped. Key points: The “Red Mass” tradition for the legal fraternity dates back to the 13th century Protesters have called for

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Child Sexual Abuse

New Catholic Archbishop is confronted by 93yo Eileen Piper over child abuse

Eileen Piper confronts Comensoli Author: Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar Publication: The Age Date: 30AUG2018 A 93-year-old woman publicly confronted the new Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne on Thursday with the harrowing story of how the clergy sexually abused her late daughter. Eileen Piper, her face stricken with grief, presented Archbishop Peter Comensoli with a picture of

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Canon Law

Report of Dr Rodger Joseph Austin JCD STL in the Matter of John Andrew Ellis v His Eminence Cardinal George Pell & The Trustees of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney & ORS

John Ellis George Pell Author: Dr Rodger Austin JCD STL Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 05SEP2005 Author of this Report I, the undersigned, Rodger Joseph Austin, am the author of this Report. I was born on 13 August 1939. I am a canon or church lawyer. I obtained a

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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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