Tag: accountability

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News

‘Suffering of clerical abuse survivors offers seeds for more faithful Church’

Safeguarding Conference in Warsaw Title: ‘Suffering of clerical abuse survivors offers seeds for more faithful Church’ Author: Devin Watkins Publisher: Vatican News Date: 20SEP2021 Church representatives from Central and Eastern Europe wrap up the second day of a safeguarding conference in Warsaw, which seeks to turn the pain endured by survivors of clerical sexual abuse

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News

‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien was like God to me. Then he tried to seduce me’: the whistleblower’s tale

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Whistleblower Title: ‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien was like God to me. Then he tried to seduce me’: the whistleblower’s tale Author: Catherine Deveney Publisher: The Guardian Date: 05SEP2021 As disgraced 91-year-old cardinal Theodore McCarrick stood in an American court last week, charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a minor,

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News

Theodore McCarrick, the highest ranking priest charged in clergy abuse scandal, arraigned on sexual assault charges

Theodore McCarrick Dedham Court Title: Theodore McCarrick, the highest ranking priest charged in clergy abuse scandal, arraigned on sexual assault charges Authors:  Shelley Murphy & John R. Ellement Publisher: The Boston Globe Date: 03SEP2021 DEDHAM — Defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he sexually assaulted a teenager 47 years ago, making

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Blog

Grand-Jury Reports + McCarrick Charged With a Crime

McCarrick Charged With Crime Title: Grand-Jury Reports + McCarrick Charged With a Crime Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 29JUL2021 Soon we will mark the third anniversary of the publication of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on clerical sex-abuse and cover-up. The report offers the public a window into the corrupt

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Opinion

As Cardinal Becciu goes to court, Francis’ financial reforms also on trial

Giovanni Angelo Becciu Trial Title: As Cardinal Becciu goes to court, Francis’ financial reforms also on trial Author: Jason Berry Publisher: National Catholic Reporter (NCR) Date: 27JUL2021 The Vatican is opening criminal proceedings on July 27 against Giovanni Angelo Becciu, a once-powerful cardinal demoted by Pope Francis last fall, and nine other defendants. They are

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News

UN investigators call on Vatican to do more to stop abuse

United Nations Mandatory Reporting Title: UN investigators call on Vatican to do more to stop abuse Author: Cindy Wooden (Catholic News Service CNS) Publisher: National Catholic Reporter (NCROnline) Date: 22JUN2021 VATICAN CITY — While acknowledging Vatican-mandated reforms in the handling of clerical sexual abuse, four U.N. special rapporteurs urged the Vatican to make it mandatory that church officials

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Opinion

New Vatican laws on clergy abuse not enough, says former papal commissioner

Collins Irish Abuse Survivor Title: New Vatican laws on clergy abuse not enough, says former papal commissioner Author: Joshua J. McElwee Publisher: National Catholic Reporter (NCROnline.com) Date: 17JUN2021 A respected former member of Pope Francis’ commission on clergy sexual abuse has expressed disappointment in the recent revision of the criminal section of the Catholic Church’s

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Opinion

Catholic Church response to sexual abuse must centre on survivor well-being, not defensiveness

Catholic Church Survivor Centred Title: Catholic Church response to sexual abuse must centre on survivor well-being, not defensiveness Author: Cathy Driscoll, Saint Mary’s University Publisher: The Conversation Date: 16JUN2021 In light of the recent discovery of 215 Indigenous children in unmarked graves at a former Catholic-run residential school in British Columbia and investigations at other former

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