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Priest accused of abetting alleged sex abuse ring hired by diocesan charity

Archangel Piero Alfio Capuana Title: Priest accused of abetting alleged sex abuse ring hired by diocesan charity Author: Claire Giangrave Publisher: Religion News Service Date: 12JAN2021 The mother of an alleged abuse victim claims the priest broke the confidence of the confessional to warn church officials of a coming investigation. VATICAN CITY (RNS) — On

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Opinion

Fr Frank’s Homily – 6 September 2020

Brennan Will Break Law Title: Fr Frank’s Homily – 6 September 2020 Author: Fr Frank Brennan SJ Publisher: Catholic Outlook Date: 06SEP2020 Today is Father’s Day. We salute all fathers, living and deceased. Even the best of fathers acknowledge that no father is perfect. Today we thank God for those of our fathers who embody

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Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver covered up systemic abuse, silenced survivors for decades, lawsuit claims

Archdiocese of Vancouver Abuse Title: Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver covered up systemic abuse, silenced survivors for decades, lawsuit claims Author: Rhianna Schmunk Publisher: CBC News Date: 28AUG2020 Archdiocese hopes ‘publicity’ will help give survivors ‘confidence to come forward; get the help they deserve’ A woman who claims she was assaulted as a child at a

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Jeremy Leatherby: Details emerge of charges against excommunicated priest

Jeremy Leatherby excommunicated priest Title: Jeremy Leatherby: Details emerge of charges against excommunicated priest Author: Christopher Altieri Publisher: Catholic Herald Date: 12AUG2020 Readers should be advised that this story contains potentially disturbing details of sexual abuse allegations. The Catholic Herald has learned that the Sacramento priest excommunicated for schism earlier this month is accused of grave

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Removal of ‘pontifical secret’ in clerical sex abuse trials a step forward for justice

Pontifical Secret Marie Collins Title: Removal of ‘pontifical secret’ in clerical sex abuse trials a step forward for justice Author: Marie Collins Publication: The Irish Times Date: 18FEB2020 On the December 17th last the Vatican announced that the “pontifical secret” would no longer be applied to canon law trials involving clerical sexual offences. Many people were unaware of

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Pope ends a secrecy rule for Catholic sexual abuse cases, but for victims many barriers to justice remain

Author: Christine P. Bartholomew Publication: The Conversation Date: 13JAN2020 Pope Francis recently removed one of the barriers facing sex abuse victims looking for justice – the “Rule of Pontifical Secrecy.” The rule is an obligation under the church’s laws to keep sensitive information regarding the Catholic Church’s governance strictly confidential. This rule allowed church officials to withhold

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Pontifical Secret The Biggest wart of all
Kieran Tapsell

The Catholic Church and Child Sexual Abuse: It’s Time To Come Clean

Tapsell Child Sexual Abuse Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: CatholicsForRenewal.org Date: 20OCT2014 Historically, the Church’s canon law for 1500 years reflected a serious and consistent attitude to child sexual abuse. It was always a sin, but by the 4th century the Church started to regard it as a crime punishable in this life. The first Church

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Canon Law

Victorian Parliament Child Abuse Inquiry: Submission to inquiry into process by which religious and other non-government organisations respond to the criminal abuse of children by personnel within their organisations

Victorian Parliament Inquiry Title: Submission To Inquiry Into Processes By Which Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations Respond To the Criminal Abuse Of Children By Personnel Within Their Organisations Author: Noel Gregory Publisher: Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry website Date: 2012? General Comments At the outset, I should indicate that I am a ‘practising’ Catholic, i.e. I attend

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Canon Law

1962 document orders secrecy in sex cases. Many bishops unaware obscure missive was in their archives

1962 document orders secrecy Title: 1962 document orders secrecy in sex cases. Many bishops unaware obscure missive was in their archives Author: John L. Allen Jr. Publication: National Catholic Reporter NCRonline.org Date: 07AUG2003 A 1962 Vatican document ordering secrecy in cases of sexual misconduct by priests is not, according to canon lawyers, a “smoking gun”

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