Tag: Popes

Madonnina
Opinion

New book examines clergy sexual abuse — in the wide lens of history

Dyan Elliot Corrupter Boys Title: New book examines clergy sexual abuse — in the wide lens of history Author: Thomas P. Doyle Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 10OCT2020 The “Catholic sex abuse crisis” is not a crisis. A crisis is a temporary period or series of events of an unstable and dangerous nature. It passes

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Opinion

Editorial: It’s past time for Vatican report on McCarrick’s shameful rise

Time Vatican McCarrick Report Title: Editorial: It’s past time for Vatican report on McCarrick’s shameful rise Author: NCR Editorial Staff Publisher: National Catholic Reporter (NCR) Date: 11AUG2020 As we publish this, it has been one year, 10 months, and six days since Pope Francis ordered a report on the Vatican’s documentation about how Theodore McCarrick

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Child Sexual Abuse

New Abuse Lawsuit Filed Concerning Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Title: New Abuse Lawsuit Filed Concerning Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Author: Joseph H. Saunders Publisher: Los Angeles Legal Examiner Date: 03AUG2020 Today, I filed a civil sexual abuse lawsuit against the Diocese of Metuchen concerning a courageous survivor who was abused by McCarrick in the early 1980’s when McCarrick was the bishop

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Opinion

The Gift of John Paul II

Saint John Paul II Title: The Gift of John Paul II Author: Stephen P. White Publication: The Catholic Thing via Ethics and Public Policy Center. Date: 14MAY2020 Next Monday, May 18, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyła. Pope Francis will mark the occasion by celebrating Mass at the saint’s tomb in St.

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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
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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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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
Canon Law

Popes ordered silence, former judge Kieran Tapsell claims in book

Popes ordered silence Title: Popes ordered silence, former judge Kieran Tapsell claims in book Author: Joanne McCarthy Publication: Newcastle Herald Date: 09JUN2014 A FORMER NSW judge who studied to be a priest with a future notorious Hunter child sex offender has launched a devastating critique of the Catholic Church’s six popes, including two new saints, who

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