Tag: Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

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Opinion

Francis’ clergy abuse law, ‘Vos Estis,’ isn’t working. Here’s how to fix it.

Pope Fix ‘Vos Estis’ Title: Francis’ clergy abuse law, ‘Vos Estis,’ isn’t working. Here’s how to fix it. Author: Anne Barrett Doyle Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 25MAY2022 Three years ago, as the Catholic Church faced an unprecedented reckoning with clergy sexual abuse, Pope Francis introduced a church law that promised to hold bishops and

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Madonnina
Opinion

The time is ripe for a clergy abuse inquiry in Latin America

Clergy Abuse Latin America Title: The time is ripe for a clergy abuse inquiry in Latin America Author: Adalberto Mendez Lopez Publisher: Aljazeera Date: 29MAR2022 Over the past few years, several countries in Europe have launched new inquiries into the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests. Most recently, following the release of new data

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News

Heartbreak relived: Catholic Church seeks abuse victim’s abortion record

Heartbreak relived Catholic Church Title: Heartbreak relived: Catholic Church seeks abuse victim’s abortion record Author: Tammy Mills Publisher: The Age Date: 23DEC2021 A woman who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest says the church is now trying to subpoena deeply personal medical records, including of an unrelated abortion, as part of her lawsuit against the

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News

Catholic Church in Australia publishes annual report on abuse

Catholic Church in Australia Title: Catholic Church in Australia publishes annual report on abuse Author: Lisa Zengarini Publisher: Vatican News Date: 18DEC2021 The fourth report from the Catholic Church to the National Office for Child Safety outlines initiatives across dozens of Catholic entities as they continue to strengthen their efforts to keep all people safe in

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George Pell

Demonstration Planned For Cardinal Pell Event

Newman Society Pell Demonstration Title: Demonstration Planned For Cardinal Pell Event Author: Oxstu News Publisher: The Oxford Student Date: 13NOV2021 A demonstration is planned outside three events that the Newman Society, Oxford’s Catholic society, are hosting on Saturday, to protest the invitation of the controversial Cardinal Pell. The Cardinal has been invited to a Pontifical

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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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Opinion

The Catholic Church in Canada is worth billions, a Globe investigation shows. Why are its reparations for residential schools so small?

Catholic Church In Canada Title: The Catholic Church in Canada is worth billions, a Globe investigation shows. Why are its reparations for residential schools so small? Authors: Tavia Grant & Tom Cardoso Publisher: The Globe and Mail Date: 07AUG2021 Altogether, Catholic institutions had net assets of $4.1-billion in 2019, and that’s a conservative figure. Meanwhile,

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News

Legal payout brings hope for other victims of paedophile priest

Kevin O’Donnell Paedophile Priest Title: Legal payout brings hope for other victims of paedophile priest Author: Adam Cooper Publisher: The Age Date: 26JUL2021 As the first of Kevin O’Donnell’s victims to report the paedophile priest to police, he paved a courageous path for other abuse survivors to follow. Now, he hopes the $1.375 million he

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Blog

The Cult of Secrecy

Mark White Kieran Tapsell Title: The Cult of Secrecy Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 22JUN2021 On November 21, 2019, Bishop Barry Knestout appeared unexpectedly at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Rocky Mount, Virginia. He insisted on meeting privately with me. (The bishop had the Vicar General with him.) The

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Opinion

Pope Francis’ reforms the Church’s disciplinary system in response to royal commission

Pope Francis Kieran Tapsell Title: Pope Francis’ reforms the Church’s disciplinary system in response to royal commission Author: Kieran Tapsell Publisher: Pearls and Irritations – John Menadue Date: 08JUN2021 One of the main reasons for the Catholic Church shifting around abusive priests was because its disciplinary system was dysfunctional. Far more children were abused than

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