Tag: Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

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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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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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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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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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Canon Law on Child Sexual Abuse Through the Ages

Catholics Canon Law Tapsell Title: Canon Law on Child Sexual Abuse Through the Ages Author: Kieran Tapsell Publisher: CatholicsForRenewal.Org In 2014 two senior members of the Marist and Christian Brothers in Australia told Justice McLellan, the Chair of the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission that in the 1980s the brothers would not have regarded touching a

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Australia’s Holy See ambassador under fire for saying she wants to change ‘narrative’ away from George Pell

Sack Vatican Ambassador Porro Title: Australia’s Holy See ambassador under fire for saying she wants to change ‘narrative’ away from George Pell Author: Christopher Knaus Publisher: The Guardian Date: 29May2021 The new ambassador to the Holy See told a Catholic publication that her aim was to change the Vatican’s “narrative” about Australia away from the

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Opinion

‘Stop suppressing Catholics’, outspoken nun tells Australian church leaders

Chittister Stop Suppressing Catholics Title: ‘Stop suppressing Catholics’, outspoken nun tells Australian church leaders Author: Farrah Tomazin Publisher: The Age Date: 16MAY2021 An outspoken US nun who was recently embroiled in a censorship row with Melbourne’s Archbishop has warned Australia’s Catholic Church that it faces an inevitable decline unless it stops suppressing rank-and-file members pushing

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Ex-priest indicted, accused of sexually assaulting Va. teen in 1979

Paul David Ryan Virginia Title: Ex-priest indicted, accused of sexually assaulting Va. teen in 1979 Authors: Tom Jackman & Michelle Boorstein Publisher: The Washington Post Date: 04MAY2021 A former Catholic priest and serial child molester from Australia has been indicted in Virginia on charges of sexually assaulting a teenage boy twice at a Virginia ski resort

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‘I can move on’: $1.5 million payout to St Alipius sex abuse survivor

St Alipius Gerald Ridsdale Title: ‘I can move on’: $1.5 million payout to St Alipius sex abuse survivor Author: Henrietta Cook & Chris Vedelago Publisher: The Age Date: 10APR2021 A Victorian man who was sexually abused by Australia’s most prolific paedophile priest has reached a $1.5 million settlement with the Catholic Church, one of the

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Potiphar’s Wife: The Vatican’s Secret and Child Sexual Abuse

Potiphar’s Wife Kieran Tapsell Title: Potiphar’s Wife: The Vatican’s Secret and Child Sexual Abuse Podcast Host: Ed Opperman Publisher: The Opperman Report via Radio.com Date: 20FEB2021 The ‘cover-up’ of child sexual abuse by the Catholic Church has been occurring under the pontificate of six popes since 1922. For 1500 years, the Catholic Church accepted that clergy

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