Posts Tagged ‘Bill Kilgallon’

Pontifical commission – the good and bad Comments 0

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Bill Kilgallon is looking back on his three years as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

A member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors says his work was a mixture of achievement and frustration. This was Bill Kilgallon, a New Zealander who sat on the Commission’s first term. He says the achievements include the establishment of the body itself. It brought together people from different professional backgrounds from Read more

Marie Collins shocked at Kilgallon’s omission Comments 0

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Church-abuse-survivor, Marie Collins, says she’s shocked that Pope Francis dropped a Kiwi from his sex-abuse inquiry. Ms Collins resigned her membership of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. She says she left in frustration last March at what she saw as a lack of progress. The commission’s 3-year term ended late last year. Read more

Priests’ children need to be acknowledged Comments 1

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Mr Bill Kilgallon, director of the National Office for Professional Standards in New Zealand, says the Catholic Church as yet has no idea how many people in New Zealand may have a father who is or has been a priest. But he says priests’ children have the right to know who their parents are. He Read more

Kilgallon makes a presentation to Pope at Rome meeting Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017
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Mr Bill Kilgallon, director of the National Office for Professional Standards of the Catholic Church in New Zealand, has been attending a meeting in Rome of The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. He was one of three people to speak when Pope Francis met with the commission face-to-face for the first time. Together Read more

NZ noted in pontifical child protection group statement Comments 0

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

New Zealand was one the countries mentioned in a recent communiqué from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The statement from the commission set up to advise Pope Francis on best practice in the fight against child sexual abuse came after its most recent meeting in Rome. In order to comply with one Read more

General guidelines for preventing abuse need local adaptation Comments 0

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Bill Kilgallon, director of the National Office for Professional Standards of the Catholic Church in New Zealand, has been attending a meeting in Rome of The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The Plenary Assembly began with Mass with Pope Francis, in Santa Marta. Members then focused their sessions on listening to and discussing Read more

Director reveals sexual abuse figures for last 4 years Comments 3

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The National Director for the Office for Professional Standards for the Catholic Church in New Zealand, Bill Kilgallon, has made known the number of sexual abuse claims that have been made in the four years 2010 – 2014. There have been 58 child-sex abuse complaints accepted. 26 have been proven and 24 are still under Read more

NZ represented on Vatican Abuse Commission Comments 0

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Pope Francis has appointed Mr Bill Kilgallon to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Kilgallon is the Director of the National Office for Professional Standards of the Catholic Church in New Zealand. Dr. Krysten Winter-Green, another New Zealander now resident in the United States, has also been appointed to the Commission. Bill has Read more

Pacific dioceses receive child safeguarding training Comments 0

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

New Zealand’s Catholic Church has been training Pacific Islands church personnel on safeguarding children and dealing with abuse. National Office for Professional Standards director Bill Kilgallon and the Congregation for the Doctine of the Faith’s promoter of justice Msgr Robert Oliver visited American Samoa in July. Accompanied by clinical psychologist Carolyn Cavana, they were there Read more

Safe Church Programme started for NZ Catholic Church Comments 0

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A Safe Church Programme is to be introduced to the Catholic Church in New Zealand and a person with education experience has been appointed to run it. Maria Noonan, who will develop and deliver the programme, was introduced at a Safe Church Training Day held in Wellington on July 30. She will work as part Read more