Posts Tagged ‘Bishop John Kavanagh’

Kavanagh name removed from college

Monday, March 21st, 2022
Kavanagh College

Survivor trauma, systemic failures and a failure to act on a complaint of sexual abuse are the reasons Dunedin bishop, Michael Dooley is changing Kavanagh College’s name to Trinity College. The change takes place on January 1, 2023. The move by Dooley comes after a report shows former Dunedin bishop, John Kavanagh, did not act Read more

Report into Bishop Kavanagh’s response to abuse complaints completed

Monday, November 1st, 2021
Otago Daily Times

A draft report has been completed into Bishop John Kavanagh’s response to sexual abuse complaints. It has been alleged that the late Dunedin bishop (pictured) failed to deal properly with complaints of abuse. As an example, the Otago Daily Times (ODT) alleges the transgressions of former Catholic priest, Magnus Murray, who offended against boys in Read more

Change Kavanagh College’s name

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Regardless of the outcome of any investigation, Kavanagh College’s name should be changed, Dunedin lawyer David More says. Concerns around former Catholic Bishop of Dunedin, Bishop John Kavanagh are the reason for the push to change Dunedin high school’s name. An independent investigation has been started into the way Kavanagh handled sexual abuse complaints during Read more

Independent investigation into Dunedin Catholic Bishop John Kavanagh

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

An independent investigation into the way Dunedin Catholic Bishop John Kavanagh handled sexual abuse complaints has begun. The New Zealand bishops’ conference (NZBC) says these concerns involved a number of victims of abuse in the Dunedin Diocese who had complained that Kavanagh had not properly dealt with their complaints of sexual abuse by priests. The Read more

Decision on school name change to follow after decision from Vatican

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Kavanagh College is named after the late Bishop John Kavanagh, who has been criticised for his handling of a predatory priest. Pressure has been growing for a name change following revelations the late bishop sent Dunedin priest Father Magnus Murray to Australia for counselling instead of contacting the police Read more ALSO Read Kavanagh College Read more

Bishop Kavanagh’s historic handling of sexual abuse referred to Rome.

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Cardinal John Dew has referred to the Vatican the handling of historic sexual offending within the Dunedin Diocese. The period under review is when Bishop John Kavanagh was bishop. Recently Pope Francis’ published new procedures for making bishops accountable for their actions and non-actions. The new procedures give power to a Metropolitan Archbishop to refer Read more