Posts Tagged ‘Child sex abuse’

Former priest accused of abusing boys shot, killed Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

A former priest accused of sexually molesting dozens of boys in the 1970s and ’80s has been found shot dead at his Nevada home. Police are treating the death of John Capparelli, who was 70, as a homicide. According to the coroner’s office the former priest had been shot in the neck. Although police say Read more

Prosecutions won’t end child sex abuse crisis Comments 0

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

I can’t be the only Catholic sickened or shocked by this seemingly endless crisis. But if I could speak to the senior bishops gathered in Rome this weekend, I’d say that counsels to simply lift and shift current secular practice are not the answer. Historians are beginning to point out that secular practice to address Read more

Child sex abuse ‘serious and pervasive’ throughout all US society Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019
child sex abuse

Child sexual abuse in the United States is at epidemic levels. More than 60,000 children are reported to have been abused every year, outnumbering those killed by guns or cars. Those who survive are often left not only with physical wounds, but also with psychological wounds that may never heal. These wounds exact both a Read more

French priest tries to block child sex abuse film Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019

A French priest is trying to block the film “By the Grace of God”, which was shown at a Berlin film festival, from getting full release in France. The film claims to break silence on sordid goings on within the Church. The French director’s look at the sex abuse scandal that is engulfing the Church Read more

Historical sex abuse victim calls for school sacking Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

A sex abuse victim is calling for a prestigious Catholic school to sack its rector for not removing a teacher who sexually assaulted him years ago. Peter Boock has complained to the board of trustees at St Bede’s College in Christchurch, and to the Education Council, about the rector Justin Boyle. Continue reading Related Posts:Kiwi Read more

Confessional seal could make children safer Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference Archbishop Mark Coleridge said at a press conference last Friday that priests will not break the seal of confession,  even if that means they might face criminal charges. “We don’t believe it will make children safer, and in certain cases, we think it could make children less safe. Read more

Archbishop tries again to get abuse-cover up thrown out of court Comments 0

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, is fighting to have charges that he covered up child sexual abuse reports thrown out of court. This is the fourth time Wilson has attempted to have the case rejected. Last year he lost an attempt in Sydney’s Court of Appeal to rule the charges invalid. His barrister Stephen Read more

Ampleforth Abbey: School’s welfare responsibilities canned Comments 0

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Ampleforth Abbey has lost its responsibility for managing pupil welfare. The UK Charities Commission said the Abbey had lost its pupil welfare responsibilities “as a result of continued concerns about the extent to which current safeguarding risks to pupils at the schools run by the [Ampleforth] charities are being adequately managed”. The Charities Commission is Read more

Kiwi clerical sex offender jailed Comments 0

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Daryll Smith

A victim of sex offender Bernard McGrath is angry at how long it took to get justice. Darryl Smith was six years old when McGrath began sexually abusing him in the 1970s. The sex offending happened at Christchurch’s Marylands school for boys. McGrath was a St John of God brother when he abused at least nine Read more

Confessional seal stays – priests risk jail Comments 2

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Controversy has broken out in Australia since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse published recommendations saying priests should break the confessional seal when child sexual abuse is confessed. The Commission wants legislation introduced to jail people who fail to report child sexual abuse, including priests. In response, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Read more