Posts Tagged ‘Christian Brothers’

A Christian Brother for 70 years

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

A leader of the Catholic Church in Rotorua is set to mark 70 years as a Christian Brother. Brother Vincent Jury will celebrate the milestone in Murupara this Sunday where he has served for 25 years. Continue reading  

Ballarat diocese’s catastrophic failure of leadership

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

There was a catastrophic failure of leadership in the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat’s handling of clergy child sex abuse, says Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. The Commission’s report says a culture of secrecy and failures in the church’s structure led to children being abused across the diocese over a number of decades. Read more

Seattle archdiocese agrees to pay $12 million to abuse victims

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Seattle Archdiocese has agreed to pay $US12.1 million to settle 30 sex abuse claims from former students of schools that were run by the Christian Brothers. One school is still operated by the archdiocese with involvement by the brothers; the other closed in the late 1960s. The most recent cases are nearly 30 years old Read more

Christian Brothers pay out $20 million to Aussie abuse victims

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The Christian Brothers have paid more than A$20 million to victims of sexual and physical abuse in Australia. The figure was revealed at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse at hearings in Perth on May 6. The payments by the order and Catholic Church insurance were made to 531 people, usually Read more

Music rising from the ashes of abuse

Friday, October 26th, 2012

During the time of big Irish families in the pre-pill era, boys might be under less parental control than ought to be possible today when the Irish birth rate, although the highest in Europe, is a modest 2.1. So, it was not unusual for boys to get into trouble and be deemed dangers to society Read more

North American Christian Brothers file for bankruptcy

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The Christian Brothers in North America have filed for bankruptcy amid mounting claims of sexual abuse against its US and Canadian members. The bulk of the claims comes from the Seattle area, said Michael Petterson, a lawyer for the Catholic Archdiocese in Seattle. “It’s a sad day. We’re very disappointed that it reached this level,” Read more