Posts Tagged ‘laicisation’

Abuse survivor outraged it took 15 years to laicise paedophile priest

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Former Dunedin priest Magnus (Max) Murray has been removed from the priesthood following a formal church judicial process. While some have welcomed the laicisation, others say it’s too little and too late. Read more Related Posts:Report into Bishop Kavanagh’s response to abuse…Sexual misconduct: Dunedin priest under investigationChange Kavanagh College’s nameDunedin survivors get a repulsive slap Read more

Victims relieved paedophile priest laicised

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Victims of a paedophile priest from Dunedin are pleased Father Magnus Murray had been laicised. The Catholic Bishop of Hamilton Steve Lowe said he laicisation had been  “a complicated process because of Murray’s age and health”.. Continue reading Related Posts:Report into Bishop Kavanagh’s response to abuse…Change Kavanagh College’s nameSexual misconduct: Dunedin priest under investigationIndependent investigation into Read more

Former Cardinal McCarrick faces laicisation. What does it mean?

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington who last summer was removed from public ministry and who then resigned from the College of Cardinals, could also be dismissed from the clerical state, one of the highest forms of punishment issued to priests. Also known as laicisation and sometimes referred to colloquially as defrocking, a Read more

Vatican defrocks former nuncio accused of sex abuse

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

A former papal ambassador accused of paying for sex with minors has been dismissed from the clerical state. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith made the order against Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, a former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic. The order against Polish-born Wesołowski is thought to be the first such move taken against a Read more