Posts Tagged ‘Paedophilia’

Restoring the Third Rite of Reconciliation

Monday, November 15th, 2021
Third rite of reconciliation

One of the casualties of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was the confidentiality of the Catholic Sacrament of Penance — commonly called ‘the Seal of Confession’. The Catholic bishops who responded to the Commission were unable to convince the commissioners that the seal of confession should continue to be respected, Read more

Brown Sugar: why the Rolling Stones are right to withdraw the song from their set list

Monday, October 18th, 2021
brown sugar

The decision by the Rolling Stones to remove their 1971 song Brown Sugar from the set list for their upcoming US tour has drawn both praise and criticism. Read by some as a surrender to the “woke brigade” and by others as a reasonable response to the accusation the lyrics glorify “slavery, rape, torture and Read more

Catholic bishop says protecting children overrules confessional secrecy

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
New Ways Ministry

In an abrupt volte-face, France’s top Catholic bishop says protecting children from sexual abuse overrules confessional secrecy, the RFIa French news and current affairs public radio station has reported. This remark made by Bishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort (pictured) completely contradicts the comments he made last week when he suggested priests should not violate the confessional Read more

Protect children from ‘psychological murder’

Monday, May 17th, 2021
Pope Francis protect children

More than ever, Pope Francis is urging families, educational and public institutions to protect children and tackle the scourge of child abuse. He described child abuse, paedophilia and child pornography, as “psychological murder.” Speaking to members of the Meter Association in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on May 15, the pope noted that the Internet is Read more

Doco on Polish bishop who shielded paedophiles goes viral

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Bishop Edward Janiak of Kalisz ignored child sex abuse and shielded paedophile priests, a new documentary about paedophilia within the Polish Catholic Church claims. Tomasz and Marek Sekielsk’s documentary “Playing Hide and Seek”, went viral on YouTube after its release on Saturday. The documentary overshadowed centenary of the birth of popular Polish Pope, John Paul Read more

The church’s systemic problem of paedophilia

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Paedophilia is a systemic problem and the Church’s efforts to ensure the “accompaniment” of the victims were ‘insufficient,’ says French Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort. The president elect of the Conference of Bishops of France says the need to shed light on the Church’s sex abuse scandals “cannot be considered purely marginal. “It’s a systemic problem Read more

Pope regrets decision he made about sexual abuse case

Monday, September 25th, 2017
abuse

Pope Francis has told the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors he has been learning “on the job” better ways to handle priests found guilty of abuse. He admitted this during his first face-to-face discussion with the Commission on September 21. The Pope said he has come to regret agreeing to a more lenient Read more

Vatican denies Pope’s reported remarks on celibacy and abuse

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The Vatican is disputing the accuracy of comments attributed to Pope Francis on priestly celibacy and the extent of paedophilia in the clergy. On July 13, Rome daily La Repubblica ran an article by its former editor Eugenio Scalfari, based on an interview he did with the Pope on July 10. The Pope reportedly described Read more

Cardinal apologises for saying paedophilia not criminal

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Cardinal Wilfred Napier of Durban has apologised for describing paedophilia as a “psychological disorder” and not “a criminal condition” that deserves punishment. The cardinal had told BBC Radio 5 live that people who were abused as children and became paedophiles were not criminally responsible for their actions in the same way as somebody “who chooses Read more

Judge bans Principal’s attacker from St Joseph’s school grounds

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The man accused of assaulting Peter Ahern, the principal of St Joseph’s School in Upper Hutt, has been told not to enter school grounds. Daniel Wilson, 39, appeared in Upper Hutt District Court on Wednesday 19 December, where he was remanded on bail until January. Wilson, the uncle of a pupil at the school, is not Read more