Posts Tagged ‘Rape’

I did whatever I could to make society better Comments 0

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Sr. Lucy Kalappura

Franciscan Clarist Congregation, a 130-year-old indigenous congregation in India, a month ago dismissed Sr. Lucy Kalappura, a member, for violating the vows of poverty and obedience. It gave her 10 days to appeal to the Vatican against the order, which she did. Kalappura says she was being punished for using media outlets to obtain justice Read more

Nun who protested rape-accused bishop expelled Comments 0

Monday, August 19th, 2019

A nun who was expelled from her Kerala congregation says she is being targeted for protesting and speaking to media about Church leaders’ neglect of a nun who was repeatedly raped by a bishop. Franciscan Clarist nun, Lucy Kalappura (54), says she joined a group of Missionaries of Jesus last September to protest Bishop Franco Read more

Indian court acquits Catholic priest accused of rape Comments 0

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

A court in central India has acquitted a Catholic priest accused of raping a woman in his presbytery after it could not find any merit in the charges filed almost a year ago. A trial court in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state, acquitted 52-year-old Bhopal archdiocesan Father George Jacob on June 21. The Read more

Police charge Catholic bishop with raping nun Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Police have charged an Indian bishop with repeatedly raping a nun at a rural convent in a case that has cast a new shadow on the Catholic church’s global sex abuse crisis. Franco Mulakkal was charged with raping the nun several times between 2014 and 2016, according to the police deputy superintendent in the district Read more

Priest who testified against bishop accused of rape found dead Comments 0

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

A Catholic priest who testified against an Indian bishop accused of rape has been found dead. His family suspect foul play. However, local medical staff said he had a series of health problems. Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, 67, was found dead inside his room a week after Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar was granted bail by Read more

Did I die? Let me count the ways Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

By now most of you must have heard the leaked tape where Donald Trump explains to Billy Bush that he often kisses women without permission and grabs them by their genitals as they both die with laughter at how funny that is. I was pretty upset about that tape, but not because I am a Read more

Former priest guilty of rape and indecent assault Comments 0

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

In Wellington, Peter Hercock, a former priest, was jailed on Monday by Judge Bill Hastings for six years and seven months. Hercock had earlier admitting two charges of rape, one of attempted rape and four of indecently assaulting a girl aged between 12 and 16. Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington said that while justice Read more

11-year-old Paraguayan rape victim has baby, sparks debate Comments 0

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

An 11-year-old rape victim in Paraguay gave birth to a baby girl on August 13, stoking debate about abortion law in that country. The former partner of the 11-year-old’s mother is accused of the rape. The baby weighed 3.3 kilos and was born by caesarean section. Post-operative recovery is going well. Paraguayan law permits abortion Read more

Bishops reject call for mass abortions for terror victims Comments 0

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Nigeria’s Catholic bishops have spoken out against calls for mass abortions for some of the pregnant women rescued from Boko Haram. The bishops’ conference health committee chair Bishop Anselm Umoren told a press conference the life of every baby is distinct from that of the parents. Aborting the unborn children of the rescued women would Read more

Aussie priest in gun for criticising rape and murder victim Comments 0

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Catholic Church in Melbourne has apologised for comments by a priest about a woman who was raped and killed. The priest made the comments in an end-of-term service for a Catholic primary school. He reportedly said that if Irish woman Jill Meagher had been more “faith-filled” she would have been at home instead of Read more