Posts Tagged ‘Rape’

Priest defrocked – NZ Bishops ensuring more accountability

Monday, July 22nd, 2024

Abuse in church contexts “has been a widespread problem” that is now being dealt with, according to Professor David Tombs, the Howard Paterson Chair of Theology and Public Issues at the University of Otago. It’s been prevalent in the Catholic Church, in other churches and within wider society, he says. Tomb’s view is shared by Read more

Christchurch Boys’ High School headmaster tells students ‘rape is not a joke’

Monday, June 24th, 2024

The headmaster of a Christchurch boys’ school has spoken to students about rape language, telling them “rape is not a joke”. The discussion was prompted after he was told of students joking about rape, including a footballer saying “I raped you”, after a slide tackle. Christchurch Boys’ High School headmaster Nic Hill spoke to students Read more

Christchurch schools respond to sexual harassment survey

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

More than 20 rapes or near rapes and thousands of cases of sexual harassment have been revealed in a survey of students at two Christchurch high schools. The survey at Avonside Girls High School documented incidents of body shaming, cat calling, taunts and unwanted touching. Meanwhile, the survey at Shirley Boys High School, which shares Read more

Russia’s rape of Ukraine girls, boys and women: chilling

Thursday, October 20th, 2022
rape of Ukrainian women

Supplying Russian soldiers with Viagra and condoning the rape of Ukrainian women, men and children is being jointly criticised by the UN and Ukrainian Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk. Their stories “simply break the heart, make the blood run cold in your veins. “This war will go down in history as one in which Russia uses sexual 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

Immigrant raped wife because he believed sex was her ‘duty’ under Sharia Law

Monday, August 24th, 2020

A Sudanese immigrant has been sentenced to four years jail after he used Sharia Law as an excuse to rape his wife. The 40-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, forced himself onto his now ex-wife at their Perth home in 2012, the Western Australian District Court heard. Prosecutor Joel Grinceri said the Read more

Petition filed against rape protest nun’s autobiography

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

A writ petition has been filed to stop the publication and distribution of an autobiography of a nun who was part of protests against rape-accused Indian bishop Franco Mulakkal. The petition to urgently stop Sister Lucy Kalappura’s autobiography from being published has been filed in the Kerala High Court. Licia Joseph of the SMI Convent Read more

I did whatever I could to make society better

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

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

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