Posts Tagged ‘Sexual abuse’

A new approach to helping abuse survivors Comments 0

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Dealing with the impact of sexual abuse has been largely outsourced by the Church. Now an initiative is being launched, with the support of Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, taking a fresh pastoral approach to the welfare of survivors “You took away my faith”; “The Church cheated me out of my relationship Read more

The searing report linking popular NZ brands to sexual abuse and slavery Comments 0

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Some of New Zealand’s most popular cosmetic products are linked to severe abuse, sexual assault, and endemic health problems among Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil workers, according to a new investigation by the Associated Press. It’s the follow-up to another investigation in September which revealed that many of the same palm oil plantations made use Read more

Boy Scouts sex abuse: where to from here? Comments 0

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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The Boy Scouts of America bills itself as a high-profile “values-based youth organization” aimed at moulding impressionable children into upstanding citizens. But thousands of boy scouts say they were preyed upon by the scoutmasters who were supposed to be their role models—and that Boy Scouts leadership long covered up their crimes. Time has confirmed that Read more

Boy Scouts sex-abuse claims approach 100,000 Comments 0

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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More than 95,000 people have come forward with sex-abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The claims, which lawyers said far eclipsed the number of abuse accusations filed in Catholic Church cases, continued to mount. The figure revealed the scale of alleged abuse committed over decades by scout leaders. It dwarfs the roughly Read more

Independent investigation into Dunedin Catholic Bishop John Kavanagh Comments 0

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

An independent investigation into the way Dunedin Catholic Bishop John Kavanagh handled sexual abuse complaints has begun. The New Zealand bishops’ conference (NZBC) says these concerns involved a number of victims of abuse in the Dunedin Diocese who had complained that Kavanagh had not properly dealt with their complaints of sexual abuse by priests. The Read more

Still saintly? McCarrick report complicates JPII’s legacy Comments 0

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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A new Vatican report’s revelations that Pope John Paul II disregarded reports about ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual misconduct had Catholics on Wednesday debating the legacy of one of the modern church’s towering figures. The report triggered questions about whether John Paul was rushed through the saint-making process, and whether the author of contemporary Catholic teaching Read more

Fighting abuse: What Pope Francis has done during his pontificate Comments 0

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

In more than seven years as leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has issued numerous new laws and guidelines for handling accusations of clerical sexual abuse and its cover-up by church officials. He also has insisted that church leaders must take the lead as true shepherds and guardians to protect the vulnerable out of Read more

97 year old cardinal banned from public ministry Comments 0

Monday, November 9th, 2020

A retired Polish cardinal has been banned from all public appearances after being investigated for sexual abuse. Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz (97) has been ordered to compensate his alleged victims. The Vatican’s nunciature in Poland says Gulbinowicz was disciplined after “allegations regarding the cardinal’s past” were investigated. Last year a Polish newspaper published an article by Read more

Suffer the little children as adults experimented Comments 0

Monday, September 21st, 2020

The 1970s was not a time anyone in their right mind should feel nostalgic for. It’d be a difficult ask if you actually lived through its madness. Maybe you might recall Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry movies is worthy of note, but I can only watch them in fury today – as I did then. Starting Read more

The seal of Confession Comments 0

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

In every family, in every community, there are unresolved conflicts; there is sin. In Matthew 18:15-20, he sets out the steps for reconciliation. First, “if your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone”. If that works, well and good. If it doesn’t, then call him to the table with a Read more