Posts Tagged ‘Sexual abuse’

Australian bishops return from Rome crisis talks Comments 0

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, who is Vice President of the Australian Bishops’ Conference, says Australia is facing the biggest crisis in its history. Coleridge has just returned from Rome where he and other bishops have been discussing how to address the fallout resulting from Australia’s clerical sexual abuse crisis. Of particular importance in Read more

Finn is dedicated to changing the world just one step at a time Comments 0

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Finn Egan, a former Marist Challenge 2000 Gap Year Student and Youth Worker at Challenge 2000, has walked the 1600km of the Te Araroa Trail from Cape Reinga to Wellington to support Roar4PNG. Roar4PNG is an organisation devoted to preventing and healing sexual and domestic violence. This organisation wants to build a women’s refuge in Read more

Church retraumatises sex abuse victim Comments 0

Monday, September 11th, 2017

A woman has complained the Church retraumatises sex abuse victims through its compensation process. It is unnecessarily agonising” and sent her to “an absolute state of unwellness,” she says. Read more Related Posts:Clerical abuse is “an absolute…Australian Anglican Church: 1,100 abuse complaintsBallarat bishop’s estate to help victims of abuseCatholic Church of Guam sets up $1M Read more

Cardinal George Pell – the time of trial begins Comments 0

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Cardinal George Pell appeared briefly at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with historic sex offences. No formal plea was entered although Pell’s legal team lead, Robert Richter, told the magistrate: “For the avoidance of doubt … Cardinal Pell will plead not guilty to all charges, and will maintain the presumed innocence that he Read more

Georg Ratzinger contributes to culture of silence Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Monsignor Georg Ratzinger contributed to a “culture of silence” at a prestigious German boys boarding school. More than 500 boys suffered abuse at the hands of dozens of teachers and priests at the school that trains the Regensburg Cathedral boys’ choir reports, Ulrich Weber. Weber, an independent investigator, was appointed by the Regensburg diocese to look into Read more

Pell says he is looking forward to finally having his day in court Comments 0

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

At a brief appearance before journalists in Rome on Thursday Cardinal George Pell said he will return to Australia as soon as possible to clear his name. Pell is due to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 18 for a filing hearing of the charges of historic sex offences that have been laid against Read more

Police likely to rule on possible charges against Cardinal ‘fairly quickly’ Comments 0

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The head of Victoria Police has indicated a decision is likely in the next few weeks on whether to charge Catholic Cardinal George Pell in relation to sexual abuse allegations dating back to the late 1970s. Key Points A decision on possible charges would be made based on the evidence, the likelihood of conviction The Read more

Clerical abuse survivor has it out with Cardinal Müller Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins, resigned from the Pope’s panel on clerical sex abuse a fortnight ago. She cited “shameful” resistance within the Vatican to the group’s efforts to protect children. Collins has now written an open letter about her resignation to Cardinal Gerhard Müller. In it she responded to an interview he gave an Read more

Curia blocking Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors Comments 0

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The Curia is blocking Pope Francis’s Commission for the Protection of Minors, says Marie Collins. Collins is the only clerical sex abuse survivor serving as an active member on the Commission. She said she is stepping down because the group’s work is being “hindered and blocked by members of the Curia.” She cited lack of Read more

Sexual abuse: Let’s get real Comments 0

Monday, February 27th, 2017
Sex abuse let's get real by Chris McCloughen

The victims of clergy and religious sexual abuse are not historical cases they are people who, as it were, were abused by God himself. Some of these victims perceive that both humanity and God abandoned them in the formative parts of their lives. Most of those who haven’t committed suicide or died at the end of Read more