The Shame of Ireland
A Donegal man who was the victim of multiple sexual abuse in his early life has called on Donegal supporters visiting the capital this weekend…Continue
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Friday August 19 2011
A SECOND diocese rocked by the clerical sex abuse scandal has admitted it is under "extreme" financial…
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.. the Main f
indings from the Commission of Investigation into your Diocese are as follows:
YOU misled a previous inquiry and gave a false account of how YOU were handling allegations
Between 1996 and 2005, YOUR diocese failed to report nine out of 15 complaints made against priests, which ‘very clearly should have been reported. The most serious lapse was the failure to report the two cases in which the alleged victims were minors at the time the complaint was…
ÉIBHIR MULQUEEN in Lisdoonvarna
FORMER MINISTER and Fianna Fáil TD Mary O’Rourke has said she is very disturbed at the lack of progress on a referendum on a constitutional amendment on children’s…Continue
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THE “PARTIAL release” of internal files held by the Vatican, on a priest accused of sexually abusing boys in Ireland and the US, was not an indication of a changing church, abuse victims have said.
Abuse victim and campaigner Andrew Madden said the publication of the internal files on the late Fr Andrew Ronan had happened only after nine years of legal wrangling and was incomplete.
“They spent nine years opposing the handover of this information; they are not changing at all,”…Continue
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If a small group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have their way at a conference this week, pedophiles themselves could play a role in removing pedophilia from the American Psychiatric Association’s bible of mental illnesses — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), set to undergo a significant revision by 2013. Critics warn that their success could lead to the decriminalization of pedophilia.
The August 17 Baltimore conference is…Continue
Thursday August 11 2011
FATHER Eugene Greene is the most notorious paedophile to have operated in the Raphoe Diocese, starting his abuse of young boys in the 1960s and…Continue
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The short-lived reign of Pope John Paul I has intrigued historians for thirty years.
John Julius Norwich, writer and historian is convinced the pontiff, known as ‘the smiling Pope’, was murdered.
Lord Norwich, who has just completed a new biography of the papacy, says
‘I believe he…Continue
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A report into the Vatican's treatment of children will be presented to the United Nations this autumn - 14 years later than originally planned.
The Holy See was supposed to submit a progress report on the…Continue
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Yesterday afternoon I received an email from another man who was in Bergen Catholic High School in 1962 (Oradell, New Jersey, USA – An all boys school run by the Irish "Christian" Brothers).
Each time someone writes in I feel my heart wrenched for the suffering these men endured as children. It has all remained hidden until I first put up my web page in 2004. It drew no commentary until early January 2009. Then the gates opened and men began to come forward.…Continue
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I'm looking for a DVD copy of an RTÃ documentary entitled "States of Fear" by Mary Raferty. Can anyone help?
From Science Daily
ScienceDaily (July 26, 2011) — Children in a school that uses corporal punishment performed significantly worse in tasks involving "executive functioning" -- psychological processes such as planning, abstract thinking,…Continue
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