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August 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Abuse victim calls for massive Donegal protest in Dublin



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Protestors outside the Pro Cathedral in Dublin yesterday afternoon as details of the Raphoe Report are expected to soon to be released. 2508MVB 1 Protest.JPG

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…

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Added by Rob Northall on August 28, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

Second diocese admits it is running out of cash

The church says it relies on donations from Mass-goers to fund its activities

The church says it relies on donations from Mass-goers to fund its activities

By Paul Melia and David Whelan

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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Added by Rob Northall on August 21, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Welcome Home Bishop Magee. While you were away ....

.. 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…

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Added by Andrew Brennan on August 20, 2011 at 22:30 — 4 Comments

Failure to hold poll on children's rights slated



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…

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Added by Rob Northall on August 20, 2011 at 14:23 — No Comments

Victims not impressed by release of Vatican files

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,”…

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Added by Rob Northall on August 19, 2011 at 13:11 — No Comments

Conference aims to normalize pedophilia

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…

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Added by Rob Northall on August 16, 2011 at 8:30 — 8 Comments

Notorious paedophile priest was caught out by his own arrogance



Fr Eugene Greene went to the gardai when one of his victims attempted to blackmail him

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…

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Added by Rob Northall on August 12, 2011 at 15:19 — No Comments

'Vatican skulduggery' - then and now



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…

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Added by Roy G Moutford on August 12, 2011 at 15:17 — No Comments

Vatican pledges to provide UN with report on its treatment of children, but 14 years late

By Daily Mail Reporter

Delayed: Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said the report into the Vatican's treatment of children will be released in the autumn

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…

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Added by Rob Northall on August 9, 2011 at 17:09 — No Comments

Another Survivor makes contact...

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.…

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Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on August 3, 2011 at 6:39 — No Comments

STATES OF FEAR

I'm looking for a DVD copy of an RTàdocumentary entitled "States of Fear" by Mary Raferty.  Can anyone help?

 

Kobutsu

Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on August 2, 2011 at 17:38 — 4 Comments

Corporal Punishment May Have Long-Term Negative Effects On Children's Intelligence

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,…

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Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on August 1, 2011 at 5:30 — No Comments

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