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Rob Northall's Blog – August 2011 Archive (7)

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

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 continuing until he was caught by his own pomposity 30 years…

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Added by Rob Northall on August 12, 2011 at 15:19 — 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

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