The Shame of Ireland
Enda Kenny's criticism of the Vatican this week marks a significant milestone on Ireland's journey away from being a mono-Catholic state into a 21st European republic
Enda Kenny, who this week launched an unprecedented attack on the Vatican. Photograph: Isopix / Rex Features
There are two parallel revolutions taking place on either side of the Irish Sea that will radically…Continue
PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent
Representatives of some of the 18 religious congregations that managed residential institutions for children investigated by the Ryan commission may not attend a meeting with the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn next Friday in protest.
They have been invited to the meeting to discuss a €200 million shortfall in an expected 50:50 contribution by them to costs incurred by…Continue
Sunday July 17 2011
Well, well, well, Bishop John Magee. Truly you are one of the most glorious examples of supreme idiocy in human history. As proven by you actually thinking you might fool all in the end, including God.
The Cloyne Report is the beginning of the end of all Vatican and Catholic…Continue
As those of you who have been here from the beginning; the Website was a gift from Jackie and her Mum to the Survivors.
It was paid for 1 year and I was offered the Administration of it which I have done to the best of my ability.
That year ends on the 20th July 2011.
I am in the process of taking ownership of the website. (which is proving to be difficult)
The Question is does it continue?
The cost for another year is…Continue
IN JUNE 2009, just over a month after publication of the Ryan report, Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly spoke candidly about 20th century Irish society. “If things were hidden, they were hidden in clear sight, the crocodile lines of boys and girls that streamed out of the institutions, the certain knowledge that corporal punishment at the very least was practised therein, the incarcerated Magdalene women in their Madonna blues and whites who walked the open streets of towns and villages in church…Continue
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10. 6. 2011
what are they waiting for?
their victims to die?
political partys must be held to account for their actions at all times. political partys must not be immune from prosecution. ever thought at all about which political party was in power when you were born? politics is personal. politicians affect lives. millions of lives. which political party (s) was (were) in opposition when you were…Continue
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It would appear that they expect their Funding to come from the Statutory Fund?
How Long have they…Continue
I attended the launch of Survviors Voices Europe, and this is my report back on the event. Bear in mind it is MY perspective, and thus incomplete.
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The archive apparently contains stunning data on abuse allegations dating over several years, related correspondence, clerical responses and the diocesan handling of the…Continue
Friday June 12 2009
'WARDS of the HSE" -- words to rank with "Van Diemen's Land", "Magdalene Laundries" and "Letterfrack" in the dire lexicon of government-administered Irish horror stories.
Now, we learn officially that 188 children and young people who were either 'in care' or in contact with social services have died in this extended gulag. Two weeks ago, the official figure was initially 23. A few days later, it was 37. Next, it was 151. In other words, another statistical Irish auction, filled with…Continue
PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent
The Irish Times - Wednesday, February 23, 2011
TWO GERMAN lawyers have initiated charges against Pope Benedict XVI at the International Criminal Court, alleging crimes against humanity.
Christian Sailer and Gert-Joachim Hetzel, based at Marktheidenfeld in the Pope’s home state of Bavaria, last week submitted a 16,500-word document to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at the Hague, Dr…Continue
On next Sunday 20th February at 3pm a Liturgy of Lament and Repentance for the sexual abuse of children by priests and religious will be held in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, within the framework of the Apostolic Visitation of the Archdiocese of Dublin.
The liturgy will ask the forgiveness of God and of all survivors for the failure of those Church leaders and many others in the family of the Church to respond with love, integrity,…Continue
Saturday March 13 2010
THE Irish State has connived in the concealment of abuse and has consistently failed to regulate state institutions and the church. Historically, it has done so on a massive scale in respect of industrial school abuse and has allowed a climate of uncontrolled abuse to prevail within diocesan systems.
The latest example,…Continue
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Saturday February 12 2011
In 1983, Jeff Anderson was just another lawyer working in St Paul, Minnesota. Then, by chance, the 35-year-old's career -- and life -- changed forever when a man walked into his office saying he had been abused by a priest.
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