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Opinion: It is time for change in the Catholic church and that starts with equality for women
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Opinion: It is time for change in the Catholic church and that starts with equality for women

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:00 AM 15,586 Views 174 Comments

‘Guided by the Holy Spirit we must come together and find new inclusive governance structures to replace the old patriarchal model, which has broken down’, writes Colm Holmes.

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse
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Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,583 Views 20 Comments

A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.

Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors
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Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

Oct 13th 2018, 2:47 PM 13,975 Views 51 Comments

Defrocking means the offender is forbidden from exercising any clerical duties at all, even in private.

'We ask pardon for all the abuses' Pope Francis tells Mass in unscripted remarks
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'We ask pardon for all the abuses' Pope Francis tells Mass in unscripted remarks

Aug 26th 2018, 3:37 PM 28,035 Views 92 Comments

He has been criticised for not going far enough in his comments this weekend.

Coveney says pope has recognised 'magnitude' of abuse but action is now needed
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Coveney says pope has recognised 'magnitude' of abuse but action is now needed

Aug 26th 2018, 1:49 PM 10,666 Views 38 Comments

The Tánaiste said Pope Francis is “clearly angered” by what took place.

Accountability, not apologies: Survivor calls for justice at 'separate Church and State' event
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Accountability, not apologies: Survivor calls for justice at 'separate Church and State' event

Aug 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,949 Views 11 Comments

Darren McGavin called for senior Church figures who did not report abusers to be held to account.

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors
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Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors

Aug 25th 2018, 12:40 PM 21,042 Views 70 Comments

In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.

'Only a proportion' of clerical abuse victims have come forward, Archbishop says
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'Only a proportion' of clerical abuse victims have come forward, Archbishop says

Aug 22nd 2018, 4:55 PM 13,571 Views 44 Comments

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said that more could be done to encourage victims to come forward.

'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter
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'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter

Updated Aug 20th 2018, 7:32 PM 39,622 Views 142 Comments

The Pope arrives in Ireland on Saturday.

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history
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Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history

Aug 15th 2018, 1:52 PM 11,511 Views 73 Comments

Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here
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Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

Updated Aug 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 35,821 Views 234 Comments

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse
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Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse

Jul 3rd 2018, 7:38 AM 17,112 Views 40 Comments

But Philip Wilson could avoid jail.

'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse
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'Shocking and indefensible': 1 in 14 priests in Australia accused of child abuse

Feb 6th 2017, 7:30 AM 15,606 Views 160 Comments

The St John of God Brothers had 40% of its members accused of abuse.

'Singing' priest and serial abuser Tony Walsh jailed for raping boy three times in 1980s
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'Singing' priest and serial abuser Tony Walsh jailed for raping boy three times in 1980s

Jul 19th 2016, 11:49 AM 21,000 Views 117 Comments

The judge said Walsh’s abuse of the victim had “plagued his life to date”.

Cardinal says it was 'disastrous coincidence' five paedophile priests preyed on children
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Cardinal says it was 'disastrous coincidence' five paedophile priests preyed on children

Mar 3rd 2016, 7:50 AM 17,717 Views 163 Comments

The Vatican’s finance chief was based in the town at a time when dozens of children were being abused.

Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'
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Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'

Nov 20th 2015, 9:01 PM 24,512 Views 76 Comments

“I’m scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!”

Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims 'kept celebrating Mass at home'
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Cork man ejected from priesthood over abuse claims 'kept celebrating Mass at home'

Sep 5th 2015, 8:32 AM 19,998 Views 136 Comments

It’s led to a resignation in the diocese of Cloyne.

Former Archbishop dies before trial for abusing boys
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Former Archbishop dies before trial for abusing boys

Aug 28th 2015, 10:53 AM 13,559 Views 48 Comments

The former archbishop died overnight, the Vatican has announced today.

Chile to deport paedophile Irish priest convicted of abusing young girl
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Chile to deport paedophile Irish priest convicted of abusing young girl

Aug 22nd 2015, 12:02 PM 24,982 Views 53 Comments

The priest repeatedly molested the girl from the time she was five.

"God knows" - Irish priest found guilty of sexually abusing toddler in Chile
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"God knows" - Irish priest found guilty of sexually abusing toddler in Chile

Oct 15th 2014, 8:49 PM 24,009 Views 58 Comments

John O’Reilly began abusing the girl when she was five.

Brady resignation "too late" for abuse survivor
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Brady resignation "too late" for abuse survivor

Aug 17th 2014, 2:33 PM 8,119 Views 32 Comments

Brendan Boland says that Sean Brady was “weak”.

Pope Francis asks for forgiveness after first meeting with abuse survivors
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Pope Francis asks for forgiveness after first meeting with abuse survivors

Jul 7th 2014, 5:00 PM 8,456 Views 48 Comments

After meeting two Irish survivors, the Pontiff condemned “execrable acts of abuse.”

Pope Francis will meet with Irish abuse survivors for the first time
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Pope Francis will meet with Irish abuse survivors for the first time

Jun 26th 2014, 10:42 PM 10,340 Views 120 Comments

He has promised to continue a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to abuse.

Column: We must stop claiming that 'we never knew' about child abuse at Catholic institutions
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Column: We must stop claiming that 'we never knew' about child abuse at Catholic institutions

Jun 9th 2014, 1:55 PM 2,377 Views 99 Comments

It’s a common refrain that widespread abuse was only exposed in recent decades – but the real story is very different, writes Fin Dwyer.

Accused 'Kiltegan Fathers' on African missions "afforded too much tolerance"
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Accused 'Kiltegan Fathers' on African missions "afforded too much tolerance"

Dec 10th 2013, 11:16 AM 11,227 Views 14 Comments

In one case, a priest believed to have abused at least 50 victims since 1966 did not leave the society until 2002.

Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims
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Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims

Dec 10th 2013, 11:09 AM 3,369 Views 4 Comments

However, the tone used to some complainants was “inconsistent” – some responses were compassionate and others were “sharp in tone”.

Abuse victims to receive $16.5m as Christian Brothers declare US bankruptcy
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Abuse victims to receive $16.5m as Christian Brothers declare US bankruptcy

May 23rd 2013, 7:33 PM 11,020 Views 45 Comments

Two corporations behind the ‘Irish’ Christian Brothers will enter ‘Chapter 11′ bankruptcy, which allows them to reorganise.

Priest dismissed over complaints of child sexual abuse
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Priest dismissed over complaints of child sexual abuse

Mar 22nd 2013, 4:41 PM 12,553 Views 74 Comments

A number of complaints of sexual abuse of minors against the priest have been upheld by a canonical penal trial today.

Irish/US film on Church child abuse selected for Oscar shortlist
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Irish/US film on Church child abuse selected for Oscar shortlist

Dec 8th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,088 Views 20 Comments

The film examines the story of four men who were abused as boys in a school for the deaf in the USA.

Poll: Should there be a Tribunal into clerical sexual abuse?
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Poll: Should there be a Tribunal into clerical sexual abuse?

Sep 7th 2012, 10:05 AM 4,498 Views 59 Comments

Various commissions have only investigated abuse claims on a diocese-by-diocese basis. Should there be a national overall inquiry?

Column: This wasn’t the Middle Ages, Bishop Kirby, it was the 1990s
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Column: This wasn’t the Middle Ages, Bishop Kirby, it was the 1990s

Sep 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 486 Views 75 Comments

Lisa McInerney asks why, if a senior member of the Catholic Church thought paedophilia was ‘crossing the line in friendship’, does the same Church think it can guide people on how to love and who to marry?

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes
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The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Sep 6th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,512 Views 1 Comment

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin: 'Relatively few cases to deal with'
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Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin: 'Relatively few cases to deal with'

Sep 5th 2012, 3:00 PM 4,055 Views 8 Comments

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Kildare and Leighlin Diocese.

Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: Priests admitted abuse but authorities weren't told
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Missionaries of the Sacred Heart: Priests admitted abuse but authorities weren't told

Sep 5th 2012, 2:08 PM 8,347 Views 10 Comments

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

Diocese of Clonfert: "No written procedures for management of allegations"
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Diocese of Clonfert: "No written procedures for management of allegations"

Sep 5th 2012, 12:47 PM 3,469 Views 31 Comments

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into Clonfert diocese.

Is the Pope coming to Ireland?
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Is the Pope coming to Ireland?

Jul 2nd 2012, 12:54 PM 6,457 Views 132 Comments

The Catholic Communications Office says there’s “no concrete information” about a rumoured visit in 2013.

Over 1,300 abuse survivors received counselling under Catholic Church service
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Over 1,300 abuse survivors received counselling under Catholic Church service

Jun 20th 2012, 11:21 AM 1,811 Views 6 Comments

Towards Healing’s first annual report says that over 28,000 counselling sessions were provided last year.

Pope's personal rep to Eucharistic Congress meets survivors of clerical sexual abuse
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Pope's personal rep to Eucharistic Congress meets survivors of clerical sexual abuse

Jun 13th 2012, 3:25 PM 1,769 Views 16 Comments

The Papal Legate, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, met with a group of abuse survivors during a pilgrimage to Lough Derg.

Abuse victims remembered at opening of Eucharistic Congress
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Abuse victims remembered at opening of Eucharistic Congress

Jun 10th 2012, 3:44 PM 2,232 Views 36 Comments

In his opening greeting, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said the past 50 years have been marked with a dark side.

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