This would only be in line with their own hocus-pocus teachings.The catholic Church has continuously investigated sexual abuse and procedures by their own ilk, since the Council of Elvira in 309 C.E. and has nevertheless indulged in these crimes ever since, for nearly 2000 Years.If we now start to believe or trust, liars, criminals, cheats and deceivers, we have only ourselves to blame.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
They signify the fresh removal of plaques, installed decades earlier to signify the opening of a school, church, hospital or hall.
- The highest form of public inquiry commissioned by the Australian Government into matters of great national importance
- Set up temporarily on an ad hoc basis, royal commissions draw on public input and can take place over several months or years
- They have wide-ranging powers to cross-examine, obtain evidence, and protect witnesses
Marija Radojevic told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse she trusted the school implicitly.
This week, a Sinn Féin motion to set up a Truth Commission into the home and all other related institutions is due to be voted on in the Dáil, with the Galway Senator calling on all Galway TDs to support the motion.
The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, of which Marie Collins was a founding member, met for its eighth Plenary Assembly over the past weekend.
Ms Collins stepped down from the commission at the start of March blaming “the resistance by some members of the Vatican Curia to the work of the commission”.
At the time, she said the lack of cooperation, “particularly by the dicastery most involved in dealing with cases of abuse, has been shameful.”
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Monday, 27 March 2017
A few years ago, Broken Rites helped to obtain justice for schoolboys who were sexually assaulted by Marist Brother Francis William Cable (also known as "Brother Romuald") in Catholic schools in New South Wales. During Brother Romuald's life of crime, his Marist colleagues and superiors looked the other way, protecting him from the police and giving him access to more victims. Eventually, some of his victims (acting separately) began to contact Broken Rites and/or the New South Wales Police, instead of merely telling Romuald Cable's church colleagues. NSW Police detectives then found some more of his victims. As a result, "Rom" Cable was jailed in 2015 regarding 19 of his victims. On 6 March 2017, police charged Francis Cable (now 84) with 14 additional offences (aggravated indecent assault) committed against more five victims, aged 13-14, between 1971 and 1974. These charges will come up in Newcastle Local Court during 2017.
- By a Broken Rites researcher, article updated on 27 March 2017
According to some of the old printed editions of the annual Australian Catholic directory, Fr Barry Tunks has worked in Maitland-Newcastle Diocese parishes and has also spent time working outside the diocese. For example:
The concerns are in a memorandum for Government seeking permission to establish what became the McAleese committee.
Some six years later, Ireland’s mother and baby home system and the treatment of more than 40 vulnerable adults in a foster care setting are now the subject of State inquiries.
The document from June 2011, obtained by the Irish Examiner, reveals that a key issue for government and the attorney general was that the move could lead to pressure for further inquiries and for redress.
FEW people will forget the apology offered by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in February of 2013 on behalf of the State to the women who suffered in the Magdalene Laundries.
He spoke of a “nation’s shame” and of women taking the country’s terrible secret and making it their own.
“But from this moment on you need carry it no more. Because today we take it back. Today we acknowledge the role of the State in your ordeal,” he said.
As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse commences its final public hearing, chairman Justice Peter McClellan has urged child protection reform and proper redress for victims.
Chair of the commission, Justice Peter McClellan, said it was remarkable there were failures at more than 4,000 institutions identified in abuse allegations.
The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors said in a statement late Sunday that the resignation of abuse survivor Marie Collins had been “a central topic” of their discussions during their plenary assembly, held in Rome March 24-26.