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October 30 2012

surveyork
06:18

October 29 2012

surveyork
09:36
A new report by the Dublin Archdiocese reveals one in every 14 priests has been the subject of child abuse allegations.

October 19 2012

surveyork
14:55
"There is obviously something wrong with an organisation which presents itself to tell the rest of society what is right and wrong, what is good and bad, what is moral and what is immoral ... should have this sort of most ugly taint and sin within it," he said.
surveyork
14:14
Catholic clergy the worst abusers, inquiry told

CATHOLIC clergy commit six times as much abuse as those in the rest of the churches combined, ''and that's a conservative figure'', a child protection expert says.

October 14 2012

surveyork
11:59
Ireland’s top cleric Cardinal Sean Brady is set to be axed in the fall-out from recent sex abuse scandals.

October 06 2012

surveyork
08:12

One of the world's most prominent Catholic theologians has called for a revolution from below to unseat the pope and force radical reform at the Vatican.

Hans Küng is appealing to priests and churchgoers to confront the Catholic hierarchy, which he says is corrupt, lacking credibility and apathetic to the real concerns of the church's members.

September 30 2012

surveyork
03:25
CEBU CITY, Philippines— Msgr. Cristobal Garcia has been suspended and stripped of his positions in the archdiocese of Cebu on orders of the Vatican while the Holy See investigates accusations he molested altar boys more than 20 years ago in the United States.
surveyork
03:23
Roman Catholic Church leaders have changed their story about why an internationally prominent priest dropped out of sight this summer. Now they say that the Vatican ordered Monsignor Cristobal Garcia’s suspension from ministry because of sexual abuse allegations, according to the Philippines’ leading newspaper.

September 21 2012

surveyork
10:46

September 06 2012

surveyork
06:02

August 31 2012

surveyork
02:45
People have this picture in their minds of a person planning to — a psychopath," Groeschel said. "But that’s not the case. Suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him. A lot of the cases, the youngster — 14, 16, 18 — is the seducer.
Father Benedict Groeschel, American Friar, Claims Teens Seduce Priests In Some Sex Abuse Cases

July 27 2012

surveyork
13:04
THE THREE-TO-SIX-YEAR jail term imposed in Philadelphia on Monsignor William Lynn for covering up child abuse marks an important first and a watershed moment for the Catholic Church, not only in the US but internationally. A court’s willingness for the first time to punish not only priestly abusers, but those who sheltered them, will reverberate through the church, and not least in Ireland where gardaí are still involved in investigating possible charges arising from the Murphy and Ryan reports. The sentence also comes only days after another landmark ruling in the UK courts which has extended church liability for the actions of priests and which is likely also to have important implications for other voluntary organisations.
The church in the dock - The Irish Times - Thu, Jul 26, 2012

July 26 2012

surveyork
15:18

In his role as deputy governor, Archbishop Vigano discovered the Curia were wasting millions of Euros through overpayment of various goods and services – always to the same companies. In a letter dated April 4th 2011, the Archbishop wrote:

“evident situations of corruption: Projects always assigned to the same companies at costs that are double what’s charged outside the Vatican.” (1)

surveyork
02:55

Philadelphia (CNN) -- The highest-ranking Catholic Church cleric charged and convicted in the landmark Philadelphia child sexual abuse trial was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison Tuesday.

Monsignor William Lynn, 61, was found guilty in June of one count of child endangerment, the first time a U.S. church leader has been convicted of such a charge.

July 15 2012

surveyork
21:51
PHILADELPHIA — Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing the former assistant football coach to prey on other youngsters, according to a scathing report issued today on the scandal.
surveyork
16:03
BERLIN -- The Catholic Church has fired a German priest for sexually abusing five underage boys more than 30 years ago.
surveyork
01:06
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Catholic diocese says it's constitutionally protected from liability in a civil lawsuit filed by two victims of clergy abuse.
Green Bay Diocese claims constitutional protection from clergy abuse liability - TODAY'S TMJ4

July 09 2012

surveyork
10:36
A WOMAN whose son was sexually assaulted by a Catholic teacher in the 1970s has disputed a Christian Brothers version of its handling of the matter and backed calls for a Royal Commission into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
Mother of abuse victim calls for inquiry into church

July 08 2012

surveyork
18:47
THE Vatican's most senior representative in Australia failed to co-operate with a government inquiry into child sexual abuse in Ireland and once invoked diplomatic immunity in a civil suit in which a victim was suing the church.
Archbishop used immunity in civil suit

July 02 2012

surveyork
06:18
PHILADELPHIA — A judge indicated Tuesday she might release a convicted Roman Catholic monsignor to await sentencing if the Vatican will agree not to harbor him in the event he flees to Rome.
Judge may release Pa. monsignor, if Vatican will agree not to harbor him if he flees - The Washington Post
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