Cath Church a law unto itself: archbishop - 9news.com.au

One of Australia's most senior Catholics says the church is a law unto itself and needs to change its culture. Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse the church must put a ...

'Pope John Paul II knew of sexual abuse by priests' - The Navhind Times

Sydney: Late Pope John Paul II was aware of priests sexually abusing children, and of efforts by the Catholic Church to cover up the allegations, an American canon lawyer claimed on Tuesday. Thomas Doyle, an expert on cases of sexual abuse by the ...

Why Catholic priests should be allowed to marry - Clarence Valley Daily Examiner

A FORMER senior Catholic Church priest on the Sunshine Coast says mandatory celibacy was a contributing factor to what the Royal Commission had found had been at least 4444 instances Australia-wide of sexual abuse against children by priests, ...

Are they ALL pedophiles? Shocking statistic from reveals rate of clergy sex abuse in Church - Catholic Online

Home · News · International · Asia & Pacific; Are they ALL pedophiles? Shocking statistic from reveals rate of clergy sex abuse in Church. Click Here. By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK) 2/7/2017 (1 month ago) Catholic Online (www.catholic.org).

Australian royal commission finds 7% of Catholic priests accused of abuse - Catholic Culture

The royal commission investigating sexual abuse in Australia has released findings that show more than 4,000 accusations against Catholic institutions and Catholic clergy. The Australian Royal Commission in studying Institutional Responses to Child ...

Inquiry into Catholic sex abuse in Australia - The Irish World Newspaper

An inquiry into sexual abuse committed by Catholic clergymen in Australia has found that seven per cent of all priests allegedly abused children between 1950 and 2010. Over 4,440 people claim to have been victims between 1980 and 2015, according to the ...

Catholic church committed 'soul murder' of victims, inquiry hears - The Border Mail

The Catholic Church still fails to comprehend the depth of damage caused to victims and their families as result of the widespread sexual violation of children and adults by clergy, an inquiry heard. Doctor Thomas Doyle, a United States canon lawyer ...

Seven percent of Australian Catholic priests have been accused of child sexual abuse, report reveals - The Christian Times

(Jeremy Piper/Handout via Reuters)Officials involved with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse stand as the public hearing into the Catholic Church authorities, begins another session in Sydney, Australia, February 6, ...

Compensation at last for victims of clerical abuse - The Australian

Churches and other institutions will be forced to pay victims of child abuse compensation under a national redress scheme to begin by next year. As a royal commission yesterday heard evidence of widespread abuse within the Catholic Church — almost ...

More science, less religion, to combat terrible abuse - The Australian

Child sexual abuse is perpetrated by people who have significant influence and power over minors (“40pc of one Catholic order's brothers 'allegedly abusers' ”, 7/2). Four years of Royal Commission testimony — hearing evidence from thousands of victims ...

Father Thomas Doyle tells royal commission Vatican failed sex abuse victims - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Vatican has failed to support survivors of sexual abuse in the church for decades, with prominent Catholics demanding action at a royal commission. A whistleblower priest who was one of the first to report allegations of sexual abuse to the Vatican ...

Six archbishops examined by Australian judge - La Croix International (registration) (blog)

An extraordinary piece of evidence presented to the Commission is that up to 7% of Australian clergy have been child abusers. Michael Kelly SJ. February 7, 2017. Mail This Article. (For more than one recipient, type addresses separated by commas).

Australians urged to stand up to Vatican - NEWS.com.au

Australian Catholics should stand up to Rome over its response to child sexual abuse and demand a fair go for victims, a royal commission has heard. A psychiatrist who worked for the St John of God Brothers before leaving over concerns about systemic ...

Australians urged to stand up to Vatican as US priest slams church's response to abuse - SBS

A psychologist who used to work for a notorious Catholic order has urged Australians to stand up to Rome at the child abuse royal commission. Source: AAP. 7 Feb 2017 - 6:14 PM UPDATED 7 Feb 2017 - 8:34 PM ...

Abuse victims' souls 'murdered': expert - SBS

The pastoral care of child sex abuse victims is a massive hole in the Catholic Church's approach, a royal commission has heard. Source: AAP. 7 Feb 2017 - 6:08 PM UPDATED 7 Feb 2017 - 6:08 PM ...

Data shows scope of sexual abuse in Australian Church - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse revealed on Monday that between 1980 and 2015, 4,400 people had reported having been abused at more than 1,000 Catholic institutions across Australia, with seven ...

Royal Commission: 'Deviancy can blossom' where 'fragile' leaders exist - 9news.com.au

The Catholic church assumed those entering the clergy wanted to do “good things” for the congregation, giving paedophiles unprecedented access to children, a royal commission has heard. Professor Francis Moloney, a senior fellow at Victoria's Catholic ...

Royal Commission paves way to church reform | Editorial - Goulburn Post

The Catholic Church in Australia will have a long road to restitution in light of this week's Royal Commission evidence. Testimony before the Institutional Responses to to Child Sexual Abuse inquiry has been stark and revealing. Truth, Justice and ...

Catholic Church faces fresh child sex abuse threat, warns ex-top cleric - Herald Sun

THE former head of one of the Catholic Church's most abusive religious orders has warned of the potential for an escalation in child sexual abuse. Fr Francis Moloney told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today ...

Church spokesman has reserved comment - Northern Star

WEDNESDAY 4.30pm: MORE than 15% of Lismore's most experienced Catholic priests were accused of sexually abusing children by 2010 but the diocese's spokesman, the Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, has reserved comment. Between 52 and 64 priests ...