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January 2007 Archives

Priest splits from mother of his son

Fr Dillane is still popular in Woodford-Looscaun parish Monday January 29th 2007 A PENSIONER priest, who fathered a child with a parishioner half his age, has split from the young mother. The Irish Independent has learned that Fr Maurice...
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Paedophile returning to UK after months on the run

Monday January 29th 2007 A CONVICTED sex offender, wanted by UK police for breaching the conditions of his release, is preparing to return to Britain after months on the run in Ireland. Alexander Dalgleish broke his silence at the weekend...
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Casey claims pope did not want him to resign

Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent Mon, Jan 29, 2007 Pope John Paul did not want Dr Eamonn Casey to resign as Bishop of Galway when he went to Rome to do so in May 1992, Bishop Casey has claimed....
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The Magdalene Sisters:

After reading the article ? The Magdalene Sisters? by Rory Conner dated 27th January 2007 may we suggest that Rory Conner catch up on his history by reading the following: The Magdalene Sisters: Women are Oppression and the Irish...
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Child Abuse and Institutional Care in Historical Perspective

Abstract This article argues that to provide adequate historical explanations for the maltreatment of children in institutional care it is necessary to ground the analysis fully in the context of the concept of child abuse and definition of childhood that...
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Casey speaks at last - but not about what we all want to hear

Sunday January 28th 2007 LIAM COLLINS FORMER Bishop of Galway Eamonn Casey is to break his self-imposed media silence in the coming days. Revelations about the bishop's long-running affair with Annie Murphy, and the existence of their son Peter,...
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Premiere of paedophile priest film

By Louise Hogan A DOCUMENTARY following an convicted Irish paedophile priest Oliver O?Grady will have its international premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. US director Amy Berg will present her controversial feature Deliver Us From Evil following...
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"The Magdalene Sisters"

Fiachra Gibbons Arts Correspondent The Guardian I am referring to your article "In God's Name" in the Guardian (7 February 2003) regarding Peter Mullan's film "The Magdalene Sisters" and author Frances Finnegan. The attached is from a "Magdalene Laundry Survivors"...
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John Twomey apology

Saturday January 27th 2007 In an article in our edition of October 15, 2005, under the heading 'Too much heat, not enough light on rip-off lawyer claims' we made certain references to Mr John Twomey which we now accept...
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Church payout for sex victim

Thursday January 25th 2007 Undisclosed cash figure adds to ?4.7m Ferns settlements THE scandal-hit Catholic diocese of Ferns has made an undisclosed cash settlement with a businesswoman who was sexually abused as a teenager by a priest. To date,...
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BEST SELLING AUTHOR ADMITS LYING ABOUT RAPE ALLEGATION

UK Independent, 19 January 2007 , by Genevi?ve Roberts [This kind of thing is practically a new literary genre. At least this lady did not accuse anyone in particular so she is one of the decent liars!] Dawn Annandale,...
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Suspect priest had access to schools

Saturday January 20th 2007 Probe likely after revelation that Church didn't tell gardai A PRIEST was allowed free access to children over a 14-year period despite having a serious allegation of child abuse made against him. The Irish Independent...
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Former Methodist president admits sex abuse

Former Methodist president admits sex abuse Friday, January 19, 2007 By Claire McNeilly The Methodist Church in Ireland was left reeling last night after one of its former presidents confessed to a string of sex offences. Kenneth Best, who...
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CHILDRENS' COMMISSIONER SAYS ADULTS ARE NOW TOO SCARED TO WORK WITH CHILDREN

from website www.factuk.org 16 January 2007 According to a BBC Scotland report the Children's Commissioner, Professor Marshall said adults were now afraid to interact with children. Adults are scared of working with youngsters because of strict child protection rules, MSPs...
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ARCHBISHOP THOMAS MORRIS AND OLIVER O'GRADY

This is the SEVENTH case in which a lying sexual allegation has been made against an Irish Bishop. (For the other six see "False Sex Allegations against Irish Bishops" - www.alliancesupport.org on 9th December 2006). There are only 26...
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ARCHBISHOP THOMAS MORRIS AND OLIVER O'GRADY

This is the SEVENTH case in which a lying sexual allegation has been made against an Irish Bishop. (For the other six see "False Sex Allegations against Irish Bishops" - www.alliancesupport.org on 9th December 2006). There are only 26...
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Man jailed for sex abuse of daughter

Man jailed for sex abuse of daughter George Jackson Sat, Jan 13, 2007 A convicted paedophile was granted a divorce from his estranged wife yesterday just minutes before he was jailed for 4½ years for sexually abusing their daughter. The...
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"MURDER OF THE UNDEAD": PATRICK WALSH AND THE IRISH TIMES

Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 23:20:54 +0100 (BST) From: Rory Connor Subject: "MURDER OF THE UNDEAD": PATRICK WALSH AND THE IRISH TIMES To: Professor Vincent Comerford Ronan Fanning "Dr. Colum Kenny" Daire Keogh Dermot Keogh "Dr. Eoin O'Sullivan" Professor Irene...
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SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE VS CLERGY ABUSE

SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE VS CLERGY ABUSE The following is a kind of epitaph on the Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) movement in the USA. You will note numerous resemblances to the allegations against the Catholic Church in Ireland. This article may...
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RESPONSES TO "MURDER OF THE UNDEAD"; PATSY MCGARRY AND PATRICK WALSH

RESPONSES TO "MURDER OF THE UNDEAD"; PATSY MCGARRY AND PATRICK WALSH In May 2004 Paddy Doyle published an article of mine that included an earlier version of "Murder of the Undead: Patrick Walsh and the Irish Times" (on website www.paddydoyle.com.)...
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SATANIC CHILD ABUSE: REVEALED PAST LIES OF ABUSE WITNESS

Scotland on Sunday/October 31, 2004 By Stephen Breen [This case has something in common with that of Nora Wall - formerly Sister Dominic of the Sisters of Mercy. BOTH of Nora Wall's accusers had previously accused a number of...
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"SATANIC" CHILD ABUSE AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

When I say that that our panic about child abuse is the result of hysteria, people often accuse me of denying that there are REAL cases where children have been the victims of sexual abuse by adults. Exposure to...
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Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus

Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus attending Mass at Warsaw cathedral yesterday. The newly-appointed archbishop of Warsaw, resigned after admitting he had spied for Poland's communist-era secret services. Cries of protest greeted his tearful resignation, two days after he admitted that his...
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Warsaw Archbishop quits in spy row

07 January 2007 19:30 The newly-appointed Archbishop of Warsaw has resigned after admitting he had spied for Poland's communist secret services. The Vatican's mission in Poland said in a statement that Pope Benedict had accepted Bishop Stanislaw Wielgus's resignation....
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Judge?s words fuel debate on how law is applied

07 January 2007 By Nicola Cooke The criticism of the judiciary by one of its own last Wednesday could hardly have been more timely. The criticism of the judiciary by one of its own last Wednesday could hardly have...
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O'Leary's hand grenade rips through the bench

Sunday January 7th 2007 SEAN O'LEARY, the former High Court judge who died just before Christmas, lobbed a hand grenade at the Supreme Court last week when his views on its most controversial decision of the past year were...
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Priest who abused boy to confront new claims by ex-pupil

Saturday January 6th 2007 FRESH claims of indecent assault have been made against a former principal of a boys' primary school who received a jail sentence last year. Con Desmond, a Catholic priest, was given a three-year suspended sentence...
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The Vatican goes Wilde

Friday, January 05, 2007 By Paul Vallely He hardly seems the obvious candidate for Catholic approval, but the Irish author who was once a byword for decadent behaviour is quoted in a new book by a Roman priest as...
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Convicted priest had sought review of case

05 January 2007 15:29 RT? News has learned that Con Desmond, the priest convicted in Waterford Circuit Court in December of indecent assault charges, had sought a judicial review of his case in the High Court. The Courts Service...
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Bishop 'did not know' of sex abuse claims

Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent Fri, Jan 05, 2007 Bishop of Killaloe Dr Willie Walsh has said he was not made aware in 1995 of any child sexual abuse incidents involving a priest of the diocese who last month...
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Bishop Walsh defends handling of abuse case

Bishop Walsh defends handling of abuse case 04 January 2007 20:00 One of the country's leading Catholic bishops has defended his handling of a case involving one of his priests who has been convicted of sexual abuse offences. Bishop...
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OPUS DEI AND THE FALL OF THE REYNOLDS GOVERNMENT (1994)

To: Professor Vincent Comerford Ronan Fanning "Dr. Colum Kenny" Daire Keogh Dermot Keogh "Dr. Eoin O'Sullivan" Professor Irene Whelan Editor History Ireland John Horgan Louise Fuller Maynooth CC: Fintan O'Toole "Liz O'Donnell T.D., Pat Rabbitte OPUS DEI AND THE...
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US court rejects O'Grady lawsuit

Se?n O'Driscoll in New York Thu, Jan 04, 2007 A Californian court has struck down a lawsuit brought against the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly that was taken by a US victim of Irish paedophile priest Oliver O'Grady. The...
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Judge's ruling from beyond the grave reeks of rank hypocrisy

Thursday January 4th 2007 THERE is something wrong with Sean O'Leary's valedictory message, published posthumously yesterday. His overall pleadings - with the Supreme Court, the legal profession and the Irish public - concern those he describes as "morally undesirable or...
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The other side of Ivan Payne

Sunday Independent, 24 November 2002 Anton Savage's childhood admiration and affection for now convicted paedophile Fr Ivan Payne forces him to reflect on the complicated nature of good and evil WHEN I was growing up, there were three priests...
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FATHER IVAN PAYNE AND SISTER CONSILIO

(BACKGROUND: In November 2002 a mob drove Father Ivan Payne from his apartment after he had been released from prison upon serving a sentence for sex offences against children. The media then claimed that the priest was residing in...
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Supreme Court judges must show 'spirit of independence'

Wed, Jan 03, 2007 When Mr Justice Se?n O'Leary realised he was going to die, he took the unusual step of setting down some thoughts on the administration of justice with the instruction that they were not to be...
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