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October 2010 Archives

Abuse victims protest at the Vatican

  Clerical sex abuse victims from across the world took their calls for justice from Pope Benedict XVI to the doors of the Vatican itself. Close to a hundred protesters including victims of abuse and their families gathered in...
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Focus: An Abuse of Public Money?

Focus: An Abuse of Public Money? The Sunday Times, February 1, 2004 The head of one victims' group has accused others of being more interested in state funding than supporting the people they are there to help, write Siobhan Maguire...
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Priests challenge policy on child abuse allegations

Independent.ie   By John Cooney Religion Correspondent Wednesday October 27 2010 THE Catholic Church authorities need to distinguish between a paedophile priest and the cleric who committed "a minor indiscretion" with a teenager 30 or more years ago, it was...
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Seven to attend sex abuse survivor events

  PATSY McGARRY Wed, Oct 27, 2010 SEVEN IRISH people will take part in "Reformation Day" events at St Peter's Square in Rome next Sunday to mark the beginnings of the "Year of the Survivor". To date, victims of sexual...
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Victim of 'Irish gulag' who spent most of his life in State custody

  Sat, Oct 23, 2010 Charlie 'The Hare' Maguire: CHARLIE "THE Hare" Maguire was one of the dwindling number of survivors from Ireland's gulag of the 1940s - the industrial school system. A powerless man seemingly perceived as a rural outsider,...
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Standing with survivors of childhood sexual abuse,

Reformation Day 10 Days Away! Survivors Voice Inc P.O. Box 3035 Peabody, Massachusetts 01961 978.606.3193 www.survivorsvoice.org Garymbergeron@gmail.com   Bernie.Mcdaid@gmail.com                Dear Supporter: One week from today, Bernie and I will be heading to Rome. I'm proud to say that survivors and supporters...
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Complaints made over HSE-run lodgings in Dublin

Mark Hilliard   THE HSE was asked to investigate the operation of a subsidised accommodation for survivors of institutional abuse returning to Dublin from the UK, the Sunday Tribune has learned. Survivors who were returning to visit industrial schools...
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Vatican probe into child protection to begin next month

Independent.ie   By John Cooney and Grainne Cunningham Tuesday October 19 2010 AN unprecedented probe ordered by Pope Benedict XVI into the Irish Catholic Church and child protection issues is expected to take place by the end of next month....
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Noel Barry: Accused of not running charity correctly.

Right of Place founder resigns as new board elected Jennifer HoughExaminer THE founder of a troubled charity for survivors of institutional abuse has stepped down from his position as project leader.Noel Barry, founder of Cork-based organisation, Right of Place, handed...
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What difference will Pope's men make?

Independent.ie   Those hoping for a moral and spiritual renewal with the papal visit are very likely to be disappointed, writes Colum Kenny When the Pope's men arrive in Ireland, what difference will it make? And to whom will they...
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Press Release - Catholic Communications Office

Catholic Communications Office letter submitted, on behalf of the four archbishops, to 'The Irish Catholic' for publication 11 October 2010 The EditorThe Irish CatholicIrish Farm CentreBluebellDublin 12 Re: Front page headline and article in Irish Catholic newspaper October 7, 2010...
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Bethany Home allegations of abuse

  Madam, - Bethany Home survivors were surprised to read that the Church of Ireland has appealed to them to "disclose all information of allegations of abuse to the Government". (Home News, October 9th) The only forum whereby this may...
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Priest charged with gross indecency of teen

Tuesday, 12 October 2010 14:56   A 74-year-old priest has been charged at Mallow District Court in Co Cork with three counts of gross indecency with a teenage boy. Fr Brendan Wrixon, of the diocese of Cloyne in Co Cork,...
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Reformation Day

Reformation Day Update! Survivors Voice Inc P.O. Box 3035 Peabody, Massachusetts 01961 978.606.3193  www.survivorsvoice.org  Garymbergeron@gmail.com    Bernie.Mcdaid@gmail.com                Dear Supporter:   With 20 days left to go before this ground breaking survivor event we are asking for your help in getting...
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Jailed Irish paedophile priest facing more legal actions from US victims

  Ali Bracken, Crime Correspondent --> Dermot Ryan: sent McCabe to US AN IRISH priest in prison in the US, awaiting extradition to Ireland to face charges of sexually assaulting six boys here, is facing several legal actions by more...
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Priest who 'tipped off' abuser followed church guidelines

  John Downes, News Investigations Correspondent --> Ian Elliott: independent review   Fr Bill Bermingham, the Cloyne child protection delegate who resigned his post amid controversy earlier this year, may have been correctly following the Catholic Church's own child protection...
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Abuse charity gets €250k despite legal row

By Jennifer Hough Monday, October 11, 2010 A LEGAL firm has written to the secretaries general of the Departments of Health and Education, outlining serious concerns about a Cork-based organisation for survivors of institutional abuse. Right of Place has...
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Right of Place - Taxpayer is the latest abuse victim

Monday, October 11, 2010 The Cork-based charity for victims of institutional abuse, Right of Place, has been engaged in massive infighting to the extent that it is not serving the best interests of those for whom it was supposedly...
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Press release on the preparatory meetings for the Apostolic Visitation in Ireland

 On 5 October 2010, the Prefect and the Secretary of the Congregation for Bishops and representatives from the Holy See held a preparatory meeting in Rome with the Apostolic Visitators named by the Holy Father for the Apostolic Visitation to...
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CoI appeal to Bethany residents

  STEPHEN MANGAN Sat, Oct 09, 2010 THE CHURCH OF Ireland yesterday called on former residents of the Bethany Home to disclose all information of allegations of abuse to the Government, which it says may help encourage the inclusion of...
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