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March 2011 Archives

Church patronage of primary schools

Irish Times - Letters Page Madam, - The Irish Catholic Church has lately intimated through Archbishop Diarmuid Martin that it would no longer insist on continuing to govern the very large number of public primary schools which it owns and...
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How one letter let me expose Britain's worst child abuse scandal

  By Margaret HumphreysComments (19)   Social worker uncovered the horrors faced by children shipped to far-flung corners of the Empire Author Margaret Humphreys who works at the Child Migrant Trust in Nottingham has had a film made about her...
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Bishop Casey is a bigger man than his unforgiving clerical critics By Ryle Dwyer Saturday, March 26, 2011 OUR system of justice seems to be turned on its head these days. The High Court has ruled that Ian Bailey should...
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Abuse case settled by Jesuit order

A Catholic religious order in the United States has agreed to pay $166.1 million to hundreds of victims of sexual abuse between the 1940 and 1990s.     A Catholic religious order in the United States has agreed to pay...
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Former priest cleared of sexual assault

  A former Catholic priest from Dublin has been acquitted at a court in Belfast of sexually molesting a schoolgirl more than 30 years ago.   Belfast - Judge directed jury to acquit James Doyle A former Catholic priest from...
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Diocese criticised for refusing to give victim apology

By Claire O'Sullivan Tuesday, March 22, 2011 A LEADING advocacy group for sex abuse victims said it was deeply disappointed by the refusal of Clogher Diocese to apologise to a victim it paid compensation to just five months ago....
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€10m for sex abuse counselling 'a waste'

Independent.ie   By John Cooney Religion Correspondent Monday March 21 2011 AN EXTRA €10m from Catholic bishops and religious orders for counselling victims of clerical child abuse was dismissed last night as "a waste of money". Michael O'Brien of the...
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Church to give extra €10m for abuse survivor services

By Colm Kelpie Monday, March 21, 2011 THE Catholic Church in Ireland has pledged an extra €10 million for a counselling and helpline service for child abuse survivors. It is one of a number of initiatives to mark the...
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Religious congregations to be included in abuse review

  MICHAEL O'REGAN Mon, Mar 21, 2011 RELIGIOUS CONGREGATIONS are part of a review of how Catholic dioceses were dealing with clerical child sexual abuse, according to a bishops' pastoral issued at the weekend. The pastoral, Towards Healing and Renewal ,...
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Abuse victim 'let down' by Church

By Claire O'Sullivan Monday, March 21, 2011 A WOMAN who was subjected to 10 years of horrific sexual abuse by a priest has spoken of her anguish at the Church's refusal to give her a written apology or offer...
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Death of the Alliance Chairman

The Alliance Committee It is with very deep sadness that we Announce the death on Friday The 18th March of our Chairman   Mr Joe Jordan.   We offer our deepest sympathy to His wife and all the family circle....
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'Towards Healing and Renewal'

Sunday March 20 2011 The Pope's letter to Irish Catholics a year ago prompted more than 3,000 written submissions to the Irish bishops on how the church should be renewed. Today the bishops will announce a €10m fund for...
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Church must be open with abuse survivors

Saturday, March 19, 2011 Irish Examiner WITH regard to Right of Place, we are seeing a problematic lack of transparency similar to that of the Catholic Church bureaucracy, past Irish Governments, and others involved in the residential schools horror...
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Survivors deserve justice

Friday, March 18, 2011 Irish Examiner FOLLOWING Archbishop Martin's recent comments made whilst speaking in Public at the "Ethics For All" themed series of Public Lectures, at the Mater Dei Institute for Education, I would like to point something...
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Charities introduce code to boost financial transparency

  JAMIE SMYTH, Social Affairs Correspondent CHARITIES WILL be asked to sign up to a new code of practice today to boost transparency and bolster public confidence in the €500 million a year industry. The code, which has been...
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Archbishop: It is not the state's job to raise children

  By Claire O'Sullivan Wednesday, March 16, 2011 THE Archbishop of Dublin has warned that giving the state greater responsibility for children will not automatically ensure improved child protection and increased child rights. In a nod to the upcoming...
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Woman's claim of sex abuse upheld after 25-year wait

PATSY McGARRY- Irish Times A WOMAN whose allegations of sexual abuse as a child 25 years ago were forcefully denied by the institution where she was being kept has received one of the highest awards yet made by the Residential...
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Child abuse victims seek justice- BBC NI

Child abuse victims seek justice This Dublin building used to house the Artane Industrial School, run by the Christian Brothers between 1871 and 1966 BBC NI's Dublin correspondent Shane Harrison speaks to three people abused at institutions run by...
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Legion founder's principles still very relevant

FINOLA KENNEDY - Irish Times RITE AND REASON : The mover behind the Legion of Mary offered hope, saying Ireland had immense possibilities FRANK DUFF is best known as the founder of the Legion of Mary, but it is generally forgotten...
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Irish victims of institutional abuse stay hidden in Britain

  Basil Geoghegan in training for an attempt in May on Mount Everest to raise funds for British-based victims of institutional abuse     MARK HENNESSY, London Editor FOR MONTHS Basil Geoghegan has trained for an attempt in early May...
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Survivors Voice March Newsletter

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Survivors Voice  March Newsletter March ,2010                                                Do You Show Your Support?...
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EDDIE HERNON AND DR MOIRA WOODS: THE END OF A 25 YEAR SAGA?

  Fri, Feb 18, 2011 A MAN, his wife and their daughter have settled a High Court action against a doctor and the State arising from a conclusion by the doctor that the man had sexually abused his daughter. The...
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"Towards Healing"

February 2011 | "Towards Healing" - The Launch of New Counselling and Support Service for Survivors of Clerical and Religious abuse PRESS RELEASE 4 February 2011 "Towards Healing" - The Launch of New Counselling and Support Service for Survivors...
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Guidelines to be issued for priests accused of abuse

By Claire O'Sullivan Friday, March 04, 2011 NEW guidelines are to be issued to the country's 26 dioceses and archdioceses outlining how to best handle sending priests on leave in the event of a clerical abuse allegation. The head...
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