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May 2011 Archives

Dioceses engage with audit into child protection

Dioceses engage with audit into child protectionBy Claire O'Sullivan Saturday, May 28, 2011THE 24 dioceses of the Catholic Church "engaged positively for the most part" with a HSE audit into their child protection practices which is ongoing six years after...
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Suspicion Apostolic visitation report will ignore deep problems

  PATRICK CLAFFEY Tue, May 24, 2011 RITE AND REASON : The report is likely to be characterised by a restorationist tone and nostalgia for a church that is past THE APOSTOLIC visitation of the Catholic Church in Ireland has...
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State defends response to Ryan report

  JAMIE SMYTH in Geneva Tue, May 24, 2011 THE GOVERNMENT has defended its response to reports of clerical child sexual abuse and the committal of women to Magdalene laundries, saying it can't "rewrite its history". It has also rejected...
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Kerry's Eye founder Pádraig Kennelly dies

By Anne Lucey Monday, May 23, 2011 PÁDRAIG KENNELLY, the photographer, television cameraman and founder of the Kerry's Eye newspaper, has died at his home in Tralee at the age of 82. On his retirement as editor in 2010,...
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Bethany Home Survivors delegation to meet Education Minister Ruairi Quinn TD

Press Statement (contact details at end) Bethany Home Survivors delegation to meet Education Minister Ruairi Quinn TD next Tuesday, 24 May, at 3.45pm in Leinster House The delegation will consist of: Derek Leinster, Chairperson, Bethany Survivors; Bethany survivors, patrick Anderson...
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With the stroke of a pen, bishops made themselves answerable

  BREDA O'BRIEN Sat, May 21, 2011 Some church leaders, fearful at being held up over others' actions, tend to foot-drag ACCORDING TO Oscar Wilde, in this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants,...
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Woman's claims not true, priest tells court

  Retired priest Daniel Duane (73), at Cork Circuit Criminal Court on charges of indecently assaulting a girl in Mallow on a date between 1980 and 1982. The woman, now in her 40s, said the priest kissed and fondled her...
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Victims furious over new Vatican abuse guidelines

Independent.ie   By John Cooney Religion Correspondent Tuesday May 17 2011 VICTIMS of paedophile priests reacted with fury yesterday after new guidelines from the Vatican insisted bishops, rather than gardai, should deal with child abuse cases in the first instance....
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Church and child safeguards

  Mon, May 16, 2011 THERE IS A depressing sense of déjà vu about last week's annual report of the Catholic Church's National Board for Safeguarding Children (NBSC), a sense once again of good people frustrated, doing a key job...
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Death of writer of 'Raggy Boy' trilogy Patrick Galvin at 83

  ROSITA BOLAND Wed, May 11, 2011 THE DEATH has occurred of writer Patrick Galvin, who had been ill since a stroke in 2003. Galvin, born in 1927 in Cork city's Margaret Street, spent almost all of his working life...
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Victims oppose abuse probe immunity

  Friday, 13 May 2011 Clerical abuse victims Margaret McGuckin and her brother Kevin enlarge Witnesses at a child abuse inquiry should not be offered immunity from prosecution, victims have said. Survivors said they oppose deal-making unless there are compelling...
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Staggering that church still not fully helping in child protection

  'The upcoming report of the Pope's inspection team into the Irish church had better have teeth if it is to have real effect.'   By David Quinn Friday May 13 2011 The latest annual report from the church's National...
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Reparations for Magdalene women being considered

  MICHAEL O'REGAN Thu, May 12, 2011 THE DEPARTMENT of Justice was considering proposals for a reparation scheme for the Justice for Magdalenes group, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil. Mr Kenny said the Magdalene laundries were not State institutions....
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Every part of the beatification of John Paul II confounds me

  Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrive for the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II   By Kevin Myers Thursday May 05 2011 Since we're all sinners, it should have come as no surprise to...
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Pope faces down critics of fast-track to sainthood

  Independent.ie John Cooney: By John Cooney Monday May 02 2011 AN alliance of church establishment and popular piety marched triumphantly in Rome yesterday as a throng of cardinals, bishops and hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful applauded Pope...
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OPEN LETTER:

OPEN LETTER: The Cabinet is to discuss the legacy of the Magdalene laundries. It is time for an official apology for the abuse meted out there DEAR MEMBERS of the Cabinet, On behalf of the Justice for Magdalenes advocacy group,...
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