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February 2017 Archives

Home channelled girls to 'truth serum' hospital

5 February 2017 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-38827361Read more about sharing.Close share panel Image copyright Nottingham City Council/Picturethepast.org Image caption The patient dormitories at Aston Hall have since been demolished Girls in local authority care may have faced experimental drug treatment after being channelled...
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The child abuse scandal of the British children sent abroad

By Tom Symonds Home affairs correspondent, BBC News26 February 2017 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39078652Read more about sharing.Close share panel Image caption Buildings at Bindoon were constructed by migrant children For several decades, the UK sent children across the world to new lives in...
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Mixed Race - Abuse

... https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/feb/24/irelands-forgotten-mixed-race-child-abuse-victims-videoIreland's forgotten mixed-race child abuse victims - videowww.theguardian.comRosemary Adaser was one of many mixed-race children considered illegitimate who was brought up in institutions run by the Catholic church in Ireland between the 1950s ... (Press on the link above to...
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Breda O'Brien: Desmond Connell was a complicated man Cardinal was seen as a good man in an ill-suited role, but the truth is more complex about 9 hours ago Breda O'Brien 10 'Cardinal Desmond Connell championed the underdog at every...
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Association of Catholic Priests website

Rory Connor February 19th, 2017 at 10:44 pm February 19th, 2017 at 10:44 pm --> I mentioned above that leading members of FOUR "Victims'" groups had made allegations of child killing against the Religious Congregations and also provided a link...
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Desmond Connell was ill-suited to deal with avalanche of child abuse

9Wednesday, February 22, 2017Dan Buckley When Pope John Paul II elevated Desmond Connell to the archdiocese of Dublin in January 1988, he was far from being the first choice.In fact, it took nine months between the death in April 1987 of...
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Cardinal Desmond Connell dies aged 90

                                                  Updated / Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 10:18 Cardinal Connell passed away peacefully during the night in...
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Children in Irish Industrial Schools - Failed by both Government and Religious

1868  Irish Industrial Schools Act Industrial schools were established to care for 'neglected, orphaned and abandoned children.' They were run by religious orders, both Catholic and Protestant, and funded by the public.1900 This was the peak of industrial schools with 8,000 children...
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Mother and Baby Homes commission spent €21k on carpet

39 Monday, February 20, 2017Conall Ó FáthartaMore than €20,000 was spent on carpet for the office of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA).The details are contained in the purchase orders for...
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Confessionals

Death of 'sex as sin' brought confession era to an end - priestReligion & Beliefs01:00Remarks counter clergy at Galway novena who suggested practice making a comeback...
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Responses:'The Catholic Church in Ireland has been "almost fatally destroyed"

 Responses7 Responses to “Child abuse scandal ‘almost fatally destroyed’ Catholic Church”--> Padraig McCarthy February 13th, 2017 at 5:24 pm February 13th, 2017 at 5:24 pm --> 'The Catholic Church in Ireland has been "almost fatally destroyed" by the clerical child...
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Abuse scandal 'almost fatally destroyed' Catholic Church says priest

Joe Little: Updated / Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017 22:15 Fr Gerry O'Hanlon said the loss of the Church's moral authority here once the abuse scandal was publicly exposed was what he called the 'crucial' factor By Joe Little Religious & Social...
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7% of Australian Catholic priests allegedly abused children, inquiry to

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The royal commission has heard allegations of abuse against Catholic priests An inquiry examining institutional sex abuse in Australia has heard 7% of the nation's Catholic priests allegedly abused children between 1950 and 2010.In...
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Towards Healing - Contact details

Contact us - Towards Healing - information website about Towards Healing, a counselling service for people who have suffered abuse in Catholic Institutions in Ireland. Go to content Main menu:Welcome Services Frequently Asked Questions Contact us About Us Mission Statement...
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Priest who molested boy, 12, jailed

1 Saturday, February 04, 2017 Sonya McLean An English priest who molested a 12-year-old boy after bringing the child and his brother on holiday to Ireland over 40 years ago has been jailed for nine months.Michael Dunn was Jailed for...
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