Tag Archives: Christian Brothers

“Abuse inquiry: Australian orphanage was ‘feast of kids'” & related articles

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BBC News 01 March 2017 A former child migrant, sent from Wales to an Australian orphanage, has told a child abuse inquiry how it was a “feast of kids” for paedophiles working there. Giving evidence, the anonymous 72-year-old said Brother … Continue reading

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“Christian Brothers ‘will disappear from Australia’ because of ageing membership” & related articles

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The Catholic order’s youngest brother is in his 50s, royal commission told, as leader defends legal action The Guardian Australian Associated Press Wednesday 22 February 2017 08.41 GMT 22 February 2017 The Brothers spent $1.5m defending the convicted abuser Robert Best, … Continue reading

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“4,444 victims: extent of abuse in Catholic church in Australia revealed” & related articles

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The Guardian (Australia) Monday 6 February 2017 00.16 GMT Last modified on Monday 6 February 2017 13.42 GMT Christopher Knaus @knausc 37% of all private sessions royal commission held with survivors related to the Catholic church The average age of alleged victims … Continue reading

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Here is the shocking opening address to the royal commission about child abuse in the Catholic church

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Sky News (skynews.com.au) Feb 6, 2017, 1:34 PM Simon Thomsen Senior counsel assisting Gail Furness SC addresses the royal commission. Source: screenshot The royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse opened its first hearings for 2017 in Sydney … Continue reading

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Mount Cashel was worst-case scenario for boys: expert

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on June 22, 2016 Barb Sweet New York forensic psychologist Alan M. Goldstein, in his last hour testifying at the Mount Cashel civil trial in Newfoundland Supreme Court Wednesday, painted a scene at the … Continue reading

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“John Does consistent in not lying: psychologist” & related article

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The Telegram (St. John’s, Newfoundland) 21 June 2016 Barb Sweet None of the four John Does showed signs of lying or exaggerating during psychological testing, a New York forensic psychologist told the Mount Cashel civil trial Tuesday.  New York forensic … Continue reading

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Mount Cashel boys were horribly wronged: psychologist

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) 15 June 2016 Barb Sweet Testifies orphans were as vulnerable as could be A New Mexico forensic psychologist in Newfoundland Supreme Court this morning called  the boys at Mount Cashel as vulnerable as they could … Continue reading

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“Archbishop speaks to Mount Cashel victims from witness stand” & related article

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) 14 June 2016 Barb Sweet Published on June 14, 2016Archbishop Martin Currie expressed regret on the witness stand in Newfoundland Supreme Court Tuesday for the abuse boys suffered at the hands of Christian Brothers at … Continue reading

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Church expert backs up Christian Brothers’ autonomy

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The Telegram (St. John’s, Newfoundland) Published on June 13, 2016   Barb Sweet Published on June 13, 2016 Canon law expert Fr. Francis Morrissey (left) chats with Archbishop Martin Currie and vicar general Fr. Francis Puddister (right) at the Mount … Continue reading

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“Three boys told priest in confession about sexual abuse” & related articles

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on June 06, 2016 Barb Sweet Three agreed statements of facts were submitted to the Mount Cashel civil trial Monday from 1950s-era residents who told their parish priest during confession they were sexual abused … Continue reading

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