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“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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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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Orphanage Santa dies; was American serviceman stationed in NL

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) 21 June 2016 Barb Sweet Several decades after a gesture of kindness to all Newfoundland orphans from an American serviceman, a former Mount Cashel orphanage resident’s eyes filled with tears Tuesday. Earl Chilton — Photo … 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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“Only one of Mount Cashel John Does has PTSD: doctor” & related article

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on June 09, 2016 Barb Sweet American forensic psychiatrist Dr. Robert Toborowsky (right) continues his testimony at the Mount Cashel civil trial, presided over by Justice Alphonsus Faour. — Photo by Barb Sweet/The Telegram … Continue reading

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Woman recalls father’s tears when leaving boys at Mount Cashel

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on June 07, 2016 Barb Sweet It was the first time she had ever seen her father cry, a woman said of when her brothers were dropped off several decades ago at the former … 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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Analysis: Mount Cashel, and the redemptive power of pulling stories from the darkness

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 CBC News Posted: Apr 17, 2016 12:30 PM NTLast Updated: Apr 18, 2016 4:41 PM NT By Philip Lee, for CBC News Mount Cashel, built as an orphanage for Roman Catholic boys in 1875, was located on a large estate in … Continue reading

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Archdiocese had no official role at Mount Cashel: witness

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on April 14, 2016 Barb Sweet The Archdiocese of St. John’s had no control over the vetting of Christian Brothers assigned to Mount Cashel, nor do historical documents show a role in operating or … Continue reading

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