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Full text of Benedict XVI: ‘The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse’

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Catholic News Agency Vatican City, Apr 10, 2019 / 04:23 pm (CNA).- The following is a previously unpublished essay from Pope emeritus Benedict XVI: On February 21 to 24, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world’s … Continue reading

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“Prominent French priest and Vatican adviser accused in sex scandal” & related articles

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RNS   Religion News ServiceMay 20, 2016 By David Gibson and Tom Heneghan Photo courtesy of By Peter Potrowl, via Wikimedia Commons Monsignor Tony Anatrella during a conference in Lille (Nord, France). (RNS) For years, seminaries and monasteries around France sent students … Continue reading

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Assessment for clergy candidates flawed, sex inquiry hears

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The Courier 14 Feb 2017, 6:30 p.m. Melissa Cunningham @MeljCunningham Clergy sexual abuse victims Gordon Hill and Emma Furness at the child abuse hearing in Sydney. A lack of understanding and compassion may have caused Catholic priests to hear the confessions of clergy … Continue reading

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Seminarian screening aims to prevent abuse

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The National Catholic Reporter 02 August 2012 By Monica Clark SANTA CLARA, Calif. — When the U.S. bishops adopted the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in 2002 to put an end to the sexual abuse of … Continue reading

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A sordid saga of sex abuse, recycling, lies and deception

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Father Barry Glendinning and Paul MacCarthy A sordid saga of sex abuse, recycling, lies and deception [ The information in the following saga is drawn from media coverage and my own personal knowledge, the latter  attained both though interviews I … Continue reading

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Articles re visitation report on the the Irish college in Rome

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Priests furious at inspection into ‘gay-friendly’ Irish college independent.ie 16 June 2012 Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles John Brown, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Papal Legate, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a reception to mark the 50th International Eucharistic … Continue reading

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Belgian Catholic Church to ‘screen’ for paedophile priests

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The Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk) 20 September 2011 Belgium’s Roman Catholic hierarchy, drawing lessons from a child sex scandal rocking the church, has decided to subject would-be priests to psychological tests to weed out potential paedophiles. Under a new code of conduct … Continue reading

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One man’s life, and how the church he loved let him down

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The Sydney Morning Herald September 17, 2011 Martin Daly  Bitter memories: Adelaide Archbishop John Hepworth. Photo: David Mariuz THERE have been few certainties in the complex and troubled world of John Hepworth. His childhood was seared by poverty, loneliness and aggression. From the age … Continue reading

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Tests aim to weed out abusers

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 Rev. Stevan Wlusek of the diocese of London says candidates for the priesthood face rigorous screening. Photograph by: Dan Janisse, The Windsor Star, The Windsor Star Candidates for clergy face close scrutiny Trevor Wilhelm July 23, 2011 The Windsor Star Potential … Continue reading

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