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Kevin Annett Salem-News.com Catholic clergy are issued Order to Comply, requiring they take a public oath to protect children and ignore criminal church statutes 1. "Whose Side are You on: Children or Rapists?"...A New Beginning: First-ever
John Fryer Ryde The proposed inquiry into paedophilia in the Catholic Church is absolutely necessary...Replace the word ''paedophile'' with ''murder'' and see whether it is acceptable for the Catholic Church to systematically cover up these crimes...
Under a huge dome with images of winged angels, six former Fort Worth-area Episcopal clergymen -- including a father and son -- lay facedown at a marble altar Saturday and were ordained as priests in the Roman Catholic Church. In what officials
Paul Faith/PA A Northern Ireland government-led investigation into clerical child abuse may fail because of a lack of powers to make witnesses come forward and seize internal church files, Amnesty International has warned. The power-sharing executive
Jane Lee May 20, 2012 Read later Police have not yet asked the State Coroner to investigate a series of suicides linked to sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. State Coroner to reopen any investigations into deaths linked to sexual abuse until after the
Initially they thought 'why should the government be interfering with church things'. ''But I think more and more it's becoming obvious that the church has had ample opportunity to deal with the plight of victims in a much more considered way.'' The
Story continues below There is evidence of life-long harm from these crimes for the victims and their families. This harm includes: suicide; attempted suicide; depression; post-traumatic stress disorder; alcohol and drug addiction; loss of education
Police first revealed on the 730 Victoria last July that dozens of suicides were linked to sex abuse by Catholic clergy. The Age newspaper has revived the case today, citing increased pressure for an inquiry. Mr Baillieu called it a "significant
Hundreds of sex abuse victims have come forward in Belgium with harrowing accounts of molestation by Catholic clergy that reportedly lead to at least 13 suicides and affected children as young as two, a Belgian commission said Friday.
The commission said it had received 475 complaints in the first six months of this year from alleged victims or their families. Most were related to charges of sexual abuse committed between the 1950s and the late 1980s by Catholic clergy, but also