Showing posts with label Catholic Child Abuse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Catholic Child Abuse. Show all posts


Pope 'led cover-up of child abuse by priests' London Evening Standard

Catholic priests continue to rape babies.

Source: Thalamus Center: "The Pope played a leading role in a systematic cover-up of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests, according to a shocking documentary to be screened by the BBC tonight."

While he was a cardinal, ultra conservative Joseph Ratzinger who was then head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a Vatican edict Read the previously secret document to Catholic bishops all over the world, instructing them to put the Church's interests ahead of child safety. Read this and much more by Father Marty Kurylowicz at the Thalamus Center - Early Childhood Psychological Development Growing Up Gay

Prior to the recent additional public disclosure of the latest catholic aiding and abetting of pedophile catholic priests, Archbishop Vincent Nichols Chairman of the Catholic Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults, attacked the BBC for what it considered 'sensational tactics' regarding it's reporting of catholic child abuse and issued a statement that "The Catholic Church in England and Wales is doing so,(apply[ing] the law of the Church to allegations and offences of child abuse) with transparency and care, and, in every case, cooperating fully and immediately with public authorities."Read Vincent Nichols statement

Once again the catholic pope's duplicitous, insidious and demonic insistence to cultivate a secretive society where the raping of children is promoted and protected is being laid bare, exposed to the world. Recent developments have proven Archbishop Vincent Nichols to be in collusion with the Vatican and also a liar as Irish #Catholic's are accused of pedophile priest cover-up and second bishop resigns while police promise justice

How long must we allow catholic criminals to rape babies before our governments protect the most innocent? How long will the Catholic church be allowed to defer justice by financing and sensationalizing its war against transgender and homosexual people? Apparently not very long as the Irish police have sworn to break it's 2,000 year pact of cooperation with the Vatican and pursue criminal charges against the church. [cynically written]

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Childhoods of Terror | Catholic Atrocities report to be Released

AP Press "Ireland braces for report on Catholic child abuse"

DUBLIN – A commission report into the abuse of thousands of Irish children in Roman Catholic institutions is published Wednesday after a nine-year investigation repeatedly delayed by church lawsuits, missing documentation and alleged government obstruction.

The Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse will release a 2,575-page report in an attempt at a comprehensive portrait of sexual, physical and emotional damage inflicted on children consigned to the country's defunct network of reformatories, workhouses, orphanages and other church-run institutions from the 1930s to 1990s.

Most of the children were ordered into church care because of school truancy, petty crimes or because they were the offspring of unwed mothers. Many faced regimes of terror involving ritual beatings and intimidation. But until the investigation came along, thousands of survivors said they had nowhere safe to tell their stories — because swathes of Irish Catholic society sought to label them liars.

Some of those victims say they feel hopeful now that vindication might be at hand.

Christine Buckley, who was one of the first to break silence in the early 1990s on the church's institutional abuse of children, said the report's verdict on church and government failings should demonstrate "whether the journey for justice, undertaken by so many and for so long, has at last been successful."

She, like many campaigners, said it was critical that the truth of their brutal childhoods be placed indisputably on the public record after decades of dispute from the religious orders — principally the Christian Brothers and Sisters of Mercy nuns — that ran Ireland's 19th century-era industrial schools and other state-funded refuges for Ireland's most vulnerable children. Most closed in the 1970s.

Typically, children at such facilities stopped receiving any formal education by age 12. But they kept generating income for the religious orders through their teens with their mandatory, unpaid labor on farms, in laundries and as domestic cleaners.

In Buckley's case, she was consigned to a Dublin orphanage in the late 1950s because she was the child of a single Irish mother and Nigerian father; children born out of wedlock typically were placed for adoption or into state care.

All the girls at her former Sisters of Mercy-run home, Goldenbridge, were expected to manufacture 60 rosary necklaces a day or suffer humiliation or beatings.

Officials of the Sisters of Mercy, Christian Brothers and more than a dozen other orders implicated in sexual, physical and emotional abuse of children all testified to the commission. None was willing to comment this week in advance of the report's unveiling.

During the commission's investigations, oral evidence was collected from more than 1,000 people chiefly in their 50s to 70s — several hundred of whom traveled back to Ireland from as far away as the United States and Australia — who described childhoods of terror and intimidation.

The Christian Brothers delayed the investigation for more than a year with a lawsuit that successfully defended their members' right to anonymity in all references in the report — even in cases where individual Christian Brothers have already been convicted of sexual and physical attacks on children.

The Catholic Church's practice of protecting the sexual predators in their parishes and schools, rather than the children who suffered at their hands, has fanned several waves of outrage in once-devout Ireland starting in the mid-1990s.

The damage done to the church's reputation here has exceeded, in scope and political impact, even what happened in the United States, which suffered its own wave of abuse-coverup scandals in the past decade.

Ireland's first major pedophile-priest scandal, in 1994, triggered the collapse of a government. In 1999 former Prime Minister Bertie Ahern issued an apology for the state's failure over decades to defend children's rights in church-run facilities.

Ahern established both the fact-finding commission and a panel that has already paid out damages averaging nearly euro65,000 ($90,000) each to 12,000 abuse victims. The taxpayer, not the church, has footed most of that bill.

"The depth and duration of the abuse endured by our children in these institutions beggars belief," said Maeve Lewis, executive director of an abuse-victims support group called One in Four.

AP article "Ireland braces for report on Catholic child abuse"

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