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Vatican prosecutor warns on Asia child abuse problem

February 6, 2012 ·  By Dario Thuburn, Agence France Presse

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican’s top anti-abuse prosecutor has warned that the Catholic Church in Asia is falling behind in the fight against pedophilia due to cultural differences over what constitutes child abuse. “The problem is very accentuated in Asia,” Archbishop Charles Scicluna told reporters


The Great Pain of Justice Denied

January 18, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Perhaps there is no greater emotional pain a person can suffer than being severely wronged, hurt, and then denied justice. The pain is all the greater when the evidence is strong and clear and after years of struggle and perseverance, the guilty are declared innocent. The pain of defeat and denial of justice is intensified […]


Archbishop Martin leads tributes to journalist Mary Raftery who lifted lid on clerical abuse

January 10, 2012 ·  By Sarah Stack,

ARCHBISHOP Diarmuid Martin has led tributes to a groundbreaking journalist who lifted the lid on clerical and institutional abuse in Ireland. Mary Raftery’s fearless investigations to uncover generations of abuse led to the setting up of several State inquiries which shocked the nation. She died this morning at the age of 54 following an illness, and is survived […]


Priest's death threats

December 22, 2011 ·  By Nick Bramhill

A brave Irish missionary has told how he has received death threats from the thugs (like those) he believes are responsible for a fellow priest’s murder. Fr Shay Cullen, who runs a charity to help the plight of children caught up in the sex industry in the Philippines, is also at the helm of a […]


The Christmas That Has Yet to Come

December 14, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

Christmas is about birth, new beginnings, new life and it is a time to think about the dignity and value of our own life and others. It’s a special time to honor and help needy children. The best Christmas story is like that of the Holy Family seeking shelter from the cruel weather and the […]


Ministers praise courage of father's victims in rape case

December 10, 2011 ·  By LORNA SIGGINS,

TWO GOVERNMENT Ministers have expressed their “shock and abhorrence” at the circumstances surrounding the physical and sexual abuse of a group of children by their 50-year-old father who received a life sentence yesterday. Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald described the case as “barbaric”, and said their thoughts were with […]


Seeking Justice, End To Impunity

November 23, 2011 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

As 13 year-old Angelica walked out of the court room she was crying her heart out. Her friends from the PREDA home for abused girls were hugging and embracing her trying to give her comfort.


BI Deports Convicted Swiss Pedophile

December 16, 2010 · 

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) the other day deported a Swiss national wanted in his country for being convicted as a pedophile.

Immigration Commissioner Rufus Rodriguez said Roland Suphaphon alias Roland Willi, was deported to Switzerland Tuesday following his arrest last week inside a Quezon City restaurant by joint operatives of the BI and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).


NetClean takes second place in this year's Deloitte Fast 50

November 4, 2010 · 

When Deloitte’s annual Fast 50 award for the fastest growing technology companies in Sweden was presented yesterday for the eighth time, NetClean took home the silver medal. NetClean is a world leader in technical solutions for preventing the spread of child sexual abuse content and has over the past five years seen a total growth […]


Pastoral Guidelines on Sexual Abuse and Misconduct by the Clergy

March 22, 2010 ·  ,

The guidelines are unequivocal in recognizing that “clergy who engage in any form of sexual misconduct are violating their vows and the ministerial relationship. They are misusing their authority and power and are taking advantage of the vulnerability of those who are seeking spiritual guidance.”18 The guidelines also state that “the respect and reverence with which […]

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