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International Eucharistic Congress opens in Dublin

June 11, 2012 ·  By CWN, catholicculture.org

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress opened in Dublin on June 10 with an address by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and a Mass in a sports stadium, the RDS Arena.

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CBCP condemns radioman’s slay

May 10, 2012 ·  By Jocelyn R. Uy, Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Wednesday condemned the murder of a Catholic radio reporter in Davao Oriental on Tuesday and urged government authorities to look into the incident, the third to occur against a member of the media in a span of 15 days. Nestor Libaton, a reporter of […]

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Medics’ sex abuse may top Church scandals

March 7, 2012 ·  By Evelyn Ring

The scale of sexual abuse by medical practitioners against patients could be far worse than scandals that rocked the Catholic Church, it was claimed yesterday. Dignity 4 Patients, which supports more than 250 alleged victims, has demanded a state inquiry into patient abuse after allegations were made against consultants, doctors and nurses from all over […]

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Clerical Abuse of Children Must Be Rooted Out

March 1, 2012 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen

The conference recently held at the Vatican’s Gregorian University brought together cardinals, bishops, priests from over 100 countries and the heads of thirty-three religious orders to tackle the sexual abuse of children by catholic priests.

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Catholic archbishop urges new anti-abuse rules in Asia

February 9, 2012 ·  , Agence France-Presse

VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church in Asia has a “pressing need” for rules against child abuse by priests as the issue has been hidden by “a culture of shame,” the archbishop of Manila said on Thursday. “There is a pressing need to formulate national pastoral guidelines for handling such cases,” Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle […]

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Alleged child sex abuse victim speaks out at Vatican

February 7, 2012 ·  By CNN Wire Staff

An Irish woman who detailed her own harrowing experience of child sexual abuse at the hands of a priest spoke out during a Vatican symposium on Tuesday, telling church officials that an apology was not enough. “Those fingers that would abuse my body the night before were the next morning holding and offering me the […]

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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

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Leading priest predicts the end of celibacy in the Catholic Church

January 24, 2012 ·  By PATRICK COUNIHAN, IrishCentral Staff Writer

A leading missionary priest has claimed that celibacy will soon be a thing of the past – and described it as a ‘business arrangement’ for the Catholic Church.

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Getting it straight on Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela

December 19, 2009 ·  , irishcatholic.ie

In 2001 the Vatican issued a document called Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela. This sets out how offences against the sacraments and offences against minors should be dealt with by the Church. Critics of the Church insist that this document instructed bishops to cover up allegations of clerical sex abuse and not tell the civil authorities. This is […]

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Final farewell for campaigning Irish priest

May 6, 2004 · 

Published in The Irish Catholic Father Niall O’Brien’, whose funeral Mass was celebrated this week in Dalgan Park, Navan, said in a final interview his only crime was to help poor Filipinos get a decent wage to support their families. Jailed in the Philippines by the Marcos Government in 1983 he recalled that the reason […]

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