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Dutch abbot pays tribute to Irish missionary’s battle against child abuse

November 22, 2017 ·  By Sarah Mac Donald for

Fr Shay Cullen and Francis Bermido, Executive Director of the Preda Foundation, with the Martin Buber Award.

A prominent Benedictine abbot in the Netherlands has paid tribute to Irish missionary Fr Shay Cullen for committing his life “to the liberation, the protection and promotion of children’s rights in the Philippines”. In his Laudatio for the Columban missionary on the occasion of the awarding of the Martin Buber Humanitarian Award for the PREDA […]


Queensland magistrate jailed for child abuse

November 21, 2017 · 


Queensland magistrate William John Randall lived a double life for years, passing daily judgment on others for criminal behaviour while systematically sexually abusing a young boy. The boy was just five when the abuse started in 1990 at Randall’s home at Wynnum, on Brisbane’s bayside. It continued for almost 12 years, and the victim was […]


Texas gunman: a militant atheist who beat wife and child

November 21, 2017 ·  By Agence France-Presse for

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Devin Kelley, the suspect in the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. A short time after the shooting, Kelley was found dead in his vehicle. AP

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, United States — The former Air Force airman who shot dead 26 people in a Texas church had been jailed by the military for beating his wife and child, and had ranted against God and the church on his social media pages. Devin Patrick Kelley, a white 26-year-old who was dressed head-to-toe in […]


US Troops Taught For Years Child Sex Abuse Is ‘Culturally Accepted’ In Afghanistan

November 20, 2017 ·  By

An Afghan boy looks on he stands at the site of a landslide that killed at least 350 people and leaving thousands of others feared dead at the Argo district in Badakhshan,inputted on May 4th, 2014. Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images.

U.S. troops deploying to Afghanistan were taught for years that child sex abuse is a “culturally accepted practice” in the country, and were provided no guidance that it constituted a violation of the law and human rights until late 2015. A new Pentagon inspector general report reveals that although troops weren’t explicitly discouraged from reporting […]


What Pope Francis did when Lamborghini gave him a supercar as a gift

November 17, 2017 ·  By Agence France-Presse for

Pope Francis receives a Lamborghini Huracan prior to his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican Saturday. Courtesy of Osservatore Romano via Reuters

Lamborghini gave Pope Francis a personalized white supercar on Wednesday, but he put it up for auction to raise money for charity rather than give up his trademark popemobile. The Huracan sports car, which boasts a 610 metric horsepower, was blessed by the pontiff, who bent to scrawl his signature on its gleaming bonnet before […]


India Rules Sex With a Child Bride Is Always Rape in a Massive Win for Girls’ Rights

November 17, 2017 ·  By

A woman protests against underage marriages.
Sunday Alamba/AP

It’s a landmark change to India’s marital rape laws. India’s top court has ruled that sex with a child is always rape, quashing a clause that allowed men to have sex with underage girls if they were married to them. The Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Wednesday closed a legal loophole that has historically allowed […]


Preda – Ireland an approved charity saving healing abused children

November 15, 2017 · 


Preda – Ireland an approved charity saving healing abused children in partnership  with  Peoples Recovery Empowerment Development Assistance(p.r.e.d.a)Foundation Inc. Since 1974  Charity number:  CHY 16815 A SOCIAL AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION PROTECTING CHILDREN        PRESS RELEASE 17th NOVEMBER 2017    Irish missionary Fr. Shay Cullen  to receive Prestigious Martin Buber Plaque Award     […]


“China’s Transplant System Has Horrified the World”

November 15, 2017 · 


Dear Editor in Chief of Manila Times, Although my wife and I respect your newspaper as one of the most balanced and “neutral” in recent months it was very appalling for us to see that Manila Times carried an article on Nov.09 2017, written “by Manila Times”, about the, pardon the word, nonsense about “China […]


YouTube accused of ‘violence’ against young children over kids’ content

November 14, 2017 ·  By Alex Hern for

What we’re talking about is very young children, effectively from birth, being deliberately targeted with content which will traumatise and disturb them.’ Photograph: Alamy

Google’s video service is filled with disturbing channels and pre-school-aimed videos such as dark Peppa Pig that ‘border on abuse’, says campaigner YouTube has been accused of “infrastructural violence” against children due to its role in the creation of vast quantities of low-quality, disturbing content aimed at pre-schoolers. James Bridle, a campaigning technology-focused artist and […]


Child sex offenders may get specialist unit

November 14, 2017 ·  By Danny Shaw for


The government is considering setting up a specialist unit for child sex offenders in England and Wales. Youth Justice Minister Phillip Lee told MPs there had been a small rise in “dark” and “troubling” offences involving under 18-year-olds. Dr Lee also wants “secure schools” to replace youth custody centres if a pilot scheme is successful. […]

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