IT seems that the attitude of the Catholic Church in Ireland has undergone little, if any, change judging by the remarks made by a bishop at the funeral of a fellow bishop who was scathingly criticised by the 2009 Murphy inquiry into how the archdiocese of Dublin handled allegations of child abuse by priests.
Thu, 17 Dec, 2015
IF the Papal Nuncio had contributed, as requested, to the deliberations of the Murphy Commission investigation into the Dublin and Cloyne dioceses, the Response of the Holy See to the Cloyne Report might have not been cast so heavily in the context of post hoc ergo propter hoc (after this, therefore because of this) in a style designed to retrospectively limit reputational damage rather than minimising the risk of children being abused.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2011
THE administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne has issued what amounts to a gagging order on its former child protection officer, Monsignor Denis O’Callaghan, as it emerged a local priest is receiving text messages from women who claim he molested them.
Thu, 25 Aug, 2011
CHILDREN’S Minister Frances Fitzgerald has expressed concern about the “shortcomings and severe difficulties” experienced by the Catholic Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children as it tried to investigate child protection in the 26 dioceses.
Thu, 12 May, 2011
CHILD protection officers in the country’s 26 dioceses have received training in recent months on how much information to give to alleged abusers following the scandal in Cloyne where victim statements were handed to an accused priest before a garda interview.
Wed, 13 Apr, 2011
VICTIMS of clerical sex abuse in the diocese of Cloyne have expressed absolute fury at the decision to draft in a UCD psychologist to prepare priests for the public outcry once the Murphy Commission report into abuse is published.
Sat, 15 Jan, 2011
A CLINICAL psychologist is coming to Cork this weekend to prepare priests from the diocese of Cloyne for the expected public outcry following publication of the Dublin Archdiocese report into the handling of child abuse in the diocese.
Fri, 14 Jan, 2011
COMING, as it does, just weeks after former priest and voracious paedophile and serial liar Tony Walsh was sentenced to 123 years in jail for the most appalling abuses, and as the publication of the report into how claims of child sexual abuse were dealt with in the Diocese of Cloyne is anticipated, the Pope’s Christmas message seems limp, wrong-headed and uninspiring.
Tue, 21 Dec, 2010
ONE of Ireland’s highest ranking Catholics has denounced the Church for becoming self-centred and arrogant — on the same day as a senior minister denied claims the Government backed away from demanding child abuse information from the Vatican.
Mon, 13 Dec, 2010