May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 20:05

A man who was sexually abused by his Catholic priest uncle in Ballarat in the 1970s has accused Cardinal George Pell of being a "bully". This week David Ridsdale told the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Sexual Abuse Cardinal Pell had tried to...
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May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 20:03

Pressure is growing on Cardinal George Pell to front the child abuse royal commission in the wake of allegations he tried to bribe the nephew of paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale to stay quiet about sexual abuse. Yesterday David Ridsdale told the hearings...
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May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 20:02

ELEANOR HALL: But we begin today at the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse in Ballarat. The head of the commission has put the Catholic Church on notice that the allegations made against Cardinal George Pell will be investigated. A witness yesterday...
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May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 19:59

THE stories coming out of the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Sexual Abuse are horrific. They are tragic stories of lost childhoods and damaged adulthoods. FULL ROYAL COMMISSION COVERAGE. But what tends to be forgotten are the...
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May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 19:50

A NUN laughed after a five-year-old orphan was abused by a priest at a Victorian Catholic home, the sex abuse royal commission has heard. GORDON Hill, 72, told the commission he was sexually and physically abused at St Joseph's Home in Ballarat, in what...
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May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 19:48

The Irish in the “Dark Ages” saved the Catholic Church from external “pagan barbarians”. Now the Irish are saving the Church from internal “hierarchical wrongdoers” who secretly abuse children, obstruct responsible family planning, pillage donations,...
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May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 19:47

The vow of celibacy is not the driver of sexual abuse by clergy, offending which can leave shattered children believing that "even God's bad", an expert says. Abuse occurs in every faith but it seems to be more marked in Catholic institutions, psychiatrist...
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May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 19:39

Catholic Church leaders buried their heads about clergy abusing children in Ballarat and should have made victims a priority, a convicted priest has told the child abuse royal commission. Paul David Ryan, 66, told the commission he could not explain how...
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May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 19:37

Child sex abuse victim claimed to royal commission that Cardinal Pell said to him: ‘I want to know what it will take to keep you quiet’ Senior Vatican official Cardinal George Pell, who is also Australia’s highest ranking cleric, has moved to “correct...
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May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 19:36

The Vatican bank said on Monday that its 2014 net profit had soared, recovering from the expense of last year’s extraordinary overhaul of the organization’s governance. The Institute for the Works of Religion, as the bank is officially called, reported...
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May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 19:33

Catholic Church superiors knew a remorseless paedophile priest was a self-confessed child abuser when they quietly shifted him to Sydney where he went on to prey on children around the southern beaches. The cover-up involving former Victorian Father Gerald...
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May 26 2015 3 26 /05 /May /2015 19:30

Set yourself Free Ridsdale... you have nothing to lose... let the Truth ring out to the world to hear... release the Victims/Survivors... from their torture... and pain... let us live the rest of our short lives... in peace... and to learn how to love...
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May 25 2015 2 25 /05 /May /2015 15:04

ireland's historic vote in favour of same sex marriage reverberated across Italy on Sunday, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's lieutenants came out in force to call for fast-track passage of a stymied civil partnership law. Socially conservative Italy now...
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May 25 2015 2 25 /05 /May /2015 15:00

A woman sued the Diocese of Duluth on Monday as part of an effort to force the Catholic diocese to release thousands of documents on priests accused of child sexual abuse. In the lawsuit, Quin Buchtel said the Rev. Charles Gormly sexually abused her during...
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May 25 2015 2 25 /05 /May /2015 14:58

Fallout continues to jolt Catholic institutions across Minnesota as a landmark law permitting lawsuits for older claims of clergy sex abuse marks its second anniversary this week. Just last week the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis removed a priest...
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  • Ann Free Spirit
  • I am a Survivor of Childhood Abuse and Childhood Sexual Abuse, in two Catholic Church Orphanages, Christchurch New Zealand. 1941 to 1965. Awareness,  and to Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Committed by the Catholic Church and other Denomination Worldwide.
  • I am a Survivor of Childhood Abuse and Childhood Sexual Abuse, in two Catholic Church Orphanages, Christchurch New Zealand. 1941 to 1965. Awareness, and to Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Committed by the Catholic Church and other Denomination Worldwide.

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