February 26 2015 5 26 /02 /February /2015 16:36

What a tragedy: A man deemed too dangerous to be in a parish can now teach teenagers and young adults, in part because a bishop is too selfish and irresponsible to simply say “these are credible child sex abuse allegations against him.” And what irony:...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Catholic Church Cover Up Sex Abuse
February 26 2015 5 26 /02 /February /2015 16:34

Evidence from more than 6600 rape kits that went untested for years in Houston have turned up 850 hits in the FBI's nationwide database of DNA profiles, marking a major step in the city's $6 million effort to address the backlog, officials announced Monday....
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Child Sex Abuse
February 26 2015 5 26 /02 /February /2015 16:33

Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris is still the voice of a children's television show screening here. Olive the Ostrich is shown on the Nick Jr channel on the Sky platform in New Zealand. Harris originally narrated the series but in September 2013, Alexei...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Child Sex Abuse
February 26 2015 5 26 /02 /February /2015 16:31

Rolf Harris abandons appeal against sex convictions 6:56 AM Tuesday Dec 2, 2014 Save Like on Facebook 0 Post on LinkedIn 0 +1 on Google+ 0 Australia Sexual Assault United Kingdom Rolf Harris. Jailed pedophile Rolf Harris has abandoned his push to appeal...
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February 26 2015 5 26 /02 /February /2015 16:28

One of the first St. Louis area priests to plead guilty to sexual abuse since the crisis shook the Roman Catholic Church more than a decade ago is now a free man. On Monday morning, after 12 years in prison, Gary P. Wolken, 49, walked out of the Western...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Catholic Church Cover Up Sex Abuse
February 26 2015 5 26 /02 /February /2015 16:26

A GAY Roman Catholic priest on trial for sex abuse has admitted being shown a child porn film by a close friend. Tony McSweeney, 68, was father at St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Eastwood Road North, Eastwood, before being moved from the church in...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Catholic Church Cover Up Sex Abuse
February 26 2015 5 26 /02 /February /2015 16:25

Priests accused of sexual misconduct against children lived on a Mundelein seminary's grounds for more than a decade, their names unknown to the public until the recent release of previously secret Archdiocese of Chicago documents. The priests remained...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Catholic Church Cover Up Sex Abuse
February 26 2015 5 26 /02 /February /2015 16:24

A man who says he was sexually abused by a former priest is suing the Archdiocese of Chicago, claiming it created a "public nuisance" by shielding pedophile priests and allowing them to live freely in the community. The claim filed Wednesday in Cook County...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Catholic Church Cover Up Sex Abuse
February 26 2015 5 26 /02 /February /2015 16:21

The mainstream media is all atwitter made by Pope Francis’s incoming secretary of state about the possibility of eliminating clerical celibacy. Is this a sign of things to come? Is this yet another indication of Pope Francis “breaking with tradition”?...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Celibacy in the Catholic Church
February 26 2015 5 26 /02 /February /2015 16:19

When Parramatta Girls’ Training School -Australia’s most notorious juvenile detention centre for girls under eighteen - closed in the early 1970s, it re-opened almost immediately as the Norma Parker Centre, a Periodic Detention Centre for women. “Periodic”simply...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Nuns Abused & Sexual Abused Children
February 25 2015 4 25 /02 /February /2015 10:18

A man who claims he was sexually abused, whipped and force fed by Jehovah's Witnesses as a child must show why his claims are not time-barred, a federal judge ruled. Cosme Presas, a state prisoner representing himself, claims that he was abused from 1994...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Child Sex Abuse
February 25 2015 4 25 /02 /February /2015 10:15

An alleged victim of clerical sexual abuse has told a trial of a detective charged with forgery that she was angry when she found out that a file on her case had never been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Wicklow detective Garda Catherine...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Catholic Church Abuse Ireland
February 25 2015 4 25 /02 /February /2015 10:10

An alleged victim of clerical sexual abuse has told a trial of a detective charged with forgery of her anger when she found out a file on her case had never been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Wicklow Det Garda Catherine McGowan (48), based...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Catholic Church Abuse Ireland
February 25 2015 4 25 /02 /February /2015 10:08

THE most famous choir in the world has been caught up in the wave of paedophile scandals sweeping Germany and Austria, with eight former choristers denouncing their teachers in the past few days. An open letter from the management of the Vienna Boys'...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Child Sex Abuse
February 25 2015 4 25 /02 /February /2015 10:03

A former longtime director and several teachers are accused of physically abusing children over decades at the school of the most well-known children's choir in Germany, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Regensburg said Tuesday. Seventy-two children who went...
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Published by Ann Free Spirit - in Clergy Abuse Germany & Catholic Church

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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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