Catholic Church still recommending that abuse should be covered up and not reported

We all know about the abuse, and are now aware it was not simply about a few bad priests, but also involved a quite frankly criminal conspiracy to protect the abusers and so enabled them to continue to molest thousands over many decades without fear of any consequences at all. […]

NI inquiry needs legal teeth to investigate child abuse

Amnesty International has issued a warning that a Northern Ireland government-led investigation into clerical child abuse may fail. Why? The problem is that within its annual global report on human rights, Amnesty has highlighted problems with the terms of the inquiry’s reference. “In September, the Northern Ireland executive announced proposals […]

Cardinal Seán Brady: had names and addresses of those being abused and did nothing 1

I watched the BBC’s “This World show” last night regarding the complete moral failure of Cardinal Seán Brady. I knew this was coming, but thought that I would watch the program first before I commented on it so that I could that share my reaction to the details and not […]

Taliban cut nursing woman’s breast, asked others to eat pieces 3

I truly wish that this story was not true and that is had simply been spun as a bit of Anti-Islamic propaganda, for I can hardly begin to grasp the degree of horror that has been inflicted here by some religious thugs. The Indian express reports the story here, if […]

Report: Tens of thousands of children abused in Dutch Catholic institutions

There was an article yesterday in the UK’s Guardian that reports eight hundred Catholic clergy and church employees were guilty of abusing children over 40 years. What is utterly tragic is that this news hardly makes a ripple any more and is almost brushed over as a given – we […]

Vatican Responds to Irish Criticism: 25-Pages of “Nope, not our fault”

The Vatican has finally responded to the scathing criticism directed at them by the Irish Taoiseach, Enda Kenny. A few months ago the findings of the Cloyne report revealed on-going abuse and cover-up,  so caused considerable anger. In response the Taoiseach (the head of the Irish government) stood up in […]