Publisher of book form of thesis says Ms McAleese’s analysis charts a distinct and worrying sea change in the attitude of the Holy See to its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
"The Church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes," Pope Francis tells delegates at Protection of Minors meeting in Rome.
Pope calls upon those present at vital safeguarding conference to “hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice” and to be concrete.
The secrecy surrounding the Church's accountability process for those failing to report child abuse increases the pereception that there is no process in place, says Irish clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins.
“In the early New Year I will plan for further meetings to enable meaningful and constructive engagement with survivors and others in advance of the Rome convention,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.
“Let it be clear that before these abominations the Church will spare no effort to do all that is necessary to bring to justice whosoever has committed such crimes.”
"If in the past we didn’t see things through the eyes of injured children and young people, today we undoubtedly have moved a long way in that direction.”
People living with disabilities and their families have appealed to Simon Harris to amend the abortion bill to ensure that abortion on disability grounds is outlawed. Otherwise, they say, their communities will be wiped out by the same abortion rates that have led to 98% of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome being aborted in Denmark.
The “hidden homeless” are people who often don’t have the option to declare themselves officially homeless and to put themselves on the local authority emergency accommodation list.
As a result of the decline in the number of complaints received, the Child Safeguarding and Protection Service can give more time to helping parishes ensure that they create and maintain safe environments for children.
“I have at times failed to realise how easily my own words and approach can unintentionally come across as hurtful or defensive to those who have been betrayed by Church leaders,” admits Archbishop Eamon Martin at Safeguarding Conference.
Spotlight will set off 'hand grenades' of pain in hearts of abuse survivors and as a Church we can never be complacent about child protection: Archbishop of Dublin.
First national safeguarding conference hosted by the National Board marks a significant milestone on the safeguarding journey: Archbishop Eamon Martin.