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Mary McAleese wins Europe’s richest theology prize for her study of canon law

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.

2019.08.27.

Eradicate the evil of child abuse, says Pope at meeting in Rome

"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.

2019.02.25.

People expect not “predictable condemnations” but “concrete measures”

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.

2019.02.22.

Vatican child protection meeting given seven-point action plan by Irish clerical abuse survivor

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.

2019.02.04.

Primate to meet abuse survivors before crucial conference

“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.

2018.12.29.

The Church will never seek to hush up child abuse again, promises Pope

“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.”

2018.12.22.

Church must start from scratch, says Bishop of Limerick in Boston College address

"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.”

2018.11.04.

Amend the bill or children with disabilities will be wiped out-parents asking for ban on abortion on disability grounds

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.

2018.10.10.

Francis summons all bishops’ conference leaders to Rome

The Body of Christ of the Church is “lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse”, US bishops tell Pope Francis at private meeting yesterday.

2018.09.14.

Plight of hidden homeless highlighted by SVP

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.

2018.06.04.

Making the Church safer for children

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.

2016.12.12.

Let no one say work of safeguarding is done

“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.

2016.10.15.

Film shows abuse parallels between Boston & Ireland

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.

2016.02.12.

Bishop outlines Ferns’ safeguarding progress

"Unintended consequences" of the focus on the mechanics of safeguarding and zero tolerance highlighted.

2015.10.17.

Archbishop reflects on contribution of parish councils

"The challenge we face is not just about what the Parish Pastoral Council of 2020 will look like, but what will the Church look like in 2020."

2015.09.22.

Pope will be told of concerns over Chilean bishop

Cardinal O'Malley "listened carefully to all our concerns and will be bringing them to the Holy Father in the next week” - Marie Collins.

2015.04.14.

The key to child protection is education: expert

Over 5.2 million adults and children have gone through the safe environment programme in the US - Mgr Steve Rossetti.

2015.03.02.

No room for complacency on safeguarding: Primate

First national safeguarding conference hosted by the National Board marks a significant milestone on the safeguarding journey: Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.02.28.

Marist Mission Ranong thanks Misean Cara

Marist Education and Community Centre provides kindergarten, secondary level education, and child support programmes for Burmese migrant children.

2015.01.15.

Relief as Childline secures funds to continue service

45,000 calls would have gone unanswered, forcing "some children into silence".

2014.12.24.

Call for filters on public wi-fi systems

Expert says public wi-fi providers have a duty of care to young people.

2014.07.18.

NBSCCCI highly critical of Divine Word Missionaries

Reviews praise progress made in dioceses of Cloyne, Dublin, Killaloe and Meath.

2014.05.13.

More survivors to join Vatican abuse commission

Pope to address the commission once all members have been appointed.

2014.05.04.

NBSCCCI dealt with fewer allegations last year

Report shows 164 allegations notified to National Office between April 2013 and March 2014.

2014.05.02.

Vatican appoints Marie Collins to anti abuse panel

Four women among three clergy and five laity from eight different countries on panel.

2014.03.22.

Priest acquitted of abuse charges by NI court

Fr Peter Donnelly must now face civil canonical investigation process.

2014.01.18.

Archbishop Martin to receive Vincentian Charism Award

Recognition of Archbishop's leadership in addressing child protection within the Church.

2013.11.26.
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