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National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church

A grave matter: Church funerals denied to priests accused of abuse, says ACP

Is it contrary to Canon Law to insist that funerals of priests accused of abuse must take place in private chapels?

2018.12.01.

NBSCCCI CEO warns processing of abuse cases must be quicker

Concerns over the length of time the statutory authorities and the Vatican take to respond when an allegation against a priest is reported.

2018.10.30.

Irish bishops to comment on right to conscientious objection to abortion

Referring to the referendum to remove the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution of Ireland, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference stated that the law is "largely obsolete”, but that the promotion of freedom of religion and conscience greatly enriches the social fabric of a country.

2018.10.04.

“Let us begin again!” – Bishop of Limerick

The Irish Church, Bishop Brendan Leahy has suggested, is a Church that has faced the evil within, has worked tirelessly to cast it out and put stringent measures in place to protect against its return.

2018.09.04.

153 new allegations dealt with by NBSCCCI last year

Case of abuse reported in 2015 "deserves particular mention as it happened so recently, demonstrating that a risk to children still exists” - NBSCCCI CEO Teresa Devlin.

2016.06.10.

Last 30 NBSCCCI safeguarding reports published

“One case stands out as being shocking. The NBSCCCI believes considerable work needs to be undertaken by the Order to acknowledge the serious damage caused.”

2016.05.05.

Bishops’ finances rally as deficit turns to surplus

Financial surplus of €616,091 recorded in 2014 compared to deficit of €103,076 in 2013.

2015.10.29.

Bishop outlines Ferns’ safeguarding progress

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

2015.10.17.

Audits cast shadow over safeguarding efforts

Responding to the findings of the latest NBSCCCI audits Archbishop Martin said some of the results left him “seriously concerned”.

2015.02.11.

Church’s priority is to protect children: Pope

Everything possible must be done to rid the Church of the scourge of the sexual abuse of minors.

2015.02.06.

Towards Peace launched in Kildare & Leighlin

Spiritual support service for survivors whose faith has been damaged by sexual abuse.

2014.12.12.

Safeguarding practice continues to improve: NBSCCCI

Sixth tranche of audits reviewed 18 religious congregations and found that support for complainants of abuse was inconsistent and not good enough.

2014.10.24.

NBSCCCI highly critical of Divine Word Missionaries

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

2014.05.13.

ACP agm to focus on priestless parishes

Total number of priests in Irish Church has fallen by over 400 in less than seven years.

2014.05.11.

NBSCCCI dealt with fewer allegations last year

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

2014.05.02.

Abuse survivors slate ACP’s ‘mistake’ euphemism

Exclusion of elderly priests from ministry because of a 'mistake' in earlier life questioned.

2014.03.09.

Archbishop affirms NBSCCCI’s work as “vital”

Former CEO accuses Church authorities of limiting NBSCCCI's role “by covert means.”

2014.02.21.

New CEO announced for Church Safeguarding Board

Teresa Devlin will take up her new role on 1 February.

2014.01.08.

NBSCCCI abuse audits show steady progress in dioceses

Concern over shortcomings on the part of the Kiltegan Fathers and massive number of allegations against Christian Brothers.

2013.12.11.

Fourth tranche of NBSCCCI audits to be published today

Six dioceses and two religious congregations reviewed.

2013.12.10.
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