February 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm
The vatican are going to have to pay tax to the Italian government. this is the change of prime ministers that will make things less oppressive for the people of italy as it comes to something like 700 million euros.well thay wont like that and the investigations about laundring money from thier own banks.
March 4, 2011 at 11:35 am
Guidelines to be issued for priests accused of abuse
By Claire O’Sullivan
FRIDAY, MARCH 04, 2011
NEW guidelines are to be issued to the country’s 26 dioceses and archdioceses outlining how to best handle sending priests on leave in the event of a clerical abuse allegation.
The head of the Church’s child protection board, Ian Elliott, outlined the draft guidance to the country’s bishops yesterday at their Spring meeting — the area is of particular sensitivity to priests who live in dread of false allegations and the subsequent potential damage to their reputations.
At present, once an allegation is made to a church representative, priests are put on leave from ministry as a precautionary suspension. However, there are differences across the country in the extent of detail given to parishioners, school boards, local clubs etc.
There are also differences in the amount of detail given to the parish and uncertainty around who should be informed and what people “need to know.”
“The difficulty in this situation is that the priest disappears and nobody knows what has happened. The vacuum is just filled by rumour. The Church needs to respect the need for information,” said NBSC chief executive, Ian Elliott.
“These guidelines outline the responsibilities of who does what, who knows what and when and what supports are there for those involved. We wanted a fair policy so there is not a knee-jerk reaction to these situations,” Mr Elliott said.
“The new guidance takes account of natural justice, canon law and reflects best practice in other sectors.”
Up to 197 allegations of clerical abuse were made to the NBSC in the past 10 months — a figure that is relatively stable compared to the previous year.
Mr Elliott has met with all four cardinals and Archbishops appointed by the Vatican to enquire into child protection procedures in this country as part of the Apostolic Visitation following the Murphy Report.
The Vatican appointed Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor to the archdiocese of Armagh; Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, to Dublin; Archbishop of Toronto, Thomas Christopher Collins, for Cashel and Emly; and Archbishop of Ottawa, Terrence Thomas Prendergast, for Tuam.
Mr Elliott described the meetings as a “very serious listening exercise.”
The bishops were also told at the annual conference that over 3,000 people wrote written responses to Pope Benedict’s pastoral letter. Just over a quarter of these came through diocesan channels, a fifth from lay associations and almost half from religious communities.
This appeared in the printed version of the Irish Examiner Friday, March 04, 2011
Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/guidelines-to-be-issued-for-priests-accused-of-abuse-147179.html#ixzz1Fcr8gYWd
February 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm
So in the month of may Jean Paul 2 is becoming a saint. Since he has spent so many years protecting pedophiles, he can now take over as thier patron saint.That will insure his future as thay will pay for it .thats buisness.
October 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm
So the pope did not wait to hear Susan Boyle sing. that’s bloody rude as she does her best it might have meant a lot to her .and they sold the tickets anyway.nasty guy isn’t he
September 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Yes Pauline how very true the show must go on,and we are supposed to forget and forgive everything that happened to us as children I never will and I am sure many feel the same.
September 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm
Ithink that the perfect music for the masses in england would be FREDDY MERCURYsinging the show must go on .
September 12, 2010 at 10:17 am
How can people still go to mass and put money in the collection basket. Supporting this evil.
September 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm
previous posts say everything here here… we are seen as trouble yet there the perpatrators ! there deliberate white wash to protect themselves shows what we really mean to them ….
September 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm
hello well yes i am well aware that its all a CO. PRUDUCTION. the whole lot of these groups seem to be there as a cover, in time it will be past of as the answer of the irish to bring the world into awareness of the needs of gragile people and so that will bury the industrials schools underneath all the rest. the irish love the idea of doing the good work ‘ remember how thay spoke of nuns + priests
September 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Thank you once again Paddy . It seems there is no end to it all . I wonder is there anything left to believe in ,in my opinion the atheist seems to have known something .Robert, it appears, what Rome has, Rome holds onto.
September 11, 2010 at 11:12 am
He’s not called ‘God’s Rottweiler’ for nothing! This guy walked over the bodies of abuse victims who committed suicide to protect the Vatican.
September 11, 2010 at 1:31 am
the cameras also need to be pointing at the government the same way as here.
there are not just some questions left unanswered there are thousands, as survivors have still been shut up as if they are still back in those so called dark times.
if this religion goes now then we save the future of further damage.
but survivors are still suffering from the troubled past TODAY.
THERE IS NO NEWS AT ALL ABOUT ANYTHING REGARDING SURVIVORS WELFARE AND SUPPORT.
GROUPS ARE RUNNING STILL, WHY WHAT FOR?
the government have dictated what they intend to do, we are seen as trouble, not survivors,
i prefer to see us all as witnesses of the truth regarding the abuse of our childhood.
September 11, 2010 at 1:17 am
at the same time though pauline this government is getting away from the exposure that they also failed the people and only paid 50% of their 100% involvement.
the media have not shown this at all. from the survivors point of view.
the GOVERNMENT ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN TO ITS PEOPLE 100%.
September 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm
thanks for letting us all watch this . so now the recponse seems to be ,who wants to play ball with the guilt, its a terrable thing to hear that the pope just could’nt relate to the reality of the situation .no matter how cerabral he is we are all well aware of human sexuality .
September 10, 2010 at 11:34 am
nice one paddy ..utter comntempt …look at his eyes when he realises the priest in question ! haha
September 10, 2010 at 1:52 am
What’s left to shock!… great exposure not quite enough…
September 10, 2010 at 1:43 am
the roman catholic church holds everything belonging to the lives of millions.
lets face it this church alone are not only to blame 100% they were allowed to operate in the countries where governments wanted to save firstly money secondly responsibility thirdly care, this religion has done nothing but earned money for the governments for the societies as a whole.
the wealth of this religion belongs to the people they abused throughout their very existence.
where in the bible they claim to represent does it say they are the rulers of the people that they are to build hugh buildings and become very wealthy?
the word POPE is no where to be found in any text for a start.
look just compare the man jesus christ and this pope and any fool would see the difference.
i see the anti christ, why?
because the actions of one and the actions of the other, they are so far apart its blindingly obvious.
one only had the clothes he stood up in the other is the richest in the world.
i am solely speaking from the point of view this religion claims not my own beliefs.
(just in case anyone thinks i am religious)
if jesus christ was here on earth now these days what would he be saying?
go forth and abuse? well now the media are trying to expose the damage done to people over so many years.
in my opinion every single penny, dollar, cent, yen, etc should be returned to the people they took it from with those this religion abused on top of the list.
if this happened in a well developed country then how about those poor people in the least unfortunate countries where voices would not have a chance to be heard.
strip this church clean and ask these parasites to leave and lock them up for the most cruel cult they invented to rip off the people from all around the world.
their wealth belongs to the people not any government this money came about out of people’s lives by slave labour, by abuse, by fraud, by peoples ignorance, and by peoples good hearts.
this money would have been paid after taxes so the government should have nothing as they have been paid before people gave to the so called charity.
if every country stripped this religion clean and returned the wealth back to where it belongs ” THE PEOPLE OF EACH COUNTRY THEY ABUSED” their poverty would properly vanish.
YOU CANNOT SELL FAITH THEY TRIED AND NOW THEY HAVE BEEN CAUGHT RED HANDED ABUSING THIS TRUTH IN EVERY AREA. GUILTY AS CHARGED.
AND THE GOVERNMENTS DID NOTHING TO STOP IT.
TREAT RELIGION WITH THE SAME BRUSH AS RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AROUND THE WORLD
EVERY ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO HAVE FAITH BY SIMPLE TEACHING THEM HOW TO READ AND WRITE. THEY CAN FIND THEIR OWN BELIEFS.
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC HAS JUST PROVEN YOU CANNOT BUY FAITH.
EVERY GOVERNMENT SHOUD STOP THIS DISEASE NOW BY TAKEN THE RESPONSIBLE ATTITUDE TO TEACH THEIR PEOPLE THEIR BASIC RIGHTS TO READ AND WRITE.
SO IF PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW SOMETHING THE LIBRARY IS THERE FOR THEM TO LEARN FOR THEMSELVES ONLY.
IF ANYONE WANTS TO GIVE MONEY TO A CHARITY IT SHOULD BE LOGGED AND CHECKED PROPERLY THAT IT ARRIVES TO THE RIGHT DESTINATION.
THERE SHOULD BE A LEGAL OFFICE IN EVERY COUNTRY FOR HANDLING THESE FINANCES WHERE ANYONE WHO DONATES CAN CHECK AT ANYTIME THEIR MONEY ARRIVES TO THE RIGHT DESTINATION.
LET RELIGION RUN BY FAITH ALONE AS THEY PREACH IN THE FIRST PLACE.
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