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Catholic Church Cover-up: 300 Priests Sexually Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania

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16 aug. 2018

https://democracynow.org – A shocking new Pennsylvania grand jury report has revealed that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused 1,000 children, and possibly thousands more, over a span of seven decades. The church leadership covered up the abuse, lying to communities, transferring predator priests rather than firing them, and locking abuse complaints away in what the church called a “secret archive.” For more, we speak with Shaun Dougherty, a survivor of sexual abuse by a Pennsylvania priest. His story was included in Tuesday’s grand jury report. He was molested by a priest from the Altoona-Johnstown diocese in Pennsylvania for three years, starting when he was 10 years old. George Koharchick, the priest responsible, has been defrocked. Even though the FBI determined he was a child predator, Koharchick cannot be tried as such because of an expired statute of limitations. We also speak with Bob Hoatson, a former Catholic priest and the co-founder and president of Road to Recovery, which assists victims of sexual abuse.
 
 

1 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Cloyne Report

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21 jul. 2011

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has strongly criticised the Vatican for what he said was an attempt to frustrate the Cloyne inquiry, accusing it of downplaying the rape of children to protect its power and reputation.

2 Magdalen Laundry Short

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3 Waterford child abuse scandal Good shepherd convent laundry and childrens home.

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2 sep. 2019

 
Waterford institute of technology, a past magdalene laundry and Childrens Home (Redress Rte )

4 PT1: ESCAPE FROM THE MAGDALENE LAUNDRY, DIANE CROGHAN SHARES HER INCREDIBLE STORY

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7th September 2020
 

In this powerful two part series, which begins tonight, 7th September 2020, the lovable Diane Croghan, who is almost 80 years old, tells her powerful story of her escape from the Wexford Magdalene Laundry.

Born in the Enniscorthy county home, where she remained until she was three year’s old, Diane was later fostered out before she was incarcerated into the Wexford Magdalene Laundry at just 8 years old – she is believed to be the youngest ever Magdalene.

Don’t miss Part One of Diane’s story this Monday 7th September at 7pm.

Happy Days
Such a beautiful woman with a lovely heart. So very shocking what she endured during her young life. I hope that she had a happy life thereafter, she deserved nothing less. I hope that the other young woman survived, how lovely it would be if they were reunited. Big hugs for you Diane. Your goodness shines through! xx
 
J D
What a truly remarkable lady. The bravery to run away into the unknown without as much as a penny in her hand and to endure what she did before that without a hint of bitterness now.
 
Mandy Daly
Such a lovely lady remember her so well living in Coolock , she had such a hard life I wish her all the happiness in the world she totally deserves
 
Margo Margo
My God Diane looks fantastic
 
Kata Good
Slave labour camps, child labour. Shame on the Catholic Church, the Nuns, the Priests and everyone involved…children who couldnt be friends? Not allowed to know each others names. The Irish Concentration Camps.

5 PT2: ESCAPE FROM THE MAGDALENE LAUNDRY, DIANE CROGHAN SHARES HER INCREDIBLE STORY

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14 sep. 2020

14th September 2020 
 
In this powerful two part series, which began on 7th September 2020, the lovable Diane Croghan, who is almost 80 years old, tells her powerful story of her escape from the Wexford Magdalene Laundry. 
 
Born in the Enniscorthy county home, where she remained until she was three year’s old, Diane was later fostered out before she was incarcerated into the Wexford Magdalene Laundry at just 8 years old – she is believed to be the youngest ever Magdalene.

6 Bad Fruit “The Unheard Voice of the Tuam Babies” Full Documentary. A film by Teresa Lavina

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* The archive photography used in this video to portray rooms, nuns and children in cots and outside the home, does not belong to Tuam Mother and baby home, it belongs to Sean Ross Abbey. They are owned by Brian Lockier / Adoption rights allowance and have been donated to use as a visual element to illustrate the environment due to the lack of photography from Tuam’s mother and baby home. This is a film about the Tuam babies in Ireland. We would like to thank Mari Tatlow Steed for her contribution in these very important visual elements. Please do not mistake the locations as it is important that visual elements in this piece are just used to illustrate.
 
A couple of years ago I released a short version of my documentary Bad Fruit. I am releasing now a longer version of it.
 
There are no omissions to sexual abuse and suicide related conversations in this documentary. I am warning those who are sensitive that this is a very honest and hard piece to watch. The Irish government has announced plans of sealing records of the Mother and Baby homes in Ireland for 30 the next years. This records cannot be sealed.
 
 

7 Ireland’s Mother and Baby Scandal (Part 1) | People and Power

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9 jul. 2020

Content warning: Some viewers may find this film distressing

Six years ago, Catherine Corless, a local historian from County Galway in the Republic of Ireland, discovered that hundreds of babies and young children had died in a home for unmarried pregnant women, run by Roman Catholic nuns in her hometown of Tuam.

Further research revealed that many of the babies had died of malnutrition and other forms of neglect. Most of their bodies had been disposed of, officially unrecorded, in an old septic tank buried in the grounds of the home.

Angry survivors and relatives called for an investigation – for the remains to be exhumed, identified and properly buried, for compensation and immediate government action. Concerned families began to ask questions about other homes run by the Church in Ireland and how many other babies had died in equally mysterious circumstances.

In 2015, in response to publicity and pressure in Dail Eireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament, the government announced it was setting up an official Commission of Investigation. The body was required to provide answers by 2018. Indeed, some modest interim findings have since been released, but two years since its official publication date, the full report has still not seen the light of day.

This June, partially in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the report was again delayed until October 2020.

In its absence, the suspicion, frustration and anger of relatives have mushroomed. And the once shameful secret of a single small rural town is developing into a broader and more profound national scandal; an affair which goes to the heart of the close relationship between successive Irish governments and the Catholic Church.

In two special episodes of People and Power, from filmmakers Callum Macrae, Mark Williams and Al Jazeera correspondent Laurence Lee, we investigate deeply disturbing allegations that both the Irish state and its religious orders were responsible for a systematic decades-long regime of institutional neglect and exploitation involving the death of thousands of children.

Ireland’s Mother and Baby Scandal (Part 1) | People and Power – Blog

 

8 Ireland’s Mother and Baby Scandal (Part 2) | People and Power

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17 jul. 2020

Content warning: Some viewers may find this film distressing

Six years ago, Catherine Corless, a local historian from County Galway in the Republic of Ireland, discovered that hundreds of babies and young children had died in a home for unmarried pregnant women, run by Roman Catholic nuns in her hometown of Tuam.

Further research revealed that many of the babies had died of malnutrition and other forms of neglect. Most of their bodies had been disposed of, officially unrecorded, in an old septic tank buried in the grounds of the home.

Angry survivors and relatives called for an investigation – for the remains to be exhumed, identified and properly buried, for compensation and immediate government action. Concerned families began to ask questions about other homes run by the Church in Ireland and how many other babies had died in equally mysterious circumstances.

In 2015, in response to publicity and pressure in Dail Eireann, the lower house of the Irish Parliament, the government announced it was setting up an official Commission of Investigation. The body was required to provide answers by 2018. Indeed, some modest interim findings have since been released, but two years since its official publication date, the full report has still not seen the light of day.

This June, partially in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the report was again delayed until October 2020.

In its absence, the suspicion, frustration and anger of relatives have mushroomed. And the once shameful secret of a single small rural town is developing into a broader and more profound national scandal; an affair which goes to the heart of the close relationship between successive Irish governments and the Catholic Church.

In two special episodes of People and Power, from filmmakers Callum Macrae, Mark Williams and Al Jazeera correspondent Laurence Lee, we investigate deeply disturbing allegations that both the Irish state and its religious orders were responsible for a systematic decades-long regime of institutional neglect and exploitation involving the death of thousands of children.

Ireland’s Mother and Baby Scandal (Part 2) | People and Power – Blog

9 Tuam burial site (RTE Prime Time 31 Jan 2019)

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10 Tuam and Ireland’s shame: unedited interview with Catherin Corless

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27 jun. 2014

There has been much coverage in recent weeks about the Mother & Babies home in Tuam. Local historian Catherine Corless discovered almost 800 childeren died in the home between 1925 en 1961, a staggering 35% of all the childeren who lived there. Her revelations have triggered a much needed debate about one of the darkest apsects of the history of the young Irish republic: the treatmet of unmarried mothers and their so-called ‘illegitimate’ childeren. In tyhis interview Corless explains step by step how she came to her conclusions.
 
 
 

11 Catholic Church Tries To Hide Bodies Of 800 Children – Children Of Shame – Crime Documentary

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16 jan. 2020

Tuam, a name that traumatized the whole of Ireland in the spring of 2014, when a hidden mass grave containing the remains of some 800 children was discovered on the former grounds of a home for single mothers.
 
 
Hard Core
In 1983 i gave birth in a catholic mother and baby unit in England age 18 they wanted me to have my baby adopted, i made a plan to run away with my baby. when i was offered a place to live i could not get out of there faster. moving on my beautiful daughter Danielle is now 37yr old and my only child and my best friend. I have 4 grandchildren. I couldn’t imagine what would have happened if they got their hands on my daughter. I am thankful the place was closed soon after i left. My heart goes out to these lady’s and i realise life could have been so different for me and Danielle. sending lots of healing hugs to any one who needs them.
John Fisher
Adopting a child out was an option offered to mothers. Of course now with abortion its very difficult for families to adopt children. Many create them using ivf. I’m the child of a single mother. I met my father later in life and he was so kind and accepting of me even though he had married and had children. His wife is so kind to me. The lady in this clip later regretted it because the story wasnt grasped. The Irish government badly funded these homes and religious sisters were used as cheap labour. They were untrained and often suffered even died. Still born, premature and miscarried children were often unnamed and because they were not living unbaptised. This area of unmarked graves was a respectful place to bury these children. The local historian wanted to have a memorial put up. Not have the story used to bash the Church. I have one adopted uncle. I believe a great Aunt now 100 gave a baby girl up for adoption 75 years ago. Its really beautiful you were strong and brave despite hardship to keep you child. God bless you. A very good and brave woman.

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Carpe Diem
 @John Fisher  They were buried in cesspits. Hidden away. That is not holy ground and getting a priest to consecrate it years later is just a bid to save face. If it was meant then it should have been consecrated right at the beginning but it wasn’t. It wasn’t just the governments fault either it was also that of the church that these nuns came under. As it was said it was a very lucrative business so where did all these funds go? Not to the home that was obvious but to the pockets of the greedy catholic church.
 
Emmet Nolan
There is no such thing a consecrated ground !!!…..more made up bullshit so people would buy plots from the parish in and around the parish church to generate money 💰 for the church………always follow the money it always leads to Rome!!!……Christ’s message is FREE ! it cannot be bought.
 
 
VanityFair
My deepest respect for you. Thank you for caring for your baby. Thank you…
 
 

12 Ireland’s Magdalen laundries and the nation’s architecture of containment

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1 mrt. 2018

James Smith
 
“Focusing on the ten Catholic Magdalen laundries operating between 1922 and 1996, [this book] offers the first history of women entering these institutions in the twentieth century. Because the religious orders have not opened their archival records, Smith argues that Ireland’s Magdalen institutions continue to exist in the public mind primarily at the level of story (cultural representation and survivor testimony) rather than history (archival history and documentation).”

13 Ireland’s Institutions | Explained By Prime Time

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4 jun. 2019
 
The Magdelene laundries, mother & baby homes, and industrial schools may have closed decades ago, but what happened in them still regularly tops the news agenda. Tanya Sillem and Mick Peelo take you through how the institutional system functioned, and affected generations of Irish people.

14 Magdalene Laundries: Our World, BBC News Channel 27-09-14

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15 – 16×9 – Slave Labour: Magdalene Laundries disgraced Irish Catholic women

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6 feb. 2012

 
For almost 150 years thousands of women in Ireland were sent to live in Catholic institutions, punished for crimes like having a child out of wedlock or petty theft, and forced to work in laundries run by the Church. But this dark past is not Ireland’s alone. In a 16×9 exclusive, we discover Canadian laundries and speak to a woman who says she was born into slave labour.
 
the last of these “Magdalene Laundries” (though most were closed much earlier) were still running until around 1994-96… so who deserves an apology here when in 1992 Sinead O’Connor ripped up a picture of the pope on SNL after having been incarcerated and abused in one of these ‘laundries’ at 15 years old for almost 2 years?? whether you like her music or not, or like the way she lashed out, can you blame her/judge her after seeing this? and how ironic, because in the Bible, Christ took the woman interpreted to be Mary Magdalene and challenged whoever had never sinned to throw the first stone at her!! i think i will follow the example of Christ Jesus over these self-righteous, hypocritical nuns and priests, thank you.
Susan Gloag
I think these poor women should sue the government it’s shameful.
Diane Cabello
For a time I attended Catholic schools and made my first communion. I remember having a distinct feeling even then, that there was no possibility that these wretched, angry, bitter women were represenitives of God. I knew the Holy Spirit could not possibly dwell in their hearts. I was instructed in traditions of men, but never in Gods word. Then, by His grace and mercy I met a family that read the Bible. I was fascinated! I had many questions that they lovingly answered using Gods Word.

16 History of Glasgow’s Magdalene Institution, on Live at Five

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15 aug. 2017

Theresa Talbot, author of ‘Penance’ explores the history of Glasgow’s Magdalene Institution. Senior Archivist at Glasgow City Libraries, Dr Irene O’brien, talks to Live at Five about the girls who attempted to break out of Glasgow’s Lochburn Home in the late 50s. February 29th, 2016, on Live at Five.
 

17 PT 2 “I WAS MADE SIGN ADOPTION PAPERS AT 17” SHARON’S STORY

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25 dec. 2020

 
Dorothy Ryan
How very sad 😢I can’t believe Ireland was so backward in the 80s mad
 
J D
If she was pregnant at 15 how come she was only signing the adoption papers at 17 – is it because she’s including the 6 months where mothers can change their minds about adoption? At least the Mother and Baby home provided for her needs (albeit without much fanfare or TLC) – her family and the father of the baby are the villians here, even if times were different then. I also wonder what are the legal reasons that mean the father of the baby can’t be named? Did he have an intellectual disability or something? It might explain why he was interested in someone so young and why he wasn’t even charged for his activities with a minor.
 
S B
Bless you, your husband and your 3 precious children ❤️
 
Happy Days
Thank you for bravely sharing your story, Sharon. It will help others who have also suffered. You have no need to blame yourself when you were but a child yourself and had no support from your family who should have been loving and caring of you and your baby girl. I’m so sorry that you suffered so very much at the time and over so many years with so much trauma. I understand a little of that having lost a baby to cot-death, the devastation of never being able to say a goodbye. I hope that you are able to meet your daughter one day. My adopted cousin recently found me, I had been searching for her for decades, there is always hope. I’m so glad that you have had a lovely supportive husband to share the rest of your life. You are a good person Sharon and didn’t deserve so much pain. Sending you good wishes x
 
Holly Johnson
God bless you dear Sharon. Stay strong. I am certain your story is helping many women that have lived through such atrocities and long to see their babes again. One day you will be reunited with your darling daughter. Keep the faith and please please please keep your story out there. You are truly and angel.

Karen Harrington
Sending Love Prayers Appreciate Sharing ❤
 
M Harryvan
A country and government which STILL DOES NOT EXERCISE a DUTY OF CARE TO ITS CITIZENS. Thinking of you Sharon. You’re a strong woman.
Susan Rodden
Sending all our love to you!
 
Laurie D Mills
Thank you for sharing your story, Sharon :). I know it’s not easy retelling it. People are often surprised that things were still not done legally in the 1980’s, and perhaps in many ways still isn’t. I know of people into the 1990’s at least, and in Australia they only started requiring the father’s consent in 2009 yet it was legally required since 1975… hmm. Very sad. It makes ordinary people live extraordinary lives, including you :). Be good to you.

Marie Belle

18 Mother and Baby Homes Final Report: Video dramatisation of individuals’ stories

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12 jan. 2021

Watch a video featuring stories from those who were resident in Mother and Baby Homes.

19 Magdalene Laundries: BBC Newsnight 25th September 2014

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20 RTÉ Prime Time – Magdalene Laundry Apology (19/2/13)

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20 feb. 2013

RTÉ Prime Time special on the Irish Government’s official apology to the victims of the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland.

Interviewed guests from left to right –
Mary Merritt, Claire McGettrick, Alan Shatter

Presented by Miriam O’Callaghan

Broadcast on Tuesday the 19/2/13

RTÉ Prime Time – Magdalene Laundry Apology (19/2/13) – Blog

 

21 RTÉ – Claire Byrne Live – Tuam Mother-And-Baby Home (6/3/17) (576p)

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1 apr. 2017

Claire Byrne talks to survivors of Ireland’s residential institutions about what needs to happen next.
 
David Whiteis
Pope Francis is a good man — but has he addressed any of this at all? Couldn’t he find the money to pay for the appropriate exhumations and DNA tests? Couldn’t he somehow issue an official apology — an act of contrition, so to speak, in the name of the Church — to the children and their mothers? One man, in one of these documentaries, said he wants an official written apology, he wants something he can stand over his mother’s grave to read to her, to tell her she committed no sin, she’s forgiven, she would have been a good mother. Would that be so difficult?
K L
As for how to proceed; it does not have to be either-or. It can be both through a DNA registry. Those who want to know if they have a connection register to be apprised of matches & those who do not want to know – not. Place the the remains from the sewer & other graves to a beautiful peaceful place to promote healing & closure for all.
Niamh Leonard
We are still in this ‘society’ but now worse
Niamh Leonard
In Tuam those small citizens were put into a sceptic tank You cannot be serious ? Ireland is primitive in its sensibility
Pauline Fairbrother
I have no words 😢😢😢😢😢
Martina Fitzgerald
Property developers are trying to buy up the land to redevelope it, and no exhumation of victims ! We would have knocked and redeveloped concentration camps after WW11
Niamh Leonard
No person in jail no organisation shut down
Patricia Bracken
Holy so called Ireland. Evil Church. Lost their power now. Good riddance to them.
Pat Aherne
It’s assisted from the OFFICIAL report that the Congress is children had been disturbed and reburied post 1968.
Trisha Yamada
It suited some families because of the stigma CREATED BY THE CHURCH. They couldn’t fight the church or they could become social outcasts.
Livia M
A story from my family: my uncle made a girl pregnant the local priest dragged him to altar by his ear and pointing at the girl said: this is your wife and to her: this is your husband. They are together for 50 years… what would an Irish priest do?I’m afraid to even imagine…
miriam favretto
It’s a disgrace that women were treated so low during that time that Ireland and others considered them great sinners according to their beliefs and the results were devastating for innocent children
Maja Burg
Why can`t the church, can`t the state do more for these victims of religion? I´m ashamed being catholic…
Max Kim Lowe
Christianity has gone to rot. Sad. Not the Christianity of Jesus.
demus morgan
GlaxoSmithKline connection??
mary conroy
It is ironic that these stories have been used to justify and rejoice in the abortion of unborn children today, I guess so things never change..

22 CNN confronts pedophile priest amid new accusations

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21 nov. 2019

 
A priest convicted of child abuse was sent to work for an aid organization helping vulnerable families in an African country. As a result of CNN’s findings, Father Luk Delft has been recalled to Belgium where he remains “under supervision” according to Salesians. Belgian authorities have started an investigation into Delft based on these new allegations against him. #CNN #News

23 Archival documentary | The Unforgiven: Mount Cashel, five years later

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22 feb. 2019

From October 1994, we present an episode of the investigative series Soundings titled The Unforgiven, which examined the Mount Cashel Orphanage scandal that broke open in 1989. Reporter Deanne Fleet examined what happened to the residents who complained of sexual and physical abuse; the Christian Brothers who went to prison; and the lawyers who handled the judicial inquiry.

24 Philippines: Paedophilia and the Church I ARTE Documentary

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16 dec. 2020

Sexual abuse and the Catholic Church in the #Philippines
 
The Philippines, despite being one of the most #Catholic countries in the world, has never convicted a member of the clergy for sex abuse. And yet there are survivors who say that the abuse has been going on for years, with a ‘cover-up’ culture that insures victims’ silence. However, #abuse allegations against Catholic #priests are on the rise. At the end of 2018, an #American priest who had officiated for forty years was arrested for pedophilia by the Philippine #police and the American federal authorities.
 
ARTE Documentary is here to tell you more about what’s going on in the world of culture, news and current affairs with powerful, refreshing and entertaining docs subtitled in English for our international fans.

25 French Catholic clergy sexually abused 330,000 children: Report

 

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5 okt. 2021

A bombshell report reveals clergy in the French Catholic Church sexually abused 216,000 minors from 1950 to 2020. CBS News foreign correspondent Chris Livesay joins CBSN’s Tanya Rivero from Rome for more on the story.
 
CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service.

26 300k+ Children Abused By French Clergy, Vatican Expert Says More HORRIFIC Cover Ups Could Emerge

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Ryan Grim, Robby Soave, and Catholic Church expert John L. Allen Jr. discuss shocking findings that French priests and other clergy have sexually abused over 200,000 children since 1950.
 
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27 French clergy abused 216,000 victims since 1950 – BBC News

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5 okt. 2021

Some 216,000 children – mostly boys – have been sexually abused by clergy in the French Catholic Church since 1950, a damning new inquiry has found.
 
The head of the inquiry said there were at least 2,900-3,200 abusers, and accused the Church of showing a “cruel indifference towards the victims”. A senior figure in the French Church expressed “shame and horror” over the findings, and asked for forgiveness.
 
One of those abused said it was time the Church reassessed its actions.

28 French clergy sexually abused more than 200,000 children since 1950, probe finds

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5 okt. 2021

Catholic clergy in France have sexually abused an estimated 216,000 children over the past 70 years, a major investigation has found. Pope Francis expressed his sorrow and gratitude to victims for having the courage to come forward.

29 French clergy sexually abused ‘over 200,000 children’ since 1950

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5 okt. 2021

An investigation into alleged sex abuse of children and young people by French Catholic priests, deacons and other clergy has found about 216,000 victims of paedophilia from 1950 to 2020. When lay members of the Church, such as teachers at Catholic schools are included, the number of child victims climbs to 330,000 across the seven-decade period.
The landmark report, released on Tuesday follows widespread outrage about a string of paedophilia claims and prosecutions of Church officials worldwide.
 
Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports

30 French clergy sexually abused 216,000 minors: Report

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5 okt. 2021

A bombshell report reveals clergy in the French Catholic Church sexually abused 216,000 minors from 1950 to 2020. CBS News foreign correspondent Chris Livesay joins CBSN’s Tanya Rivero from Rome for more on the story.
 
CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service.

31 Inquiry finds as many as 330,000 child victims of sexual assault by French Catholic Priests | 7NEWS

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5 okt. 2021

Sickening revelations have come to light in a newly-released report into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in France. An inquiry has found as many as 330,000 child victims, since the 1950s.

32 – 200,000 children assaulted by French Catholic clergy over past 70 years says report – BBC News

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5 okt. 2021

A report into sexual abuse within the French Catholic Church has estimated that more than 200,000 children were assaulted by clergy over the past 70 years.
 
The independent commission said the church had been guilty of negligence, cruel indifference and institutional cover-up.
 
The report found that much of the abuse took place in the 1950s and 60s – too long ago for any perpetrator to face prosecution.
 
Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Paris correspondent Lucy Williamson.

33 French Catholic Church implicated in sexual abuse probe: Christopher Lamb

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7 okt. 2021

The French Catholic Church has been implicated in a sexual abuse probe. Author Christopher Lamb shares more on the probe and implications for the Church.

34 French Catholic Church inquiry finds 216,000 pedophilia cases since 1950 • FRANCE 24 English

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6 okt. 2021

An #investigation into sexual abuse in the French #CatholicChurch has found that an estimated 216,000 children were victims of #abuse by clergy since 1950, Jean-March #Sauvé, head of the commission that compiled the report, said on Tuesday.

35 Father Frank Brennan discusses the Plenary Council


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4 okt. 2021

 

Jesuit priest and academic Father Frank Brennan has discussed the first general assembly of the Catholic Church’s Plenary Council, which started on Sunday.

The first of two assemblies will be held over the next six days, with roughly 280 members meeting virtually from around the country.

“What I have found consoling, being an advisor to the group of 280, because we can’t meet face to face – on their webpages they’ve got little video clips they’ve done of each of them,” Fr Brennan told Sky News Australia.

“I have found it so refreshing, particularly the young people … expressing what for them it is to be a member of the Church. “

Fr Brennan noted being a member of a church is no longer “trendy”, nor “popularly expected” – which makes the meetings particularly important.

“So, if you are a member of a church, and particularly the Catholic Church, there’s something there that you’re looking for that you just don’t find in society at large,” he said.

“And the question is: how can that be done so that we can espouse what we think is the kingdom of God, that is good news for everyone – not just those who are members of the Church.”

36 ‘Spotlight’ journalist Michael Rezendes gives us his take on bombshell French church sex abuse case

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5 okt. 2021

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Michael #Rezendes shares his thoughts on a new report on sex #abuse in the French #CatholicChurch. Over 216,000 thousand children are thought to have been abused by priests and other church workers in #France over the past seventy years.

37 Abuse Documentary: The Shame of the Catholic Church | Retro Report | The New York Times

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31 mrt. 2014

Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has been making headlines for years. Some priests have been punished, but what about the bishops who shielded them?
 
Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1i8avZm

38 FULL EPISODE: ‘VeraCity: Unrepentant’ investigating abuse in the Canadian Catholic Church

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21 okt. 2020

‘VeraCity: Unrepentant’ is a Citytv original documentary uncovering the secret history of child sexual assaults that was kept silent by an order of Canadian Catholic priests. Taking the hunt for accountability all the way to Vatican City.

39 Uncovering a Legacy of Abuse in the Catholic Church


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4 feb. 2019

The IOP welcomed Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shaprio back to campus for a discussion with former Attorney General and current IOP Fellow Lisa Madigan on the legacy of abuse in the Catholic Church. Attorney General Shapiro and Madigan discussed the details of their offices’ findings, the challenges they encountered during these processes, and where the investigation will go next. This conversation was moderated by Mary Ann Ahearn, political reporter for NBC Chicago.

40 Thousands of paedophiles active in French Catholic Church since 1950, commission finds

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4 okt. 2021

Thousands of paedophiles have operated inside the French Catholic Church since 1950, the head of an independent commission investigating the scandal told AFP, days ahead of the release of its report.

41 Paedophilia scandals: French Catholic Church pleads for forgiveness

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22 nov. 2019

 
This week, we’re examining the French Catholic Church and the sex abuse scandals that have shaken the institution. After years of cover-ups, the Church is finally starting to face its critics. But victims of abuse at the hands of clergy are not ready to forgive. Meanwhile, adherence to the French Catholic Church is falling, and the paedophilia scandals have contributed to this tendency. So what is the Church doing to try to make amends with victims and worshippers? FRANCE 24 takes a closer look.

42 Why was the French church abuse covered up for decades?

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5 okt. 2021

A new report into allegations of sexual abuse of children in the French Catholic Church was published on Tuesday. It estimates that since 1950 at least 216,000 children were victims of abuse by priests and others connected to the Church. Robert Gahl from Pontifical University of the Holy Cross explains.

43 330,000 victims of child sex abuse in French Catholic Church

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5 okt. 2021

An investigation has concluded that an estimated 330,000 children were victims of abuse in the French Catholic Church between 1950 and 2020.

44 Over 216,000 minors abused by clergy

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6 okt. 2021

The Catholic Church in France has been rocked by a sexual abuse scandal. Archbishop Buti Tlhagale from the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference spoke with eNCA’s Tumelo Mothotoane. Courtesy of #DStv403

45 How damaging are France’s Catholic Church abuse revelations?


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6 okt. 2021

An independent inquiry into alleged sex abuse of minors by Catholic priests in France found at least 216,000 children have been abused since 1950. Massimo Faggioli, professor of theology at Villanova University, weighs in.

46 Pope Francis expresses ‘shame’ over French Church sex abuse scandal • FRANCE 24 English

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6 okt. 2021

#PopeFrancis on Wednesday expressed his personal #shame and that of the Church at the sexual #abuse of children by French Catholic clergy, after the scale of the problem was laid bare in a devastating report.

47 The Worst Church Crisis for 500 years

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5 okt. 2021

BBC news article: French Church abuse: 216,000 children were victims of clergy – inquiry

48 Can the Vatican reform? Pope heads to summit on child sex abuse

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21 feb. 2019

Join François Picard for a debate on the PBC 2019 church sex abuse summit that started this Thursday, along with guests: Tom Heneghan, Father Laurent Stalla-Bourdillon, Colm O’Gorman and Seema Gupta

50 Report estimates Catholic Church figures have abused over 300,000 in France

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6 okt. 2021

An independent report on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in France documents a culture of indifference and coverups, and estimates that over the course of decades, clergy and other church figures abused 330,000 victims.

49 Pope Francis: Abusive clergy ‘tools of Satan’

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24 feb. 2019

 
Pope Francis, speaking on the final day of a historic summit on clergy sexual abuse, called priests and other Catholics who abuse children “tools of Satan,” but offered no concrete steps to address the church’s massive and morally damning abuse crisis.

51 ‘They believed me’: French Catholic Church inquiry finds 216,000 sex abuse victims from 1950

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5 okt. 2021

A independent #inquiry into alleged sex abuse of minors by French #Catholic priests, deacons and other clergy has found some 216,000 #victims of #paedophilia from 1950 to 2020, a “massive phenomenon” that was covered up for decades by a “veil of silence.” Thérèse was sexually abused by a priest at the age of 16. Since then, she has been haunted by the abuse, but testifying has helped her to heal.

52 French Catholic Church: Clergy have abused 216,000 children since 1950, says inquiry

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5 okt. 2021

France’s Catholic Church showed “a profound and even cruel indifference towards the victims” of abuse, the head of the inquiry said.

53 The Catholic Church in France Faces Scrutiny Amid Abuse Scandal | EWTN News Nightly

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7 okt. 2021

Pope Francis has expressed shame at the scale of child sexual abuse within the Church in France. The Holy Father says he is sad for the pain and trauma suffered by the victims in France. He also says he will remain close to priests in the country who are facing a difficult test. European Correspondent for the National Catholic Register, Solene Tadie, joins to talk about the report and who commissioned the probe in the first place. Tadie shares the reaction of the report in France and what impact she believes it may have on the state of the Church there. The European Correspondent for NCR discusses what comes next, whether any of the priests in the report have responded and whether any are still in active ministry. She explains whether any of the victims have spoken out about the report.
 
EWTN News Nightly provides the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Join host Tracy Sabol, our Capitol Hill, White House and Rome Correspondents, as well as many other diverse guests daily, to get the latest from the U.S. and the Vatican on topics regarding our Catholic faith and interests.

54 India : Catholic Church hit by allegations of sexual abuse – BBC News

 

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20 feb. 2019

The Catholic Church has been hit by allegations of sexual abuse in India, after a nun in the country accused a Bishop of raping her multiple times. He’s been arrested and released on bail, and denies the claims.
 
here have been concerns raised about the Vatican’s overall handling of numerous sex abuse allegations, and Pope Francis is due to host a conference this week, focusing on how the Church tackles the issue.
 
The BBC’s Yogita Limaye reports, from the southern Indian state of Kerala.

55 Cardinal Bernard Law’s Death & Emotional Toll Of The Church Abuse Scandal

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56 The World Over November 18, 2021 | USCCB FALL MEETING: Phil Lawler with Raymond Arroyo

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19 nov. 2021

PHIL LAWLER, editor of Catholic World News shares his thoughts on this week’s US Bishops’ Fall Assembly in Baltimore. The World Over with Raymond Arroyo airs on EWTN Thursdays at 8pm ET. It re-airs on Fridays at 1am & 9:30am ET, and Mondays at 10pm ET.
 
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Raymond Arroyo is known for his penetrating interviews of leading news figures. His Conversations on The World Over have included Presidents Bush and Trump, Pope Benedict XVI, Mother Theresa, Mel Gibson, famed tenor Placido Domingo and comic legend, Jerry Lewis. The show is produced by EWTN News: https://www.ewtnnews.com

57 Childhood sexual abuse: The victim to offender hypothesis

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14 aug. 2014

Do people who were sexually abused go on to abuse others? Testing the sexual abuse to sexual offending hypothesis: A Queensland birth cohort study. Presented by Professor Stephen Smallbone.
 
Please note that this video is aimed at professionals who work with men who have experienced sexual abuse, rather than men themselves.

58 Men sexually abused and traumatised as children

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14 aug. 2014

The next wave: Men sexually abused and traumatised as children. A keynote presentation by David Lisak PhD.
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One of the presentations from the Men’s Health Week symposium: “Improving Responses to Men Sexually Abused in Childhood: Confronting the Complexity.” Visit http://www.livingwell.org.au/professi… for more information.
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Please note that this video is aimed at professionals who work with men who have experienced sexual abuse, rather than men themselves.

59 Disclosure and coping with the effects of childhood sexual abuse

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14 aug. 2014

Working with Men: Disclosure and coping with the long term effects of childhood sexual abuse. Implications. Presented by Professor Patrick J. O’Leary.
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One of the presentations from the Men’s Health Week symposium: “Improving Responses to Men Sexually Abused in Childhood: Confronting the Complexity.” Visit http://www.livingwell.org.au/professi… for more information.
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Please note that this video is aimed at professionals who work with men who have experienced sexual abuse, rather than men themselves.

60 USA: The Paedophile Scandal Among the Boy Scouts I ARTE Documentary

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12 mei 2021

Forty years ago, aged just eight, Riley was repeatedly raped by his boy scout leader. When he complained, the leader was simply moved to another state where he continued to harm other children. He’s just one of tens of thousands of people in the United States who say they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of their scout leaders, while the organisation itself turned a blind eye.
 
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61 My Sexual Abuse Story – Touched By Pastor 10 Years

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7 jan. 2016

http://wearedark.net We started a clothing brand to raise awareness for suicide, loneliness and depression. After battling depression our whole lives, my husband and I decided to create a community where no one has to feel alone anymore. Take a moment to check it out if you have some time.
 
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62 Childhood Sexual Abuse/Rape: MY STORY & the Effects on an MALES Life

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31 mrt. 2014

Have you been the victim of childhood sexual abuse/rape? Do you know someone who has had these events take place in their life and are trying to find a way to better understand them or their symptoms that are found later on in life? Do you desire to know adult manifestations, symptoms and signs of childhood sexual assault, abuse and rape? I’m a living book for all of this; so I share MY story from a males perspective.

63 Mark Sandford – Male Child Sex Abuse/Homosexual Confusion

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18 dec. 2010

Mark Sandford (co-author with his father John of the classic book, A Comprehensive Guide to Deliverance & Inner Healing) tells his story of being sexually abused as a child and subsequent struggle with sexual and emotional issues.

64 FULL EPISODE: ‘VeraCity: Unrepentant’ investigating abuse in the Canadian Catholic Church

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21 okt. 2020

‘VeraCity: Unrepentant’ is a Citytv original documentary uncovering the secret history of child sexual assaults that was kept silent by an order of Canadian Catholic priests. Taking the hunt for accountability all the way to Vatican City.

65 This World: The Shame of the Catholic Church

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66 Cash Investigation – Pédophilie dans l’Eglise : le poids du silence (Intégrale)

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23 mrt. 2017

Pendant près d’un an, l’équipe d’Elise Lucet, en partenariat avec Mediapart, a travaillé sur l’un des secrets les mieux gardés de l’Eglise de France, le fléau de la pédophilie, qui fait vaciller l’institution. Des religieux, condamnés, seraient toujours en activité, parfois même au contact d’enfants. L’enquête révèle que des hauts responsables de l’Eglise ont couvert certains agissements et protègent des prêtres accusés d’agressions sexuelles sur mineurs en les déplaçant de pays en pays, notamment en Afrique. Cash Investigation a cartographié ces exfiltrations internationales. L’équipe s’est rendue au Vatican, à la rencontre du pape François. 

Présenté par Elise Lucet 

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Hidden cameras capture 2 abuse victims confronting Catholic priest

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18 okt. 2018

A former Catholic priest pleaded guilty to sexual abuse charges involving two boys. David Poulson faces up to 14 years in prison for incidents that happened between 2002 and 2010. He’s one of only two Pennsylvania priests to face charges since a grand jury report identified hundreds of abusive clergy. Nikki Battiste spoke with two victims who confronted another priest with hidden cameras.
 
 

67 Blind Store Attendant Prank – Just For Laughs Gags

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25 mrt. 2011

Thief tries to force people to steal from this blind corner store attendant. Except he’s actually not blind, he’s an undercover seeing person. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family.
 
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