Saturday, December 12, 2009

Abuse victims dismiss Pope’s act of contrition as ‘inadequate’ – Belfast Telegraph

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Victims of clerical abuse last night dismissed the Pope's statement as “inadequate” and “meaningless”, with one man vowing to take legal action because of the slow response from the Church.
Mervyn Rundle, who was abused while serving as an altar boy, had been vociferous in his calls for Bishop of Limerick Donal Murray to resign over criticisms contained in the Murphy report.
But Mr Rundle said yesterday that he was now tired of waiting for the “appropriate” response.
“They've riled me up so much that I can safely say I'm taking it further, taking it to the criminal end of things,” he said.
“I'm pushing the gardai now to get a criminal case, and if I don't get any satisfaction from that I'm going to the European courts.” Photo
Mr Rundle was abused by Fr Thomas Naughton. The Murphy report branded Bishop Murray's failure to properly investigate Naughton following complaints as “inexcusable”.
However, legal sources said last night that it is unlikely Mr Rundle would be able to bring such a case.

The legal offence under which clerical abuse victims could bring such a case has been abolished.
Another survivor, Andrew Madden, said yesterday that Pope Benedict's statement “where he said he was deeply disturbed and distressed by the contents of the damning report into clerical abuse” meant nothing.
“What I'm expecting is for five bishops to resign, and whether I hear it from the Vatican or Twitter I don't care,” he said.
“That would be the appropriate response from the Church. Words and prayers and offers to pray for the victims are just meaningless drivel… Read complete article - Belfast Telegraph * Photo -> Palace of the Governorate of Vatican City State
Kids Are Being Hurt !!!

Kids Are Being Hurt !!!

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Child Protection Service of the Archdiocese of Dublin, November 2009 -Report by Commission of Investigation into the handling by Church and State authorities of allegations and suspicions of child abuse against clerics of the CatholicArchdiocese of Dublin. Read complete report->Report by Commission of Investigation into Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin

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