Tags: Catholic Church
Victims of historic child sex abuse speak out, after Catholic Church refuses to accept “liability” for the crimes of their priests
Posted: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:57
The Catholic Church is refusing to accept "liability" for long-term sex abuse that went on at the Mirfield Junior Seminary, despite paying out £120,000 to eleven victims of child sex abuse.
Posted: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:45
Over a dozen secularist organisations have written to the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, objecting to his invitation to Pope Francis to address the Parliament.
Posted: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:21
Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, the highest ranking Catholic to be investigated over child abuse, is now under house arrest at the Vatican pending a criminal trial following accusations of the sexual abuse of minors in the Dominican Republic.
Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:40
The head of a Polish public hospital has been dismissed for refusing on religious grounds to carry out an abortion on a woman whose unborn baby suffered from serious malformations.
Posted: Thu, 29 May 2014 12:53
The European Commission announced this week that it was to take no further action on the 'One of Us' citizen initiative.
Posted: Fri, 23 May 2014 13:11
The UN Committee Against Torture has criticised the Vatican (in its guise as The Holy See) for several failures in its handling of the child abuse scandal.
Posted: Wed, 07 May 2014 17:24
The Vatican has, for the first time, revealed how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children.
Posted: Thu, 01 May 2014 12:38
A number of Conservative MPs have called on the Government to scrap the 50% cap on faith based admissions to free schools, to give Catholic schools greater freedoms to discriminate on religious grounds.
Posted: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:37
The Bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, has said in an interview that Catholic politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied Communion.
Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:42
An opinion poll in Poland shows that trust and attachment to the Catholic Church is falling, despite the new Pope.
Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:21
A United Nations committee has issued a scathing report accusing the Vatican of putting the reputation and interests of the Holy See above the interests of children who had been sexually abused by priests.
Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:53
The NSS has warned that a decision by the Scottish Charities Appeal Panel about a Catholic adoption agency that discriminates against gay couples "kicks a hole right through the middle of the Equality Act".
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:51
Representatives from the Vatican have faced tough questions over the Holy See's record on sexual abuse and other forms of violence against children by a UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in Geneva.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:18
The Vatican will today be questioned about its record on child sexual violence by a UN Committee.
Posted: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:15
The Vatican has failed to provide detailed information on cases of child sexual abuse, as requested by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Posted: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:15
The Vatican has signed an agreement with the right-wing Hungarian Government this week, modifying the 1997 concordat.
Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:08
Polish radio is reporting that a man who, as a child, was abused by a Catholic priest has written to the Pope after the Church refused to entertain a compensation claim.
Irish Government to pursue religious orders for €250 million in unpaid compensation to abuse victims
Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:55
The Cabinet of the Irish Government agreed this week to pursue religious orders for payment of the remaining €250 million needed to make up their half of the cost of €1.46 billion compensation promised to victims.
Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:10
The four orders of nuns that ran the notorious Magdalene Laundries in Ireland have said they have no intention of contributing anything towards the compensation fund set up by the Irish Government.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:09
An open letter issued by the American Catholic Bishops Conference which seeks legal restrictions on abortion and contraception has been condemned as "Orwellian" by the Catholics for Choice organisation.