187 allegs - 98 priests - no convictions, child p_rn victims, Satanic rituals
- - Catholic child abuse: 187 allegations against 98 priests have led to
- Abuse survivor demands state inquiry
- Restitution Returns to the United States Supreme Court (again) (child
- Court hears details of satanic ritual
- Girl’s satanic horror
Catholic child abuse: 187 allegations against 98 priests have led to zero
“I am one of the fortunate survivors to have succeeded in securing a
criminal conviction against one of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me,”
writes campaigner Mark Vincent Healy.
THE DIOCESES OF Clogher, Elphin, Killala and Waterford join the infamous
group of seven Catholic Church authorities, including Derry, Dramore and
Limerick, where not one priest has been convicted for having committed an
offence or offences against a child or young person despite numerous allegations
since 1 January 1975. From the 16 dioceses reviewed to date by the
National Board for Safeguarding Children, there have been 187 allegations made in
relation to 98 priests where there have been no convictions. This
represents a third of the church authorities examined where not one priest was held
To date there have been four reviews of missionary orders where a total of
113 priests have had 287 allegations raised against them but only seven
priests have ever been convicted. The sad reality is that only 6.2 per cent
of accused Irish missionaries are ever convicted. I am one of the fortunate
survivors to have succeeded in securing a criminal conviction against one
of two Spiritan priests who sexually abused me from the ages of nine to 12
and then tried to cover it all up. Forty-seven Spiritans had 142 allegations
made against them in the second tranche of audits, and only three were
Fr Andrew Greely, a professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago
believes there could be up to 50 victims per priest. Meanwhile, Richard Sipe
a psychotherapist in Maryland, has said 250 victims may suffer over the
lifetime of a paedophile. Shockingly, the 106 priests accused in the third
tranche could possibly have abused between 5,300 to 26,500 potential victims.
Just 271 came forward....
Abuse survivor demands state inquiry Sarah Stack and David Young – 24
AN abuse survivor who alleges an uncle of the former Bishop of Clogher was
one of his attackers has demanded a state inquiry into clerical sex crimes
in Northern Ireland. The Stormont Executive has established a statutory
probe into abuse committed in state and church-run institutions, but its
remit does not cover criminal acts committed by priests outside of children's
Michael Connolly claims he was victimised for five years of his childhood
in Donagh, Co Fermanagh, by parish priest Peter Duffy, who was later
promoted to canon. The deceased cleric was the uncle of the former Bishop of
Clogher, Joseph Duffy, who was today heavily criticised for unsatisfactory
responses to child abuse allegations and risky behaviour of priests in the
Restitution Returns to the United States Supreme Court (again)
By James R. Marsh on April 24, 2013
Today, James R. Marsh of the Marsh Law Firm and Paul G. Cassell of the
University of Utah College of Law Appellate Legal Clinic, filed a brief in the
United States Supreme Court in their latest effort to convince the Court
to consider the critical issue of criminal restitution for victims of child
The case, Doyle Randall Paroline v. Amy Unknown, arises out of a
long-fought extensively litigated restitution action which started almost four years
ago before Judge Leonard Davis in the Eastern District of Texas Tyler
Division. In January, the defendant filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
in the Supreme Court seeking review of last year's landmark Fifth Circuit en
banc decision which significantly expanded the rights of child pornography
victims to receive criminal restitution.
Court hears details of satanic ritual
April 24 2013 By Sandy Moeketsi
Johannesburg - Phrases were chanted before Kirsty Theologo and her friend
were set alight, the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's
Court heard on Wednesday. Her alleged murderers stood at the points of a
satanic star, where candles burnt. In the middle of the star was a burning Bible,
where blood would be shed, Lester Moody told the court. Moody was
testifying against four people accused of setting Theologo and her friend alight in
an apparent satanic ritual on October 21, 2011....
Girl’s satanic horror April 24 2013 By SUSAN DU
Johannesburg - Kirsty Theologo thought that she was going to a party with
friends she trusted on the night of October 21, 2011.
She brought another girl along.
She had a drink.
She trusted her friends when they told her they needed to stop by a petrol
station to get sweets, then again when they said there had been a change
of plans and that they would be going into the “mountains of Linmeyer”
The “party” turned out to be a satanic ritual in which Kirsty was
drugged, bound, drenched in petrol and burnt so severely that she died later in
hospital. Her friend, now 16, survived. She can’t be named due to her age....
Kirsty and her friend - the only two people not dressed entirely in black
- lost consciousness due to the brake fluid that had been secretly added to
their drinks. The two victims were then bound and left to one side while
the accused created a “satanic star” in the ground and lit candles at each
of its five points, Moody testified....
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