One of the First Whistleblowers on Sex Abuse in Catholic Church

His major book, A Secret World: Sexuality and the Search for Celibacy, concluded that 6 per cent of priests (later revised to 9 per cent) had had sexual contact with minors and that at least a third of clergy were homosexuals. For years his research work was called into question by the American hierarchy, but … Read more

Cardinal Wuerl Withdraws from World Meeting of Families

A Cardinal who was heavily criticised for his handling of child sexual abuse allegations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next week, it has been confirmed. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, was due to give the keynote address, entitled “The … Read more

Sexual Abuse Victims Group Calls for Removal of Cardinals Wuerl, Farrell and Maradiaga from World Meeting of Families Line-Up

A group representing clerical child sex survivors worldwide has written an open letter to Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin seeking the removal of three cardinals from World Meeting of Families (WMOF) events in Dublin later this month. Archbishop Martin is chairing the WMOF board. Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) represents survivors in 15 countries and … Read more

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