Catholic Church Ellis defence scrapped in ‘momentous day’ for abuse survivors

Catholic Church Ellis defence scrapped in ‘momentous day’ for abuse survivors

Posted January 01, 2019 06:14:06 Photo: John Ellis, a former lawyer, tried to sue the Catholic Church for negligence (AAP: Paul Miller) Related Story: NSW child abuse survivors to be allowed to sue churches After an 11-year battle, survivors of institutional child abuse locked out of suing for compensation will …

Pope urges predator priests to turn themselves in and face justice for sexual abuse

Pope urges predator priests to turn themselves in and face justice for sexual abuse

Posted December 21, 2018 22:14:51 Photo: The pope has previously used his Christmas address to denounce corruption. (AP: Riccardo De Luca) Pope Francis has urged predator priests who have sexually abused children to turn themselves in, in one of his strongest comments ever on the crisis sweeping the Roman Catholic …

Illinois Attorney-General finds 500 more Catholic clergy accused of abuse

Illinois Attorney-General finds 500 more Catholic clergy accused of abuse

Posted December 20, 2018 11:30:37 Illinois Attorney-General Lisa Madigan has issued a blistering report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in the midwestern state received allegations of child sexual abuse by 500 more clergy than previously publicly identified. Key points: Report says Catholic Church failed its obligation to …

Former Burnie Marist College priest Thomas Fulcher sentenced to four years’ prison over historic sex abuse

Former Burnie Marist College priest Thomas Fulcher sentenced to four years’ prison over historic sex abuse

Updated December 19, 2018 18:08:42 Photo: Thomas Fulcher, pictured in the Marist College 1967 year book. (ABC News: Rick Eaves) A priest who worked at the Marist College in northern Tasmania in the 1960s has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to historic sex crimes. Key …

Former Burnie Marist College priest sentenced to four years’ prison over historic sex abuse

Former Burnie Marist College priest sentenced to four years’ prison over historic sex abuse

Updated December 19, 2018 17:42:15 Photo: Thomas Fulcher, pictured in the Marist College 1967 year book. (ABC News: Rick Eaves) A priest who worked at the Marist College in northern Tasmania in the 1960s has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to historic sex crimes. Key …

Joao Teixeira de Faria, celebrity faith healer, hands himself in after sexual abuse complaints

Joao Teixeira de Faria, celebrity faith healer, hands himself in after sexual abuse complaints

Posted December 17, 2018 18:36:28 Photo: Spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria, also known as John of God, arrives at a spiritual healing centre in Brazil. (Supplied: Agencia Brasil) A celebrity faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women has turned himself in to authorities in Brazil after …

International Criminal Court urged to investigate Catholic Church for the cover-up of child sexual abuse

International Criminal Court urged to investigate Catholic Church for the cover-up of child sexual abuse

Posted December 13, 2018 06:15:04 Photo: Peter Gogarty says he wants the Church held accountable for what it did to children. (ABC News: Nancy Notzon) There are two questions weighing heavily on abuse survivor Peter Gogarty’s mind — how people who claim to believe in and preach the Gospel could …

NSW Government introduces ageing and disability commissioner to ‘stamp out’ abuse

NSW Government introduces ageing and disability commissioner to ‘stamp out’ abuse

Posted December 15, 2018 13:56:05 NSW will introduce an independent ageing and disability commissioner with powers to issue search warrants and trigger investigations to help “stamp out” abuse. Announcing the plan on Saturday, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the commissioner, to be introduced from July 1, would have sweeping powers …

Former US Olympic Committee chief referred to FBI for alleged lies over Nassar abuse scandal

Former US Olympic Committee chief referred to FBI for alleged lies over Nassar abuse scandal

Posted December 15, 2018 10:45:21 Photo: Scott Blackmun resigned as US Olympic Committee chief in February over his response to the Larry Nassar scandal. (Reuters/USA Today Sports: Kyle Terada, file photo) A former head of the US Olympic Committee has been referred to the FBI after making “materially false statements” …

After racial abuse by Chelsea fans, Raheem Sterling says UK media coverage is fuelling racism in English football

After racial abuse by Chelsea fans, Raheem Sterling says UK media coverage is fuelling racism in English football

Posted December 11, 2018 11:30:03 Raheem Sterling, one of the English Premier League’s brightest and most high-profile talents, is caught in the centre of a furious debate over racism in the stands and the UK press’ portrayal of black footballers. Key points: Man City star Raheem Sterling has identified unequal …