Category: Abuse

Parish Reacts to ‘Diabolical Masterpiece’

A parish in Johannesburg archdiocese has presented its resolutions from a public forum on Church clerical abuse. Immaculate Conception church in Rosebank presented the resolutions from its Groundswell forum, held in October, to Archbishop...

Ireland to Reassess Claims of Magdalene Laundries Victims

Women who worked in Ireland’s “Magdalene laundries” but were denied compensation under the state’s Magdalene Restorative Justice programme have won their long-running battle to have their applications reassessed. New legislation will ensure that payments...

German Prosecutors Launch Crackdown on Church Sex Abuse

German police and prosecutors are launching investigations into clergy sexual abuse following the release of a report containing evidence of 3,700 alleged child sex abuse cases in the Catholic Church over a 68-year-period. Authorities...

Answers on Jesuit Abuse Case

Fr David Rowan SJ, Regional superior, Society of Jesus in South Africa – Although all the issues raised have been addressed in numerous media recently, the Southern Cross letter “Clear answers now on abuse”...

If Pope is Innocent of Vigano’s Claim, Let Him Say So

The Southern Cross editorial of September 12 in favour of a Truth & Reconciliation Commission for repairing the abuse scandal and restoring justice to the Church in the wake of the terrible crisis engulfing the whole Body of Christ, deserves grateful praise.