Sat 25th Oct 2014 | Last updated: Fri 24th Oct 2014 at 18:39pm

Facebook Logo Twitter Logo RSS Logo
Hot Topics

Topic: clerical abuse crisis

Most bishops’ conferences miss Vatican deadline on drafting abuse guidelines

Mgr Scicluna says without counting Africa a majority of conferences have complied with Vatican instruction

The Irish government is going to make it a criminal offence for a priest not to tell the gardai when a sex offender confesses his crime: I say, bring it on

A few dozen Irish priests in jail will do the Church nothing but good

Only a proper understanding of the priesthood will renew the Irish Church

Ireland has seen two nasty extremes: fawning over and hatred of priests. The solution lies in rediscovering what the priesthood is about

Irish Church is on the path to renewal, Church leaders tell pilgrims

Archbishop Martin welcomes more than 12,000 pilgrims from 120 countries

The media always connect child abuse with religion when it involves Catholics: but when it involves Muslims, the very word is taboo. Maybe Rochdale will change all that

The fact is that this kind of ‘street grooming’ is mostly a Muslim phenomenon. So why?

Cardinal Brady’s situation is now irretrievable, and he would be wise, therefore, to retire; but the storm beating down on him is wholly undeserved

This is one of those media witch hunts which have nothing to do with justice

Al-Qaeda official said Catholics in Ireland were ‘fertile ground’ for conversion

Suggestion to target Catholics contained in a letter to Osama bin Laden

Cardinal Brady: I will not resign over role in inquiry that let abuser off

Cardinal criticises BBC documentary as misleading and says he had no power to stop abuse

Vatican report hails progress in reform of Irish Church

Investigators say the Church has done an ‘excellent’ job in implementing stricter child protection guidelines

The Irish Church faces yet another test: a widespread loss of faith

The Church in Ireland has finally got to grips with child abuse. Now, as the Apostolic Visitation report makes clear, it faces a new, grave crisis