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Topic: clerical abuse crisis

The Rosminian order must face up to its past: what happened in Tanzania was a moral catastrophe

Last night’s programme was distressing to watch. The men who suffered abuse, though cruelly treated, have retained their dignity

Kenya’s clerical abuse cases should have been handled with more transparency

RTE’s programme about abuse in Africa showed two very different ways of handling the problem: facing up to it or keeping it quiet

Celibacy does not explain priestly abuse, says report

But 1960s generation of priests lacked ‘careful preparation for a celibate life’, according to long-awaited John Jay report

Vatican orders world’s bishops to draw up guidelines on abuse

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says every bishops’ conference must have guidelines for handling clerical sex abuse within a year

Vatican publishes letter to episcopal conferences on how to address sex abuse cases

The Vatican has asked episcopal conferences to prepare a guide in the coming year on how to deal with cases of sexual abuse

Vatican to publish guidance for bishops on abuse

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has sent a letter to bishops’ conferences around the world giving guidelines for dealing with clerical abuse cases

Our future looks hopeless, says leader of Irish Christian Brothers

Brother Philip Pinto says future is uncertain because of costly abuse cases and a shattered reputation

Don’t abandon God because of ‘attacks of evil’ in Church, says Pope

Benedict XVI tells young people in foreword to YouCat that they must know their faith ‘with precision’

We should pray for all those clergy falsely accused of sexual abuse

There are almost certainly far more of them than most of us realise

Irish bishops donate £9m to support abuse victims

Bishops issue pastoral letter to mark anniversary of Pope’s letter to Irish Catholics