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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

News Roundup

"The Courier told on Saturday how a Scot who says he was subjected to abuse at St Ninians during the 1970s is demanding a public inquiry into institutional abuse in Scotland.
David Sharp, who has described the catalogue of abuse as “Scotland’s shame”, has also told how he was trafficked to Ireland to be raped by up to five men.  Mr Sharp, 55, originally from Glasgow and now living in England, said a now deceased man he knew as Christian Brother Ryan began preying on him when he was 10 and residing at St Ninian’s School in Falkland.  Mr Sharp said the abuse started when he had been at the Falkland school for less than a month — and it left him terrified to wake up each day.  In addition to Ryan’s sinister “love”, he said there was also violence carried out in a basement that had been converted into showers.  Mr Sharp says he was trafficked to Ireland when he had to spend his holidays at St Ninian’s and the other boys went home." (Read story here: Six arrested in investigation into alleged abuse at Fife school )
From Abuse Tracker this evening

Former Priest Daniel McCormack Taken Into Police Custody On Abuse Charge

CBS Chicago
May 21, 2014 7:05 PM
(CBS) — A former Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to numerous cases of child molestation is back in police custody.
Chicago Police News Affairs has confirmed to Newsradio that officers took Daniel McCormack into custody Wednesday on a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Police say the arrest stems from a complaint back in 2005.
McCormack was being held in a state facility after doing time in connection with incidents that happened when he led two Chicago churches.


Former Chicopee priest faces accusation of sexual misconduct

The Republican
By Jeanette DeForge |
on May 21, 2014
CHICOPEE — A Franciscan priest who served at St. Stanislaus Basilica and St. Anthony of Padua parishes during the 1990s has been suspended from active ministry in Pennsylvania after an allegation of sexual misconduct was filed against him.
Rev. Michael Lewandowski was removed from active ministry this we


From Abuse Tracker this morning

Priest listed for court in western Sydney re an altar boy

Broken Rites
By a Broken Rites researcher (article updated on 21 May 2014)
Child-sex charges against a retired senior Catholic priest, Father Richard Cattell, 73, are being scheduled now for the Parramatta Local Court in western Sydney later in 2014. The offences were allegedly committed against an altar boy between 1984 and 1987. In the early 1990s, Father Cattell became the vicar-general assisting a bishop in the administration of western Sydney's parishes.
Cattell is now living in retirement on the Gold Coast in Queensland. The matter had its first mention on 24 March 2014 in Tweed Heads Local Court, which is the New South Wales court that is nearest to the Queensland border. This court hearing was a brief administrative procedure, to enable the matter to be officially filed.
Richard St John Cattell was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent acts.
Cattell was not required to enter a plea in this initial court appearance,


Assignment Record – Rev. Segundo Llorente, s.j.

Summary of Case: A native of Spain, Llorente was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1934. He spent the next 40 years in remote Alaskan villages, which were served by Jesuits' Oregon Province. (He wasn't an official member of the Oregon Province until he requested that status in 1981.) In 1960 Llorente was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives, serving two terms. He also became a well-known writer. Llorente was transferred in 1975 to the Yakima, Washington diocese, and then to


Australian Survivors 6 - To Hell and Back

An abuse survivor now living in London, UK, has used all photos in his possession to produced this video which runs for about 24 minutes.


We deeply regret any maltreatment ...

Belfast Telegraph
We deeply regret any maltreatment and hurt to children at Sisters of Nazareth, says Sister Brenda McCall
For several weeks Sister Brenda McCall quietly listened to stories of the horrific abuse of young children placed in the care of the Sisters of Nazareth.
Yesterday she described the evidence of alleged victims to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry as shocking and harrowing.
As she left the witness box after her second day of evidence to the inquiry, Sister Brenda, a member of the Sisters of Nazareth Congregational Group, apologised to those who were abused while in their care.


Sex abuse survivors will give evidence at RC in Brisbane

The Satellite
SURVIVORS of sexual abuse will for the next two weeks give evidence to the Royal Commission in seven private sessions being held in Brisbane.
Although these seven sittings are full, Royal Commission chief Janette Dines said those who want to share their experiences can phone 1800 099 340.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has had more than 2000 phone calls from people in Queensland, with about 60 to tell their story in this round of sessions.


Six arrested in investigation into alleged abuse at Fife school

The Courier
Six men with links to a notorious Irish Catholic brotherhood have been arrested and charged in connection with multiple allegations of child abuse at a residential school in Fife during the 1970s and 1980s.
The six men, now aged between 60 and 76, were spoken to by police as part of an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse, beatings and mental torture at the former St Ninian’s School in Falkland.


Former Bishop of Derry Dr Edward Daly defends Sisters ...

Belfast Telegraph
Former Bishop of Derry Dr Edward Daly defends Sisters of Nazareth nuns accused of abusing children
The former Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly, has defended the work of the religious order at the centre of child abuse allegations at two children's homes.
Dr Daly said that the Sisters of Nazareth had been "grossly overworked and underfunded" and had cared for children during extremely difficult periods in Northern Ireland's history.

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