child abuse

  • July 27, 2010

    'Britain’s witch children', a Channel 4 television Dispatches documentary shown on Monday 26 July, was disturbing and revealing.

  • June 9, 2010

    A group of Roman Catholics have marched to St Peter’s Square in the Vatican to call for women to be ordained as priests. Police asked them to leave as they peacefully handed out flyers to passers-by.

  • May 25, 2010

    Supporters of the Greenbelt festival have rejected suggestions that the inclusion of Peter Tatchell amongst the speakers will leave children at risk of abuse.

  • April 15, 2010

    Human rights and gay campaigner Peter Tatchell, an atheist, has praised Catholic bishops for rejecting baseless claims that being gay is linked to abusing children.

  • April 15, 2010

    While some Roman Catholic leaders are truly penitent, says Savi Hensman, some have dug the church into an even deeper hole by their attempts to shift blame on to others. A more careful assessment is needed of claims and counter-claims.

  • April 4, 2010

    Churches across Britain and Ireland - and especially Catholic leaders - have used Easter Sunday sermons to address the Catholic Church's handling of its global child abuse scandal.

  • April 3, 2010

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed strong concern about the response of, and to, the Catholic Church in Ireland over sex abuse. But his remarks may also have been exaggerated.

  • March 31, 2010

    While the response of the Vatican to calls for change, investigation, admission and openness over child abuse scandals remains culpably defensive, other Catholics have been speaking and acting much more positively.

  • March 26, 2010

    The Vatican has launched an extraordinary attack on the world's media, blaming reporters for the scandal over the Catholic Church's deepening and severe child abuse crisis.

  • March 26, 2010

    The monumental child abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is providing endless fuel for its detractors. But the pain and outrage of millions of loyal Catholics is just as real - and can be a harbinger of deep change.