Tin Tức Các Tu Sĩ TCG Lạm Dụng Tình Dục

Liên Mạng

08 tháng 11, 2009 - bổ túc ngày 22 tháng 4, 2010


LTS: Chỉ trong một tuần qua, đã có tới 6 tin tức về lạm dụng tình dục của các tu sĩ Thiên Chúa Giáo. Đăng lại các báo cáo tu sĩ lạm dụng tình dục sau đây không phải là việc "nói xấu" kẻ khác như một số người thường phản ứng. Đây chỉ là những đồ biểu, một dữ liệu cần thiết để đo lường trạng thái sinh hoạt của một định chế đã và đang chi phối đời sống tinh thần của một số đông người trên thế giới. Người có trách nhiệm sẽ phải can đảm đối diện với kết quả của hệ thống giáo luật áp đặt cho giới tu sĩ. Có lẽ đã đến lúc Vatican cần phải thay đổi qui chế, thay vì bưng bít một chuyện càng ngày càng nát bấy và đổ bể.

Ngoài ra, danh sách các linh mục bị tố cáo lạm dụng tình dục tính đến năm 2002 được tìm thấy trong web site "Database of publicly accused US Catholic Priests" http://app.bishop-accountability.org/member/index.jsp


Đây là tựa đề của các bản tin ở dưới.

1.- Giáo Hội La Mã lại gặp phải một kiện khác về tội lạm dụng tình dục

2.- Bốn ông giám mục hệ phái Amish bị truy tố về tội không báo cáo những vụ lạm dụng tình dục.

3.- Tổng giáo phận Chicago phải chi ra 3.9 triệu Mỹ kim để giải quyết các vụ lạm dụng tình dục.

4.- Có tới 400 vụ lam dụng tình mà tội pham là các ông tu sĩ Công giáo người Hòa Lan.

5.- Sáu thập niên sau, một ông (giáo dân) tố cáo các bà nữ tu lạm dụng tình dục.

6.- Việc lạm dụng tình dục của tu sĩ: Cựu linh mục McCormack tìm cách giấu kín những hồ sơ trong các cuộc tranh luận về việc phạm tội này.

7.- Một tu sĩ Ca-tô bị bỏ tủ 30 năm về tội loạn dâm (lạm dụng tình dục)

(xin xem các hồ sơ nguyên văn Anh ngữ theo sau)

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1. Catholic church hit with another abuse claim

ABC News, Australia/October 29, 2009

By Gus Goswell for PM

The Roman Catholic clergy is under fire over a Victorian woman's accusation that a Catholic priest in Ballarat sexually abused her when she was seven years old.

Her lawyers sent a letter outlining the woman's claims to every parish in Victoria, asking that it be read to all Victorian congregations.

The alleged victim says she was sexually abused by Gerald Ridsdale, a former priest who is currently serving a prison sentence for abusing more than 20 children.

But Ballarat's Bishop says he is convinced the priest did not sexually abuse the woman and the Catholic Archbishop Denis Hart has instructed Melbourne's priests to ignore the letter.

A warning: this report contains graphic allegations.

She recounted the alleged abuse on Fairfax Radio in Melbourne this morning.

"I was made to drink my own urine, eat my own vomit. I was beaten many times," she said.

"Yes, by Ridsdale, I was [sexually assaulted], yes."

The woman says her abuse began in the 1960s when she was seven years old at an orphanage run by the Catholic church in the regional Victorian city of Ballarat.

That claim is disputed by Ballarat's Bishop, Peter Connors, who says he is convinced the woman's version of events is wrong.

Nonetheless, she was given a $12,000 payment several years ago by the organisation that ran the home.

A spokeswoman for The Sisters of Nazareth has told the ABC the payment was a compassionate one or, in her words, "a pastoral gesture", not a compensation payment.

The Catholic Church says $12,000 was not related to the woman's current claims.

Angela Sdrinis, the alleged victim's lawyer, has sent a letter detailing her client's abuse claims to every Victorian parish priest, to point out that the Catholic Church's legal structure makes adequate compensation almost impossible to obtain.

"The Catholic Church, they've been hiding behind what I could call a corporate veil for over a decade," she said.

"In the cases of historical sexual abuse, the head of the church or the religious order in question has often passed away, they no longer exist.

"That leaves the property trust as the only legal entity that can be sued, and the High Court agreed with the argument of the Catholic Church that as the property trust has nothing to do with the hiring and firing and supervision of priests, they can't be held liable in cases of sexual abuse.

"So that leaves victims with no-one to sue."

The ABC has seen a copy of a letter Archbishop Dennis Hart wrote to Melbourne's parish priests in response to Ms Sdrinis' letter.

In it, Archbishop Hart says the claims of abuse have no connection to the Archdiocese of Melbourne and that a complaint in relation to the abuse has already been dealt with.

Archbishop Hart goes on to say that it is inappropriate for the letter's contents to be shared in the parishes of the Melbourne Archdiocese.

'Make it easier' for victims

But Chris MacIsaac, who leads Broken Rights - a support group for people sexually abused by Catholic clergy - says the Catholic church needs to make it easier for victims of abuse to pursue their claims.

"It really boils down to the fact they feel they've been treated unjustly and they feel that they've been denied their day in court," she said.

"It is very fragmented and it's very difficult to know who can be sued and who can't, and at the end of the day, victims feel that they've used everything in their power to keep them away from a fair and just outcome."

Father Brian Lucas from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference disputes that.

"The Towards Healing program that is used by most of the dioceses and religious orders in Australia and the Melbourne protocol itself make provision to deal pastorally with people who make these allegations and in the appropriate cases that can involve compensation," he said.

"That is an alternative to litigation. The suggestion that the church can't be sued is simply not correct."

Father Lucas says he does not believe the woman who spoke out today was abused by Ridsdale at the Ballarat orphanage.

"The allegations were referred to the Victoria police who did not take any action," he said.

"But apart from that, the church's own internal process under the Towards Healing protocol involved an independent assessment that was very thoroughly undertaken and in the particular case it was found that there were inconsistencies in the way that the story was being presented which suggested it lacked credibility.

"There was then an appeal against that and the review panel reviewed the assessment and came to the same conclusion."

The alleged victim says she intends to continue pursuing a civil action anyway.

2. 4 Amish bishops charged with not reporting abuse

The Associated Press/November 3, 2009

By Maria Sudekum Fisher

Marshfield, Mo. - Four Amish leaders in southwest Missouri who chose to "shun" an accused child molester in their community rather than report him to authorities were charged Tuesday with failing to report the sexual abuse.

Webster County prosecutor Danette Padgett said all four are bishops and face one misdemeanor count each of failure to report child abuse as a mandatory reporter.

Under Missouri law, people with "responsibility for the care of children" are required to report suspected child abuse. Examples of mandatory reporters under the statute are doctors, nurses, social workers and teachers and ministers who are not engaged in a "privileged communication."

The bishops were identified as Emmanuel M.S. Eicher, 44, Peter M. Eicher, 59, Jacob P. Schwartz, 79, and Christian J.F. Schwartz, 41, all of rural Webster County.

An attorney for the men, Will Worsham, questioned whether they can be considered mandatory reporters. He said the Amish do not separate government and religion and that a bishop is akin to a mayor or city councilman.

"I'm not convinced 'bishop' necessarily implies any type of religious authority in their community. And even if it did, I'm not sure they would qualify as 'clergy.' It doesn't appear anywhere in the law."

The four men knew that a member of their community, Johnny A. Schwartz, 36, had been abusing two underage children from June 2007 through June 2008, according to the probable cause statement. Schwartz was charged in mid-October with six counts involving sexual abuse of children.

Authorities would not say how Schwartz and the bishops with the same surname are related. They also would not release the ages of the children or their relationship to Johnny Schwartz.

About 2,200 Amish live in Webster County. Sheriff Roye H. Cole said authorities found out about the alleged abuse from someone who works among the them. That individual, who has not been identified, had heard about Schwartz being shunned by the community and asked why.

Shunning is a form of punishment among the Amish in which a member of the group who fails to follow the rules is ostracized.

"They make the religious argument that they've punished them," Cole said. "They're shunned, and if they confessed their sins and ask forgiveness, they have no moral authority to report it to the law."

"They feel they cannot report a brother that has been forgiven of their sins," he added.

Padgett and Cole said they believe the bishops were told about the alleged abuse by Schwartz's wife, which would make it a nonprivileged communication because she was not "confessing."

But Worsham, who also represents Johnny Schwartz, said prosecutors are using an overly broad definition of the mandatory reporter law.

"In order to hold up charges against these individuals, it could make a lot of people 'mandatory reporters' in this state that would be shocked to learn they were defined as such," Worsham said. "If you're a part-time Sunday school teacher, you may suddenly be defined as a 'mandatory reporter.' I don't think that's what anyone has contemplated in the past."

Associated Press Writer Dana Fields in Kansas City, Mo., also contributed to this report.


3. Chicago Archdiocese settles abuse cases for $3.9 million

Catholic News Service/July 25, 2009

Chicago -- The Archdiocese of Chicago announced July 21 that it had reached settlements totaling $3.9 million in cases of six survivors of clergy sex abuse. All of the cases involved abuse that happened between 1970 and 1986, and all of the priests involved have been out of ministry for almost 20 years, the archdiocese said. Two of the priests are dead; the other two have been laicized.

The announcement said the archdiocese and the survivors reached an agreement through "a comprehensive mediation process," which included sharing documents and information as well as the public disclosure of information. The parties involved also used an arbitrator to resolve any disputes. "It has long been the process of the archdiocese to reach out to victims to try to resolve their claims without requiring them to go through lengthy court proceedings," archdiocesan chancellor Jimmy Lago said in a statement. "We believe that negotiation and mediation are the best, most compassionate ways to resolve these cases, as it spares the survivors and their families the burdens and stresses of an extended legal process," he added.


4. 400 cases of sexual abuse by Dutch clergy

More than 400 cases of sexual abuse by clergy have been reported in the Netherlands since 1995

Radio Netherlands, Expatica/June 20, 2009

The Netherlands - The allegations were made on Friday night by television programme Zembla.

Among the victims are people who sought council from both Catholic priests and Protestant ministers.

The offenders include clergy holding a variety of functions and ranks.

So far only 200 complaints have been filed, 95 of which were deemed concluded.

Zembla says churches have been keen to hush up all the cases.

The programme found that the independent committee handling the complains of Catholic victims last year resigned en bloc.

The committe members felt that, rather than helping the victims, they were being pressured to protect the church against any claims.


5. Six decades later, 2 men accuse nuns of sex abuse

Star-Ledger, New Jersey/October 04, 2009

From a sidewalk in Kearny, Henry Coffey, 80, points to the sections of the old Sacred Heart Orphanage where he says nuns molested and beat him as a boy in the early 1940s: the laundry room; the nuns' quarters; the classrooms.

His sex-abuse claims will be hard to prove in court -- the nuns are deceased, for one thing - but Coffey and another former orphanage resident, Frank Fioretti, 81, recently cleared a legal hurdle when a Superior Court judge in Essex County denied a motion to dismiss their 2005 suit.

That motion had been brought by the Pallatine Sisters, the religious order now based in Harriman, N.Y., that ran the boys orphanage until it closed in the 1950s.

"I remember everything," Coffey said in an interview during which he recounted allegations that a nun and he had repeated sexual encounters in her room during his seventh-grade year, and intercourse at a bungalow in Harriman during the summer. "I always seemed to have a good memory."

Allegations that Catholic clergy molested minors in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s have become common in the last seven years, in the aftermath of the clergy sex scandal. Allegations dating to the 1940s are rarer, said Jeff Anderson, an attorney in St. Paul, Minn., who has represented thousands in clergy sex-abuse cases.

"You just don't hear about it," he said, "because those people have learned to suffer in silence and are afraid of rebuke, reprisal or disbelief."

Matters of time

They present obvious challenges to the court system, as the defense pointed out while trying to dismiss the case: Witnesses die. Evidence is lost. Memories fade. And then there are the statutes of limitations.

Stressing the passage of time since the alleged abuse, the Pallatines' attorneys noted in court papers that when the plaintiffs lived at the orphanage, from 1937 to 1943, "Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president of the United States, Winston Churchill was the British prime minister, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and James Cagney won the 1942 Academy Award for best actor for his role in the classic movie "Yankee Doodle Dandy.'"

The Pallatines' lawyer, in pressing for dismissal, argued that statutes of limitations were in effect, that the plaintiffs' delays in suing make the case virtually impossible to defend, and that Coffey tried to unfairly influence the testimony of another former orphanage resident. The lawyer, Anthony Dougherty, did not return calls seeking comment.


6. Clergy sex abuse: Ex-priest Daniel McCormack seeks to seal records in commitment battle

State says he is likely to commit another sex crime; officials want to extend his incarceration

Chicago Tribune/October 20, 2009

By Manya A. Brachear

Attorneys representing a convicted former priest moved on Monday to keep private most of the court proceedings and seal the records related to an effort to have him committed under a state statute for sex offenders.

Under the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act, the Illinois attorney general and the Cook County state's attorney filed a joint petition last month to have Daniel McCormack confined to a state treatment facility. The law allows prosecutors to seek continued incarceration if a psychological exam leads them to believe another sex crime is likely if the inmate goes free.

Last month, a forensic psychiatrist diagnosed McCormack with pedophilia and recommended civil commitment, a recommendation attached to the joint petition.

Citing details in that publicized report, defense attorney Daniel Coyne, a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, asked Judge Dennis Porter to seal records going forward and hear testimony about McCormack's mental health behind closed doors.

"Continued dissemination of the respondent's past crimes, current mental state, mental health history and psychiatric diagnosis to the Cook County jury pool will pose a serious and imminent threat to the fairness of the commitment proceedings," the motion said.

Prosecutors declined to respond to the motions before the next hearing date Nov. 4.

Barbara Blaine, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, objected to the defense team's efforts to keep part of the proceedings private, saying McCormack gave up his claims to privacy "when he chose to molest boys and devastate young lives."

Officials with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago declined to comment on Monday's proceedings but reiterated that McCormack was removed from the priesthood in 2007 by Vatican decree.

Mark Heyrman, clinical professor of law at the University of Chicago, said that if civil commitment is not considered extra punishment for the crimes committed, McCormack has a right to request protection.

"In my view, there aren't any good reasons why this hearing should be open to the public if the defendant doesn't want it open," he said. "Why do we need to know what's going on in the actual hearing? The fact that it's public may affect the outcome."

McCormack, 40, pleaded guilty in July 2007 to abusing five boys and was sentenced to five years in prison.


7. RC priest jailed 30 years for sodomy

The Guardian, UK/August 10, 2006

By Rose Mirondo

A Roman Catholic Priest, Sixtus Kimaro, was yesterday sentenced to 30 years in jail for sodomy.

Kimaro, 38, was further ordered by Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s court in Dar es Salaam to pay 2m/- in compensation to the 17-year youth he was found guilty of sodomising.

In passing the sentence, Principal Resident Magistrate Pellagia Khaday, noted that the long jail sentence was intended to be a deterrent to potential offenders.

In her judgement, Khaday said the prosecution had proved in court beyond doubt that the youth (name withheld) was indeed sodomised.

The magistrate said it had been proved that Kimaro had unnatural sexual intercourse with the youth, who is still considered a minor in law and, therefore, incapable informed consent.

She said that the reverend indecently assaulted the youth and dehumanised him.

”In view of the strong and compelling evidence tendered, I have no doubt whatsoever in my mind that the prosecution has proved its case beyond any reasonable shadow of doubt.

I therefore convict you,” the magistrate said.

The prosecutor, Willy Mlulu, noted: ”The accused being a clergyman ought to have been a role model.

I therefore ask the court to sentence him to life imprisonment for the first count and five years for the second count.

He should also be ordered to compensate the victim for the social embarrassment, physical and psychological torture he inflicted on him,’’ Mlulu said.

In mitigation, the convict’s lawyer, Dr Masumbuko Lamwai, asked the court to exercise leniency.

”Your honour, my client is a first offender. Moreover, if imprisoned, he stands to lose his reverend status,’’ Dr Lamwai told the court.

Having heard the mitigation, the magistrate handed Rev Kimaro a 30-year custodial sentence for sodomy and five years for dehumanisation of the youth. The sentences are to run concurrently.


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- Police investigate two Northern Ireland Catholic priests over child abuse 28 November 2009

- Archbishops at centre of cover-up November 26, 2009

- Dublin diocese report - at a glance November 26, 2009

- Child abuse victims of Irish clergy to be paid £145million November 25, 2009

- Pedophile Priest Working Near Kids November 23, 2009

- ‘If McConaghy is the Christian he professes to be he would have told the truth’ 4 December 2009

- 30-stone church abuser ‘too fat for jail’ 4 December 2009

- Ireland report into abuse by Catholic priests finds police coverup December 2, 2009


¨ Những báo cáo về các tu sĩ loạn dâm ở khắp nơi trên thế giới - Tài liệu Anh ngữ của Wikipedia:

(bổ túc ngày 22 tháng 4, 2010)


Europe, Latin America, North America, Ocenia, Other...

·· European countries ( Những nước tại Âu Châu )

Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Europe


- Austria...

Archdiocese of Vienna

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Vienna archdiocese

In 1995 Cardinal Hans Hermann Groër stepped down as head of the Roman Catholic Church in Austria following accusations of sexual misconduct. In 1998 he left the country. He remained a Cardinal. [1]

- Belgium

There have been several abuse cases in Belgium.

Diocese of Antwerp

Former parish priest Bruno Vos of Nieuwmoer parish in Kalmthout was officially charged with rape of a minor by the Belgian judiciary. There are also allegations of possession of child pornography included in the charge. [2]

- Czech Republic

Archdiocese of Olomouc

In 2000 Fr. Frantisek Merta and Olomouc Archbishop Jan Graubner were charged after allegations were made by a theology student, Václav Novák, that Merta had sexually abused altar boys since 1995.

-  France

There have also been several abuse cases in France.

Seine et marne

Henri Lebras sentenced to ten years for the rape of a twelve year old boy between 1995 and 1998.[3]

 - Germany

In February 2010 Der Spiegel reported that more than 94 clerics and laymen have been suspected of sexual abuse since 1995; but only 30 of those suspects had actually been prosecuted because of legal time constraints on pursuing cases.[4]

 -  Ireland

Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Ireland

See also: Murphy Report

Archdiocese of Dublin

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Dublin

See also: Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse

Several priests who abused children in the United States were Irish Nationals, notably Patrick Colleary, Anthony O'Connell and Oliver O'Grady.

Diocese of Ferns

Main article: Ferns Report

The Ferns Inquiry 2005 - On 22 October 2005 a government-commissi oned report compiled by a former Irish Supreme Court judge delivered an indictment of the handling of clerical sex abuse in the Irish diocese of Ferns.

-  Italy

It is difficult to ascertain the correct statistics for clerical sexual abuse in Italy because the Italian Government has a treaty with the Vatican that guarantees areas of immunity to Vatican officials, including bishops and priests.[5]

 -  The Netherlands

Cases of sexual abuse by religious members of the Roman Catholic Church in The Netherlands can since 1995 be notified to a central church institution, called Secretariaat Rooms-Katholiek Kerkgenootschap (SRRK). [6][7]. In February 2010 Salesians were accused of sexual abuse in their juvenate Don Rua in 's-Heerenberg. Salesian bishop of Rotterdam Van Luyn pleaded for a thorough investigation. [8]

-  Poland

Archdiocese of Poznan

In March 2002 Archbishop Juliusz Paetz quit following accusations, which he denied, of sexually molesting young priests.[9]

Diocese of Plock

In early 2007 allegations surfaced that former Bishop Stanislaw Wielgus (later very briefly Archbishop of Warsaw) was aware that several priests in his former diocese of Plock were sexually abusing minors. [10]

 - United Kingdom

There have been several abuse affairs in United Kingdom as well.

Buckfast Abbey School

Ealing Abbey / St Benedict's School

  • In 2009 a monk of Ealing Abbey, and former headmaster of the junior department of its associated school, St Benedict's, was sentenced to eight years in prison for sexually abusing boys.[13]

- Latin American countries

Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Latin America

 - Argentina

  • Julio Grassi was found guilty (by a three-judge panel of the Criminal Court Oral 1 Morón) of one count of sexual abuse and one count of corrupting a minor in the “Happy Children’s Foundation”[14].

Archdiocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz archdiocese

Allegations of sexual abuse on 47 young seminarists surfaced in 1994.[15]

 -  Brazil

Diocese of Anápolis

 - Mexico

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Legion of Christ

Fr. Marcial Maciel (1920 - 2008) founded the Legion of Christ, a Catholic order of priests originating in Mexico. Nine former seminarians of his order accused Maciel of molestation.[18] One retracted his accusation, saying that it was a plot intended to discredit the Legion. Maciel maintained his innocence of the accusations.

 - Peru

In 2007, Daniel Bernardo Beltrán Murguía Ward, a 42 year-old SCV consecrated layman was found by the National Police in a hostel in Cercado de Lima with a 12 year-old boy, of whom he was taking sexually explicit pictures. The boy was initially lured by Murguía Ward in Miraflores, where he was given Pokemon figures in exchange for photos of his intimate parts. When Murguía Ward was caught, he had paid the boy 20 soles ($7 USD) for his services in the hostel. The police have reported that pictures of two other boys were also found on Murguía Ward's camera and that the boy has claimed he received oral sex from Murguía Ward. These charges have been denied by the accused. Murguía Ward has since been removed from the SCV for his alleged misconduct. [19][20][21].

- North American countries

 - Canada

Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Canada

Archdiocese of St. John's

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in St. John's archdiocese

In the 1990s, criminal proceedings began against members of the Christian Brothers in Newfoundland.

-  United States

Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States

Archdiocese of Anchorage

The Society of Jesus made a $50 million payout to over 100 Inuits who alleged that they had been sexually abused. The settlement did not require them to admit molesting Inuit children, but accusations involved 13 or 14 priests who allegedly molested these children for 30 years.[22]

The Diocese of Fairbanks, a co-defendant in the case, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, claiming inability to pay the 140 plaintiffs filing claims against the diocese for alleged sexual abuse by priests or church workers during this period.[23][24][25]

Archdiocese of Boston

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Boston

Allegations of sexual misconduct by priests of the Archdiocese of Boston, and following revelations of a cover-up by the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, became known in 2004, causing Roman Catholics in other dioceses of the United States to investigate similar situations. Cardinal Law's actions prompted public scrutiny of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the steps taken in response to past and current allegations of sexual misconduct by priests. The events in the Archdiocese of Boston became a national scandal.

Archdiocese of Chicago

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago

Daniel McCormack, a self-confessed sexually abusive priest was sentenced to five years in prison for abusing five boys (8–12 years) in 2001.[26]

Diocese of Davenport

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Davenport diocese

On October 10, 2006, the Diocese of Davenport filed for Chapter 11 protection [27].

Archdiocese of Dubuque

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Dubuque archdiocese

In 2006 the Archdiocese settled a number of claims of sexual, and the Archbishop offered a personal apology. [28]

Diocese of Fall River

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Fall River diocese

Father James Porter was a Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of molesting 28 children;[29] He admitted sexually abusing at least 100 of both sexes over a period of 30 years, starting in the 1960s.[30] Bishop Sean O'Malley settled 101 abuse claims and initiated a zero-tolerance policy against sexual abuse. He also instituted one of the first comprehensive sexual abuse policies in the Roman Catholic Church. [31]

Diocese of Honolulu

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Honolulu diocese

Reverend Joseph Bukoski, III, SS.CC., Honolulu, Hawaii, a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary was canonically removed in 2003 as the pastor of Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo for allegations relating to sexual improprieties some 30 years earlier. Fr. Bukoski issued a written public apology to his victim on November 12, 2005.

Reverend Mr. James "Ron" Gonsalves, Wailuku, Hawaii, Gonsalves the administrator of Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church in Waihee, Maui, pleaded guilty on May 17, 2006 to several counts of sexual assault on a 12-year-old male. Bishop Clarence Richard Silva has permanently withdrawn his faculties and has initiated laicization proceedings against Deacon Gonsalves with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles agreed to pay out 60 million dollars to settle 45 lawsuits it still faces over 450 other pending cases. According to the Associated Press a total of 22 priests were involved in the settlement with cases going as far back as the 1930s. [32] 20 million dollars of this was paid by the insurers of the archdiocese. The main administrative office of the archdiocese is due to be sold to cover the cost of these and future law suits. The archdiocese will settle about 500 cases for about $600 million.[33]

Archdiocese of Miami

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Miami archdiocese

Since 1966, the Archdiocese of Miami Insurance Programs have paid $26.1 million in settlement, legal and counselling costs associated with sexual misconduct allegations made by minors involving priests, laity and religious brothers and sisters. [34]

Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Catholic archdiocese of Milwaukee

A 2003 report on the sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee revealed that allegations of sexually assaulting minors had been made against 58 ordained men. By early 2009, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee had spent approximately $26.5 million in attorney fees and settlements. Under Archbishop Timothy Dolan the archdiocese was able to avoid bankruptcy from lawsuits.[35]

Archdiocese of Omaha

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Omaha archdiocese

Archbishop Elden Curtiss reassigned a priest despite pedophilia allegations that had first emerged in 1959. He later admitted to failing to examine the priest's personnel file.[36] In 1993, Curtiss confessed to removing letters documenting abuse from the file, acknowledging his "shortsightedness and misjudgment."[36]

Diocese of Orange

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic diocese of Orange

On January 3, 2005 Bishop Tod Brown of the Diocese of Orange apologized to 87 alleged victims of sexual abuse and announced a settlement of $100 million following two years of mediation.

Diocese of Peoria

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Peoria diocese

Coadjutor Bishop John J. Myers of Peoria was among the two-thirds of sitting bishops and acting diocese administrators that the Dallas Morning News found had allowed priests accused of sexual abuse to continue working.[37]

In 2005, Rev. Francis Engels plead guilty to molesting a Peoria altar boy on trips to Milwaukee in the early 1980s.[38]

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Philadelphia

According to a 2005 investigation, while serving as assistant vicar for administration in 1996, Bishop Cistone was involved with silencing a nun who tried to alert parishioners at St. Gabriel parish about abuse by a priest. According to the report, there were several other instances of priest sexual abuse which Cistone was complicit in covering up.[39]

Diocese of Phoenix

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Phoenix diocese

On November 21, 2005, Monsignor Dale Fushek of the Diocese of Phoenix was arrested and charged with 10 criminal misdemeanor counts related to alleged inappropriate sexual contact with teens and young adults.[40]

Archdiocese of Portland

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Portland archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Portland filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on July 6, 2004, hours before two abuse trials were set to begin. Portland became the first Catholic diocese to file for bankruptcy. An open letter to the archdiocese's parishioners explained the archbishop's motivation.

Archdiocese of San Antonio

John Salazar - sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 18-year-old parishioner. [41]

Diocese of San Diego

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in San Diego diocese

On February 27, 2007, the Diocese of San Diego filed for Chapter 11 protection, hours before the first of about 150 lawsuits was due to be heard.

Diocese of Spokane

Under Bishop William S. Skylstad the Diocese of Spokane declared bankruptcy to protect it from claims of people abused by priests in December 2004. The Diocese of Spokane as part of its bankruptcy has agreed to pay at least $48 million as compensation. This payout has to be agreed to by the victims and a Judge before it will be made. According to Federal Bankruptcy Judge Gregg W. Zive, money for the settlement would come from insurance companies, the sale of church property, contributions from Catholic groups and from the diocese's parishes.[42]

Diocese of Stockton

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Stockton diocese

Fr. Oliver O'Grady molested multiple children in Stockton. [43] The 2006 documentary Deliver Us From Evil is based on accusations that Bishop Roger Mahony knew that Oliver O'Grady was an active pedophile.[44]

Diocese of Tucson

The Diocese of Tucson filed bankruptcy in September, 2004. The Diocese of Tucson reached an agreement with plaintiffs, which the bankruptcy judge approved on June 11, 2005, specifying terms that included allowing the diocese reorganization to continue in return for a $22.2 million settlement.

Oceania countries (những quốc gia ngoài đại dương)


Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Australia

Archdiocese of Sydney

  • Ross Murrin - Catholic brother plead guilty to sexually abusing eight male students. [45]

Archdiocese of Melbourne

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Melbourne archdiocese

There were several cases of sexual abuse in the Melbourne archdiocese.

  • Wilfred James Baker - sentenced to four years in prison (parole after 2 years) for 16 counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency, involving eight boys, aged 10 to 13, over a 20-year period between 1960 and 1979.[47]
  • David Daniel - sentenced to six years jail, with parole after 4.5 years, for molesting four boys, a girl and an adult male. [48]
  • Rex Elmer - abuser sentenced in 1998 to five years jail (with parole after 3 years 4 months) for molesting 12 boys at St Vincent's orphanage in South Melbourne. [49]
  • Paul Pavlou, convicted on 29 June 2009 of committing an indecent act with a child under 16 and of being knowingly in possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to an 18 month jail sentence suspended for 24 months and to a two year community based order. He will be registered on the Sex Offenders Register for 15 years. These offences occurred in 2005-2006 while he was the priest at Healesville in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. [50]

-  New Zealand

Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic diocese of Christchurch

The abuse scandal in Christchurch is an important chapter in the clerical abuse affairs in New Zealand.

 - Philippines

  • In 2002 the Catholic Church apologized for sexual abuse by hundreds of priests over the previous 20 years. [51]
  • In 2003 at least 34 priests were suspended in a sex abuse scandal. 20 were from a single diocese.[52]

-  See also (đọc thêm)

-  References (tài liệu tham khảo)

  1. ^ BBC News | EUROPE | 'Exile' for disgraced Austrian cardinal
  2. ^ Belga, 22 July 2008
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Sonia Phalnikar. Abuse allegations mount at German Catholic Church. Deutsche Welle. http://www.dw- world.de/ dw/article/ 0,,5224213, 00.html accessed 11 Feb 2010
  5. ^ NPR: Critics Press Italy, Church on Clergy Abuse
  6. ^ SRKK: geen doofpot seksueel misbruik [ Actualiteit | Katholiek Nederland ]
  7. ^ Mondiale RK-pedofilie
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  9. ^ FACTBOX: Roman Catholic Church sex scandals in Europe, U.S. | Reuters
  10. ^ Polish archbishop, officials ignored child sex abuse, says newspaper - Catholic Online
  11. ^ Monk jailed for schoolboys abuse (BBC News)
  12. ^ Jail for child sex abuse teacher (BBC News)
  13. ^ Priest charged with paedophilia Ealing Gazette 9 December 2008
  14. ^ Father Grassi: the sentence will be announced today "Momento 24", June 10 2009
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  16. ^ Brazil - Brazzil Mag - Close to 2000 Brazilian Priests Caught in Sexual Misconduct
  17. ^ Sex abuse in Brazil: abuser priest provides checklist for selecting victims | National Catholic Reporter | Find Articles at BNET.com
  18. ^ ReGAIN Website
  19. ^ "Capturaron a pedófilo cuando fotografiaba a menor de 11 años" (in Spanish). Peru 21. 2007. http://peru21. pe/noticia/ 69754/capturaron -pedofilo- cuando-fotografi aba-menor- 11-anos. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  20. ^ "Detienen a ingeniero de sistemas por tráfico de pornografía infantil" (in Spanish). Diario La Republica. 2007/10/30. http://www.larepubl ica.com.pe/ component/ option,com_ contentant/ task,view/ id,186033/ Itemid,/. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  21. ^ "Capturan a pedófilo que era laico consagrado" (in Spanish). Terra. 2007. http://www.terra. com.pe/noticias/ articulo/ html/act1018766. htm. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  22. ^ Jesuit Order Settles Suit on Sex Abuse in Alaska, New York Times, November 19, 2007
  23. ^ "Fairbanks Catholic Diocese filing for bankruptcy". KTUU.com. WorldNow. 2008-02-15. http://www.ktuu. com/global/ story.asp? s=7869569. Retrieved 2008-03-03. "More than 150 claims were filed against the church for alleged crimes at the hands of clergy or church workers between the 1950s and 1980s." 
  24. ^ Baldino, Megan (2008-02-15) . "Diocese of Fairbanks to file for bankruptcy". CNA. Catholic News Agency. http://www.catholic newsagency. com/new.php? n=11791. Retrieved 2008-03-03. "The negotiations allegedly failed because one of the diocese�s insurance carriers did not �participate meaningfully.� ... Robert Hannon, chancellor and special assistant to Bishop Donald Kettler, said bankruptcy would provide a way for church assets to be distributed fairly among abuse victims." 
  25. ^ "Fairbanks diocese will file for bankruptcy". The Anchorage Daily News. The McClatchy Company. 2008-02-13. Archived from the original on 2008-02-14. http://64.233. 167.104/search? q=cache:rwJCQ34S 1xkJ:www. adn.com/news/ alaska/story/ 314475.html+ Diocese+of+ Fairbanks&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=9&gl=us&lr=lang_en&client=firefox- a. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  26. ^ The Associated Press (2007-07-02) . "Priest gets 5 years for sex abuse". Chicago Sun-Times. Sun-Times News Group. Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. http://web.archive. org/web/20070704 233922/http: //www.suntimes. com/news/ metro/452305, priest070207. article. "An independent auditor issued a litany of recommendations to overhaul the way the nation's third-largest archdiocese handles sex abuse complaints and Cardinal Francis George apologized for his actions—or lack thereof—about the rumors surrounding the Rev. Daniel McCormack. ... McCormack pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for abusing five boys between the ages of 8 and 12 while he served as parish priest at St. Agatha Catholic Church." 
  27. ^ Iowa Diocese Files For Bankruptcy , Davenport Bishop Says Settlements For 24+ Sex Abuse Claims Left It No Choice - CBS News
  28. ^ Settlements and Verdicts
  29. ^ Victims testify of Porter assaults - The Boston Globe
  30. ^ Pedophile priest James Porter dies at 70 - U.S. news — MSNBC.com
  31. ^ Fall River bishop to head Fla. diocese
  32. ^ LA diocese settles abuse claims 1 December 2006
  33. ^ LA church to pay $600M for clergy abuse July 14, 2007
  34. ^ The Archdiocese of Miami
  35. ^ Bohn, Lauren E. (2009-02-26) . "New York City Archbishop Timothy Dolan". TIME Magazine. http://www.time. com/time/ nation/article/ 0,8599,1881861, 00.html
  36. ^ a b "Special Reports: Catholic Bishops and Sex Abuse". BishopAccountabilit y.org. http://www.bishop- accountability. org/resources/ resource- files/databases/ DallasMorningNew sBishops. htm#Curtiss
  37. ^ Egerton, Brooke; Reese Dunklin. [4] "Special Reports: Catholic Bishops and Sex Abuse"]. Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on 2004-02-18. http://www.bishop- accountability. org/resources/ resource- files/databases/ DallasMorningNew sBishops. htm#myers]. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  38. ^ Nunnally, Derrick (2005-06-03) . "Priest Sentenced to 10 Years". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). http://www.bishop- accountability. org/news2005_ 01_06/2005_ 06_03_Nunnally_ PriestSentenced. htm. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  39. ^ http://www.philadel phiadistrictatto rney.com/ images/Grand_ Jury_Report. pdf
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  41. ^ http://www.lasvegas sun.com/sunbin/ stories/nat- gen/2005/ jul/07/070708940 .html
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