Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Irish child-abuse official praises Catholic bishops' new resolve

Catholic World News - March 03, 2010

The head of an Irish agency concerned with child abuse has said that he is confident that sexual abuse by Catholic priests is "coming to an end," as the Irish bishops adopt program to protect children. Ian Elliott of the National Board for Safeguarding Children reported that "a uniform commitment to change has taken root across dioceses." As evidence of the bishops' new attitude, he cited a passage from the statement issues after a meeting in Rome, in which the Irish bishops affirmed "their collective commitment to the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children"-- the agency he leads. Several bishops have already taken courses offered by the National Board, he said.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($15,164 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,836.18
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: niall - Mar. 03, 2010 6:56 PM ET USA

    It's amazing that this important news about the commitment in Irish dioceses to child protection will only appear in a Catholic newspaper - I will be quite surprised if the news is reported in Ireland's national newspapers...I doubt it will happen; scandal & sensationalism sell newspapers - not good news about the Catholic Church!

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria August 29
Every Aspect of the Catholic Thing August 28
News Posturing: How the dramatis personae use each other August 28
The intractable practical problems with the Kasper proposal August 28
No, the Pope did not endorse a gay-friendly children's book August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church CWN - August 5