Breaking the Taboo

August 11, 2020 Admin 0

The hope of justice being delivered to victims of sexual abuse and harassment cases involving clergymen looks remote. One and perhaps the biggest barrier is the apparent denial of the cases, which will only generate suspicion about cover-up attempts by the Church.

Childhood victims struggle to report sexual abuse in Catholic Church

August 7, 2020 Admin 0

Sisca said she would like to report the case under the new rules “even though the perpetrator has become very old”, to make people aware of the danger of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. “I never made an official report about the assault because I didn’t know the procedure,” she said.

Justice delayed, denied for victims of sexual abuse in Catholic Church

August 7, 2020 Admin 0

Sisca did not believe the cardinal could have possibly been oblivious to the alleged sexual abuse. “Where has he been? We had high hopes for him. He was appointed cardinal by the Pope. It’s a prestigious title. A cardinal is a chosen figure, and [the Pope] would not appoint a random priest,” she told The Jakarta Post in early February.

Broken trust: Catholic Church and sexual abuse

August 7, 2020 Admin 0

A priest’s involvement in a sexual relationship, for example, even though it might be consensual, could be regarded as a form of abuse of power and trust because of the position the priest and the pledge he made at his priestly ordination to live in celibacy.