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We all know this disgusting scandal is as a result of The Church and The State, but who do you hold mostly accountable, and should therefore pay out the most in compensation to victims?

The State
The Church
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Syferus

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Re: Clerical abuse!
« Reply #2565 on: March 08, 2018, 03:38:51 PM »
Is that Fearon character gone for good so?

Think so. Just two more to go and all will be right with the GAAboard world.

Don’t be so down on yourself.

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« Reply #2566 on: March 08, 2018, 04:02:55 PM »

Glad to hear that Fr Stevenston has been asked to step in.

That would be the same Father Stevenson that was a teacher at St Colman's for almost all the time the Finnegan was there.

The Irish News with some breaking news
http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/03/07/news/priest-in-charge-of-dromore-diocese-is-former-head-of-school-where-malachy-finegan-abused-pupils-1271879/

Brendan Hughes 07 March, 2018 01:00
THE priest temporarily in charge of the Diocese of Dromore following the resignation of its bishop over the Malachy Finegan scandal is a former head of the school where the cleric sexually abused pupils. Canon Liam Stevenson and the Catholic Church last night did not address questions about his role, including when he first became aware of allegations against Finegan...

A bit of an own goal by the diocese or whoever appointed this lad Stevenson when they're still right in the teeth of this scandal.
Are Church authorities that detached from the real world?

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« Reply #2567 on: March 08, 2018, 04:09:37 PM »
is he a brother of Denis Stevenson the ever so polite corner back from Armagh

Owen Brannigan

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« Reply #2568 on: March 08, 2018, 04:24:27 PM »

Glad to hear that Fr Stevenston has been asked to step in.

That would be the same Father Stevenson that was a teacher at St Colman's for almost all the time the Finnegan was there.

The Irish News with some breaking news
http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/03/07/news/priest-in-charge-of-dromore-diocese-is-former-head-of-school-where-malachy-finegan-abused-pupils-1271879/

Brendan Hughes 07 March, 2018 01:00
THE priest temporarily in charge of the Diocese of Dromore following the resignation of its bishop over the Malachy Finegan scandal is a former head of the school where the cleric sexually abused pupils. Canon Liam Stevenson and the Catholic Church last night did not address questions about his role, including when he first became aware of allegations against Finegan...

A bit of an own goal by the diocese or whoever appointed this lad Stevenson when they're still right in the teeth of this scandal.
Are Church authorities that detached from the real world?

His appointment was a consequence of his recent elevation to the second in command in the diocese as Vicar General when he was moved to Lurgan to replace Mons Hamill who had a complaint of historical nature upheld by Bishop McAreavey and was removed from being vicar general and parish priest of Lurgan at the end of last year. 

By simply allowing the vicar general to take over rather than putting in an administrator with no possible connection to Finnegan (an administrator has been put in place in other dioceses when the bishop has left his post) is a tactical error by the Church and may well cause embarrassment in the media as the PSNI move in to investigate the historic abuse when Finnegan was employed in the school. 

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Re: Clerical abuse!
« Reply #2569 on: March 08, 2018, 05:48:35 PM »
is he a brother of Denis Stevenson the ever so polite corner back from Armagh

yes

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Re: Clerical abuse!
« Reply #2570 on: March 09, 2018, 10:31:32 PM »


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« Reply #2572 on: March 09, 2018, 11:07:54 PM »
http://yournewswire.com/catholic-archbishop-pedophilia-god/

Wtf?
This is unbelievable coming from anyone never mind a cardinal, no wonder the Catholic Church is in the state it is!!

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« Reply #2573 on: March 10, 2018, 09:51:41 AM »
http://yournewswire.com/catholic-archbishop-pedophilia-god/

If this fella is still in office by close of the Australian working day what does it say about the Catholic Church?

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« Reply #2574 on: March 10, 2018, 10:43:42 AM »
Putting internet gobshítes in their place since 1999

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« Reply #2576 on: March 10, 2018, 11:45:16 AM »

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« Reply #2578 on: March 12, 2018, 11:08:04 AM »
Mary McAleese on Rte radio says that her young brother was abused by that animal Finnegan

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Re: Clerical abuse!
« Reply #2579 on: March 12, 2018, 11:12:57 AM »
Why is Father Burns being hounded out of Hilltown?
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