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Supreme Court rejects Vatican appeal in sex abuse case

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:59 pm
by peter63
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65R3UB20100628
The nation's highest court, asked to rule on a U.S. appeals court decision that cleared the way for the lawsuit to proceed, rejected the Vatican's immunity appeal without comment.

The lawsuit, filed by a plaintiff identified only as John Doe, claimed he was sexually abused on several occasions in the mid-1960s when he was 15 or 16 by a Roman Catholic priest named Father Andrew Ronan.

According to court documents, Ronan molested boys in the mid-1950s as a priest in Ireland and then in Chicago before his transfer to a church in Portland, Oregon, where he allegedly abused the victim who filed the lawsuit. Ronan died in 1992.

Re: Supreme Court rejects Vatican appeal in sex abuse case

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:08 am
by Tulip1
Absolutly shocking, well you see what the popes word is worth,

Re: Supreme Court rejects Vatican appeal in sex abuse case

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:25 am
by Gadfly
I know I shouldn't care what happens within the RCC because I defected last year, but at least now there might be justice.

From this mornings Indo:

http://www.independent.ie/national-news ... 38272.html
This special status of the Vatican caused uproar last year when the Murphy Report into the cover-ups in the archdiocese of Dublin complained bitterly that neither the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, nor the Papal Nuncio in Dublin, answered its queries for files.

Re: Supreme Court rejects Vatican appeal in sex abuse case

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:16 pm
by nozzferrahhtoo
Interesting. A prosecution.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/bre ... ing39.html

How many have there been so far or is this the first?

Re: Supreme Court rejects Vatican appeal in sex abuse case

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:45 pm
by Tulip1
6 pupils abused only 12 months, so that's 2 months each... shockingly low

Re: Supreme Court rejects Vatican appeal in sex abuse case

Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:40 pm
by nozzferrahhtoo
At least in the US now too they are also starting to shift talk to the language of actual prosecutions and not just attempts and complaints.

http://www.irishemigrant.com/ie/go.asp? ... oryID=7248
The first American lawsuit against Irish former Catholic priest Patrick McCabe (74) was filed in California within the past few days.