Safeguarding

Vatican Meeting on the Protection of Minors – Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly reviews the recent Vatican meeting, how it was reported in the media and the address by veteran Vatican journalist Valentina Alazraki..

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What is needed following PBC2019 – Marie Collins

Marie Collins assesses the recent Vatican Meeting on ‘The Protection of Minors in the Church’ and calls for ‘black and white laws’ to follow.

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PBC2019 – Archbishop Eamon Martin

“The powerful testimony of survivors has really brought all of us to our knees” Archbishop Martin on the Vatican meeting on Protection of Minors in the Church

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Sharing the lessons of bitter experience – Archbishop Eamon Martin

Archbishop Martin says that the Vatican meeting on the ‘Protection of Minors’ is an opportunity to help others to avoid the past mistakes of the Irish Church.

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Current Safeguarding Practice in the Irish Church

After years of work and thanks to a ‘one church’ approach, best safeguarding practice has become part of the culture of the Irish Church.

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The need for zero tolerance and accountability – Marie Collins

“There is an international standard for child safety and that should apply no mater what part of the world the child is in” – Marie Collins

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Why Pope Francis called the ‘Protection of Minors’ meeting

Papal biographer Austen Ivereigh reflects on the troubled background to this meeting and the lessons Pope Francis learned from Chile last year. 

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Marie Collins commends Spotlight to all Catholics

Marie Collins commends all Catholics to watch Spotlight, the winner of Best picture at the 2016 Oscars, which details the cover-up of abuse in Boston.

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How is the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors progressing?

In this episode of ‘A Question of Faith’, Marie Collins provides an update on the work of the Commission since it was established last year.

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How is the Church now safeguarding children and caring for survivors?

On ‘A Question of Faith’ we hear about the on-going work of the National Board for Safeguarding Children, Towards Healing and Towards Peace.

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Interview with Marie Collins

Abuse survivor Marie Collins talks about the role and work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on which she serves.

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Safeguarding – training the trainers

Safeguarding awareness programmes at parish level are delivered by ‘trainers’ who themselves have been trained by tutors at national level.

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My Peace I Give You – Healing through our Wounds

Author Dawn Eden reflects that our wounds, while painful and sometimes humiliating, can be the source of healing and a profound union with the Risen Lord – who was recognised by the apostles by his wounds.

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IEC2012 – Accepting Responsibility, Bringing Healing

Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, addressed the topic of The Abuse of Children: Accepting Responsibility, Bringing Healing

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