Global survivors respond to official release of German church abuse study

Matthias Katsch (Photo by Simone Padovani)

September 25, 2018. The official release today by the German bishops of their self-authorized study of the sexual abuse of children in the German church, already widely reported on last week from leaked sources, is significant not only for what it says but for what it doesn’t say.  As the authors of the report concede, as shocking and alarming as their conclusions are, the true extent of the abuse is likely much greater and the actual number of victims much higher.

In fact, although claiming to be a National report on the problem of clerical abuse, it clearly is not. No examination of religious order abusers is included in the findings.  Male religious orders account for approximately a […]

2018-09-25T15:35:48+00:00September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Figures published today on the extent of sexual abuse by priests in Germany

Figures published today on the extent of sexual abuse by priests in Germany.

Statement by Matthias Katsch, speaker and chairman of ECKIGER TISCH and ECA Founding Member.

September 12, 2018. It is good that we finally have figures available that prove what we already suspected:  Like its sister churches in the USA, Australia, Ireland and many other countries of the world in which the Catholic Church is represented, the Church in Germany is entangled in a system of abuse and cover-up, and has been able to deceive the public about it for decades.

The study shows us only a part of reality: Files were destroyed, many cases were not properly documented, and there was confusion in the file keeping. Above all, the religious communities were […]

2018-09-12T19:21:07+00:00September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse Welcome New York AG Investigation Into Abuse and Cover-Up

Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse Welcome New York AG Investigation Into Abuse and Cover-Up.

Urge Victims, Witnesses, and Whistleblowers to Contact Confidential Hotline

Investigation into How Bishops Have Funded Decades-Long Cover-Up Long Overdue.

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood is seen in Albany on May 15. Photo Credit: AP/Hans Pennink.

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2018-09-06T23:51:54+00:00September 6th, 2018|0 Comments
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