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Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

On August 14, 2018, The Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, delivered the findings from a nearly 2 year long grand jury investigation. The report revealed more than 300 Catholic priests across Pennsylvania sexually abused over 1000 children over seven decades. The hierarchy of church leaders covered up the abuse, persuading victims not to report the abuse and law enforcement not to  investigate it. “We believe that the real number - of children whose records were lost, or who were afraid ever to come forward - is in the thousands...Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades,” the grand jury wrote in its report. For the Full Report: Click here: 2018_08_14_Interim_Redacted_Pennsylvania_GJ_Report Video of the Press Conference to release the Report 

August 16th, 2018|ECA Blog Posts, North America|0 Comments

Global survivors of clergy abuse join SNAP & CCR

August 15, 2018. The Global survivors of clergy abuse join SNAP in calling for a US Federal Investigation into abuse and cover up in the Catholic Church. Global Survivors & CCR Join in calling for a Federal Investigation Today, global survivors of clergy sexual abuse are applauding the US based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) in the organization’s call today for a US federal wide investigation of child sex crimes and cover-ups in the American church. The call comes in the wake of the explosive release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report detailing decade’s long abuse of children and the cover up of those crimes by bishops and senior managers in dioceses around the state. “This is a global system of abuse and cover up,” said Denise Buchanan, Survivor from Jamaica/Board member of ECA (www.ecaglobal.org). ECA is a global justice project of survivor leaders and [...]

August 16th, 2018|ECA Blog Posts, North America|0 Comments

Is Pope Francis also a part of the “circle of secrecy”?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2018 Global survivors, activists and experts to Pope Francis: break your silence about Cardinal Wuerl. Is Pope Francis also a part of the “circle of secrecy”? In wake of explosive US Grand Jury report, organization reissuing their demand that Wuerl step down from his role in papal visit to Ireland. Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Pope Francis (Credit: David Goldman/AP) On Friday August 10th, 2018 Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA) a global organization of survivor leaders, activists and experts issued an open letter to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin. In the letter the organization urged Pope Francis to remove from their prominent roles in the upcoming Papal visit, three Cardinals apparently linked to covering up sex crimes for their brother bishops and be investigated instead. There was no reply from Martin to the organization’s open letter. The three were Cardinal Óscar Maradiaga of Honduras and [...]

August 16th, 2018|ECA Blog Posts, North America|0 Comments

Global survivors to Martin: Three cardinals should step down from WMOF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2018 Global clergy abuse survivors and activists to Dublin archbishop: ask Pope to remove three cardinals linked to cover-up of clergy sex abuse from the WMOF. ECA joins public demands that these Cardinals be investigated, not honored Irish survivors deserve more respect from Papal visit, organization says Organization appreciates Martin’s efforts to get clergy abuse on the Papal agenda See: Open letter to Archbishop Martin available in: https://www.ecaglobal.org/open-letter-to-archbishop-martin-from-eca/ Prominent clergy abuse survivors and human rights activists are delivering an open letter to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin today from a global organization focused on holding the Vatican accountable for ending clergy abuse. The activists are urging Martin to ask the Pope to take three decisive actions, including removing from the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) three cardinals facing serious questions about protecting brother bishops who have committed sexual abuse. The cardinals should be investigated, not [...]

August 10th, 2018|ECA Blog Posts, Europe|0 Comments

Open Letter to Archbishop Martin of Dublin

Open Letter to Archbishop Martin of Dublin on behalf of global survivors of clergy sexual abuse Dr. Denise Buchanan - contact@ecaglobal.org - Jamaican survivor, ECA Board member Peter Isely - peterisely@gmail.com - United States survivor, ECA Founding member and spokesperson Fernando Brierley - fbrierley@gmail.com - Chilean survivor, ECA Founding member August 10, 2018 Dear Archbishop Martin, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin Ending Clergy Abuse (ECAglobal.org) is appealing to you on behalf of clergy sexual abuse survivors from around the globe. We are an organization that speaks on behalf of survivors from different parts of the world where the Catholic Church can be found. Clergy abuse survivors form together a global community of sorrow and solidarity, memory and witness. They speak in all the languages of the earth; they are of every skin color; they are of all ages. They are male and female; they are of different sexual [...]

August 9th, 2018|ECA Blog Posts, Europe|0 Comments

Victims of clergy sex abuse talk about their stories

By Ivey DeJesus Email: idejesus@pennlive.com Ahead of what is expected to be a blistering report on child sex crimes in the Catholic Church, PennLive on Friday will host a roundtable discussion with victims of clergy sex abuse. The victims have agreed to share their stories and experiences testifying before investigating grand juries. All the victims have testified before grand juries that have investigated clergy sex abuse in Pennsylvania, including the current investigation into six dioceses, and previous probes into abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. PennLive will stream the event live on PennLive's Facebook page beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018. Readers with questions for the panel are welcome to post them in the comment section below. The findings from the current investigation into abuse in the dioceses of Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Scranton, Erie and Greensburg is currently under a stay order from [...]

July 24th, 2018|ECA Blog Posts|0 Comments
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