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Global clergy abuse survivors and allies to urge USCCB to condemn Bannon’s anti-gay rally in Baltimore.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11-15-21. “Catholic groups equating homosexuality with pedophilia,” they say “are demonizing gay survivors of clergy abuse.” BALTIMORE, Maryland - On Tuesday, November 16th at 11:00am, survivors of clergy sexual abuse and advocates will hold a press conference outside of the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront (700 Aliceanna Street) urging the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Pope Francis to condemn the use of the abuse crisis by Church Militant and Steve Bannon to promote an anti-gay political agenda, a central tenet of Tuesday’s protest rally outside the USCCB’s general meeting. For the past decade, Church Militant has capitalized off the rape and sexual abuse of children, using their suffering as an opportunity to court donors and gain followers. At the behest of their wealthy donors, like financier Marc Brammer, they have built a propaganda network to mobilize support for their agenda of re-criminalizing homosexuality by fear-mongering about [...]

November 15th, 2021|ECA Blog Posts|0 Comments

ECA GLOBAL NEWS UPDATES – FALL 2021

ECA GLOBAL NEWS. FALL 2021. HEAD OF FRENCH BISHOPS SAYS ABUSE REPORT IS DEVASTATING OCTOBER 1, 2021: FRANCE. For 3 years, the French commission, CIASE, investigated sexual abuse committed in the church. This commission compiled a 2,000+ page report and the report has not ruled out any point of the systemic dimension of the problem. In the words of a survivor of clerical abuse in France, François Devaux, founder of the association La Parole Libérée, the report "points to the failure of the church in its governance, the amateurism of canon law, the inaction of the bishops, the psychic grip, the self- esteem, the absence of women in the life of the church, the positions taken on sexuality, theology. In short, he says that everything must be refounded to provide a guarantee of operation." READ MORE HERE ABC NEWS ARTICLE CALL FOR FRENCH BISHOPS TO RESIGN OCTOBER 12, 2021: FRANCE. Anne Soupa, a lay theologian [...]

October 13th, 2021|ECA Blog Posts|0 Comments

FRENCH REPORT REVEALS OVER 300,000 CHILDREN ABUSED BY CLERGY

October 5, 2021: PARIS (AP) By SYLVIE CORBET — Victims of abuse within France’s Catholic Church welcomed a historic turning point on October 5, 2021, after a new report estimated that 330,000 children in France were sexually abused over the past 70 years, providing the country’s first accounting of the worldwide phenomenon. Report documents 3,000 pedophiles working within French Catholic Church over the last 70 years. The independent commission examining sex abuse within the Roman Catholic Church in France believes of the 3,000 child abusers, two-thirds of them were priests — wrongdoing that Catholic authorities covered up over decades in a “systemic manner,” according to the president of the commission that issued the report, Jean-Marc Sauvé. The 2,500-page document was issued as the Catholic Church in France, like in other countries, seeks to face up to shameful secrets that were long covered up. Victims welcomed the report as long overdue and [...]

October 7th, 2021|Announcements, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ECA, SNAP AND NATE’S MISSION ENDORSE PRESIDENTIAL PICK FOR US AMBASSADOR TO THE VATICAN

October 2, 2021. WASHINGTON, D.C. Peter Isely and Tim Law, both representing ECA, were in Washington DC at the Cathedral of St. Michael's on October 5th for a press event. This is President Biden's church in DC.  We worked with Becky Ianni and Zach Hiner of SNAP and Sarah Pearson of Nate's Mission Wisconsin for a press conference to endorse Kerry Robinson who is the likely pick of Biden to be the next US Ambassador to the Vatican. She has said good things about accountability, transparency and the need  to include survivors in any discussions about solutions to clergy abuse. If chosen she would be the first Ambassador with experience and knowledge of clergy abuse issues.

October 7th, 2021|ECA Blog Posts|0 Comments

ECA GLOBAL NEWS – SUMMER UPDATES.

  ECA GLOBAL NEWS. SUMMER 2021. SURVIVORS OF INDIGENOUS RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS IN CANADA DEMAND APOLOGY AND RELEASE OF RECORDS JUNE 2, 2021; CANADA. Ending Clergy Abuse, (ECA), a global network of clergy abuse survivors and activists, was horrifying to learn of the deaths and cover-up of 215 innocent indigenous children found buried on the residential school grounds at the Kamloops Residential School. The Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia was operated by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate up to 1969. St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany, Ontario, was operated by the same Catholic Order. Evelyn Korkmaz, a founding member of Ending Clergy Abuse, (ECA), is a survivor of the sexual abuse endured at St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany, Canada. There are 139 residential schools across Canada, and she reports that “although, we as residential school survivors have known of these burial grounds, we had no proof of [...]

July 12th, 2021|ECA Blog Posts|0 Comments

US$90 A YEAR PROVIDES VITAL SUPPORT FOR SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS IN AFRICA 

THE TOTYA PLATFORM IN UGANDA. Baby Sharon's story (not her real names); The now 2 year old Sharon is the youngest client that we have, she was defiled by her mother’ boyfriend. Sharon mother Josephine separated with her husband in July 2020, (father to Sharon) due to both physical and emotional violence, in the effort to escape from all that, she met a new man, who became her boyfriend. He rented for her a house and gave her a small charcoal selling business to make life better for her, she seemed contented but this happiness didn’t last for long. In the month of October 2020, as Sharon mother had gone to buy some necessities from a nearby shop, the boyfriend took the opportunity of her absence and defiled the 18 months old child, on her arrival, she found the child in endless tears and wondered what could have happened, by [...]

July 11th, 2021|ECA Blog Posts|0 Comments
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