A “catastrophic, inept, self-serving” church? Re-examining three reports on child abuse in the Republic of Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264434
Title:
A “catastrophic, inept, self-serving” church? Re-examining three reports on child abuse in the Republic of Ireland
Authors:
Garrett, Paul Michael
Affiliation:
School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland
Citation:
A “Catastrophic, Inept, Self-Serving” Church? Re-examining Three Reports on Child Abuse in the Republic of Ireland 2013, 24 (1):43 Journal of Progressive Human Services
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group
Journal:
Journal of Progressive Human Services
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/264434
DOI:
10.1080/10428232.2013.740405
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10428232.2013.740405
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Between 2005 and 2010, discussion of child abuse in the Republic of Ireland focused on abuse perpetrated by priests and members of religious orders. This attention is largely a consequence of three different and complex reports: (a) a 2005 report examining abuse in the Roman Catholic diocese of Ferns in County Wexford, (b) the Ryan Commission's mammoth report which, published in 2009, received coverage throughout the world, and (c) a report that was produced the same year and examined the handling of complaints of child sexual abuse by a “representative sample” of priests in the Dublin diocese during 1975 to 2004. This article seeks to furnish a brief, critical introduction to an international social work readership and concludes by focusing on two themes: the figure of the pedophile priest and the power of the Church in Irish society, and the centrality of poverty and social vulnerability in the lives of the victims of abuse.
Keywords:
CHILD ABUSE; RELIGIOUS GROUP
ISSN:
1042-8232; 1540-7616

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dc.contributor.authorGarrett, Paul Michaelen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-08T09:56:01Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-08T09:56:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationA “Catastrophic, Inept, Self-Serving” Church? Re-examining Three Reports on Child Abuse in the Republic of Ireland 2013, 24 (1):43 Journal of Progressive Human Servicesen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1042-8232-
dc.identifier.issn1540-7616-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10428232.2013.740405-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/264434-
dc.descriptionBetween 2005 and 2010, discussion of child abuse in the Republic of Ireland focused on abuse perpetrated by priests and members of religious orders. This attention is largely a consequence of three different and complex reports: (a) a 2005 report examining abuse in the Roman Catholic diocese of Ferns in County Wexford, (b) the Ryan Commission's mammoth report which, published in 2009, received coverage throughout the world, and (c) a report that was produced the same year and examined the handling of complaints of child sexual abuse by a “representative sample” of priests in the Dublin diocese during 1975 to 2004. This article seeks to furnish a brief, critical introduction to an international social work readership and concludes by focusing on two themes: the figure of the pedophile priest and the power of the Church in Irish society, and the centrality of poverty and social vulnerability in the lives of the victims of abuse.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Groupen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10428232.2013.740405en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Progressive Human Servicesen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD ABUSEen_GB
dc.subjectRELIGIOUS GROUPen_GB
dc.titleA “catastrophic, inept, self-serving” church? Re-examining three reports on child abuse in the Republic of Irelanden_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Irelanden_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Progressive Human Servicesen_GB
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