Abuse appeal started by Catholic Middlesbrough Diocese

Abuse appeal started by Catholic Middlesbrough Diocese

From the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10605047

A Catholic diocese has launched an appeal after being found liable for running a boys’ school where 150 former pupils are suing for abuse.

Middlesbrough Diocese is facing the £8m compensation claim.

The alleged abuse took place between 1960 and 1992 at St William’s in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire.

A judge ruled last year that the De La Salle Brotherhood, which provided the school with teachers at the time, had no legal responsibility.

At a hearing at Leeds Crown Court last year, a judge decided that the diocese, which owned the home, and not the De La Salle Order of Christian Brothers, a Catholic order of lay teachers, was responsible for the abuse that took place.

The compensation claim by the 150 pupils was submitted in 2006.

Started appeal

However, the Middlesbrough Diocese said it believed the Catholic brotherhood should take some responsibility.

Jeremy Stuart-Smith QC, representing the diocese and its Catholic Child Welfare Society, started the appeal in front of the three judges at the Court of Appeal in London on Monday.

The case centres around the alleged systematic abuse of boys aged between 10 and 16 from 1960 to 1992.

The home provided residential care and education for boys with emotional and behavioural problems aged from 11 to 18, mainly from Yorkshire and the North East.

Humberside Police started an investigation in 2001, which focused on child abuse at the home between 1965 and 1992.

The appeal is expected to last four days, when judgement will be reserved to a later date.


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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

Posted on July 21, 2013, in Bill Donohue, Catholic League, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Diocese of Middlesbrough, Pope Benedict, Pope Benedict XVI, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse, Uncategorized, Vatican, William A Donohue and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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