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3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
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Monday, 6 February 2017

New Norcia Benedictine Community Among Worst Child Sex Abuse Perpetrators

I wonder if some of these Catholic 'orders' shouldn't simply disappear?

In the Benedictine Community of New Norcia, 21.5 per cent of priests were accused of sex abuse. (Supplied: The New Norcia Benedictine Community)

Western Australia's Benedictine Community of New Norcia rated among the worst for historical child sex offenders according to figures released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The commission found the number of alleged priests who were perpetrators in the Catholic church in WA was higher than the national average.

The report found 7 per cent of priests from all Catholic Church authorities who ministered from 1950 to 2010 across Australia were accused of child sexual abuse, but for the Benedictine Community of New Norcia, the amount was more than triple that at 21.5 per cent.

In the 1950's, 17.6 per cent of the Benedictine Community of New Norcia was subject to an allegation, compared to a 2.7 per cent of priests of all Catholic Church authorities with priest members in a ministry that was subject to a claim.

Almost 60 per cent of the abuse survivors who contacted the commission reported being abused in faith-based institutions and two thirds of that group reported abuse in Catholic institutions.

In Western Australia the dioceses with highest proportion of alleged perpetrators included the Benedictine Community of New Norcia, the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth with 8.3 per cent and the Diocese of Bunbury at 7.8 per cent.

The commission identified 1,880 alleged perpetrators and 500 unknown perpetrators Australia-wide.

Christian Brothers WA "harrowing"

In her opening address, Gail Furness SC said the accounts given to the commission in 2014 by survivors of four institutions in Western Australia run by the Christian Brothers was "particularly harrowing".

"The Christian Brothers had kept visitation reports and Provincial Council Minutes from 1919 which revealed concerns about Brothers sexually misconducting themselves with children," she said.

"From 1959, such concerns were no longer reported in the minutes."

The lawyers for the Christian Brothers told the commission that there may have been a decision made in the late 1950's to stop recording the matters.

Gee, ya think? After 40 years of not being able to stop it, they just appear to have accepted it as normal and not worthy of mention. Astonishing!

22% Christian Bros - pedophiles

The commission found 22 per cent of Australian Christian Brothers non-ordained religious and priests were alleged perpetrators.

The commission examined abuse allegations at Christian Brothers colleges in Bindoon, Tardun, Clontarf and Castledare between 1947 and 1968.

It found the Christian Brothers were aware of abuse allegations at their WA schools for decades, but failed to prevent it.

Harrowing stories of child abuse and child sex abuse committed by 'Christian Brothers' have been reported from many different countries.

Catholic priests sex abuse of children as reported in the movie Spotlight, was not the first scandal as such in America. Newfoundland's Mount Cashel predated the Boston Globe report by 13 years. Mount Cashel boy's home was operated by the poorly named 'Christian Brothers'. Hundreds of boys were abused over decades there and a police investigation in 1975 failed to stop it. It was in 1989 before it hit the fan. 

Christian Brothers have been accused of all sorts of atrocities on children in the UK. They originated from Ireland.