Sexual Abuse

PREDA-home-for-children

Reflections Fr. Shay Cullen PREDA Foundation It was the Preda hotline for reporting sexual abuse that saved the four children from sexual and physical abuse. The message came in from an anonymous reporter saying that Geraldine, 13 years old, was being sexually abused by her grandfather. The Preda Foundation social worker contacted her counterpart in the local government and she, trained by Preda, knew exactly Read More …

PREDA-Search-for-happiness

Reflections By Fr. Shay Cullen PREDA Foundation Sarah-Ann, 14 years old, walked with two police officers and two Preda Foundation social workers through the town in Pampanga to the traffic stand where the mini-buses line up to get passengers. She is a determined, courageous young girl and she is out to get justice for the rape that she endured several times from her abuser Rodolfo Read More …

Monsignor Cristobal Garcia was supposed to be kept away from children -- but we found him working with a squad of altar boys. (File 2005/Staff photo)

By Brooks Egerton The Dallas Morning News  National Geographic‘s new issue exposes the ivory business, which has been hiding in plain sight since a worldwide trade ban was enacted in 1989. And a major player in the magazine’s story is a priest in the Philippines whom I wrote about in 2005 when investigating another global-trafficking phenomenon — the Catholic Church’s movement of sexual abuse suspects Read More …

By Fr. Shay Cullen (His columns are published in The Manila Times, in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line) The conference recently held at the Vatican’s Gregorian University brought together cardinals, bishops, priests from over 100 countries and the heads of thirty-three religious orders to tackle the sexual abuse of children by catholic priests. Marie Collins from Ireland, abused at 13, by Read More …

By Artemio A. Dumlao BAGUIO CITY (October 3, 2011) – Expected to make a stir among the influential Roman Catholic church, a book even written by a nun, has documented sexual abuses by priests and religious. Launched here at the tempest of the twin storms that battered Northern Luzon, the book project: That She May Dance Again: Rising From the Pain of Violence Against Women Read More …