Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fr Liam O’Brien: The clearing of his name who was falsely accused by a Woman of Abuse

The clearing of the name of Kerry priest Fr Liam O’Brien who was falsely accused by a woman of abuse, has highlighted “two matters of great concern,” the leadership of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has said.

The association said there are a considerable number of false allegations being made against individuals.

“We have known of this for some time. Priests are now an easy target, and there are a considerable number of false allegations being made against individuals,” they said.

And there was “the absence, in most cases including this one, of any real support from church authorities for a priest who finds himself in this terrible situation.”

Apology

On Wednesday, Eileen Culloty apologised at the High Court in Dublin to Fr O’Brien whom she had falsely accused of abusing her.


IRELAND

Irish Times

Clearing of name of Kerry priest falsely accused raises ‘matters of great concern’

Patsy McGarry

Fri, Jun 7, 2013