Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

January 13, 2013

RADIO: Where is the Fire of Pentecost? Sexual Abuse, the Catholic Church and Culture

Title: Where is the Fire of Pentecost? Sexual Abuse, the Catholic Church and Culture
Program: Encounter
Channel: ABC Radio National
Date: January 5, 2013
Language: English
Duration: 53:50 min.

Description: »Sexual abuse of children and adolescents by Catholic clergy has shocked communities in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Australia, and most recently Germany and Belgium. It promises to be a continuing story, given the forthcoming Royal Commission's focus on institutional abuse. In 2010, on the feast of Pentecost, the Christian feast that gives birth to the church, then Canberra Goulbourn Archbishop Mark Coleridge addressed his community, acknowledging that many of the causes of abuse can be located in the Church's culture. We ask experts about the ways culture is a determining factor for sexual abuse. What has been learnt? What ought to be done?«

Podcast: ABC Radio National