The Cardinal Connell Files No 2 – Fr Payne

February 10, 2008 at 12:10 am 1 comment

Reams of Paper 3Reams of Paper 3Reams of Paper 3Reams of Paper 3

Between 1968 and 1987, Father Ivan Payne sexually assaulted an unknown number of children, some of whom were patients in Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, and some of whom were altar boys or may have been children who he met while he worked for more than 20 years as a volunteer with Sunshine House, the St Vincent de Paul holiday home for poor children.

Here is how the Catholic Church dealt with this case. >>>

The Response to the Crimes of Father Ivan Payne

In 1981, Andrew Madden, an altar boy in Cabra, complained that Father Payne had sexually abused him. The Dublin Archdiocese sent Father Payne to see a psychiatrist, and then moved him to Sutton parish where he continued to abuse children.

In 1985, Father Payne was appointed as a Presiding Judge at the Dublin Regional Catholic Marriage Tribunal, where he counseled couples who were seeking annulment of their marriages. In 1998, Cardinal Connell was appointed Archbishop of Dublin.

In 1993, Andrew Madden took a legal case against Father Payne, and Father Payne made an out of court settlement of £27,500. He funded this legal settlement with a £30,000 loan from the Dublin Archdiocese.

In 1995, when the media reported on details of this settlement, Cardinal Connell moved Father Payne out of Sutton. Father Payne also stopped working at the Dublin Regional Catholic Marriage Tribunal.

In May 1995, when the story about the court settlement became public, Cardinal Connell denied that the Archdiocese had paid the compensation. “I have compensated nobody,” he insisted. “I have paid out nothing whatever in compensation.”

In October 1995, Cardinal Connell admitted that he had lent Father Payne the money for this settlement. “I helped by giving the assistance of a loan,” he said. “And consequently I have always believed the Diocese did not compensate.”

In 1998 Father Payne admitted to eight sample charges of sexual assaults on young boys. He was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for these crimes.

The Cardinal Connell Child Sex Abuse Files

The Cardinal Connell Files No 1 – Fr McGennis
The Cardinal Connell Files No 2 – Fr Payne
The Cardinal Connell Files No 3 – Fr Reynolds
The Cardinal Connell Files No 4 – Fr Walsh
The Cardinal Connell Files No 5 – Fr Naughton

The Scale of Clerical Sex Abuse of Children

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Ireland, News, Religion.

The Cardinal Connell Files No 3 – Fr Reynolds The Cardinal Connell Files No 1 – Fr McGennis

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. casper  |  February 27, 2008 at 6:27 am

    I met him before you.He was sent to canada because of what he did to me.I was 7 but i did everything i could to tell them about him but nobody was listening to me.casper

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


A blog by Michael Nugent

Welcome to my blog about living in the maddest country on earth. Please feel free to leave a comment.

I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.

Feeds

February 2008
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829  

Bionic Bohs

As mentioned above, if you like Irish football and/or cultural nostalgia, I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohs in the 1970s.

%d bloggers like this: