Fr. Shay Cullen

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The front cover of Time magazine for its last issue of 2017 shows a group of brave women who eventually found the courage to speak out against the sexual exploitation and harassment they suffered at the hands of abusive males, and made the hash tag #MeToo trend on social media.…

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IT was a spark of light from the darkness of human right violations, horrific war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and ethnic cleansing that have caused the suffering, torture, starvation, and mass murder of thousands. That spark of light was the conviction and sentence to life imprisonment of Ratko Mladic,…

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The greatest pain for families is when the parents fight, argue, create a violent home, scold and beat the children, and then separate. It has happened thousands of times and that is just what happened to the mother and father of 12-year old Meanne. Her father disappeared, and in despair,…

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There is a massive and positive change in the level of public awareness, knowledge and commitment to challenge, confront and expose the sexual harassment and abuse of children and women in the past decade. In recent months, women have been coming out in public and naming those that had sexually…

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We need to declare a war on child sex crime to save thousands of children who are victims of rape and commercial sexual exploitation. A hundred thousand minors are trafficked every year — they are raped and abused and get addicted to drugs. The drugs make them weak, docile and…

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Imagine Juan, a barangay official, sitting in the church alone. He was waiting for the priest and when Father Pepito came into the sanctuary, he noticed Juan looking distressed and he went to him and he asked in Tagalog, “Can I help you?” “Yes, Father, I want to confess but…

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Child abusers inhabit the earth. There are hundreds of millions of child victims. One in every four children are said to be victims of sexual abuse. It may be a secret crime but it is very common. In Ireland, a group of victim–survivors name their charity One-in-Four to emphasize the…

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Jerry Aspinio, 13, was full of wonder and curiosity at the world as he grew up in Angeles City, Philippines. One day as he and some of his classmates left school, they heard a man calling to them from a house balcony just outside the school gate. “Come on over,…

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The German Bundestag Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development led by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Dr Bärbel Kofler, nominated last February the work done by the Preda Foundation, Father Shay Cullen and his team for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. It…

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Who says children are destroyed for life after being sexually and physically abused? Yes, they are hurt. It is hard for them when their abuser is not punished. They can live a more peaceful and happy life if they can remove the pain and hurt from their hearts. That’s the…

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