Vincent’s evidence is about the abuse he suffered by former priest, Magnus Murray, at a Christian Brothers High School. In 2003, Murray was convicted of 10 charges involving four complainants for offending that occurred between 1958 and 1972. Murray’s conviction reawakened Vincent’s repressed memories of the abuse. In 2006, Vincent disclosed his abuse to a Parish Priest who arranged for counselling on the condition that Vincent would not sue the Church. Vincent was not advised of the A Path to Healing process nor the National Office for Professional Standards. In 2008, the Auckland Catholic Sexual Abuse Committee contacted Vincent to ask how much longer he needed to continue with counselling. Vincent’s statement also suggests improvements to the Catholic Church’s redress process, including listening to survivors, providing counselling and taking responsibility for abuse that occurred by the Church.

 

Statement of Vincent Reidy

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