Category: Child Sexual Abuse

Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Apostolic Letter

Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis on the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons

Apostolic letter protection minors Title: Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis on the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons Author: The Supreme Pontiff Publication: Holy See Press Office Date: 26MAR2019 The protection of minors and vulnerable persons is an integral part of the Gospel message that the Church and all its

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Apostolic Letter

Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis ” Vos estis lux mundi “

“Vos estis lux mundi” Title: Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio by The Supreme Pontiff Francis ” Vos estis lux mundi “ Author: The Supreme Pontiff Francis Publisher: Holy See Press Office Date: 07MAY2019 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Mt 5:14). Our Lord Jesus Christ calls every believer to

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Red Mass Crime Scene
Child Sexual Abuse

Red Mass for judges, lawyers defended amid protests at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne

Author: Paul Kennedy Publication: ABCNews website Date: 30JAN2020 A leading lawyer has defended the Catholic Church’s right to hold a traditional mass for judges and lawyers in Melbourne, despite protesters saying it should be scrapped. Key points: The “Red Mass” tradition for the legal fraternity dates back to the 13th century Protesters have called for

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Child Sexual Abuse

New Catholic Archbishop is confronted by 93yo Eileen Piper over child abuse

Eileen Piper confronts Comensoli Author: Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar Publication: The Age Date: 30AUG2018 A 93-year-old woman publicly confronted the new Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne on Thursday with the harrowing story of how the clergy sexually abused her late daughter. Eileen Piper, her face stricken with grief, presented Archbishop Peter Comensoli with a picture of

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Canon Law

Report of Dr Rodger Joseph Austin JCD STL in the Matter of John Andrew Ellis v His Eminence Cardinal George Pell & The Trustees of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney & ORS

Author: Dr Rodger Austin JCD STL Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 05SEP2005 Author of this Report I, the undersigned, Rodger Joseph Austin, am the author of this Report. I was born on 13 August 1939. I am a canon or church lawyer. I obtained a degree in theology [STL]

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Canon Law

A Response to Dr Rodger Austin’s Report

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 24JAN2017 Dr Austin’s report of 28 November 2016 to the Royal Commission states that bishops and religious superiors have an obligation to report child sexual abuse to the civil authorities where the civil law requires it because of Church moral teaching

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Child Sexual Abuse

An exploration of the existence of clergy child sexual abuse dark networks within the Victorian Catholic Church

Author: Sally Muytjens Publication: Queensland University of Technology Date: 2019 Abstract Literature, inquiries and media reports show that the occurrence of Catholic clergy child sexual abuse is a global phenomenon and an established fact (Webber and Babwin 2014; Doyle 2006; Cahill and Wilkinson 2017, 95). Catholic clergy child sexual abuse networks have been acknowledged informally

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Child Abuse Royal Commission
Child Abuse Royal Commission

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Final Report Australia 17 Volumes

Author: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Publication: Australian Parliamentary Inquiry Date: Dec 2017 For more information visit: https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/final-report On 12 November 2012 the then Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced that she would recommend to the Governor-General that a Royal Commission be appointed to inquire into institutional responses to child abuse. Following this

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Child Sexual Abuse

Canon Law a Systemic factor in Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church submission to The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Submission to The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 10AUG2015 In 1974, Pope Paul VI by his Instruction, Secreta Continere abolished the “secret of the Holy Office” and replaced it with the “pontifical secret”. He expanded the Church’s highest form of secrecy outside the confessional to cover

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