Tag: Australia

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For Australia, child protection outweighs religious freedom, ambassador says

ChildProtection Outweighs Religious Freedom Title: For Australia, child protection outweighs religious freedom, ambassador says Author: Elise Ann Allen Publisher: Crux Date: 11SEP2020 ROME – Australia’s new ambassador to the Holy See has said that when it comes to nuanced issues such as religious freedom in the country’s fight for child protection, her government’s evaluation would

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Opinion

Holy See response to Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission: another example of clericalist obstinance

Holy See clericalist obstinance Title: Holy See response to Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission: another example of clericalist obstinance Author: Des Cahill and Peter Wilkinson Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 10SEP2020 It is almost three years since the Royal Commission inquiring into child sexual abuse recommended that the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

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Holy See Offers observations on Royal Commission recommendations

Vatican Response Royal Commission Title: Holy See Offers observations on Royal Commission recommendations Author: ACBC Staff Publisher: The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Media Blog Date: 04SEP2020 The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has provided the Holy See’s observations on 12 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to the Australian Government.The Royal

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The Altar Boys

Recording: Truth-telling with Suzanne Smith and David Marr

Truth Smith Marr Oxley Title: Recording: Truth-telling with Suzanne Smith and David Marr Byline: Laura Oxley, External Communication Officer, Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion Publisher: UTS Date: 01SEP2020 “Children with everything to live for. A community betrayed. A whistleblower priest who paid the ultimate price.” The Altar Boys is the debut book by multi-award winning

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The Altar Boys

The Altar Boys: new questions about suicides of clergy abuse survivors should spark another inquiry

Altar Boys Clergy Abuse Title: The Altar Boys: new questions about suicides of clergy abuse survivors should spark another inquiry Author: Kathleen McPhillips Publisher: The Conversation Date: 28AUG2020 Investigative journalist Suzie Smith’s new book The Altar Boys is a searing read that raises new questions about the suicides of three former victims of Catholic clergy

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Blog

The Polding House Push and The Catholic Weekly Bugle.

Plenary Council Dumb Silence Title: The Polding House Push and The Catholic Weekly Bugle. Author: David Timbs Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 20AUG2020 Over the past year in particular, Australian Catholics have become convinced that their bishops, with some exceptions, are playing games with them in the lead up to the national Plenary

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The Altar Boys

What are you planning to say?’ Pope quizzed whistleblower priest, book claims

Pope quizzed whistleblower priest Title: ‘What are you planning to say?’ Pope quizzed whistleblower priest, book claims Author: Harriet Alexander Publisher: The Sydney Morning Herald Date:  20AUG2020 A low-ranking parish priest who agreed to give evidence against an archbishop accused of concealing child sexual abuse was mysteriously summoned to the Vatican before he was due

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After the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis, female theologians are calling for changes to leadership

Catholic Sexual Abuse Crisis Title: After the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis, female theologians are calling for changes to leadership Author: Siobhan Hegarty Publisher: ABC News Date: 16AUG2020 Sixty per cent of churchgoers in Australia are women, yet in the decision-making ranks of the Catholic Church, female voices are largely absent. The lack of women

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Opinion

The Australian Catholic Church’s silent treatment

Australian Catholic Church Silence Title: The Australian Catholic Church’s silent treatment Author: Garry Everett Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 14AUG2020 Changing the culture of the church should be the major task for the Australian Bishops. After all, the first and only independent assessment of that culture, by the Royal Commission into the

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