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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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Report of Dr Rodger Austin JCD STL Canon Law

Author: Dr Rodger Austin Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 28Nov2016 THE STATE AND THE CHURCH 1 The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia has investigated such responses within the Catholic Church in Australia and as such this involves the relationship between the State and

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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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Kieran Tapsell: Summary of Response to Dr Rodger Austin and Sr Moya Hanlen

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 24JAN2017 Dr Austin in par 293 of his Report states that the 1962 Instruction Crimen Sollicitationis: “…required the strictest confidentiality to be observed in the matters which it regulated, including the sexual abuse of minors. Likewise, the present law promulgated by

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Pontifical Secret The Biggest wart of all
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The Catholic Church and Child Sexual Abuse: It’s Time To Come Clean

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: CatholicsForRenewal.org Date: 20OCT2014 In 1904, Pope Pius X decided to create a code of canon law out of the 10,000 or so papal and council decrees. He appointed a commission headed by Cardinal Gasparri whose assistant was Eugenio Pacelli, the later Pope Pius XII. The Commission discarded the decrees that required

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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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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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The ball is in Pope Francis’ court over the culture of cover-up

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: National Catholic Reporter Date: 06JUN2018 Pope Francis’ condemnation of a culture of cover-up in the global Catholic Church is a welcome change to the attitude of Pope Benedict XVI in his 2010 pastoral letter to the Irish people in response to the Murphy Commission’s Report. Benedict blamed the Irish bishops for the cover up while ignoring

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Australian bishop testifies on prevalence of child sex abuse in the church

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Roman Catholic Child Abuse website Date: 10Sep2015 Dying of cancer, Bishop Emeritus Geoffrey Robinson appeared Aug. 24 before the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to testify to the prevalence of child sexual abuse in the church.He painted a sad picture of a brave and lonely Sisyphus

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Kieran Tapsell – Pope Francis Abolishes the Pontifical Secret Over Child Sexual Abuse

Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations blog Date: 20DEC2019 On 17 December 2019, Pope Francis abolished “Pontifical Secret” in a document entitled Instruction on the Confidentiality of Legal Proceedings. Archbishop Scicluna, who has been at the forefront of reforms, is reported to have said: “local dioceses and religious congregations have the

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