Time To Stand Up Title: Dear your graces and my lord bishops of Australia are you listening? Or like church mice. Author: Chris Geraghty Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 08MAR2021 Ok. That’s it. Time to stand up. The alarm has sounded. Rub the sleep from your eyes, take off your embroidered nightshirts,
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Pope Social Distance Pell Title: Hand Washing or Social Distancing in the Time of Pell Author: Gail Freyne Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls & Irritations Date: 02NOV2020 The parish priest, Jorge Bergoglio could afford the luxury of welcoming with open arms an old colleague whom he believed to have been falsely accused of sexual abuse.
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
Australian Catholic church finished? Title: Consumatum est: is the Australian Catholic church finished? Author: Garry Everett Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 23AUG2020 Can we save Jesus from the Church? Consumatum est was reportedly, the last expression of Christ on the Cross— “it is finished”. The same expression could be applied today to
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
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
Endemic secrecy Catholic Church Title: Endemic secrecy in the Catholic Church Author: Francis Sullivan Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 13AUG2020 Throughout the child sexual abuse Royal Commission the inquirers regularly asked why institutions not only tolerated child abusers but actively concealed their crimes. Secrecy was endemic in the culture of these institutions.
Episcopal Conferences Seem Paralysed Title: Reflections on sixty years as a priest Author: Eric Hodgens Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 31JUL2020 The more reflective component of the Church is crying out for imaginative leadership on the ministry crisis and institutional re-organisation. But episcopal conferences seem paralysed. Ordained in 1960 my major anniversaries
Kieran Tapsell Vademecum Analysis Title: Pope Francis finally makes bishops accountable for cover-ups Author: Kieran Tapsell Publisher: John Menadue-Pearls and Irritations Date: 24JUL2020 On 16 July 2020, the Vatican published a manual for dealing with allegations of child sexual abuse against Church personnel. It marks a significant change in culture expressed in canon law for
ACBC Failure Governance Report Title: PAUL COLLINS. First Step to a Better Church? Author: Paul Collins Publisher: John Menadue–Pearls and Irritations Date: 03JUN 2020 I must admit up-front that I’m not a fan of committee reports. They’re usually pedestrian and repetitious, even at the best of times. So, to be honest, I didn’t approach the