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
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
Queensland to jail priests Title: Queensland passes law to jail priests for not reporting confessions of child sexual abuse Author: Allyson Horn Publisher: ABC News Date: 08SEP2020 Priests in Queensland will now be compelled to break the seal of confession to report child sexual abuse or face three years in jail. Key points: The law
Brennan Will Break Law Title: Fr Frank’s Homily – 6 September 2020 Author: Fr Frank Brennan SJ Publisher: Catholic Outlook Date: 06SEP2020 Today is Father’s Day. We salute all fathers, living and deceased. Even the best of fathers acknowledge that no father is perfect. Today we thank God for those of our fathers who embody
Review Unforeseen Warrior Woman Title: BOOK REVIEW: The Unforeseen Warrior Woman: An Unexpected Story Review Author: Stacey Eliopoulos Publisher: Independent Australia Date: 06 SEP2020 A new book exploring hardships faced by women 70 years after the arrival of the first convicts is both shocking and inspiring, writes Stacey Eliopoulos. THREE GENERATIONS of women show remarkable
Seal Confession Abuse GreenLight Title: Vatican tells Australian Church that seal of confession not up for debate Author: Charles Collins Publisher: Crux Date: 05SEP2020 Although reaffirming the principle that the seal of confession can never be violated, the Vatican has told Church leaders in Australia that victims of sexual abuse should be encouraged to report
Francis Sullivan Clergy Abuse Title: Honour recognises Royal Commission role and a lifelong fight for the vulnerable Author: Genevieve Jacobs Publisher: The Riot-ACT Date: 10JUN2020 For years, as the horror of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse unfolded in the news and on our television screens, a familiar Canberra face also appeared.
Who Leaked Report Motive? Title: Australia’s senior cleric says report calling for Church governance by lay women will be amended Author: Paul Smeaton Publisher: Life Site Date: 18JUN2020 AUSTRALIA, June 18, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Australia’s senior Catholic cleric has said that a recently released report commissioned by the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ACBC) which calls for
Archbishop Mark Child Protection Title: Australia’s bishops seeking ‘whole-of-Church’ approach for child protection Author: Christopher White Publisher: Crux Date: 28MAY2020 Plans are moving forward for the establishment of a national system for child protection within the Australian Catholic Church, according to a report following the meeting of the country’s Catholic bishops earlier this month. The
Light Southern Cross Secret Title: Media Release: Historic report withheld – Australian Bishops regress to ‘business as usual’ Author: Dr Peter Wilkinson and Publisher: Catholics For Renewal Date: 23MAY2020 A new ‘historic’, ‘substantial’, and ‘comprehensive’ report on Catholic Church governance The Light of the Southern Cross was handed to the Australian bishops on 4th May 2020.