Tag: Royal Commission

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News

Honour recognises Royal Commission role and a lifelong fight for the vulnerable

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.

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News

New laws to better support victims of child sexual abuse

Seal Confession Unsealed LAW Title: New laws to better support victims of child sexual abuse Author: Press Release Publisher: ACT Government Date: 02JUL2020 New laws introduced today in the ACT Legislative Assembly change the way that evidence laws operate to support access to justice for victims of child sexual abuse. Specifically, these changes ensure that information

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Blog

A Plenary of Broken Promises?

Plenary Broken Promises Australia Title: A Plenary of Broken Promises? Author: Gail Freyne Publisher: John Menadue-Pearls & Irritations Date: 17JUN2020 When the people in the pews get so restless that evidence of deceptive dealing at the top of the Catholic Church in Australia starts falling off the back of trucks these same leaders should know

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News

Abuse inquiry seeking predator priest confessions

Mike Ledingham Frank Green Title: Abuse inquiry seeking predator priest confessions Author: WAATEA News Staff Publisher: WAATEA News Date: 09JUN2020 An Auckland man who was abused as a child by his parish priest is urging anyone with similar stories to tell them to the Royal Commission on Abuse in State Care and Religious Institutions. Mike

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George Pell

The last word on George Pell

Last Word Pell Knew Title: The last word on George Pell Author: Anne Manne Publisher: The Monthly Date: Jun2020 The royal commission’s damning verdict on what Pell knew about child sexual abuse in the Church What did Cardinal George Pell know about child sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic clergy, when did he know it, and

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Australia’s bishops, religious consider proposals for change in governance

Bishops Church Governance Australia Title: Australia’s bishops, religious consider proposals for change in governance Author: Michael Sainsbury – CNS Publisher: Crux Date: 05JUN2020 MUDGEE, Australia — Australia’s bishops and religious are considering the recommendations for change in a 208-page review into the governance of the church. If implemented, they would see administrative and financial control

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Opinion

Hmmm … the Independent Advisory Group’s Governance report

Dim Light Southern Cross Title: Hmmm … the Independent Advisory Group’s Governance report Author: Philippa Martyr Publisher: The Catholic Weekly Date: 05JUN2020 The Royal Commission made some sensible recommendations for changes in church governance. But they also made recommendations – like breaking the seal of the confessional – which the Church can’t introduce without altering

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News

Catholic Church to be sued by ex school principal who complained about paedophile priest

Sleeman Sues Melbourne Archdiocese Title: Catholic Church to be sued by ex school principal who complained about paedophile priest Presenter: Samantha Donovan Publisher: ABC Radio News and Current Affairs Date: 01JUN2020 Download Catholic Church to be sued by ex school principal who complained about paedophile priest (2.29 MB) Download 2.29 MB A former Catholic school

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Opinion

Silence in the Catholic church may be its weapon of self destruction

Silence Church Weapon Self-destruction Title: Opinion: Silence in the Catholic church may be its weapon of self-destruction Author: Kristina Keneally Publisher: The Guardian Date: 25 Aug 2015 Geoffrey Robinson was scathing of the Catholic church’s silence on child sexual abuse at the royal commission. It’s time for parishioners to shout from the rafters. In a

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