Tag: Royal Commission

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Queensland Bishop Michael McCarthy says priests will not break seal of confession to report sex abuse, despite new law

Priests Will Break Law Title: Queensland Bishop Michael McCarthy says priests will not break seal of confession to report sex abuse, despite new law Authors: Jemima Burt and Paul Culliver Publisher: ABC News Date: 12SEP2020 A Queensland bishop says priests in his diocese will not break the “seal of confession” and report known or suspected cases of

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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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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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Opinion

BOOK REVIEW: The Unforeseen Warrior Woman: An Unexpected Story

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

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Opinion

Consumatum est: is the Australian Catholic church finished?

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

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Royal Commission launches separate probe into Marylands abuse

Royal Commission Marylands abuse Title: Royal Commission launches separate probe into Marylands abuse Author: Liz McDonald Publisher: Stuff Date: 21AUG2020 Abuse of children at Marylands School in Christchurch from the 1950s to the 1980s will be the subject of a special Royal Commission investigation. The Royal Commission looking into the abuse of children in state and

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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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George Pell’s logic on child sex abuse is flawed

George Pell Trucking Company Title: George Pell’s logic on child sex abuse is flawed Author: Kieran Tapsell Publisher: Sydney Morning Herald Date: 24AUG2014 When it comes to the Catholic Church’s response to priests’ sex abuse crimes, the parable of the Good Samaritan is apposite, writes Kieran Tapsell. In his video appearance before the Royal Commission

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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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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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