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EXCLUSIVE: Yet another assault allegation emerges against George Pell

Eileen Piper Pontifical Secret Title: EXCLUSIVE: Yet another assault allegation emerges against George Pell Author: Tess Lawrence Publisher: Independent Australia Date: 06APR2020 95 year-old, Eileen Piper, mother of a sex abuse suicide victim, accuses George Pell of physical assault of her brother priest, Monsignor Kevin Toomey. Contributing editor-at-large Tess Lawrence reports. EILEEN PIPER the mother of

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Study identifies 16 child sex abuse rings in Victorian Catholic Church

Muytjens Clergy Dark Networks Title: Study identifies 16 child sex abuse rings in Victorian Catholic Church Author: Debbie Cuthbertson Publisher: The Age Date: 23FEB2020   A three-year research project into paedophile Catholic clerics in Victoria has identified 16 child sex abuse networks operating over six decades involving 99 priests and Christian Brothers. The investigation found that clergy paedophile rings

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Child Abuse Royal Commission

Health and Integrity in Church and Ministry

Royal Commission Sexual Abuse Title: Health and Integrity in Church and Ministry: An ecumenical conversation on the task of rebuilding and renewal after the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Conference Papers Editor: Stephen Crittenden Publication: Franciscan Friars (Australia) Date: 27-29 August 2018 Melbourne, Australia Key excerpts: Recommendation 16.10 is formulated as follows:

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News

Piecemeal Protections The Canadian Church Struggles to Confront Sex Abuse

Piecemeal protections Canada Commonweal Title: Piecemeal Protections The Canadian Church Struggles to Confront Sex Abuse Author: Michael W. Higgins Publication: Commonweal Date: 11FEB2020 It was early December of last year when I heard an extraordinary interview with a Canadian bishop on CBC Radio One, Canada’s premier English-speaking public broadcaster. Extraordinary, because it was thirty minutes long;

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Canon Law

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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Child Abuse Royal Commission

Report of Dr Rodger Austin JCD STL Canon Law

Rodger Austin Royal Commission 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

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Final Reports and Publications

Final Public Hearing into the Catholic Church in Australia

Royal Commission Kieran Tapsell Title: Final Public Hearing into the Catholic Church in Australia Author: Kieran Tapsell Publication: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Date: 11JAN2017 Canon Law on Reporting: In contrast to the Church’s canon law since at least the 12th century, Pope Pius XI in 1922 imposed the strictest secrecy

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Canon Law

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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Child Abuse Royal Commission

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

Kieran Tapsell Pontifical Secret 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

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