Tag Archives: Anglican Primate Phillip Aspinall

Who is Allan Kitchingman? (Or: Where’s Phil?)

Allan “Kitch” Kitchingman will be the object of the third “case study” in the present set by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The first one was on Steven Larkins (see previous posting) and the … Continue reading

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Aspinall’s Underlings (Or: Not My Bishops’ Keeper)

George Pell routinely deflects questions about his priests by claiming he has no power over clergy outside his diocese, and also none over religious orders (which report directly to Rome). This has been very useful for him. So too, the … Continue reading

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The Catholic PR Unit Revisited (Or: Know Your Enemy)

The Catholic Church in Australia has established a “high powered” public relations unit to deal with the fall-out of the Royal Commission. It is grandiosely known as the Truth, Justice and Healing Commission. It serves much the same functions as … Continue reading

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