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Salvation Army: “Nothing has changed”

Proceedings continued yesterday on the Case Study 10 hearings by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse into the Salvation Army (Eastern Territory), with a focus mainly on how the Salvation Army responded to abuse allegations, … Continue reading

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More Bites At The Cherry (Or: There Are The Deserving And Undeserving Poor – William Booth)

Image source: godandpoliticsuk.org The Australian royal commission into institutional response to child sexual abuse gave a second day to the Catholic Church to present more propaganda about how wonderful its “Towards Healing” process ( supposedly to help victims) really is. … Continue reading

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Financial and Association Disclosure (Or: What? Me Compromise?)

Just in case the question is asked, this site will always remain totally independent. It is operated by an individual, with no formal ties to any organisation, but does have sympathy with the objectives of many. It has never sought, … Continue reading

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The Anglican Bishops (Or: It’s All About Orientation)

Bishop Barbie Victoria’s chief Anglican, Philip Freier (see previous posting), has fronted the Victorian Parliamentary enquiry into clerical child sexual abuse, but his underling Bishops have not. They do not seem to have much to say on the topic at … 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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A Close Look at Anglican Primate Phillip Aspinall (Or: Teflon Wears Off Eventually)

Image: Christa and Phillip Aspinall and Phillip and Merle Newell (Photo: Rene Marcel, Diocese of Brisbane; http://www.tasmaniananglican.com/ta200512-23/) Phillip Aspinall, head of the Anglican Church in Australia, is very much smarter than his Catholic counterpart, George Pell. For a start, Aspinall … Continue reading

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George Goes to Turkey, Again and Again …. (Or: Peak Season)

Cardinal George Pell of Australia has been staying for some time at his Roman holiday home, the palatial $30 million “Domus Australia, getting in, according to press reports, some serious “reading”, among other things. Last month, he took time off … Continue reading

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