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NSW Enquiry Rolls On (Or: The Money or the Cops)

The interesting evidence today at the NSW government enquiry into alleged cover-ups of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy in the Catholic Church’s Newcastle-Maitland diocese was given by Helen Keevers. She was head of the diocese’s child protection … Continue reading

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NSW Enquiry – The Employees’ Testimonials (Or: Better Retired Than Fired)

Mr. Will Callinan, a school principal in the Newcastle-Maitland Catholic diocese, has told the NSW enquiry that he did not challenge an “untruth” by Bishop Malone, because he feared he would lose his job. The threat of unemployment appears to … Continue reading

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NSW Enquiry, Session 2, Week 4, Day 2 (Or: A Flood of Tears)

Image: Poignant wall graffiti When the NSW government enquiry into child sexual abuse and its cover-up in the Newcastle-Maitland Catholic church diocese heard evidence from Fr. Fletcher victim, “AH”, a strange thing happened. The assembled public, media representatives, lawyers and … Continue reading

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NSW Enquiry, Session 2, Week 3, Day 2 (Or: Give The Poor Bloke a Break)

Image: Many thanks to Andy from ShatterOurSilence (http://shatteroursilence.blogspot.com.au/) Poor Bishop Michael Malone has really had a hard time of it because of the paedophile priests under his command in the Newcastle-Maitland diocese. When he took early retirement a couple of … Continue reading

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NSW Enquiry, Session 2, Week 3 (Or: Try Proving Otherwise)

This blog has previously argued that victims, and not just lawyers, should be able to interrogate church officials directly. Today, the NSW enquiry made Australian history when it allowed victim, Peter Gogarty, to directly question former Newcastle-Maitland Bishop, Michael Malone … Continue reading

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The Malone Saga Continues (Or: My Church – Right or Wrong)

Image: Michael Malone leaving the enquiry (Image source: The Newcastle Herald) Retired Bishop, Michael Malone (pictured above), has told the NSW enquiry into clerical child sexual abuse in the Newcastle-Maitland diocese that he had been “defensive” of the church. He … Continue reading

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More Malone Skeletons (Or: Oops!)

Yesterday, former Newcastle-Maitland Catholic Bishop, Michael Malone, revealed that he had been given a briefcase containing secret files on abusive clergy in his diocese, when he took over from his predecessor. Today, he admitted that, in sixteen years in the … Continue reading

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