Tag Archives: Cardinal George Pell

What Is The Next Hearing About? (Or: Towards Reeling)

Image: (with apologies to Tandberg) The next hearings of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will begin on 9th December, in Sydney. More than a year after the announcement of the Royal Commission by former … Continue reading

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Some Victorian Victims’ Comments (Or: Real Voices)

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will resume hearings tomorrow. It will be the third “case study”, and will focus on Allan Kitchingman (see previous posting) against the background of events at the North Coast … Continue reading

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The Victorian State Parliamentary Enquiry Report (Or: Better Than We Thought Possible)

The Victorian state Parliamentary Enquiry into child sexual abuse by clergy has presented its 800 page report to the Victorian Parliament.  It is entitled “Betrayal of Trust”. It contains recommendations hoped for, but not necessarily expected, to control the excesses … Continue reading

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Victorian Report To Be Released Wednesday (Or: Quick, George, Get On The Phone!)

The Victorian State Parliamentary enquiry into child sexual abuse by clergy is expected to release its report on Wednesday, 13th November. It is also anticipated that many people will turn out at Parliament House to demonstrate their views on the … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up The Lord Case Study (Or: Learning From the Masters)

Image: Catholic Education PR man, Mark Rix, with his mother, at a school function (Image Source: Catholic Education Office) They’re no fools, these officials of the YMCA (formerly known as the Young Men’s Christian Association). When they found they had … Continue reading

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The Bishop Who Upstaged Pell (Or: My Mansion’s Bigger Than Yours)

Image: German Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Poor George Pell, Australia’s only Catholic Cardinal, has lost his crown for the most opulent residence, “Domus Australia” (see previous posting), to Germany’s Tebartz-van Elst. To add insult to injury, Tebartz-van Elst is a mere … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church’s Submission on “Towards Healing” (Or: Top Spinner)

The Catholic Church’s PR unit, set up to deal with fall-out from the Royal Commission, has managed to get in first with its arguments, before the commission holds hearings on the discredited “Towards Healing” program at the end of the … Continue reading

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