Tag Archives: Catholic Church

Why the Delay? (Or: We’ll Let You Know – Sometime)

The next hearings of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, focusing on four Salvation Army Boys’ Homes (Riverview, Bexley,  Gill Memorial Boys’ Home and Alkira), is due to start in a week. In fact there … Continue reading

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Still Running Children’s Homes Worldwide (Or: The Buck Must Stop Somewhere)

Image: Protestor outside the U.N. committee hearing into the Vatican Ah! If only we here in Australia had the benefit of the members of the United Nations (U.N.) committee who have just given the Vatican officials such a grilling over … Continue reading

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Algate Boys’ Home (Or: Do As You’re Told)

While the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s next hearings (beginning 28th January) will cover two Queensland and two NSW Boys’ Home, operated by the Salvation Army, there are many others not being covered. One of … Continue reading

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Ms. Ingham, Fr. Brown And The Lismore Bishop (Or: Even Jesus Wept)

Image: Catholic Church lawyer, Stephen Keim The actions of the Lismore diocese of the Catholic Church came under scrutiny at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today. The case study used was the abuse of … Continue reading

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CLAN Submission (Or: Who Will Listen?)

The Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN) represents hundreds of people who were in State and Church Children’s Homes. Its submission to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, for the up-coming Catholic Church’s “Towards Healing” redress … Continue reading

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NSW Ombudsman’s Submission (Or: Treading Softly)

Image Source: http://www.inkcinct.com.au  The submission from the New South Wales Ombudsman to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse is somewhat disappointing. It says more positive things about the Catholic Church’s “Towards Healing” process (to deal … Continue reading

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Judy Courtin’s Submission (Or: Not Mincing Words)

Image: Researcher Judy Courtin (Source: The Herald) The formal submission by Judy Courtin (see previous posting), a Monash University researcher, to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, is based on interviews with many victims, lawyers … Continue reading

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Human Rights Commission Submission (Or: The Rights of the Child)

The submission of the Australian Human Rights Commission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse indicates it has limited experience of both child sexual abuse complaints, and of the Catholic Church’s “Towards Healing” process which is … Continue reading

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The Ellis Submission (Or: Final Vindication?)

Image: John Ellis (Source: http://www.clinchlongletherbarrow.com.au) One of the submissions to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse which is worthy of close study is that by John and Nicola Ellis, both of whom are lawyers who … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church’s Submission On “Towards Healing” (Or: No Lawyers Please, Except Ours!)

The Catholic Church’s grandiosely-named Truth, Justice and Healing Council (otherwise known as the PR Unit set up by the church to deal with the fall-out from the Royal Commission) has made a submission on the subject of the fourth hearing … Continue reading

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