Tag Archives: Domus Australia

The Commission’s Long Week-End (Or: Mis-Speaking For Fun And Profit)

You’ve got to hand it to Mr. McClellan (see previous postings) and Gail “Snow White” Furness (see previous postings) of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. They certainly give the Catholic Church every opportunity to … Continue reading

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Why Won’t George Pell Speak? (Or: I Hear They Need A Missionary In Antarctica)

Australia’s only Catholic Cardinal, George Pell has become something of a recluse, especially when it comes to Royal Commissions on his priests’ child sexual abuse, and his bishops’ covering-up of them. He has spent much of the year out of … 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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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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The Chief Commissioner Addresses a Fund-Raising Luncheon (Or: Get Out of Jail Free Cards Now on Offer)

The Chief Commissioner, Peter McClellan (see previous posting), has chosen a $180 a head fund-raising, invitation-only, luncheon for the Bravehearts organisation, to make a few announcements concerning the progress of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual … 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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George Goes to Rio (Or: It’s GOOD to be the Cardinal!!)

Previous posts have covered Australia Cardinal George Pell’s penchant for the finer things of life, such as his palatial $30 million Roman holiday home, “Domus Australia”. This appears to be in conflict with the new guy in the Vatican who … Continue reading

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Report of NSW Enquiry Delayed (Or: Forgeddaboud It)

Ms. Cunneen checks her to-do list The NSW Government enquiry has extended the deadline for Commissioner Margaret Cunneen to present her report. It was originally due by the end of September, but has now been delayed to sometime next year, … Continue reading

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A Fit and Proper Organisation? (Or: Who’s Really Responsible?)

The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse will focus on institutional responses. This means, effectively, that there will be much consideration given to background checks, and monitoring, of people associated with organisations working with children. This is an obviously important … Continue reading

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