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NSW Enquiry Ends (Or: That’s All Folks, For Now!)

The NSW Government enquiry into cover-ups of child sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church’s Newcastle-Maitland diocese ended today with evidence from Maureen O’Hearn who ran the “healing and support” unit. Tears again flowed at the enquiry when she … Continue reading

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Why Pell Should Return to Australia (Or: HELP!!!!!)

To: His Most Highly Revered and Eminently Adored The Cardinal George Pell of Australia, D.D., M.Y., G.O.D., I.M.A., T.W.I.T. The Cardinal’s Suite Domus Australia, Rome. Dear Georgie, Please come home — all is forgiven (just joking!) Seriously though, things are … Continue reading

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NSW Enquiry, Session 2, Week 3, Day 5 (Or: Poor Old Steptoe)

NSW enquiry head, Ms. Cunneen, so far has only considered legal action against Detective Chief Inspector Fox (who triggered the enquiry) for tweeting, and victims who have protested outside the court. Action against Mr. Fox was eventually dropped, while the … 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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NSW Enquiry: Session 2 Week 2 Day 3 (Or: The Graveyard’s Full)

Bishop Michael Malone, speaking to the NSW government inquiry into clerical child sexual abuse in the Newcastle-Maitland diocese, said he asked his predecessor, Leo Clarke, what the skeletons in the closet were. Bishop Clarke pushed a wooden box across the … Continue reading

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NSW Enquiry – Week’s Wrap-Up (Or: Master of Law and Letters)

The first week of the second session of the NSW government enquiry into clerical child sexual abuse in the Newcastle-Maitland diocese heard further evidence from Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox, more local police officials and the current Bishop of Newcastle-Maitland, … Continue reading

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The NSW Enquiry Continues (Or: Bias or Lazy Journalism?)

Image: Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox at the NSW enquiry this week (Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/01/nsw-church-child-abuse-inquiry) In her opening address to the second session of the NSW government enquiry into clerical child sexual abuse in the Newcastle-Maitland diocese, Commissioner Ms Cunneen said: … Continue reading

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