Tag Archives: Francis Sullivan

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 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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On the Eve of Battle (Or: It’s ON!)

At almost 12 months since the Royal Commission was announced by former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, public hearings will commence tomorrow. The battle will begin. As churches sharpen their financial swords, others sharpen their pens. There will be much comment, … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church’s PR Unit Speaks (Or: Take Out the Garbage)

Catholic Church Insurance’s Abuse Files Storage Facility – Melbourne At a meeting of the Catholic Church’s discredited “Towards Healing” protocol for dealing with clerical sexual abuses, a member proudly announced he had personally destroyed over 40 boxes of evidence that … Continue reading

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The CEO of the Catholic PR Unit (Or: Fishing for Political Souls)

Mr Francis John Sullivan, 56, is the CEO of the Catholic PR unit for the royal commission, the Truth, Justice and Healing Council, reporting to Mr Barry O’Keefe, the chairman. He is a seasoned Canberra lobbyist. He was, according to the … Continue reading

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The Catholic’s New PR Unit (Or: Come in Spinner)

As any academic will stress, public relations is a very broad term. For most people, it is less about providing information exchange with people, rather is has become all about spin. Despite many claims, the Catholic Church denies it retains … Continue reading

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