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Aspinall’s Final Say (Or: The Rubicon Was Too Cold To Cross)

The head of the Anglican Church was given the last word at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s third hearing, into Allan Kitchingman (see previous posting) and the Anglican Church’s North Coast Children’s Home. That … Continue reading

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What Aspinall Said And Did Not Say (Or: Splitting Hairs For Fun And Profit)

Image: Anglican Church Archbishop Aspinall (left) at the consecration of Queensland’s first, and Australia’s fourth, female Bishop, Alison Taylor (right), last year. Archbishop Phillip Aspinall gets a little confused at times. This week he gave evidence to the Australian Royal … Continue reading

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Slater and Ezzy (Or: All Too Easy)

Image: Gregory Ezzy Martin Drevikovsky, the General Secretary of the Anglican Church (known elsewhere as the Episcopalian Church or the Church of England) told the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse third “case study” hearings that … Continue reading

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More From Slater (Or: Haven’t We Done Well For Ourselves!)

Image source: myniceprofile.com Anglican Church officials, and their lawyers, have a lot to smile about. The third “case study” hearings of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse have gone their way a lot. It began … Continue reading

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What Ex-Bishop Slater Said (Or: The Plot Thickens)

Keith Slater (see previous postings), 65, the former bishop at the centre of the North Coast Children’s Home scandal, appeared before the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Sydney today. Slater was the bishop of … Continue reading

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Money Matters (Or: Scarier Than Hell)

Image: Clarence Valley Anglican School Image: North Coast Children’s Home The finances of the Grafton diocese of the Anglican Church (known elsewhere as the Episcopalian Church or the Church of England) came under the spotlight last week at the third … Continue reading

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Once A Priest Always A Priest (Or: My Wife Will Pray for You)

Image: John Gumbley (center) with some of his supporters (Source: Sydney Morning Herald) Perhaps one of the greatest hypocrites of all time appeared before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse this week. He is Philip Gerber, … Continue reading

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