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Salvation Army Abuse Witnesses’ Accounts (Or: And You Thought The Convict Days Were Long Past)

Image: Convict flogging c.1800 Australia The hearings of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse has entered its second day, covering the Salvation Army Boys’ Homes of Bexley, Gill, Riverview, and Alkira. Some “Not Directions Not … Continue reading

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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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More On Salvation Army Funding Sources (Or: Purifying Tainted Money)

[Note: This is not an article about the pros and cons of the alcohol and gaming industries. It is only about the Salvation Army’s position on them.] The Salvation Army in Australia appears to be resolutely hypocritical about what it … Continue reading

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More on Mr O’Keefe (Or: Independence or Interference?)

Until late last year, Mr Barry O’Keefe of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council (the Catholic Church’s PR unit for the royal commission) was Grand Prior of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, a particularly important position (see photos here). He … Continue reading

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