Tag Archives: Peter O’Callaghan

The Melbourne Response Responds After the Enquiry is Finished – Again (Or: Buyer Beware)

Peter O’Callaghan, the “independent” advisor to the Catholic Church’s Melbourne Response program on clerical child sexual abuse (he is employed by them) has made statements lately. These have come after the Victorian Parliamentary enquiry has finished public hearings. This tactic … Continue reading

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The Psychologists (Or: I Really, Really, Really, Really … Really Care)

Psychologists have played a central role in the response of all churches to their problem of damaged abuse victims. Paying for counseling, at first, was a good public relations tactic generally accepted by the public as evidence of a caring … Continue reading

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Shared Lawyers (Or: An Oldie But a Goodie)

The “Melbourne Response” was a Catholic Church protocol set up by Australia’s only Cardinal, George Pell at the end of the last century to deal with sex abuse claims against clergy there. It was headed by Mr Peter O’Callaghan (pictured … Continue reading

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The Primate (Or: Oil Floats Too)

Phillip Aspinall is the Primate of Australia for the Anglican church ( formerly the Church of England ). Before that he was, and still is, the Archbishop of Brisbane. When he was appointed to this position, because Peter Hollingworth had … Continue reading

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