Tag Archives: Pope Francis

Australian Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson Charged (Or: Touchdown!)

Image: Archbishop Philip Wilson being chauffeur-driven away from the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide yesterday (Source: Herald Sun, 17 March, 2015). [Author’s note: Is that a Rolex, Phil? Might wanna pawn it, babe; Ian Temby QC don’t come cheap, and I … Continue reading

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Towards Healing Hearings Resume (Or: Priests Don’t Gossip)

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today continued its hearings concerning the Catholic Church’s scheme for dealings with victims, the “Towards Healing” process. It is concentrating on four victims, in two dioceses (Brisbane in Queensland … Continue reading

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Why Won’t George Pell Speak? (Or: I Hear They Need A Missionary In Antarctica)

Australia’s only Catholic Cardinal, George Pell has become something of a recluse, especially when it comes to Royal Commissions on his priests’ child sexual abuse, and his bishops’ covering-up of them. He has spent much of the year out of … Continue reading

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Ms. Ingham, Fr. Brown And The Lismore Bishop (Or: Even Jesus Wept)

Image: Catholic Church lawyer, Stephen Keim The actions of the Lismore diocese of the Catholic Church came under scrutiny at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today. The case study used was the abuse of … Continue reading

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The “Towards Healing” Hearings Begin (Or: Gray’s Gaffe)

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began its fourth hearing today. The lawyer representing the Catholic Church was afforded the courtesy of giving the opening statements – and he totally blew it. Peter Gray (gray@blackstone.com.au), … Continue reading

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Judy Courtin’s Submission (Or: Not Mincing Words)

Image: Researcher Judy Courtin (Source: The Herald) The formal submission by Judy Courtin (see previous posting), a Monash University researcher, to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, is based on interviews with many victims, lawyers … Continue reading

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Fr. James Robinson (Or: Global Cover-Up)

Image: Fr. Robinson The case of Fr. Richard John James Robinson, although occurring in the U.K., gives a clear indication of just how the Catholic Church has adopted the same strategy for its paedophile priests world-wide. Robinson was shifted from … Continue reading

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