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The Seal of the Confessional (Or: Hear No Evil, Report No Evil)

Mandatory reporting of child abuse revealed during the confessional process within the Catholic and Anglican Churches will be high on the agenda at the royal commission for many. There will be a real bun fight over this with supporters of … Continue reading

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Teaching Priests (Or: The Little Children Suffer )

While there have not been that many state teachers caught, there have been a hell of a lot of clerical teachers, giving the lie to the church claims that they do not offend any more than the general public. The … 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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We’re Not as Bad as Others (Or: Lies, Damn Lies and Rubbery Figures)

Source: http://www.sodahead.com/living/catholic-bishop-children-want-to-be-sexually-abused/question-2411199/?page=5&postId=76205069#post_76205069&link=ibaf&q=&esrc=s High school statistics students are usually warned of some of the ways that statistics can be misused. One of these ways is to falsely label axes. For example, a famous case was an advertisement during a US presidential … Continue reading

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