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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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Indigenous Leaders Criticize Commission: (Or: It’s Hard To Be Heard Sometimes)

Image: Sam Watson (Source: http://www.greenleft.org.au) The web-site of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse states that “If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and have been sexually abused as a child in an Australian … Continue reading

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Who Knew What When? (Or: Your Conscience Is Showing)

Image: Lismore Deacon Christopher Wallace (Image source: http://www.stcarthages.org.au/parish-clergy.html) The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has completed its first week of a hearing into the controversial “Towards Healing” process, used by the Catholic Church to deal … Continue reading

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More “Towards Healing” Officials (Or: Jesus Had No Lawyer)

Image: James Spence (Source: News Ltd.) The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is continuing its hearings, into the discredited “Towards Healing” process – the Catholic Church’s mechanism for dealing with claims of abuse throughout Australia … Continue reading

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“No Show” Pell (Or: Don’t Admit Anything)

Image: Adrian Farrelly (right) outside the enquiry (Source: The Guardian – Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP) The Catholic Church’s program for dealing with claims of child sexual abuse, “Towards Healing”, continued to be the focus of the fourth hearings of the Australian … Continue reading

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