Tag Archives: Towards Healing

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 Bites At The Cherry (Or: There Are The Deserving And Undeserving Poor – William Booth)

Image source: godandpoliticsuk.org The Australian royal commission into institutional response to child sexual abuse gave a second day to the Catholic Church to present more propaganda about how wonderful its “Towards Healing” process ( supposedly to help victims) really is. … Continue reading

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Commission Revisits “Towards Healing” (Or: Re-Writing History For Fun And Profit)

Image based on: http://www.fruitycuties.com The chief commissioner of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, Peter McClellan, and his counsel assisting, Gail “Snow White” Furness, have been very kind to the Catholic Church. They have given … Continue reading

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Why the Delay? (Or: We’ll Let You Know – Sometime)

The next hearings of the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, focusing on four Salvation Army Boys’ Homes (Riverview, Bexley,  Gill Memorial Boys’ Home and Alkira), is due to start in a week. In fact there … Continue reading

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Week 2, Day 2 (Or: It’s Okay, He Said He’d Never Do It Again)

Image: Alexis Turton, Marist Brother (Source: Sydney Morning Herald) The Marist Brothers, a Catholic Church teaching order, allowed a paedophile member to continue teaching, even at a prestigious Sydney boarding school, despite knowing of his past abusive behaviour dating back … 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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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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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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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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