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Posts Tagged ‘George Pell’

Callousness, secrecy, coverups

Posted by Secular on November 23, 2012

The Victorian inquiry into child abuse has now been told, ‘Cardinal George Pell showed a ‘‘sociopathic lack of empathy, typifying the attitude and response of the Catholic hierarchy’’ to parents whose daughters were repeatedly raped by a priest.’

This is interesting, in the light of certain of Pell’s comments over the last few weeks.

Meanwhile, here’s a report in the SMH on the Catholic Church’s treatment clinic for priests with psychosexual problems: ‘Diagnosis was ‘smokescreen’ to hide known paedophiles’.

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Royal Commission update

Posted by Secular on November 20, 2012

‘Cracking the vows of Silence’, an excellent summary on the forthcoming Royal Commission, supplied by @Peter_Fox59: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1127417/cracking-the-vows-of-silence/.

Also posted today, ‘the government is asking the states and stakeholders to provide written feedback by next Monday on the terms of reference and the inquiry’s form and timetable.’

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