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Posts Tagged ‘Towards Healing’

Praise to Almighty Rome

Posted by Secular on December 15, 2012

It didn’t take long.

Article praising a bunch of Catholics praising a Catholic spokesman for saying that, yes, all those cover-ups were not only ‘widespread in the church’ but that he was ‘personally scandalised and disillusioned’.

As whistleblower and NSW Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox tweeted earlier today: ‘ Is “PRAISE” the right word when at the 11th Hr & about to be exposed they plea guilty’.

More contrition, more reform, more ‘healing’. We’ve heard it all before. And yes, this time it could be real, but so what? If it walks like a criminal organisation, and talks like a criminal organisation . . .

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Compass Special: churches on trial

Posted by Secular on December 10, 2012

Screening tomorrow evening, ‘. . . a truly extraordinary 20 year overview that reveals Australia’s shifting attitude to what was once an utterly taboo subject. . .’ This program will be examining the abuse and cover-ups in Australian churches, and presents new research linking child sexual abuse and suicide.

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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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