Tag Archives: Sexual-abuse-in-Catholic-Church

Kieran Tapsell. The best drama in town: the Royal Commission on the Ellis Case.

There is a veritable ‘whodunit’ being played out at the Royal Commission into Sex Abuse. The Commission is inquiring into the treatment of John Ellis who lent his name to the so called ‘Ellis defence’, that confirmed that the “Catholic … Continue reading

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Kieran Tapsell: The Inquisition of the Catholic Church at the United Nations.

The Vatican’s former Chief Prosecutor, Bishop Charles Scicluna, found himself before the United Nations Committee for the Rights of the Child in Geneva on 16 January 2014. He joked that in the past his predecessors may have been on the … Continue reading

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A letter to Pope Francis

The Australian Catholic Coalition for Church Renewal has called for structural amd cultural change in the governance of the Catholic Church The letter can be found on my web site.Go to top left hand of the home page and click … Continue reading

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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. John Menadue

On December 9 the Royal Commission will commence public hearings into the role of the Catholic Church in Australia on this issue. Francis Sullivan the Executive Director of the Truth Justice and Healing Council of the Catholic Church said on … Continue reading

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Sexual abuse: two Popes late on the scene. Guest blogger: Michael Kelly SJ

Early in the 20th Century, the French Catholic poet and writer Charles Peguy observed that, at the turn of each age, the Catholic Church arrives a little late and a little breathless. It was not till the 1960s, at Vatican … Continue reading

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