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Kieran Tapsell. The Royal Commission – Damning with faint understatement.

The reports issued by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse at times seem quietly understated. The Commission seems to invite readers to draw their own conclusions – damning or otherwise – from the facts the … Continue reading

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Frank Brennan SJ. The Cardinal Pell precedent.

Speaking of the financial reforms in the Vatican, Cardinal Pell says: ‘The first principle was that the Vatican should adopt contemporary international standards, much as the rest of the world does.  The second principle meant that Vatican policies and procedures … Continue reading

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Frank Brennan SJ. How the Bishop was forced to resign because he played too much for the local team

I have followed the Bishop Bill Morris saga closely. My one new insight from reading Bill’s book – “Benedict, Me and the Cardinals Three” – is that he was sacked because he was too much a team player with his … Continue reading

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Bishop Bill Morris’ book.

​On 17 June in Toowoomba, Bishop Bill Morris’ book ‘Benedict, Me and the Cardinals three’ will be launched.  Launches will follow in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Melbourne. Bishop Morris was formerly the Bishop of Toowoomba. In November 2006 he … Continue reading

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Kieran Tapsell. The Trickle-down Effect in Toowoomba

Cardinal Francis George, the former President of the United States Bishops Conference has been described as one of the Catholic Church’s most ‘formidable intellectuals’. In the 2003 Ave Maria Law Review he wrote an article entitled, “Law and Culture”, in … Continue reading

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