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Francis Sullivan. Learning As We Go: The Pope Models the Change the Church Needs

Francis Sullivan ABC Religion and Ethics 12 Nov 2015  Ever since the conclusion of the recent Synod in Rome, I have been thinking about the signals of change that Pope Francis is sending. He does it in words and by his disposition. Observers at … Continue reading

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Peter Day. It’s hard being a Catholic today.

The gut-wrenching  accounts coming out of Ballarat this past couple of  weeks are enough to bring a man to his knees: stories of young people crippled by sexual abuse; stories of utter betrayal; stories we would rather not hear – … Continue reading

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Kieran Tapsell: The Holy See, Torture and the UN

On 26 September 2014, the Holy See rejected the demand of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for it to impose through canon law mandatory reporting of all allegations of child sexual abuse by clergy. The … Continue reading

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Ian McAuley. Is capitalism redeemable? Part 9: Restoring a moral voice

It is easy to allocate blame for our apparent entrapment in bad public policy. Tony Abbott’s truculence, disregard for reason, inflexibility and broken promises all come to mind. As does the blatant partisan stance of the Murdoch media. Those who … Continue reading

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Julian McDonald. We will right this terrible wrong.

With searing eloquence, 11 men bravely told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Perth of the devastating impact of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of Christian Brothers in residences at Castledare, Clontarf, Bindoon … Continue reading

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Child sexual abuse: who are the abusers? Guest blogger, Professor Kim Oates

The awareness of the existence of child sex abuse, particularly its frequency, has only occurred in relatively recent times.  Now, we read or view daily stories about it. Whether this widespread public awareness of the problem has done much to … Continue reading

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