Tag Archives: Towards-Healing

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

Posted in Human Rights, Politics, Religion and Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kieran Tapsell: The Nestor Case

The Catholic Church hierarchy has now accepted that its attempts to cover up the sexual abuse of children by clergy facilitated further abuse. But there was a second reason for the increase in the abuse – the canonical disciplinary system … Continue reading

Posted in Religion and Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Kieran Tapsell: The Nestor Case

Kieran Tapsell. Pell’s business strategy in tatters.

There was once a rich man in England who became tired of watching his friends’ estates being eaten up by lawyers’ fees in disputes over wills. So, he made a very simple will leaving everything to a friend, and then … Continue reading

Posted in Religion and Faith | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Religion and Faith | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Kieran Tapsell. The Trickle-down Effect in Toowoomba

Flogging a dead horse at the Royal Commission on Sexual Abuse. Guest blogger: Kieran Tapsell

Whenever there has been an inquiry into the Catholic Church’s handling of child sex abuse by its clergy, the Church has claimed that child sex abuse was some sort of hidden problem that the whole world, including the Church, had … Continue reading

Posted in Religion and Faith | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment