Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Michael Malone’

Bishop ignored ‘distasteful’ sexual abuse files

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

An Australian bishop has said he turned a blind eye to decades of complaints against a predatory paedophile priest because “the whole area of sexual abuse is so distasteful that I would have found it unpalatable”. Retired Bishop Michael Malone of Maitland-Newcastle diocese told the New South Wales commission of inquiry he was out of Read more

Senior clerics to testify at NSW inquiry on abuse cover-up

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Three senior Catholic Church officials — including the Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide — will testify at an inquiry into the alleged cover-up of child sex abuse in a New South Wales diocese. The NSW inquiry on abuse will look at whether the Church protected predatory priests in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. The inquiry will Read more