Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Religious Australia’

Australian bishops adopt new Safeguarding Standards

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Last week the Australian bishop’ conference and Catholic Religious Australia adopted new Catholic safeguarding standards to combat the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults in the wake of a 2017 report on such abuse in the country’s institutions. The National Catholic Safeguarding Standards were adopted on May 30. “These National Catholic Safeguarding Standards draw Read more

Australian church wants more collegial governance, more laypeople

Monday, May 13th, 2019

The Catholic Church in Australia is looking for more collegial models of governance in Catholic schools, hospitals and charities. It is presently reviewing the clerical and hierarchical models that have failed dioceses and parishes during the ongoing child sex abuse crisis. Collegial models would see the significant participation of laypeople says Jack de Groot, who Read more

Church commits to redress scheme for child sex abuse

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Australia’s redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse at Commonwealth institutions has the Australian Catholic Church’s support. The Church has committed to taking part in the new nationwide scheme. “We support the Royal Commission’s [into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse] recommendation for a national redress scheme, administered by the Commonwealth, and we are keen Read more

Aust. bishops to let lay people handle sex abuse issues

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Australia’s Catholic bishops are ready to step aside and let a special committee composed mainly of lay people, including some from outside the Church, handle sex abuse issues, according to the head of the national organisation for religious orders. “A committee is being formed — I don’t know all the details about it — but Read more