Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne Archdiocese’

Judge rules clergy abuse victims’ families can sue

Thursday, August 25th, 2022
Abuse victims families

A Victoria court judge has ruled abuse victims’ families can pursue civil action in court. The ruling enables the father of a deceased former choirboy to sue Cardinal George Pell and the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. The ruling is another chapter in a saga of allegations and prosecutions against Pell, who is a former Archbishop Read more

Angry archdiocesan staff dob in Archbishop

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

A disgruntled “serving Catholic” from the Archdiocese of Melbourne has leaked details of Archbishop Peter Comensoli’s big spend on a private residence. The residence comes complete with an indoor pool. The leak follows a recent announcement by the archdiocese making dozens of staff redundant. The Australian newspaper learned that in virtually the same breath as warning Read more

Melbourne Archdiocese foresees escalating abuse payouts

Monday, May 27th, 2019

The Melbourne Archdiocese compensation plan may find itself facing increasingly large payouts to clergy abuse victims. The current plan was designed to limit financial damage to the Church by having clergy sex abuse survivors sign away their rights to sue the Church. Known as the Melbourne Response, compensation payments were initially capped at $50,000 when Read more

Australian Catholic Church – actual as against stated wealth

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The Australian Catholic Church wealth has been investigated by media. The amount the investigation turned up is significantly greater than the Church admits. The Age – a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne since 1854 – undertook the six-month investigation. It  found the Church is far wealthier than it asserted to the Royal Commission Read more