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Royal Commission deserves neither blind faith nor sanctified mistrust Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Could a practising Catholic do a good, honest job of chairing the Royal Commission into Abuse in State Care and Faith-based Institutions? Yes. To disqualify chairman Sir Anand Satyanand simply on the basis of his own faith, rather than any deeds, would be to indulge intolerance. The church has far too often been a place Read more

Royal Commission: Satyanand’s resignation offer declined Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Sir Anand Satyanand offered to withdraw as head of the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care and Care in Faith-Based Institutions. Some have expressed concern about a perceived conflict of interest because of his Catholic faith. Documents obtained by Stuff show Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin rejected his offer. Instead, she asked Satyanand Read more

Changes to scope of Royal Commission require further clarification Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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A lack of clarity surrounding key terms of the Historical Abuse in State Care Royal Commission is raising serous concerns around the Commission’s scope. The terms causing concern are “faith-based institutions” and “in care”. The confusion emerged after the Government announced the Royal Commission will look into both state and faith-based institutions. On Tuesday commission Read more

Catholic Church leaders welcome inclusion in Royal Commission Comments 0

Monday, November 12th, 2018
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops and Catholic religious orders have welcomed the inclusion of faith-based institutions in the New Zealand Government’s expanded inquiry into the historical abuse of children. On Monday the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced the scope of the inquiry will include faith-based institutions. It will be called the Royal Commission into Historical Read more

New body to facilitate Church’s response to Royal commission Comments 0

Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Catherine Fyfe will chair a group of people who will ensure that the Catholic Church provides a co-ordinated and co-operative response to the Historical Abuse in State Care Royal Commission. Fyfe is a layperson with extensive experience in human resource management and organisational development. The New Zealand Catholic bishops and the heads of all religious Read more

Royal Commission into state care abuse stalled, says lawyer Comments 0

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
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A lawyer working for New Zealand victims of abuse in state care says Australia’s apology to their victims of child sexual abuse should embarrass New Zealand into getting on with its own Royal Commision. Sonja Cooper, who represents some of those abused while in state care in New Zealand, said she’s disappointed about the slow Read more

Bishops set the record straight on Royal Commission Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are seeking to set the record straight in response to recent reporting that the Church is backing away from actively seeking inclusion in the Government’s Inquiry. The Bishops and representation from Catholic Religious orders wrote to Prime Minister Ardern, Minister Martin and Sir Anand Satyanand in March this year. That Read more

Cabinet yet to hear abuse inquiry proposal Comments 0

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Slow progress in establishing the ground rules for New Zealand’s biggest ever inquiry is causing further pain for state care abuse survivors. New information also shows a formal proposal on the inquiry is yet to reach Cabinet – which must approve the final inquiry scope before anyone can be heard. Continue reading Related Posts:Royal Commission Read more

Royal Commission – Include church say two academics Comments 0

Monday, August 20th, 2018
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Two academics have called for the inclusion of the Catholic church in the Historical Abuse in State Care Royal Commission. But Professor David Tombs, the head of the University of Otago’s Theology and Public Issues Centre also says there is no need for the church to wait for the royal commission, and it should start Read more

Anglican and Catholic churches want to be included in Royal Commission Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018
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The Anglican and Catholic churches want the Royal Commission into abuse to include their churches. The Royal Commission’s draft terms confine the inquiry to state institutions. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops and representation from religious orders have written a letter to the prime minister Jacinda Ardern, the Minister for Children Tracey Martin and Sir Anand Read more