Posts Tagged ‘Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse’

Ribbons tied to Cathedral fence after of Royal Commission hearing Comments 0

Monday, November 11th, 2019
loud fences

Last week ribbons were tied to the fence of the St Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown Auckland by attendees and witnesses from the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the care of Faith-based Institutions. Survivors and supporters walked there from the Rydges Hotel, where the Royal Commission was holding the Read more

Australian church wants more collegial governance, more laypeople Comments 0

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

New group will monitor Church’s response to child sexual abuse Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018

A new group will monitor the Church’s response to child sexual abuse in Australia. The Australian Catholic bishops and religious congregations established the new advisory group. Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne says the new Implementation Advisory Group will monitor and progress the response to the findings of the Royal Commission on Child Sex Abuse. It Read more

Satyanand suggests churches launch own historical abuse inquiry Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
historical abuse

The head of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into historical abuse in state care has suggested churches could launch their own internal investigation. In an interview with Mike  Wesley-Smith on The Nation, Sir Anand Satyanand said he discussed the matter with the country’s senior Anglican and Catholic bishops meeting together recently in Wellington. “I raised Read more

Ballarat diocese’s catastrophic failure of leadership Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

There was a catastrophic failure of leadership in the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat’s handling of clergy child sex abuse, says Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. The Commission’s report says a culture of secrecy and failures in the church’s structure led to children being abused across the diocese over a number of decades. Read more

Australia’s Catholic Church in crisis Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017

During the past 12 months, Australia’s Catholic Church has had to face several moral issues. These include a sex abuse crisis as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse published reports about abuse at Catholic schools and institutions, losing the same-sex marriage referendum and Victoria government’s upper house voting to allow euthanasia. Read more