This would only be in line with their own hocus-pocus teachings.The catholic Church has continuously investigated sexual abuse and procedures by their own ilk, since the Council of Elvira in 309 C.E. and has nevertheless indulged in these crimes ever since, for nearly 2000 Years.If we now start to believe or trust, liars, criminals, cheats and deceivers, we have only ourselves to blame.
Thursday, 19 October 2017
On 16 October 2017, following an extensive investigation by detectives, police arrested a 78-year-old man in north-west NSW.
He was charged with 13 child sex-related offences and was granted conditional bail until his court proceedings begin. The case is listed to have its first mention in a courtroom at Gosford Local Court on 31 October 2017. Normally, this first mention would be a brief procedure, and the magistrate would fix a date for the next step in the judicial process.
Meanwhile, inquiries by detectives (based on the NSW Central Coast) are continuing, Police wish to hear from anybody with information.
It will be alleged the man indecently assaulted three young boys a number of times; firstly a young boy whilst he was employed as a teacher in Campbelltown in the 80s, and then two other boys when he was a Parish Priest in the East Gosford area in the 90s.
Following an extensive investigation by Brisbane Water detectives, yesterday police arrested a 78-year-old man at Coonabarabran.
By night Christopher Laban Bridge was a sexual predator, whose abuse of two boys was known by at least one Assemblies of God church leader from the early 1970s, before Bridge moved to the Hunter to take up a youth pastor position.
Court documents show Bridge moved to a Hamilton Assemblies of God church in 1975 after a Dubbo Assemblies of God minister was told Bridge sexually abused two boys in far west NSW. Bridge went on to sexually abuse a third boy at Charlestown in 1976 and a fourth boy at Cardiff in the early 1980s.
This report follows a public hearing held in Sydney in October and November 2016.
The King's School, Parramatta NSWThe Royal Commission examined the response of The King's School to an incident of harmful sexual behaviour involving CLC, a former King's student, at a cadet camp in April 2013.
CLC, then in year 10, awoke one night to find that another student had ejaculated onto his sleeping bag. Over the following months, CLC was bullied by students, who called him 'cum rag' and 'cum dumpster'. On one occasion, students renamed the King's wi-fi networks 'CLC is a cum rag'.
Senior management of The King's School in Parramatta did not report the alleged sexual assault of a student in 2013 to authorities, despite a police officer's written advice to do so.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Some years ago, Christian Brother Peter Toomey was jailed for sexually abusing young boys at Catholic schools in Victoria. In 2017, Australia's child-abuse Royal Commission has received further information about other former pupils who encountered Christian Brother Peter Toomey in their schooldays. This Broken Rites article gives some background about Toomey's earlier conviction, which was in 2005.
Peter John Toomey joined the Victoria-Tasmania province of the Christian Brothers order about 1967, when he was aged 18. In 1972, aged 23, he was teaching a variety of subjects in Years 7 and 8 at Trinity Regional College in Brunswick, in Melbourne's inner north.
In 1998, an ex-student of this school ("Boris", born in 1960) was having a personal crisis at the age of 38. In discussions with his parents, he revealed how he had been sexually abused by Brother Toomey at the Brunswick school in 1972-3, when he was aged 12. Boris's father then phoned Broken Rites, asking how to obtain justice. Broken Rites advised this victim to have a chat with Victoria Police detectives.
The charges have been laid by detectives from the Sano Taskforce of the Victoria Police, located in Spencer Street, Docklands, Melbourne.
The incidents allegedly occurred between 1973 and 1986.
The charges include indecent assault on males aged 12 to 19 and carnal knowledge of a girl aged 10 to 16 years old.
Peter Waters is listed at the court as being located at a private address in south-eastern Victoria.
Friday, 13 October 2017
Thursday, 12 October 2017
By a Broken Rites researcher, article updated 12 October 2017A senior Catholic priest from western Sydney, Father Richard Cattell, committed sexual crimes against boys in the 1970s and 1980s. Later, in the early 1990s, the Catholic Church promoted this priest to become the Vicar-General of his diocese, supervising 48 parishes in western Sydney on behalf of the bishop. In 1994, Cattell was jailed regarding one of his victims (from the 1970s). In 2015 he was jailed again regarding another victim (from the 1980s). In 2016, police charged Cattell regarding another 1970s victim (case number 2016/00101011), for which Cattell is awaiting sentence. Meanwhile, in 2017, yet another Cattell case (number 2017/00073102) has begun its preliminary procedures, with another brief mention due in Penrith Local Court on 27 October 2017.
Richard Cattell's two current cases are:
This Christian Brother worked at a notorious school in Ballarat in the 1970s, now he is still facing charges
- By a Broken Rites researcher (article updated 12 October 2017)
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
- By a Broken Rites researcher, article updated 9 October 2017
Monday, 9 October 2017
Cardinal Pell, 76, who has vigorously denied all allegations of sexual abuse, returned to Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday for a 20-minute administrative hearing.
Saturday, 7 October 2017
As many as 50 witnesses will give evidence during a hearing that will determine if Cardinal George Pell stands trial on historical sexual offence charges.
The highest-ranking Catholic official to be charged with sexual abuse has appeared in court for the second time, again for a brief administrative hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court.
The case will return to the same court for a four-week committal hearing beginning on March 5.
A magistrate will then decide if Pell stands trial in the Victorian County Court over the charges involving multiple complainants.
The defence will argue some of the allegations, those involving Melbourne's St Patrick's Cathedral, could never have happened.
Friday, 6 October 2017
Cardinal George Pell appears at Melbourne Magistrates' Court to fight historical sexual offence allegations
The exact detail and nature of the charges have not been made public.
Cardinal Pell strenuously denies the allegations.
Cardinal Pell's defence barrister, Robert Richter QC, said his team will aim to prove some of the allegations made against his client could never have happened.