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.
Saturday, 31 October 2015
It wasn’t an easy childhood. I was raised in a strict Catholic family, in relative isolation, on a farm in country Victoria. My mother had a chronic illness and my father, who worked long hours sowing or reaping crops and managing livestock, was emotionally and physically unavailable.
The current court charges (called indecent treatment of a child under the age of 17) involve several young males in Queensland.
Friday, 30 October 2015
Xavier College is a prestigious Catholic boys school in Kew in Melbourne with an esteemed alumni — Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, AFL Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson, world champion marathon runner Robert de Castella and Formula One world championship winner Alan Jones.
Thursday, 29 October 2015
In the Downing Centre District Court on Thursday, a 59-year-old man admitted to accessing, transmitting and possessing thousands of images and videos of child abuse material.
The South Australian Labor government has said it will not back Bill Shorten’s plan for a national compensation scheme for abuse survivors unless it is “fully funded”.
The scheme, announced by the federal opposition leader on Tuesday, requires multimillion-dollar contributions from the states and territories that ran the institutions where thousands of children were abused for decades.
And yet the horrific memories of the repeated abuse, which started in Fiji when he was only 7 and ended in rape in an Australian Anglican boarding house when he was 18, still haunt the 69-year-old former CEO.
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
The church's president in Australia, Stuart McMillan, said he "warmly welcomed" the promise made by federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to establish the $4.3 billon scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse in Australian institutions.
Monday, 26 October 2015
Abused by a close family member from the ages of eight to 13, Ms Synnott is typical of a generation who felt ashamed, powerless and unworthy of help, believing the best way of dealing with the trauma was to repress their secret.
There has been a spike in the number of older Australians seeking professional help because of childhood sex abuse, new research shows.
The research released by Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) on Monday to coincide with Blue Knot Day - a national day to raise awareness about the five million Australian adults who survived childhood abuse.
Saturday, 24 October 2015
And several people who were subjected to sexual abuse as children at Yeshivah in Melbourne have now launched civil action against the ultra-Orthodox organisation.
Friday, 23 October 2015
The chairman of Geelong Grammar's governing council has apologised unreservedly for the harm caused to former students whom the school failed to keep safe from abuse.
Jeremy Kirkwood, who is the current chair of the council, apologised "sincerely and unreservedly" to abuse survivors for the physical and mental abuse they experienced at the elite school at Geelong, Victoria.
Fiona Barnett also claims she witnessed "hundreds of crimes" - including murder, rape, abduction and torture - at the hands of the so-called elite pedophile ring 40 years ago.
Thursday, 22 October 2015
He's also told the child sex abuse royal commission that such a response to a complaint would have been uncharacteristic of him.
Robert Bugg, a former master of the school's Highton campus, gave evidence that he could not remember claims that boarding house assistant Philippe Trutmann molested a 14-year-old boarder in 1989.
Former Geelong Grammar master has 'no recollection' of student alleging abuse, royal commission hears
A former headmaster at the Geelong Grammar School's Highton Campus has taken the stand at the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.
Jessica Longbottom has been following the proceedings and she joins us now.
The church says it now expects its liability exposure to be potentially $1 billion on top of payments already made.
Catholic spokesman Francis Sullivan said the church’s history was “littered with examples of cover-ups and crimes and of church leaders failing in one of the very basic tenets of their calling”.
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
CARDINAL Pell, now the Vatican's finance chief, will give evidence to the commission's public hearing into the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne's response to child abuse as well as its continuing inquiry into widespread abuse by clergy in the Ballarat diocese.
Senator Bill Heffernan claims he has a police list which names 28 people, including a former prime minister, as suspected paedophiles
Cardinal Pell, now the Vatican's finance chief, will give evidence to the commission's public hearing into the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne's response to child abuse as well as its continuing inquiry into widespread abuse by clergy in the Ballarat diocese.
Evidence of the abuse was recently heard by the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse.
This hearing will be co-ordinated with the public hearing regarding the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and evidence from witnesses common to each hearing will be received. It is anticipated that the hearing regarding Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat will commence around 7 December 2015 depending on the progress of the hearing into the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.
Reverend Brown, 80, died only hours after attending a service at Newcastle’s Christ Church Cathedral where people were asked to say a prayer for survivors of child sexual abuse and to stand with those who had been abused.
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Catholic spokesman Francis Sullivan has made the comments to The Weekend Australian in response to a call for a national redress scheme to compensate victims of abuse.
“More than anything else, abuse survivors have been calling for fair and compassionate redress with the decisions about what this looks like taken out of the hands of the institutions responsible for the abuse,” Mr Sullivan said.
Friday, 16 October 2015
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
SENIOR army official Commissioner Floyd Tidd says those payments will not have to wait for the introduction of any national or state-based redress scheme for victims.
Child sexual abuse royal commission: Salvation Army review of compensation settlements reliant on national redress scheme, commissioner says
The review of all previous settlements is already underway by the army in relation to children who were abused at four homes - at Eden Park in Adelaide, at Box Hill and Bayswater in Melbourne and at Nedlands in Perth.
Monday, 12 October 2015
Child sex abuse inquiry: Protest held outside Attorney-General John Rau's office after 'Johnnie-come-latelies' royal commission comment
A culture of physical abuse at a Salvation Army boys’ home in Adelaide was a significant barrier to children reporting allegations of sexual abuse, a royal commission has heard.
A senior Salvation Army official, Floyd Tidd, said he could not understand why such a culture was allowed to continue at Eden Park in the Adelaide Hills.
Child sex abuse inquiry: Salvation Army officers may have believed children in homes were 'progeny of evil'
A culture of physical abuse at a Salvation Army boys' home in Adelaide was a significant barrier to children reporting allegations of sexual abuse, a royal commission has heard.
Senior Salvation Army official Floyd Tidd says he can't understand why such a culture was allowed to continue at Eden Park in the Adelaide Hills.
Friday, 9 October 2015
Floyd Tidd says the abuse that continued over many years constitutes the "darkest chapter" in the history of the Salvation Army and will forever be a source of shame.
He says he has been moved and distressed by stories from survivors detailed at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Child forced to kill chickens by Salvation Army officer because he loved animals, royal commission told
Teacher at exclusive Brisbane private school found dead days after a blog post accused him of being a paedophile
Brenden Sheehan has this morning given a detailed explanation for going public about his alleged abuse after the teacher, Greg Masters, took his life on Thursday following the allegations.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
John Patrick Casey is a priest of the Lismore diocese, which takes in the NSW north coast from the Queensland border to Camden Haven, south of Port Macquarie. The city of Lismore is where the diocese has its headquarters.
Child sexual abuse royal commission: Former residents of Box Hill Boys' Home describe horrific crimes
In a statement read to a royal commission in Adelaide, David Wright, who died recently, said the Salvos needed to acknowledge what happened to the 'beautiful children' who went into their homes.
'They seem unprepared to turn their minds towards what happened, to what their employees were capable of,' Mr Wright said in his statement read on Thursday.
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
The 57-year-old cannot be identified but has detailed her treatment at the Hollywood Children's Village at Nedlands from 1969 to 1972.
She said she had trouble with bed wetting as a child and as punishment a staff member would rub her face in the wet sheets.
THE commission was told of various allegations and incidents, including some that were investigated by police.
Child sex abuse royal commission: SA government 'knew of sexual abuse' at Salvation Army boys' home from early 1940s
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
It started when he was eight, just two months after he arrived at the Eden Park Boy's Home in the Adelaide Hills in 1960.
It involved both older boys and staff, but one man was particularly brutal.
Counsel assisting Sophie David says over the two weeks of hearings, survivors will give evidence that child sex abuse was widespread, unchecked and flourished over a long period of time.
Child sex abuse royal commission: Abuse at Salvation Army boys' homes was 'widespread, unchecked and flourished' over time
Opening the 33rd public hearing of the national commission in Adelaide, counsel assisting Sophie David SC, said the hearing would examine abuse at four Salvation Army homes in South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia between 1940 and 1980.
The royal commission into child sexual abuse in Adelaide has heard that more than 20 perpetrators have been identified homes run by the Salvation Army between 1940 and 1980.
Counsel assisting Sophie David said over the two weeks of hearings survivors would give evidence that child sex abuse was widespread, unchecked and flourished over a long period.
Monday, 5 October 2015
Saturday, 3 October 2015
The smoke and flames were intense and only metres from his bedroom window, but it was the rush of approaching fire engines that roused Father Michel Corriveau early one Monday morning. It was late March, almost Easter, this year, and Corriveau was facing some busy days when the sound of sirens interrupted his preparations for Holy Week at his new parish
Yesterday it was about women forced to give up babies for adoption. And Aboriginal children removed by the state. Or British slum children sent to the colonies so that they might have a better chance at life.
Friday, 2 October 2015
In an open letter to the pontiff, the 2015 ACT Local Hero and Bravehearts ambassador said the oath all new cardinals must swear, which prohibits them from disclosing information which could damage the Roman Catholic Church, is "inappropriate" due to the church's history of concealing child sexual abuse.
Thursday, 1 October 2015
The scope and purpose of the public hearing is to inquire into:
1. The experiences of former child residents of the following institutions operated by The Salvation Army (Southern Territory) between 1940 and 1990:
a. Eden Park Boys’ Home, South Australia (Eden Park);
Advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment encompass a range of services survivors need to address the impact of child sexual abuse and trauma and help them to heal and lead a fulfilling and meaningful life.
On Thursday, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse called for submissions from interested parties on current advocacy, support and therapeutic treatment services for people suffering the aftermath of abuse.
Australia's support and treatment services for victims of child sexual abuse will be investigated.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on Thursday called for submissions on issues relating to advocacy, support and therapeutic treatment services.