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Christian Rape-A-Babe News!

News and Views about catholic clergy sexual abuse and related issues
     
Why only terrorists? Hang Catholic Rapist Priests too, deliver justice!

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.

They lie in the name of their 'Lord',
let us speak out in the name of TRUTH
Catholic clergy Bible thumpers having trouble remembering
Let us tell them
WE HAVE TROUBLE FORGETTING

Monday, 8 August 2016

Royal commission finds South Australian child protection system must be overhauled

Phasing out commercial childcare workers and subjecting workers to public screening register among recommendations
South Australia’s “toxic” child protection system has failed the state’s most vulnerable children and must be overhauled, a royal commission has found.
In her final report after two years of investigations, the former supreme court justice Margaret Nyland has called for dramatic changes to what she has described as a system in crisis.
Commercial childcare workers would be phased out, social workers would no longer be allowed to close files because of a lack of resources and all child protection workers would be subject to a public screening register.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/08/royal-commission-finds-south-australian-child-protection-system-must-be-overhauled

SA’s disturbing history of child protection and abuse inquiries and royal commissions

THE release of the Nyland Royal Commission on Monday is the latest in a series of reports into the state’s child protection system.
Over the past 10 years there has been a litany of inquiries into the Government’s failure to protect children, including three high-profile inquiries also led by former Supreme Court justices.
They repeatedly found a culture of secrecy, unwieldy bureaucracy, lack of resources and a failure to put children first

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/sas-disturbing-history-of-child-protection-and-abuse-inquiries-and-royal-commissions/news-story/dcc5c1d6d8816139cc9ce4a25a1e701e

Child Protection Systems Royal Commission makes 260 recommendations, warns of no quick fixes

There are no quick fixes to the child protection system in South Australia, royal commissioner Margaret Nyland has warned, finding the sector needs significant additional resources and changes to the law.
The final report makes 260 recommendations including an overhaul of the child welfare system, with a focus on abuse prevention and early intervention.
The two-year inquiry was prompted by former Families SA carer, and paedophile, Shannon McCoole's abuse of vulnerable children in state care.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-08/child-protection-systems-royal-commission-findings/7699900

Lawyer admits tearing up priest’s resignation letter

A SOLICITOR and former trustee of the Anglican DIocese of Newcastle has admitted tearing up the original 1990 resignation of paedophile priest Stephen Hatley Gray, which was then replaced with one dated the day before Gray was charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy.
Central Coast solicitor Keith Allen, who began giving evidence to the Royal Commission on Friday, was again subjected to an intense examination by the commission’s chairman, Peter McClellan, and counsel assisting, Naomi Sharp.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4081281/lawyer-admits-tearing-up-priests-resignation-letter/

Solicitor says he didn't tell bishop to deny knowledge of paedophile priests

Keith Allen says he did not advise bishop Alfred Holland to say he could not recall any knowledge of abusers
A solicitor has denied he advised a former bishop of a New South Wales Anglican diocese to say he could not recall any knowledge of paedophile priests when giving evidence to the child sex abuse royal commission.
Keith Allen, who had been a member of several boards in the Anglican diocese of Newcastle for 40 years, returned to the witness stand for a second day at a commission hearing into how the diocese handled abuse allegations over 30 years.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/08/solicitor-says-he-didnt-tell-bishop-to-deny-knowledge-of-paedophile-priests

Solicitor denies tampering

A critical document in a child sex abuse case against an Anglican priest may have been altered by someone attached to the diocese of Newcastle.
A document used to halt the trial of a priest charged with child sex abuse may have been altered by someone attached to the Anglican diocese of Newcastle in the Hunter region of NSW, an inquiry has been told.
A register of services produced at the 1991 trial of a priest given the pseudonym CKC was subpoenaed by his defence team and led to the case being dropped by the prosecution.
On Monday solicitor Keith Allen who acted for CKC denied he had doctored the register when he was shown it at a rectory before it was produced at the trial.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/08/08/solicitor-denies-tampering
 

Paedophile priest's resignation letter destroyed by lawyer, sexual abuse royal commission told

A church council member who acted as the lawyer for paedophile priest Stephan Gray said he destroyed Gray's original resignation letter, despite considering him a "dangerous sexual predator".
The royal commission case study in Newcastle is looking at the past and present systems, policies and practices within the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle for responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-08/royal-commission-newcastle-anglican-diocese/7699668

Friday, 5 August 2016

Queensland child sex abuse victims lose chance to challenge past compensation claims

The Queensland government has dashed the hopes of child sex abuse victims that its bill to remove age limits on compensation claims would clear the way for fresh lawsuits against churches and schools.
The government revealed it would not table laws to “remove past deeds” struck by institutions in lesser settlements based on the 21-year age limit on victims bringing civil actions.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/05/queensland-opts-not-to-scrap-age-limits-on-child-sex-abuse-victims-lawsuits

No recollection at all

THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses To Child Sexual Abuse is inquiring into events in the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, and a former assistant bishop of Newcastle, Richard Appleby, is being questioned about his statement to the commission.
It’s Thursday afternoon, and the commission has been going since Tuesday morning.
Counsel assisting, Naomi Sharp, has just taken Bishop Appleby through the evidence of others who insist they told him of child sexual abuse by some of the priests in the diocese when he was deputy to the bishop at the time, Alfred Holland.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4077766/no-recollection-at-all/

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in the Newcastle Anglican diocese week 1 wrap up | photos


The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in the Newcastle Anglican diocese started on Tuesday, August 2.
Eight Anglican bishops and archbishops, including six current or past bishops of Newcastle, will give evidence into child sexual abuse in the Hunter region during the public hearing.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4078298/wrap-up-of-week-one-of-the-newcastle-royal-commission-photos/

Anglican bishop Roger Herft ‘berated’ mother over priest abuse

The Anglican Archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft, “berated” the mother of a child abuse victim after she discovered his diocese kept no records of a complaint that her son had been assaulted by a trainee priest, a royal commission has heard.
The woman, who cannot be named, subsequently received a $2000 “gift” from the diocese, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard today.
“I believe that the payment was an attempt at buying us off,” she said.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/royal-commission/anglican-bishop-roger-herft-berated-mother-over-priest-abuse/news-story/9be3cf4e4eee7a9cbd6d802538e8984a

Child sex abuse royal commission: Survivor says Newcastle Diocese fought hard to deny duty of care

A clergy abuse survivor has told a royal commission's hearings in Newcastle that the Anglican church fought very hard to deny its duty of care.

The man, who can only be identified as CKU, gave evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The public hearings at Newcastle courthouse are looking at the past and present systems, policies and practices within the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle for responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.
CKU told the commission he lived with his mother at St John's college at Morpeth while she trained to be a priest.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-05/survivor-says-newcastle-diocese-fought-to-avoid-responsibility/7693220

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Church stopped keeping problem priest list

A former assistant bishop at a NSW Anglican diocese where child sex abuse by clergy was widespread will continue his evidence to a royal commission on Friday.
Bishop Richard Appleby, who served as auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Newcastle in the Hunter region of NSW from 1983 to 1992, said on Thursday he was not aware during that time of allegations of child sex abuse against clergy and lay workers in the diocese.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/32241596/church-stopped-keeping-problem-priest-list/#page1

Retired former Newcastle assistant bishop denies being told of abuse

RICHARD Franklin Appleby, 75, trained with disgraced priest Graeme Lawrence at the notorious Morpeth College. He was assistant bishop of Newcastle from 1983 to 1992, when various witnesses have told the royal commission they came to him with complaints about abusive priests in the parish.
But despite this evidence, and through a long and probing session of examination by commissioner Peter McClellan and counsel assisting Naomi Sharp, Bishop Appleby insisted he had never known of any sex abuse in his parish, and would have fought it “decisively” had anyone told him.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4075929/appleby-denies-being-informed-of-sex-abuse/

Anglican Church helpline ‘was run by child sex abuser’

An Anglican Church-run phone helpline for child abuse victims was answered by a senior cleric who was later defrocked for having group sex with a teenager, a royal commission has heard.
Graeme Lawrence, the then dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle, NSW, failed to tell those calling the helpline that he had a close working relationship with at least one of the priests who were the subject of repeated alleg­ations of abuse.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/royal-commission/anglican-church-helpline-was-run-by-child-sex-abuser/news-story/b2a0b553ce7c45d17d4da3d090847ae5

Herft “broke promise to sack priest”

Perth’s Anglican Archbishop Roger Herft promised to remove a priest at the centre of historic child sex allegations, an abuse victim has claimed, but no action was taken.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was also told how a notorious paedophile priest was found with a hoard of hard-core pornography, but Archbishop Herft recommended the priest be given only spiritual counselling.
The royal commission is examining claims of child sexual abuse in the Hunter region of NSW dating back decades.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/32240782/herft-broke-promise-to-sack-priest/#page1

Child sex abuse royal commission: Survivor says abuse 'continues to prey' on his mind

An Anglican Church abuse survivor has told a royal commission's hearings in Newcastle his abuse continues to prey on his mind, 40 years later.
The man, who can only be identified as CKA, gave evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The public hearings at Newcastle courthouse are looking at the past and present systems, policies and practices within the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle for responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-04/royal-commission-newcastle-anglican-diocese/7689052

Royal commission hears of years of abuse by priest CKC

A FORMER Anglican altar boy has told the royal commission of four years of abuse at the hands of a priest code-named CKC.
A trial against the priest was no-billed soon after it started and the 55-year-old former altar-boy – given the pseudonym CKA – told how his family suffered abuse and death threats as a result of him taking action against CKC.
He said an elderly woman from the church spat on him and said he was “nothing but a troublemaker”.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4074995/former-altar-boy-tells-of-years-of-abuse-by-priest-ckc/

NSW priest may face abuse retrial

An Anglican priest may be retried over the alleged abuse of two boys, a NSW crown solicitor has told a hearing in Newcastle.
An Anglican priest accused of child sex abuse 15 years ago may face a retrial, a royal commission has been told.
The trial against the priest given the pseudonym CKC fell over when his defence team, made up of prominent church people, produced a register showing that the abuse could not have happened when the complainant said it did.
CKA, the man who alleged serious prolonged abuse by the priest, told a hearing in Newcastle on Thursday he would never recover from the impact of the church's response which was to throw its full weight behind the priest who ruined his life.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/08/04/nsw-priest-may-face-abuse-retrial

Senior cleric defrocked over teen sex manned church abuse hotline

A church-run telephone hotline for child abuse victims was answered by a senior cleric who was later defrocked for having group sex with a teenager, a royal commission has heard.
Graeme Lawrence, then the dean of Newcastle’s Anglican Cathedral in NSW, also failed to tell those calling the hotline that he had a close working relationship with at least one priest who was the subject of repeated allegations of abuse.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/royal-commission/senior-cleric-defrocked-over-teen-sex-manned-church-abuse-hotline/news-story/02f77967df865f9019d4d63ff11ee267

Priest's porn collection was 'shocking'

A former Anglican archdeacon in the Hunter says he told then bishop Roger Herft in 1998 a local priest had child pornography which was a criminal offence.

A furniture removal crew was so shocked by pornography they found at an Anglican priest's home in NSW that they refused to go back to finish the job.
Colvin Ford, former archdeacon of the Upper Hunter in the diocese of Newcastle, told a royal commission on Thursday a manager of a local furniture removal company rang him in 1998 to say distressing pornography had been found at the home of Peter Rushton, a senior priest in the diocese.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/08/04/priests-porn-collection-was-shocking

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

I can’t recall sex abuse claims, says ex-bishop Alfred Holland

The business manager of the Newcastle Anglican diocese was told a former bishop would be ­advised “to say that he can’t recall anything” when questioned about child abuse at a royal commission, documents reveal.
The bishop, Alfred Holland, yesterday told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he had no memory of being told about such crimes while at the diocese, despite documentary and witness evidence suggesting that he was.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/royal-commission/i-cant-recall-sex-abuse-claims-says-exbishop-alfred-holland/news-story/014180acffa54419be5a083b65d02048

Priest tells royal commission of the cost of speaking out against Peter Rushton

An Anglican priest who spoke out against serial paedophile priest Peter Rushton told the royal commission on Wednesday the process had taken a huge toll on him.
He has also told of hearing that Rushton had been with two vice squad detectives joking about which boys they would take to their tents one night after a scouting trip to the Williams River, in the Hunter Valley.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/priest-tells-royal-commission-of-the-cost-of-speaking-out-against-peter-rushton-20160803-gqk3g7.html

Anglican Church 'silenced' abuse victims

The Anglican Church in Australia would rather silence child abuse victims than bring perpetrators to justice, a clergyman who blew the whistle on pedophile colleagues in a NSW diocese has told an inquiry.
Roger Dyer, the priest who in 2006 took over at a Newcastle parish where notorious pedophile Peter Rushton had worked, said on Wednesday there has been a systemic failure by Anglican bishops to deal with pedophiles in the church's ranks.

http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/08/03/03/34/abuse-spotlight-on-anglican-hierarchy

Abuse Royal Commission: Police joked with paedophile priest Peter Rushton

Two police detectives joked with a paedophile Anglican priest about the children “they would have in their tent that night,” a royal commission has heard.
The evidence, given on oath before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today, is the first time it has heard the child abuse scandal now consuming the Anglican diocese of Newcastle in NSW may extend beyond the church.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/royal-commission/abuse-royal-commission-police-joked-with-paedophile-priest-peter-rushton/news-story/804e787c69bdbd1167f74a9d9dc15cce

Child sex abuse royal commission: Former Newcastle bishop says he never knew of allegations against Rushton

A former bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle has denied ever being told allegations that one of his priests, Peter Rushton, had sexually abused children.
Former bishop Alfred Holland today gave evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which is examining abuse within the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-03/royal-commission-newcastle-anglican-diocese/7684670

Bishop denies knowing about pedophiles

A former bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle where pedophile priests operated has denied any knowledge of their activity during his tenure.
An Anglican bishop who promoted suspected pedophiles to senior church positions has refused to acknowledge any responsibility for their attacks on children.
Bishop Alfred Holland who ran the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle from 1978 to 1992 denied on Wednesday he was ever told by another priest that Peter Rushton had abused his son.
When it was put to him at a royal commission hearing he was lying about his knowledge of Rushton's activities, he said: "It is the truth. It is the truth".

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/08/03/bishop-denies-knowing-about-pedophiles

Royal Commission hears ‘no structure to deal with’ priest misconduct complaints

THE Anglican Diocese of Newcastle had no formal structure to deal with complaints about Bishops during some of the worst years of paedophilia within the church.
Bishop Alfred Holland, Bishop of Newcastle from 1978 to 1992, told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse this morning that complaints were dealt with only on an “ad hoc” basis.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/royal-commission-hears-no-structure-to-deal-with-priest-misconduct-complaints/news-story/fd8f7488bd6b69b0c3aae278acd37cb1

Newcastle Anglican diocese's defrocked Dean is still influential, the royal commission has heard

HE was the man who brought Newcastle together in 1989 after an earthquake killed 13 people and severely damaged the Anglican Christchurch Cathedral.
He was the senior Newcastle cleric with a prominent role on the Anglican Church’s sexual abuse working group in 2003 that developed national professional standards.
But the 13th Anglican Dean of Newcastle, Graeme Lawrence, was also in a “gang of three” protecting a notorious Hunter paedophile priest, and led a Griffith group of offenders to the Hunter who were later defrocked after child sex allegations, the royal commission has heard.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4070926/the-shadow-life-of-dean-graeme-lawrence/

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Royal commission hears of harrowing evidence of rape in Newcastle Anglican Diocese

More than 30 years of child sexual abuse by clergy and lay members of various Anglican parishes have been laid bare on the opening day of the royal commission's two-week hearing into the Anglican diocese of Newcastle.
In her opening address, counsel assisting the commission Naomi Sharp outlined allegations against various church figures – some of them dead,  others alive and still fighting to stay out of jail.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/royal-commission-hears-of-harrowing-evidence-of-rape-in-newcastle-anglican-diocese-20160802-gqjk2t.html

Royal Commission hears evidence of widespread abuse within Anglican diocese

MARK COLVIN: This story from the child abuse Royal Commission contains details you may find disturbing.

A hearing in the New South Wales city of Newcastle has been told that Anglican priests abused young boys over decades.

One victim broke down as he recalled being repeatedly raped, often by groups of men who conspired to ensure that the behaviour was kept away from the public eye.

The commission will investigate the conduct of at least nine men over the next fortnight; with allegations the church buried complaints against them at the time.

Thomas Oriti reports.

THOMAS ORITI: He was nine years old when he first met his abuser, and decades on, Paul Gray, is still coming to terms with what happened.

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2016/s4511775.htm?site=newcastle

Bishop was told pedophiles fostering kids

A royal commission is hearing evidence that a pedophile ring preyed on boys for decades in the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.
A mother has told an inquiry she informed the local bishop that an Anglican priest and a youth worker who were fostering children had booked a "sex tour" in Europe, but she never heard from the Church again.
Susan Aslin, who has four boys, said in the late 1970s she became concerned that Anglican youth worker James (Jim) Brown was preying on one of her sons.
Ms Aslin was giving evidence on Tuesday at a child sex abuse royal commission hearing into how the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle responded to repeated allegations of child sex abuse against a number of its clergy and lay workers over three decades.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/08/02/bishop-was-told-pedophiles-fostering-kids

Paedophile ring headed by a senior Anglican priest forced children at a boys' home to have group sex in a locked room - and cut them to symbolise 'the blood of Christ'

  • A paedophile ring used an Anglican boys home to abuse children 
  • St Alban's Home in Newcastle was also used to gain access to the boys
  • Priest Peter Rushton is said to be the head of the paedophile ring 
  • A two week hearing is being conducted by the Royal commission 
  • Paul Gray testified to being raped by Rushton when he was 10
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Anglican priest's godson weeps as he tells inquiry of rape by gang of men

Paul Gray tells royal commission into child sex abuse his godfather, Father Peter Rushton, anally raped him and took him to be raped by others
Paul Gray broke down in the witness stand at a royal commission hearing when he told how he was repeatedly raped by a gang of men at a boys’ home run by the Anglican church in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.
Gray wept as he recalled on Tuesday how his godfather, Father Peter Rushton, who was a priest at Cessnock, had anally raped him when he was just 10.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/02/anglican-priests-godson-weeps-as-he-tells-inquiry-of-by-gang-of-men

Decades of Anglican diocese abuse revealed

Paul Gray broke down in the witness stand at a royal commission hearing when he told how he was repeatedly raped by a gang of men at a boys home run by the Anglican Church in the NSW Hunter Valley.
Mr Gray wept as he recalled on Tuesday how his godfather Father Peter Rushton, who was a priest at Cessnock, had anally raped him when he was just 10.
In the mid-1960s Rushton began taking Mr Gray to St Alban's Boys Home where he was locked in a room and a number of men would rape or have oral sex with him, the commission was told.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/32208945/abuse-focus-on-nsw-anglican-diocese/#page1

Newcastle Anglican Church ‘harbouring’ active child abusers

The Anglican Church in Newcastle, NSW, is “harbouring” a large number of active child abusers and has a history of violent abuse dating back decades and involving some of the city’s most influential people, a royal commission has heard.
The commission, whose public hearing opened this morning, has heard evidence that church officials provided boys to be raped and were allegedly protected by senior figures in the diocese.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/royal-commission/newcastle-anglican-church-harbouring-active-child-abusers/news-story/5ceff1c5548b95af6299144730428602

Child sexual abuse in Newcastle's Anglican Diocese examined in royal commission

Child sexual abuse within the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle is being examined by a royal commission at public hearings that have started in the city today.
The latest case study is expected to go for two weeks and will focus on the experiences of survivors of child sexual abuse, as well as potential paedophile networks.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-02/royal-commission-newcastle-anglican-diocese/7681184

NSW boys home used by pedophile ring

A royal commission is hearing evidence that a pedophile ring preyed on boys for decades in the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, NSW.
An Anglican home for boys in the Hunter region of NSW was used by a pedophile ring headed by a senior clergyman to access and sexually abuse children.
On Tuesday the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse opened a two-week hearing into what the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle did to stop priest Peter Rushton and a pedophile network of clergy and laypeople who preyed on children for decades.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/08/02/nsw-boys-home-used-pedophile-ring

Boys allegedly locked in rooms to be repeatedly raped by different men

A ROYAL Commission will hear evidence of boys being systematically raped on a weekly basis by senior leaders of the Anglican Church in the Hunter Region.
In a heart-wrenching opening statement this morning to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Naomi Sharp, counsel assisting, outlined evidence to be presented by victims and Bishops who were in positions of power when the alleged abuse took place.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/boys-allegedly-locked-in-rooms-to-be-repeatedly-raped-by-different-men/news-story/be401525f4131b45e14059fe128e76ca

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in the Newcastle Anglican diocese | live blog

Tuesday, August 2
12.30PM

Survivor, Paul Gray tells his story

12.33pm
Mr Gray has asked to take a short break. Justice McClellan has left the inquiry room to allow Mr Gray time to compose himself.
12.30pm
Mr Gray said on many occasions father Peter Rushton would cut Mr Gray’s back with a small knife and smear his blood on his back – which was symbolic of the blood of Christ –  as he continued to rape him.
After the sexual intercourse, Mr Gray said Mr Rushton would clean his wounds.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4067884/live-coverage-day-one-of-the-newcastle-child-sexual-abuse-royal-commission/

Monday, 1 August 2016

Child abuse survivors will no longer face time limits to sue

The passage of time will no longer be a barrier for ACT survivors of child sexual abuse to sue institutions like the Catholic church for justice.
The ACT government will introduce a bill on Tuesday to scrap time limits that prevent survivors from lodging civil claims too long after their abuse has occurred.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/child-abuse-survivors-will-no-longer-face-time-limits-to-sue-20160801-gqi9td.html

ACT Government looks to remove time limit on sex abuse civil claims, allowing historic victims to sue institutions

Canberra survivors of institutional child sexual abuse will soon be able to pursue compensation in the courts regardless of when the abuse took place, if legislation to be introduced by the ACT Government passes the assembly.
Attorney-General Simon Corbell will today move to strike out a requirement that victims begin civil proceedings against institutions within six years of turning 18.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-02/time-limit-on-sex-abuse-civil-claims-to-be-removed/7680898

Newcastle royal commission hearing will reveal ugly truths

IT has been a long time coming.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will open its 42nd case study at Newcastle Courthouse at 10am on Tuesday. For two weeks it is expected to hear evidence about how Newcastle Anglican diocese has dealt with child sex allegations over decades.
More significantly, it will hear evidence from individuals within the diocese, including senior clergy, about what they did, or didn’t do, when allegations were raised by children, and when those children turned to the church for support years later as adults.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4067550/there-will-be-darkness-before-there-is-light/

Royal commission will hear from four former Newcastle Anglican bishops about child sexual abuse allegations

EIGHT Anglican bishops and archbishops, including six current or past bishops of Newcastle, will give evidence during a royal commission public hearing from Tuesday into child sexual abuse in the Hunter region.
Former Newcastle Bishops Alfred Holland and Richard Appleby will give evidence in the first few days of the hearing after survivors Phillip D’Ammond and Paul Gray give evidence on Tuesday about being sexually abused as children.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4067083/eight-bishops-to-give-evidence-at-newcastle-inquiry/

The Latest: Pope on Pell: Let Justice Take Its Course

The Latest on the pope's visit to Poland (all times local):
11:30 p.m.
Pope Francis says he won't address child molestation allegations against a top Vatican Cardinal who is one of his most-trusted aides until justice officials in Australia have made a determination.
The pope told reporters on the plane Sunday returning from World Youth Day in Krakow that the accusations against Cardinal George Pell, Francis' top financial adviser, "are in the hands of justice." He said that the accused deserved the benefit of the doubt, adding that "once justice has its say, I will speak. "

Pope Francis confirms he will take no action against Cardinal George Pell while police investigate alleged child sex offences

POPE Francis has confirmed he will take no action against Cardinal George Pell while an ongoing police investigation into alleged child sex offences continues.
Breaking his silence on explosive allegations levelled at the Cardinal last week, Pope Francis said he would only act at the conclusion of the criminal investigation.
“One must not judge before the justice system judges,” the pope said.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/pope-francis-confirms-he-will-take-no-action-against-cardinal-george-pell-while-police-investigate-alleged-child-sex-offences/news-story/15b236bd2ef596ae78b3748848f22eaa

Pope holds off position on Pell claims

Pope Francis says he will wait until Australian justice takes its course before taking a position on Cardinal George Pell, who is under investigation in his homeland over sexual abuse allegations.
But the pope, speaking to reporters aboard the plane returning to Rome form Poland on Sunday, said Pell, now the Vatican's powerful economy minister, should not undergo a trial by the media or by rumour.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/32200572/pope-holds-off-position-on-pell-claims/#page1

Pope Francis will await judgment on Cardinal Pell over sex abuse claims

ROME (RNS) Pope Francis says he will not address sexual abuse allegations against the Vatican’s finance minister, Cardinal George Pell, until Australian judicial authorities complete their investigation.
In a press conference on the papal flight returning from World Youth Day in Poland late Sunday, the pontiff said the allegations against Pell “are in the hands of the justice system” and the cardinal should not be judged “before the justice system judges.”

http://religionnews.com/2016/07/31/pope-francis-will-await-judgment-on-cardinal-pell-over-sex-abuse-claims/

Pope Francis 'doubts' sexual abuse case against Cardinal George Pell

Pope Francis says there are "doubts" over the case being made against Vatican finance chief George Pell, Australia's most senior Roman Catholic, for alleged child abuse.
"There are doubts. 'In dubio pro reo'," he said, using a Latin expression meaning that a defendant may not be convicted by the court when doubts about his or her guilt remain.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-01/pope-francis-to-await-results-of-george-pells-case-in-australia/7676700