March 04 2017 Trigger Warning on this One as it dates back to Current Era 1930 – 1962. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4278876/Mass-grave-former-Catholic-mother-baby-home.html?ITO=1490 richiejs … More
Steve Smith, who was sexually abused by an Anglican priest between the ages of 10 and 15, wiped away tears … More
Church documents themselves describe the bishop’s power as akin to that of a monarch of a feudal principality. Nothing from the sex abuse scandals has caused any of the Australian bishops, certainly none of the penitents before the commission, to actually surrender any powers, even if, at times, they have delegated them, or exercised them through others, or found scapegoats to blame.
Even if they end up doing everything possible. To not simply say sorry, but to prioritise the victims needs way above the survival of the institution. This, however, is just wishful thinking, if past behaviour is any indicator of future performance. Any amount of words without such ‘true repentance’ is hollow and meaningless. Words are needed, but only as a precursor. Action must follow….
Professor Parkinson from Transcript Day One CS 52. Linking Anglo-Catholicism with risk factors for abuse. Risk Factors of Clericalism. 19 … More
The Commission starts asking the hard questions. Rev Dr Kaye Anglican Church Australia under examination. CS 52 Cross Examination Panel … More
Rev Dr Garnsey reads a statement from L Johnson into the transcript.. CS 52 Day Two 20 03 2017. Copy … More