Jack Waterford

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.

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Comment from David re Chrissie Foster Article.

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….

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CS 42 Morpeth College

Rev Dr Garnsey reads a statement from L Johnson into the transcript.. CS 52 Day Two 20 03 2017. Copy…

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