In a two-part series being featured in the e-Record, leader and pioneer in child protection, Andrea Musulin, talks of dramatic changes taking place in the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth to face abuse head on and to minimise future opportunities of its reoccurence.
The Rockhampton hearing into St Joseph's Orphanage in Neerkol finished this week. It was a tragic and miserable week and a half where survivors from the Orphanage told shocking stories of abuse and betrayal.
In response to Royal Commission hearings, the Tasmanian Commissioner for Children will host a consultation with organisations which work with children and young people to identify ways in which stonger structures and policies can be established for children in the care of organisations and institutions.
A spiritual handbook for survivors of sexual abuse
Child, Arise! THE COURAGE TO STAND A spiritual handobok for survivors of sexual abuse
'This is a book by a victim of sexual abuse for other victims, someone who has spent countless hours mediating on the scriptures and applying them to her situation. It is an abundant source of consolation and inspiration, not just for victims, but for the whole community.' Bishop Geoffrey Robinson
Catholic bishop of Kansas City convicted of failure to report child abuse resigns
In what is likely to be hailed as major step toward accountability for Catholic bishops who mishandle sexual abuse allegations, the Vatican has announced the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
'It would be a bold and noble gesture, exactly measured to the destruction done to the Catholic Church by priests' sexual abuse, to leave the ruined walls of St James as a shrine to the victims, a record of the evil that was done, and a pledge that never again will children be unprotected in the Catholic Church'. Andrew Hamilton