Catholic health and welfare organisations need to be increasingly aware and prepared for the fall-out from the child abuse Royal Commission.
Speaking at the joint formation session for the Calvary Ministries and Little Company of Mary Health Care Francis Sullivan said it is important Catholic organisations which have not been the focus of the Royal Commission fully understand the implications for them.
When the Royal Commission's work is done we should have a comprehensive snapshot of how institutions dealt with child abuse cases. So far the case studies have revealed short comings in many areas, including governance. With well less than a year of public hearings left, the Commission will intensify its scrutiny of organisational culture and practice. While some have in place good protocols and processes, we know that what works is a culture where everyone is respected.
Archbishop Fisher talks about the child abuse Royal Commission and the Catholic Church's response
In a wide ranging interview with Crux, the Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, discusses the Church's response to sexual abuse scandals, the impact of World Youth Day, the missionary opportunities being created under Pope Francis, and more.
Submissions published on institutional responses to child sexual abuse in out-of-home care
The Royal Commission has published 55 submissions received from service providers, peak bodies, advocacy groups, statutory bodies, government agencies and academics in response to its consultation paper on out-of-home care.
23 July 2016: St Vincent de Paul National Council Meeting Darwin 11 Aug 2016: Archdiocese of Perth General Assembly presentation 18 Aug 2016: Holy Name of Mary Parish presentation Hunters Hill 18 Sept 2016: Year of Mercy Panel Rosary Cultural Centre Tamworth 20 Sept 2016: St Aloysius College staff development day