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John 13:34

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John 13:34

Friday, November 18, 2016

AB hart on Reconciliation, RC final hearing, Frankly speaking and more

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November 2016
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TJHC Criminal Justice submission

In its recent submission to the Royal Commission's Criminal Justice consultation paper the Truth Justice and Healing Council has recommended the creation of a new, nationally consistent criminal law, relating to the reporting of child sexual abuse.

The submission calls for a new provision in Australian law requiring a person who has information leading the person to form a reasonable belief that a sexual offence has been committed against a child to disclose that information to the police unless the person has a reasonable excuse, as identified in the law, for not doing so.

Read TJHC media release

Read TJHC submission in response to Consultation Paper: Criminal Justice
14 November 2016

Read Royal Commission Criminal Justice Consultation Paper


Frankly speaking...

A very common question put to me from parishioners and interested people alike is how can healing happen for those who have been abused. Not being an expert in the field I quickly defer to others. But when it comes to asking what we as a Catholic community can do to begin a collective expression of healing some ideas do come to mind.

Latest from the Council

Last round of public hearings announced by Royal Commission

The Royal Commission will hold a series of public hearings in Sydney to inquire into the current policies and procedures of more than 15 institutions in relation to child protection and child-safe standards, including responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Royal Commission media release
14 November 2016

TJHC media release
14 November 2016

Royal Commision Catholic Case Study 50 webpage


CSA memorial to be established in Armidale Cathedral grounds

A memorial to victims of child abuse will be erected in the grounds of Saints Mary & Joseph Catholic Cathedral Armidale at 11.00 am on Sunday 4 December 2016.

The memorial will incorporate the ribbons that are currently tied to the Cathedral fence as a public display of support for victims of abuse.

Child abuse memorial in Armidale Cathedral grounds
15 November 2016

Catholic Church memorial plans slammed by child abuse survivors support group
15 November 2016 -  ABC New England 

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