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John 13:34

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John 13:34

Friday, December 1, 2017

Your Weekly Journey Catholic Radio Podcast | Episode 226

Journey Catholic Radio Podcast
This week on The Journey (Ep 226)

We start our walk towards Christmas this week on The Journey. As we prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus in Bethlehem, we prepare ourselves for His coming in glory. Walk with us this Advent as we bring you more fantastic episodes of the Journey! We're joined by Fr Richard Healey (Albion Park, NSW) to reflect on the Gospel for this week, and there's plenty of fantastic content and music on this show, as we're joined by Sr Hilda Scott OSB, Bruce Downes The Catholic Guy, and more! Faith, Hope, Love, and Life, you're on The Journey!

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The Journey is a weekly program developed by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong and is the only Catholic radio program in Australia aired on general Christian radio.

Listen to the presenter inputs this week below:

MARK 13: 33-37 - Gospel Reflection with Fr Richard Healey
CALL HIM GOD - Wisdom From The Abbey with Sr Hilda Scott OSB
A TRUE ORIGINAL - Bruce Downes The Catholic Guy
EFFECTS OF THE SON - Milk & Honey with Trish McCarthy
FACING THE DARKNESS - Walking The Walk with Sam Clear
MY SHEEP LISTEN TO MY VOICE - The Call with Fr Dave Callaghan MGL

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Yours in Christ

Jude Hennessy
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RC final public hearing; TJHC addresses lay community in Perth, Education Directors in Sydney; WA legislation

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Royal Commission final public hearing in Sydney

Sexual abuse of children has occurred in almost every type of institution in Australia where children lived or attended.

Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is to have a final public sitting in Sydney next month, on the eve of delivering its final report to Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove on 15 December, to thank the community for its support.

Australia Royal Commission itemises a 'national tragedy'
The Tablet - 21 November 2017


Frankly speaking...

This week I spoke at a plenary session of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference meeting in Sydney. Little surprise that the main topic was the forthcoming release of the Royal Commission's final report. But even before the report is released the bishops and religious leaders must commit to a future that is not characterised by a 'business as usual' mentality.

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TJHC addresses lay community in Perth and Education Directors in Sydney

The Council has encouraged grass roots Catholics in Perth to take up the challenge of Pope Francis and be a church that is engaged, inclusive and messy. Speaking at a meeting of around 80 people, hosted by Community of the Way at Trinity College, TJHC CEO, Francis Sullivan said while church hierarchy must address the recommendations from the Royal Commission, it is also up to lay people to push for change and to hold the leadership accountable.

Mr Sullivan also met with the National Directors of Catholic Education in Sydney this week prior to the release of the Royal Commission's report.  The workshop, which was well attended, examined ramifications for church organisations in relation to governance and best practice in education.

TJHC Media Release
28 November 2017

Picture: Francis Sullivan and Chris Flamer, Community of the Way spokesman.


WA Govt introduces bill to extend reporting period for child sex abuse claims

WA victims of child sex abuse who did not report their abuse within six years may soon be eligible to seek compensation after the state government introduced a bill in Parliament to remove the statutory limitation period last week.

'Today is about the removal of a barrier to justice': New child abuse Bill introduced
WA Today - 22 November 2017

Child sex abuse victims to get compo law
The West Australian - 22 November 2017

Picture: Attorney General John Quigley and Premier Mark McGowan (centre)


Responding to sexual abuse will take years - and it should

America, the Jesuit Review, editorialises this week that the sexual harassment and assault revelations coming out of Washington and Hollywood, are unlikely to stop anytime soon. If the history of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church is any guide, the process of reckoning with problems that have been avoided for decades will itself take decades.

Responding to sexual abuse will take years - and it should
America - 21 November 2017

Coming up

December 4, National Redress Meeting CRA Leaders, Sydney
December 5, Faith Based Governance and Dispute Resolution Conference, Melbourne
December 12, Ecumenical Redress Conversation, Sydney
December 14, Royal Commission Final Hearing, Sydney
December 15, Royal Commission report due to Governor General
December 18, Address Executive Mercy Health Board, Melbourne

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