The Board of Catholic Professional Standards Limited (CPS) has announced the appointment of Ms Sheree Limbrick as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of CPS, the new independent company established by the Church in November 2016 to develop, audit and report on compliance with professional standards across Catholic entities. Ms Limbrick is currently deputy CEO of Catholic Care in Melbourne and will take up her new appointment on 17 July.
Anthony Foster, who dedicated his life to seeking justice for victims of child sex abuse at the hands of the Catholic Church after two of his daughters were repeatedly raped by a priest, died last week, aged 64.
Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox has called on New Zealand Minister for Children Anne Tolley this week to establish a Royal Commission into the abuse of tamariki (children) in institutional care between the 1950s and 1990s. "This has got to be dealt with, it is a systemic issue and we as Māori must rise up and say not one more, never again," Ms Fox said. Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says there is a need to acknowledge that horrific and widespread sexual and physical abuse occurred.
The Māori Party acknowledges the Mana Party which is also calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry.
June 3, Keynote address to Wollongong Diocesan Assembly, Wollongong June 28, Spirituality in the Pub, The Sandy, Sandringham Victoria July 4, Address to Clergy Life and Ministry National Directors Annual Conference, North Sydney July 18, Address to University of Third Age, Canberra July 19, Address to Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Conference, Melbourne August 2, Address St Anthony in the Fields, Our Lady of Good Council Parish Hall August 24, Address biennial National Catholic Education Media, Marketing and Communications Conference, Surfers Paradise August 25, Address to South Australian Catholic Principals, Adelaide October 19, Address to Catholic Community of Geelong, Geelong November 4, Address to Catholic School Parents Australia, Hobart November 13 Address to Catholic Secondary Principals Australia, Adelaide