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St Pats Ballarat apology, Cardinal Pell charges, Frankly SPeaking and more


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St Patrick's College Ballarat apology to child sexual abuse survivors

About 100 people gathered at St Patrick's College on Tuesday afternoon as the school took the momentous step of officially apologising to victims of sexual abuse who suffered during their time at the college.  

Sexual abuse survivor Phil Nagle joined headmaster John Crowley and student leaders in speaking at the event in what was an historic first for the school.

A full transcript of the speech delivered by Headmaster John Crowley

A full transcript of a speech read by College Captain Mitch Tuddenham

A full transcript of a speech delivered by Old Collegian Phil Nagle

St Patrick's College apologises to victims of sexual abuse
Ballarat Courier - 27 June 2017

Catholic boys school in Ballarat apologises to victims of child sex abuse
ABC Online - 28 June 2017

   

Frankly speaking...

On Thursday we learnt that the Victorian Police have laid historical child sexual abuse charges against Cardinal Pell. Speculation to this end had been mounting for some time.

Australia's justice system is highly regarded. It is in the interests of all involved that the system is now left to run its course.

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Cardinal Pell to take leave to face historical child sexual abuse charges

CARDINAL George Pell says he will return to Australia to "clear his name" after he was charged on Thursday with historical sex abuse by "multiple complainants".

Further statement from Cardinal George Pell following announcement of charges
29 June 2017

Statement from Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, re announcement of charges against Cardinal George Pell
29 June 2017

Vatican communique re announcement of charges against Cardinal George Pell
29 June 2017

Statement from ACBC re announcement of charges against Cardinal George Pell
29 June 2017

Statement from Archdiocese of Melbourne re announcement of charges against Cardinal George Pell
29 June 2017

Bombshell charges but Pope 'on side'
The Australian 30 June 2017

Cardinal George Pell sex abuse charges rock the Catholic Church
SMH 30 June 2017

Cardinal Pell, Vatican finance chief, charged over historic allegations of sexual abuse
National Catholic Reporter 29 June 2017

Abuse charges against Pell not good news for Vatican financial reform
Crux 29 June 2017

 

TJHC addresses 2017 CRA national assembly

The CEO of the Catholic Church's Truth Justice and Healing Council, Mr Francis Sullivan, addressed the annual Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) National Assembly this week taking about the future of the Church in Australia as the Royal Commission nears the end of its term.

Speaking with the leaders of the more than 180 congregations and religious institutes in Melbourne Mr Sullivan said the Church in Australia now faces the challenge of a post Royal Commission agenda.

TJHC addresses CRA National Assembly and the church post Royal Commission
THJC media release - 24 June 2017

   
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