So there we have it. George Pell will indeed spend a chunk of his remaining life in prison. But to those who feel it should have been longer, or that justice was not done, I suggest that we focus on what is truly important.
The news about George Pell hit home, as I thought of my uncle, a victim of the church, one who didn’t survive to feel the vindication felt last week.
What a week it has been. The pope gave us a cardinal clanger, Julie Bishop called it quits and one mother took on an empire over the depiction of fake genitals. Stop the world, I want to get off!
The Catholic Church is facing yet more scandal, as members of the clergy are now coming forward with serious allegations of abuse.
Despite the recommendations enacted, those in the church are still not required to disclose what they hear during confessions.
While the Royal Commission into Child Sex abuses has been hugely important, we now need a government to be as strong as the victims.
Well, what a week it was. The lunch date between Donald and Kim was called off, justice was finally served and one adult had to move out of home.
The recent push to relax the church’s standing on celibacy in order to remove child sexual abuses suffers from ignorance on the most basic level.
While the vote may be complete, the fight is certainly not over, and those who fought for equal rights must continue to do so, and be praised for that fact. My headmaster is one of those people.
While some victims of child sexual abuses within the Catholic Church may see justice, but for the vast majority, my Dad included, it is already too late.
500 years have passed since Martin Luther nailed his transformative piece of policy into the heart of the church, lasting changes that exist to this day.
With the Catholic Church reserving the right to fire any staff that enters a same-sex marriage, it’s worth point out that freedom of faith, and freedom to discriminate on the tenets of that faith are two very separate entities.
Despite the Census data showing Australia is moving on from Christianity, we still have a series of anti-Blasphemy laws on the books.
Rome remains one of Europe’s most romantic cities, however, under the cobblestone beats a heart of something else entirely, for it may live on, but you will not.
Continuing the tradition of heralding Aussie mavericks, meet father Bob Maguire, the “Larrikin Priest” who fought the Catholic Church and created Open Family Australia.
Innocent until proven otherwise, whatever Pell’s outcome, it must eliminate the society of abuse in the Catholic Church system – Rob Idol
Timothy Cootes pens a reply to Kevin Donnelly’s article in support of the Abbott decision on same-sex marriage.
Following revelations of a mass children’s grave being uncovered in County Galway at “the Home”, Richard Jackson questions the theocracy of the Irish Catholic Church.