This would only be in line with their own hocus-pocus teachings.The catholic Church has continuously investigated sexual abuse and procedures by their own ilk, since the Council of Elvira in 309 C.E. and has nevertheless indulged in these crimes ever since, for nearly 2000 Years.If we now start to believe or trust, liars, criminals, cheats and deceivers, we have only ourselves to blame.
Monday, 8 August 2016
South Australia’s “toxic” child protection system has failed the state’s most vulnerable children and must be overhauled, a royal commission has found.
In her final report after two years of investigations, the former supreme court justice Margaret Nyland has called for dramatic changes to what she has described as a system in crisis.
Commercial childcare workers would be phased out, social workers would no longer be allowed to close files because of a lack of resources and all child protection workers would be subject to a public screening register.
They repeatedly found a culture of secrecy, unwieldy bureaucracy, lack of resources and a failure to put children first
The two-year inquiry was prompted by former Families SA carer, and paedophile, Shannon McCoole's abuse of vulnerable children in state care.
Central Coast solicitor Keith Allen, who began giving evidence to the Royal Commission on Friday, was again subjected to an intense examination by the commission’s chairman, Peter McClellan, and counsel assisting, Naomi Sharp.
A solicitor has denied he advised a former bishop of a New South Wales Anglican diocese to say he could not recall any knowledge of paedophile priests when giving evidence to the child sex abuse royal commission.
Keith Allen, who had been a member of several boards in the Anglican diocese of Newcastle for 40 years, returned to the witness stand for a second day at a commission hearing into how the diocese handled abuse allegations over 30 years.
A register of services produced at the 1991 trial of a priest given the pseudonym CKC was subpoenaed by his defence team and led to the case being dropped by the prosecution.
On Monday solicitor Keith Allen who acted for CKC denied he had doctored the register when he was shown it at a rectory before it was produced at the trial.
Friday, 5 August 2016
The government revealed it would not table laws to “remove past deeds” struck by institutions in lesser settlements based on the 21-year age limit on victims bringing civil actions.
It’s Thursday afternoon, and the commission has been going since Tuesday morning.
Counsel assisting, Naomi Sharp, has just taken Bishop Appleby through the evidence of others who insist they told him of child sexual abuse by some of the priests in the diocese when he was deputy to the bishop at the time, Alfred Holland.
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in the Newcastle Anglican diocese week 1 wrap up | photos
- AS IT HAPPENED: Royal Commission day one
- AS IT HAPPENED: Royal Commission day two
- AS IT HAPPENED: Royal Commission day three
- AS IT HAPPENED: Royal Commission day four
Eight Anglican bishops and archbishops, including six current or past bishops of Newcastle, will give evidence into child sexual abuse in the Hunter region during the public hearing.
“I believe that the payment was an attempt at buying us off,” she said.
The man, who can only be identified as CKU, gave evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The public hearings at Newcastle courthouse are looking at the past and present systems, policies and practices within the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle for responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.
CKU told the commission he lived with his mother at St John's college at Morpeth while she trained to be a priest.
Thursday, 4 August 2016
But despite this evidence, and through a long and probing session of examination by commissioner Peter McClellan and counsel assisting Naomi Sharp, Bishop Appleby insisted he had never known of any sex abuse in his parish, and would have fought it “decisively” had anyone told him.
The royal commission is examining claims of child sexual abuse in the Hunter region of NSW dating back decades.