Search Results: clergy sexual abuse

  • AUSTRALIA

    Abuse comments fuel sectarian prejudice

    • Irfan Yusuf
    • 25 July 2008
    21 Comments

    Sheik Hilaly compared rape victims to 'uncovered meat'. Bishop Anthony Fisher stated parents of abuse victims were 'dwelling crankily on old wounds'. Unequal criticism of the remarks suggests sexual assault has been appropriated as a cultural or sectarian wedge.

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  • RELIGION

    Church abuse protocol is no joke

    • Frank Brennan
    • 22 July 2008
    27 Comments

    Pope Benedict's apology to abuse victims included a directive to the local church to extend compassion and justice. The Church's 'Towards Healing' protocol is not a cheap substitute for criminal prosecution or civil liability.

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  • RELIGION

    Controversies forgotten amid 'boisterous' WYD celebrations

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 21 July 2008
    11 Comments

    Media coverage before a big event, be it World Youth Day or the Beijing Olympics, always focuses on defects and ideological conflict. Controversies regarding state funding and anti-annoyance laws aside, the young people celebrated WYD in their own way.

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  • RELIGION

    Frank Brennan's Cardinal Newman Lecture, March 2008

    • Frank Brennan
    • 24 June 2008

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  • RELIGION

    An eye for those who fall between the cracks

    • Bishop Pat Power
    • 25 October 2007

    There is a danger in today's climate with so many demands of compliance from government and even church that those in church welfare work can become so "professional" that they lose sight of the human persons involved.

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  • RELIGION

    Hiding weakness no way to answer sex abuse charges

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 05 September 2007
    10 Comments

    A church that recognises its struggle to follow the way of Christ has no need to defend its reputation. 'Chaste prostitute' was one of many images the early church had to describe the tension between its high calling and broken response.

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  • RELIGION

    Acting on Conscience Canberra Launch Speech - Kevin Rudd MP

    • 27 February 2007

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Avril Hannah-Jones, Chloe Wilson, Terry Monagle
    • 24 June 2006

    Reviews of Sex, Power and the Clergy; Media Mania: why our fear of modern media is misplaced; Saving Francesca and Olhovsky Prince of Hamburg.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Cuban rhythms

    • Anthony Ham, Rosie Hoban
    • 19 June 2006

    From Cuba to Congo  and back again | Children at war

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  • RELIGION

    Rome and the bush

    • Bruce Duncan
    • 11 May 2006

    Bruce Duncan looks at the role of the church following the war in Iraq

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  • EDUCATION

    The gift of speaking freely

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 08 May 2006

    Teachers need free speech in order to teach with authority

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