Former Australian Bishop Agrees Church ‘Effectively Facilitated’ Child Sexual Abuse

The Australian Royal Commission into child sexual abuse has begun hearing testimony. The following story in the Victorian newspaper The Age reports on former Ballarat Bishop Peter Connors comments before the commission.  Click on the headline to read the entire story.

Catholic Church ‘Facilitated’ Abuse

The Catholic Church in Ballarat ‘effectively facilitated’ child sexual abuse by leaving known paedophiles in ministry and was ”unChristlike”, former Ballarat Bishop Peter Connors conceded on Monday. His predecessor, Bishop Ronald Mulkearns, made ”terrible errors” and showed ‘great naivety’ in moving paedophiles Gerald Ridsdale and Paul David Ryan from parish to parish despite knowing they were child abusers, Bishop Connors told the Victorian inquiry into how the churches handled child sexual abuse.” By Barney Zwartz, The Age

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  1. #1 by glorybe1929 on April 29, 2013 - 1:19 PM

    Admit all you want what the Catholic Church did NOT DO and DOES NOT EVER CARE TO DO . (but)That will not solve the CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY that the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands is going to do when the trial comes up. My prayer is that the RCC will be found GUILTY OF ALL THESE CRIMES and have to pay, by loosing their NON PROFIT STATUS AND THEN HAVING TO PAY TO THE ABUSED,( that is;) after what is LEFT, AFTER THEY PAY THE GOVERNMENTS’ ALL THAT IS THEIR DUE!
    That should just about end their miserable life as a church…….the “big deal Vatican” , and all the PROPERTIES they own ALL OVER THE WORLD, especially in Italy..that’s why they control Italy.(with our monies)…..Italy is finally getting the picture and doing somthing about it. Don’t be afraid! PLEASE POST THIS, AS SOME PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO REBUT IT. I’d like to hear the rebutal!


  2. #2 by Jan Fredericks on April 29, 2013 - 1:14 PM

    The truth always comes out sooner or later. God bless those who want justice and mercy.
    “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.” Jesus


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