February 25, 2017

Author Archive | Monica Doumit

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Day 14 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis – 24/2/2017

The final day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney with the conclusion of evidence from Australia’s five metropolitan archbishops: Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP of Sydney, Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB from Perth and Archbishop Philip Wilson from Adelaide. You […]

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Day 13 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis – 23/2/2017

The thirteenth day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney. You can read a summary of yesterday’s hearings here. The Commission began at 8am, with three members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins, Kathleen McCormack AM and Bill Kilgallon OBE, giving […]

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Day 12 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis – 22/2/2017

The eleventh day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney. You can read a summary of yesterday’s hearings here. Today’s panel featured heads of religious orders. The witnesses were Sister Berneice Loch RSM, from the Institute of Sisters of Mercy Australia and Papua New Guinea, Brother Peter Clinch of […]

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Day 11 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis – 21/2/2017

The eleventh day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney. Today’s panel featured Bishops from “smaller” dioceses: Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Archbishop of Canberra-Goulburn, Archbishop Julian Porteous, Archbishop of Hobart, Bishop Daniel Hurley, Bishop of Darwin, Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Bishop of Parramatta, Bishop Christopher Saunders, Bishop of Broome, […]

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Day 10 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis – 20/2/2017

The tenth day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney. You can read a summary of Friday’s hearing here. Today’s hearing focussed on the newly-established entity, Catholic Professional Standards Limited (CSPL), which will set safeguarding standards for dioceses and religious orders across Australia, and audit and publicise compliance with […]

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Day 9 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis – 16/2/2017

The ninth day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney.  You can read a summary of yesterday’s hearings here. At the beginning of today’s hearing, Senior Counsel assisting the Royal Commission, Gail Furness SC, introduced a report which analyses the data presented last week regarding the claims made against […]

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Day 8 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis – 15/2/2017

The eighth day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney. You can read a summary of yesterday’s hearings here.  Background to witnesses on ongoing formation of clergy The first panel dealt with ongoing formation of clergy, and the relevant aspects of the witnesses is outlined below. Dr Michelle Mulvihill […]

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Day 7 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis

The sixth day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney. You can read a summary of yesterday’s hearings here. Today’s hearing featured a panel on current practices in seminary formation, and included seminary rectors, formators and others. Background to witnesses Sister Lydia Allen RSM, is the Director of Human […]

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Day 6 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis

The sixth day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney.  You can read a summary of Friday’s hearings here.   Today’s hearing featured a panel on seminary formation, and then Dr Gerardine Robinson, a clinical psychologist.   Background to witnesses on seminary panel The first panel dealt with seminary […]

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Day 5 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis

The fifth day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney.  You can read a summary of yesterday’s hearings here. The Commission today had just a single witness, Teresa Devlin, the CEO of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland. Background Ms Devlin is a […]

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Day 4 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis

The fourth day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney.  You can read a summary of yesterday’s hearings here.  The Commission today had two separate panels. The first, composed of Dr Roger Austin, Father Thomas Doyle OP, Sister Moya Hanlen OLSH and Kieran Tapsell, looked into issues of canon […]

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Day 3 of the Royal Commission’s Catholic wrap up: summary and analysis

The third day of the Royal Commission’s Catholic “wrap up” hearing was held today in Sydney.  You can read a summary of yesterday’s hearings here. The Commission today heard from Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Professor Patrick Parkinson, Dr Maureen Patricia Cleary OAM, Peter Johnstone OAM and Father (Dr) Gerry O’Hanlon SJ. Today’s update will be slightly different […]