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Retired Pope asks for forgiveness in response to Munich abuse report

Former Cardinal Ratzinger 'not aware' of priest's abuse At the age of 94, retired Pope Benedict XVI said he knows he will soon stand before...

New Zealand bishops publish report on abuse cases

Reading Time: 3 minutesA report released by the New Zealand bishops’ conference found allegations of abuse were made against 14 per cent of diocesan clergy who have ministered in the country since 1950. The report, published 1 February, said that “a total of 1,680 reports of abuse were made by 1,122 individuals against Catholic clergy, […]
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Philippa Martyr: We’ve got the data; now we need to use...

I was chatting with a US-based friend about a recent Church sex scandal there. A priest ordained in 2017 catfished* two teenage boys whose families loved and trusted him. But he was also using the gay dating app Grindr to find teenage males for paid sex.
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Pope prays for victims of abuse in France

New report is a cause for 'intense shame' said Pope Francis this week.

Fr Frank Brennan: Anatomy of a travesty

A case that should never have happened It’s time to declare that George Pell is innocent of the preposterous charges he faced in the County...

Pope unveils canon law reforms on abuse

Major reform of canon law toughens abuse regulations A series of laws and procedures promulgated by now-retired Pope Benedict XVI and, especially, by Pope Francis...

Australian bishops release new sexual abuse protocol

New benchmark for the Church in place from February aims at promoting consistency and compassion.

New Zealand Royal Commission hears from survivors

Lessons will inform future treatment of abuse claims Survivors of abuse in the Catholic institutions in New Zealand will speak at the first faith-based redress...

Simcha Fisher: It’s easier to recover from being spoiled than from...

Many parenting 'discipline' strategies are in fact abuse One of the toughest, potentially most painful, potentially most rewarding parts of being a parent is sorting...

National Child Protection Week

This week, the Archdiocese of Sydney is celebrating National Child Protection Week by introducing new resources for children and young people. Available through specially-designed digital...
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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Statement on the need to protect faith...

A statement from the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP For the past two years society has been stopped in time. We...

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