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Catholic Church’s “ticking time bombs” set to detonate

It not only let them keep ticking away but also covered up the pedophiles’ evil deeds to protect its reputation. The extent of the cover-up is still being dissected by the child abuse royal commission but victims advocacy group Broken Rites spokesman Dr Wayne Chamley expects its report will be absolutely scathing of the Catholic […]

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The Age – Alleged victims of Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga were previously sexually assaulted

Many women at a Melbourne ashram at the centre of a sex scandal joined the group seeking healing after surviving rape and sexual assaults elsewhere, advocates say. Fairfax Media reported on Monday that Mornington Peninsula’s sexual offences and child abuse investigation team were investigating the Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga at Mount Eliza after […]

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SMH – Royal Commission witness testimony

Paul Hersbach kept his composure until the end. He, like all the 351 victims of child sexual abuse who have lodged claims to the Catholic Church’s Melbourne Response, had been forced to tell their stories to strangers before. The first time he spoke about his abuse in detail, it was to two people at Carelink, […]

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ABC Compass – Code of Silence

Follows the twin journeys of a fervently Orthodox Jewish father and his now-secular son, after the son breaks the code of silence in Melbourne’s Orthodox community and goes public with his story of being sexually abused as a student. Read more here.

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ABC Four Corners – In the Name of the Law

They were sexually abused by the clergy and then found themselves targeted by the Church’s lawyers. Why did it happen and who was responsible for the strategy? This week on Four Corners, reporter Quentin McDermott reveals the systematic way the Catholic Church sought to conceal the sexual abuse of children, using lawyers to minimise the […]

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