He pontificates (top word) against abortion, contraception, gays and gay marriage, but he turns a blind eye to his priests buggering boys and driving them to suicide. I predict that some of the church leaders are going to see the inside of a jail cell. I think he should.
From the ABC’s web site:
“Now this is not the first time that allegations have been made against Julian Fox and I think that an important response to the story last night will be for the worldwide head of these Salesians, Rector Major in Rome, to order Julian Fox to return to Australia to face whatever police investigation there may be, as a condition for remaining in the Salesian order.”
But he says if the church’s past behaviour is anything to go by, this will not happen.
Paul Kennedy also says we shouldn’t expect the Catholic church in Australia to go any further in righting these wrongs. They’ve shown, both here and worldwide that they won’t take action.
I’ve been collecting items for about a year.
Confidential police reports detail the suicides of at least 40 people sexually abused by Catholic clergy in Victoria, and urge a new inquiry into these and many other deaths suspected to be linked to abuse in the church.