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"Dear Lord,
May we always be mindful of your teaching: Love God & love your neighbour."

Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission

The TJ&H Council has published its Activity Report as at December 2014. The link is at: 

TJHC-Activity-Statement_FINAL-02-web-Medium.pdf

The Report is comprehensive, clear and refreshingly transparent. It shows that the Council is living up to its Terms of Reference.

The Royal Comnmission still has a long way to go; two more years for us to face up to more unpleasant revelations about Catholic Church behaviour.

But I take confidence from the fact that this Council and its consultants are acting competently, with honesty and integrity and apparently have the support of the bishops and the leaders of religious congregations .I pray that as the heat intensifies, that support will never waiver. The Church, particularly in Australia, risks being totally trashed if it does.

I recently read that the Chinese word for Crisis is composed of two characters; one is Danger and the other is Opportunity. At this time and on this issue, we need to be equally mindful of both

 

 

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