Posted by: janehearnes | September 7, 2018

Health & Integrity in Church and Ministry conference

The three-day ecumenical Health and Integrity in Church and Ministry conference on the task of rebuilding and renewal for the churches after the Royal Commission (27–29 August 2018), was hosted by the University of Divinity and sponsored by three leading Catholic religious institutes and Yarra Theological Union. The conference was attended by church members and leaders, academics, clergy and religious, ministers and church workers, survivors of child sexual abuse and their advocates, and groups advocating church reform.

The Health and Integrity conference heard that there is grief and pain everywhere throughout the Australian churches as a result of the criminal sexual abuse of children. The conference expressed its solidarity with the many thousands of men, women and children who had been directly and indirectly harmed, and strongly condemned ongoing denial by some church members of the truth of what has happened. The conference heard that the churches are still too often failing to respond adequately to the ongoing care needs of victims, their families, and communities who have been harmed by their own predator members.

Health and Integrity Media Release

Health and Integrity Conference Communique

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Posted by: janehearnes | August 31, 2018

ACBC and CRA Response to the Royal Commission

ACBC and CRA Response to the Royal Commission

The Catholic Church has learned, is changing and will keep changing

Posted by: janehearnes | August 22, 2018

Pope Francis: Letter to the People of God 20 August 2018

Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such “atrocities”.

Click here for a link to the letter.

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli has responded to the Pope’s Letter with a ‘Letter to the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Melbourne’.

Click here for a link to the letter.

Posted by: janehearnes | February 6, 2018

Statement from Archbishop Hart re Fr Ernie Smith 1 Feb 2018

Statement from Archbishop Hart re Fr Ernie Smith 1 Feb 2018

Posted by: janehearnes | July 1, 2016

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2016

ATSI Sunday

Our Message Sticks

 

Eureka Street article by Andrew Hamilton ‘The burning of a tainted church’

Posted by: janehearnes | February 6, 2015

Pope Francis as a media role model for Tony Abbott

Pope Francis as a media role model for Tony Abbott

Posted by: janehearnes | July 4, 2014

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2014

ATSIC Sunday 2014

Peter Wilkinson’s SIP talk “The Francis Effect: Joy & Fresh Hope?”

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