Nazareth Catholic Parish

Grovedale, Torquay and Anglesea

Catholic Church releases report in response to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Friday 31 August 2018

Friday 31 August 2018  Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 

Read a brief report in Melbourne Catholic

There is a link to the full response at the end of the Melbourne  Catholic article

The Scandal of Child Abuse & Our Response

Our Church is being challenged by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in its work of investigation, and in the long term we wll be blessed with their knowledge and recommendations. But what happens in th meantime?  Do we sit on our butts and wait for others to do the work...or do we seek to initiate solutions right now???
Catholics for Renewal recently asked us to put our names to their Open Letter to the Bishops of Australia, and many have already done so. Some may well be hesitating, feeling tht perhaps they need more information, so to help us all understand the extent of the problems that have arisen in our church over the last decades, please read the evidence of Fr Tom Doyle OP, as he gave it to the Royal Commission on April 7, 2017.
Alternatively, you could watch a video interview with Fr Tom Doyle OP titled 'Losing Faith: Abuse, Cover-up and the Catholic Church.'
Another option would be to borrow the movie "Spotlight" from the Parish Office and have a movie session with the family or some friends. It is an excellent movie and well worth watching.


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