"Canon Law comes from the point of protecting the ‘good name’ of the priest, with absolutely no regard for assessing the risk to children,’’
Ms Keevers [of the Royal Commission] said.
By JOANNE McCARTHY Feb. 21, 2014
A RECENT Vatican decree that used character assassination of alleged victims to dismiss a case against a former Hunter Catholic priest proved the Church’s attitude to child sexual abuse had not changed, a child protection officer said.
‘‘It actually made me sick when I read it because I did hope things had changed. It made me see the Church hadn’t moved from the 19th century.’’
Curiouser and curiouser.