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Monday, July 14, 2014

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Turns out that when a nation inquires into "institutional child abuse" they find that "well over half" was in and around the Catholic Church. 

Why can't the USA do an inquiry like the one just completed in Australia reported on here:   The Church Must Respond to the Royal Commission Now, or Be Left Behind  
From Queensland, John Brown's story will be featured in a post here at CofA Blog in a matter of hours, and it is a lot like this one: 

A child migrant in 1946, Mr Hennessey was sent to St Joseph's Farm and Trade School in Bindoon, WEstern Australia, when he was 11.
There he was sexually and physically abused by a Brother Paul Keaney.
When he was 12 he was publicly stripped and nearly flogged to death by Keaney
'I don't think any other royal commission has had such an impact on society and it's blown away a lot of cobwebs.'
Mr Hennessey said the commission had put Australia on notice on a global scale. - See more at:

Links to other related stories

Children's homes were 'supply line' for paedophiles, says ex-minister

The Guardian
Nicholas Watt and Patrick Wintour, Tuesday 8 July 2014
Powerful people in the 1980s targeted children's homes that served as a "supply line" for paedophiles, a former health minister has claimed. Continued here

Sky News
The child sexual abuse royal commission should be given a two-year extension to 'open the floodgates' for victims who are growing more confident in telling their stories, a survivor says.
John Hennessey, 78, says he expects the commission, which as part of its interim report said it needs $104 million to conduct more than 3000 individual sessions, will be granted the extension. Continued here:

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