16 October 2013

New Matilda investigates the Catholic Church in Australia


Adam Brereton from New Matilda is investigating the role of the Catholic Church in Australia.

The Church seems to be impressively quick to laicise and excommunicate a priest they think has supported women and gays, but child abusers are exempt from such quick action.

The article ends with:-

How does the Vatican operate in Australia? How does it interact with the vast "submerged state" of Catholic education and welfare? What kind of Church will survive the child abuse inquiry? Over the following months New Matilda will be investigating the application of Catholic power in Australia, the various mechanisms set up by the Church to attempt to deal with the scourge of child abuse, and the work of the Royal Commission.
Tips can be sent to adam [dot] brereton [at] newmatilda [dot] com. Confidentiality and sensitivity guaranteed.

I would also ask how does the RCC interact with the two main Australian political parties and what it does with the state of it's uniquely tax free business status.

Anyone got a tip for adam [dot] brereton [at] newmatilda [dot] com ?

"Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense."
Francois Marie Arouet (Voltaire)