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Opinion Opinion

Building trust

In the continuing series on the Professional Standards Office, the pastoral response to historical complaints of abuse, known as Towards Healing, is explained.

News News

Pain of survivor victims not forgotten

Acknowledging the High Court’s decision today to acquit Cardinal George Pell of historical child sex abuse charges, Adelaide Archbishop-elect Patrick O’Regan said it was important to remember the “survivor victims, their families and people in the parishes” at this time.

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Opinion

How Pope Francis can revitalise the Church

Pope Francis’ foremost priority should be top-to-bottom culture change in the Catholic Church, specifically: fostering a spirit of urgency, bringing new talent to all decision-making tables and creating openness to radically new ideas.

National

Bishop O'Kelly responds to Pell decision

As news of the Victorian Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold the conviction of Cardinal George Pell reverberated around the world, Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ urged people to be sensitive to the needs of all.