|In the spotlight ... The commission will investigate all institutions and was sparked by allegations of abuse and cover-up by the Catholic Church in the Hunter Valley. Photo: AFP|
Edit: A friend just sent this in the e-mail. Let's hear it for objectivity in reporting by Austrialia's gloating and malignant Syndney Morning Herald as it heralds what will be a colossal and unjust blow against the Church in Australia. Listening to some of the Australian bloggers, they seem absolutely demoralized. These demonic media campaigns are very effective at causing despair in some circles. We hope those effected by them do not give up hope.
Remember, priestly abuse is actually rare and the ones who are largely responsible for it (but also get away with it) are Leftists.
We've also noticed the unequal treatment in the media. The anti-Catholic media bosses don't give as much time to the protestant churches, Sesame Street, Jewish rabbis or atheistic university professors.
[Alleged] VICTIMS of sexual abuse would be able to sue the Catholic Church for compensation as a result of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse, legal experts say.
And any victim of sexual abuse would be able to give evidence, if they wished. A discussion paper released late on Monday by the commission secretariat says the commission's findings ''may extend to ensuring that there are no obstacles to the making of claims and that there is sufficient support for victims of abuse in pursuing those claims''.Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/victims-to-be-able-to-sue-church-20121119-29mdn.html#ixzz2CpIF4flu