Posts are going to be a tad erratic this week, as I’m up in Cairns, Far North Queensland, to observe the total solar eclipse Wednesday. But I will post here now and then: normal service will be resumed next week.
There are also several petitions circulating which are inexplicably slow to gather signatures: change.org seems reluctant to give them the prominence they need, too. Nick Allardice, their Australian Director, is the man to contact, via Facebook.
This petition is the one the stirrer supports. Please sgin it and urge all your friends and contacts to do so.
It’s disturbing to read that evidence has been destroyed and hidden from police, and that Cardinal Pell continues to try to weasel out of any responsibility, or to do anything. If the man had a shred of Christian compassion he would personally take apart every church building in Australia stone by stone until all the evidence had been uncovered and all the guilty were in jail.
Instead of which he continues to spread the lie that the problem stemmed for gay priests who infiltrated the church in the 1960’s: he insists that the Catholic church does not have a unique problem.
The Pope has been spinning the same lie, and indeed there is evidence that the church will use that argument to shore up it’s demand to continue to be exempt from anti-discrimination law. That must not be allowed to happen.
That’s all I have time for today – after all, I am technically on holiday. Please keep up the pressure for a wide-ranging Royal Commission into the church. Other organisations have also had their problems with the cancer of child abuse, but the principal tumour on Australian society and indeed the world is the Roman Catholic Church.