some insiders within the institutions have been threatened and silenced. The dark clouds of Institutional power and control swirled with a heavy rear guard defence by Anti State Anti Royal Commission reactionaries.
Given the administration were aware of the likely Adverse Findings in regard to R Herft the following questions require answering .
Who placed pressure on the Administration to have R Herft Bless the new Building?
Did they know that this would upset Survivors their families and supporters?
Did they care?
“No Action has been taken either by the School or the Diocese to investigate further these allegations in regard to F Sheehans failure to report these matters either to the CCGS School Board, the Police or the Diocese. The school instead chose to believe Canon Sheehans denials. The possibility exists that if the School had taken action against Canon Sheehan choosing to validate and believe the survivors testimony to the District Court made in sworn evidence the Insurance policy that covered the School would have been invalidated and the school itself would have had to use its own Trust Funds to pay any claims. At the same time no action has been taken by the DIocese or the Professional Standards Board to examine these claims or the risk factors that F Sheehan presents. F Sheehan is still in active Ministry and no sanction has been made. ”
The Diocese of Antarctica is currently needing a number of Leaders. Sounds like a great place for some selected …. to chill for a bit.
It is of great concern if this is a place that some or many do not see as being safe or as a community that is not caring for survivors of abuse. This is particularly profound when there has been so much harm done within the church.
The good faithful people who honour an “Anglo Catholic” tradition in their spiritual journey have been betrayed by the Leaders who chose a toxic culture of Clericalism over the needs of the victim/survivors their families and the community.
Do Not Buy This Book.
“Toxic sludge”, the possibly defamatory exegesis of an “obscurantist denialist” who uses obvious proveable “fake” arguments , self-protecting “smoke screens” in an attempt to undermine national Professional Standards Legislation. Ms Porter refights old prosecutions in the light of a bias against so-called “New Puritans”. Heavily slanted “biased” arguments in defence of K Slater and other Clergy from Defrocking and other sentences from Professional Standards Investigations.
The Anglican Church lost six Bishops to adverse findings and the leadership structure has been exposed as fatally flawed. By 2018 the ACA faces deposition trials in four states and likely criminal charges of those complicit in cover up and misprision of a felony in NSW and Victoria.
I wonder if this article is enough to generate any interest. I wonder if this is close enough to home. I wonder if we all might be brought closer together in the pursuit of true justice. I am not asking for your brief outrage; I am asking for your willingness to continue to learn and make efforts to understand.
I call on AB Herft to resign, hand back his AOM and Holy Orders, make a personal payment of
from his long service entitlement, and retire gracefully.
But in the long journey of change transformation and renewal does the culture of “Holy Orders” transcend the needs of the Forgotten Australian children who suffered in the North Coast Children’s Home over decades?
We need to keep an atmosphere of safety in the group understanding each other’s positions and view without value judgements. We have Agnostic Anglican Atheist Buddhist Catholic Humanistic Jewish Uniting Church, United Methodist, Zen Buddhist, and other worldviews among our members.
We acknowledge that “ cover up” is tantamount to abuse and that allowing offenders to continue to offend makes those that had the chance to prevent the cycle of offending criminally responsible for the damage done to victims.
Today you celebrate a festival that in its metaphorical images talk about love light truth peace and Joy.
Witnesses to the Royal Commission spoke of darkness lies corruption conflict and profound sorrow.
A house divided cannot stand!
Fr Frank Brennan, Eureka Street, Jesuit Dean of Law ACU Sydney mentioned by Chrissie Foster. “Once looked like becoming a…
Steve Smith, who was sexually abused by an Anglican priest between the ages of 10 and 15, wiped away tears…
EDIT IN PROGRESS
On the basis of the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse we are of the view that your moral authority is so eroded that your position as Archbishop of Perth is untenable. We request your resignation with immediate effect