UPDATE: 24 December 2017
The few words that we could all agree upon. The disconnect between child abuse and the response that is now coming from the Catholic Church has yet to reach the survivors hence these are the few words that many can agree upon. A quick clean up in the imagery dept and take away the mythology and that's a new beginning getting under way
"The royal commission has been concerned with the sexual abuse of children within institutions.
"It is important to remember that, notwithstanding the problems we have identified, the number of children who are sexually abused in familial or other circumstances far exceeds those who are abused in institutions.
"The sexual abuse of any child is intolerable in a civilised society.
"It is the responsibility of our entire community to acknowledge that children are being abused. We must each resolve that we should do what we can to protect them."
With the exception of the words quoted above I have a range of issues with regard to the rest of the article and statements made. I would need to examine the ariticle in greater detail and that undertaking is not akin to moving into a toxic toward survivors environment and subsequently cause more pain and suffering to the intended recipients who have to endure in a world that has been traditionally controlled by a system that put more worth into rapists than it put into children.
John Brown was born in Yea Victoria 3717 on 27 December, 1948. John grew up in Yea, he went to the Catholic school on The Parade and then a final year at Yea High. He undertook an apprenticeship as a Hand and Machine Compositor/Linotype Mechanic at the local newspaper The Yea Chronicle who recently declined to publish anything on John's story. He left Yea after realising that the proprietor and local policeman Bill Ellisson along with other local Catholics in Yea and surrounds at that time were aware of his abuse and of the rape and abuse of other children in Yea and were aware of the many unreported issues surrounding the murder of Herbert Henry Kemp of The Parade Yea in 1962 ...... read more
Investigation of an unsolved murder in 1962 can no longer be investigated according to police taskforce SANO because a pedophile Catholic clergyman who raped a child at age 8 is now dead. As a result of the dead rapist being unconnected with the murder Victorian police remain clueless.
Later in life John married in Toowoomba only to find that he was related to the then bishop of Toowoomba Bill Morris. Morris was the head of the bishops conference and was the go to person in the country for survivors of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and yet I was never able to get a time or a conversation with the bishop. I did get conversations or connection with a number of Catholic organisations with varying degrees of weirdness.