In the Roman Catholic Church, the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, generally known as ‘confession’, is a crucial component of faith. Advertisements
There is an extraordinary amount of information being hidden concerning the trial of Catholic Church leader, George Pell. Key aspects of the case, and related offences, are apparently subject to a suppression order by the courts. This aspect of the trial ought to be discussed, writes an academic with an interest in child abuse cases under the pen name of Lady Diodati.
The Catholic Church may as well now stop pretending that sexual abuse of children by clergy has not been widespread around the world and supported by the highest levels of its hierarchy after damning new claims in a scandal engulfing three continents and Pope Francis’s home country of Argentina.