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Australian Government: It's Time for a Royal Commission Into Child Abuse By the Clergy Including the Catholic Church.

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- 1057 days ago -
My name is Pete. When I was 8 years old I was sexually abused over a period of time by a member of the Catholic Church. I was an altar boy at a small parish in regional Victoria, and I was forced to commit acts that I did not understand or agree to.

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Yvonne F. (176)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:33 am
Horrific!!! Poor children! Thanks Rose

alicia m. (97)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:11 am
noted, signed, gracias

Past Member (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:10 am
I disagree. It's not time. It's way, way past time. The extent of the crimes was enormous and those involved have been given a free ride on this. A thorough investigation is long overdue.

Signed, of course. I hope we'll all sign this.

Naoko I. (261)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:36 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Rose.

Penny C. (89)
Monday November 12, 2012, 9:49 am

Vivien Green (153)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:52 pm
See result

ďAny instance of child abuse is an evil and vile thing. It is appropriate for there to be a national response through a royal commission. This, I hope, will help with the healing." A few hours ago, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse. It's an historic decision. It represents the vindication of decades of tireless, courageous work by people across the country to make sure that justice is done for victims and survivors of abuse.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 9:34 pm
Signed yes it was in the papers about time this was needed years ago Cheers Rose

Judy C. (99)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:56 am
It was apparently successful. Thanks Rose.

Danuta Watola (1243)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:09 am

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (466)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:37 am
Reached 17,500 signatures

ABC BREAKING: Julia Gillard announces Royal Commission into child sex abuse

FINALLY! This has been a long time coming...

Richard B. (6)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:28 am
Check out my post. Mostly similar but for Canadian genocide of aboriginal people.

Richard B. (6)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:36 am
A royal commission won't work because the royal family itself is implicated in the crimes. You need an independent tribunal. something like the "International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State"

Richard B. (6)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:42 am
Australia, like Canada, is a British colony, so the royal family is implicated too.

Richard B. (6)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:48 am
The Commission is announced in the mainstream media because the mainstream media knows the case won't go anywhere because the monarchy won't let it. The mainstream media, the monarchy and the Pope are all in collusion.

Richard B. (6)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:51 am
If the Commission had any chance of success, there would be no mention of it in the papers.

Tom Sullivan (98)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:01 pm
Thanks, stupis sick SOB's shoot them all

Klaus Peters (14)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 11:18 am
Too much has been hidden, to many young lives have suffered the consequences of abuse by so called trusted catholic priests. I grew up as a Lutheran, I attended sunday school, I was alone after my parents seperated and the Sunday school service was my only link to sanity and belief. The pastor recognised my pain and realised that I felt that I was nobody. He pointed my life into a new direction, he took care of me like a father and opened his house to me and his daughters became my sisters and best friends. This is the difference between a married pastor who understands the word family agains an unmarried catholic priests who only thinks of how to manipulate children believing they will never be caught. Wrong, they will never escape the power of GOD no matter how much they manipulate the system and the children. GOD is the ultimate judge, not man. I rest my case.

faith v. (13)
Friday November 16, 2012, 1:15 pm
And when the commission has done its work, REMOVE THE TIME LIMIT ON CULPABILITY ! !

Victims ALWAYS get a life sentence - - - - - extending to their spouses and unborn children, probably still further.

Perpetrators need to accept their responsibilty for this ongoing horror.
The legal system needs to recognise the interacting stranglehold placed on families when a member is abused.

Perpetrators need to be kept out of harm's way for as long as it takes to be sure they will NEVER , EVER ruin another life.

If that means a life-until-death sentence, so be it.

The victims and their families were condemned to life-until-death,
and those first- and second- degree victims had no form of defence in court, or any other way of protecting themselves.

Let the perpetrators be done by as they did.

Judith C. (159)
Friday November 23, 2012, 3:21 pm
Thanks Rose

Joy Catalan (95)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:53 am
Not only that this is long overdue, this has got to stop. they are not only abusing children, they are also abusing their positions deceiving most of the catholic believers that they are truly the representatives of God...they are no different from any human being...the sinners and have no power to forgive sin.

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