Child abuse victims walk out of hearing after lawyer quotes Bible

Victims of child abuse and their supporters walked out of a public hearing at the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse after the Catholic church’s legal representative quoted the Bible in his opening address.

Over the course of an estimated two weeks, the commission will hear evidence from four victims of abuse by members of the church who sought redress through the Towards Healing process, set up by the church in 1996 to respond to complaints of abuse by members of the clergy.

On Monday morning it was revealed that the Catholic church had paid more than $43m in compensation to victims in a process which it is alleged sought to mitigate public damage to the church rather than address victims’ needs.

Senior counsel assisting the commission, Gail Furness, said the highest payout since the establishment of Towards Healing was $853,000. The amount, which included legal, counselling and other costs, related to a diocesan priest, at the time appointed with the archdiocese of Sydney.

Read the Full Article at The Guardian.

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9 Responses to Child abuse victims walk out of hearing after lawyer quotes Bible

  1. Pingback: @pope @vatican #pope #vatican #Evil #TheWhoreOfBabylon :: Child abuse victims walk out of hearing after lawyer quotes Bible : | Christian Spook

  2. spookchristian says:

    what were the words they were quoting please..??

    • Trite Static says:

      “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such of these that the kingdom of God belongs.” Mark 10:14 ….of all the passages to pick from in a church child abuse case, I would have walked out too.

      • spookchristian says:

        I cant believe the insensitivity of it,,
        they even have to be evil about the whole thing in front of those in court.

        im lost for words.

      • spookchristian says:

        I copied and posted your posting,,, I hope it is ok..
        I also posted a link to your page too,,

  3. spookchristian says:

    The Catholic so called church has no regard for scripture at all.!!
    I bet he was quoting from an NIV ??

    • Trite Static says:

      I searched the quote given in the article and the bibles with the closest wording are The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition) and The Catholic Comparative New Testament.

      • spookchristian says:

        I thought it would be something like that…

        The catholics would never quote from the King James Version…

  4. spookchristian says:

    Reblogged this on Christian Spook and commented:
    Child abuse victims walk out of hearing after lawyer quotes Bible

    Victims of child abuse and their supporters walked out of a public hearing at the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse after the Catholic church’s legal representative quoted the Bible in his opening address.

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