The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney has dubbed the response by church leaders sexual abuse allegations on par with "criminal negligence".
Melissa Cunningham A lack of understanding and compassion may have allowed child sex crimes to flourish, inquiry hears.
Melissa Cunningham The Catholic Church still doesn’t comprehend the depth of damage caused to victims and their families an inquiry heard.
Melissa Cunningham The magnitude of the Catholic Church’s child sexual abuse scandal has been laid bare.
Melissa Cunningham A former Ballarat orphan has called for elderly victims of childhood abuse to be prioritised in the roll-out of the federal government’s national redress scheme.
Melissa Cunningham The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat has publicly declared its support for the federal government’s national redress scheme for clergy sexual abuse victims.
Melissa Cunningham The Catholic diocese of Ballarat allowed priests who had abused children to return to parish work after little more than in-house counselling, a royal commission has heard.
Melissa Cunningham Children who are being sexually abused remain reluctant to report it.
Melissa Cunningham Clergy abuse victims are calling for proceeds of the $2.1 million beach house owned by disgraced Catholic bishop Ronald Mulkearns to be used to start a fund to help those still impacted by the scourge of sexual abuse.
Melissa Cunningham After hitting the headlines again over Royal Commission evidence, clergy sexual abuse victims have called on Cardinal George Pell to reaffirm his commitment to those wounded by scourge sexual abuse in Ballarat.