Catholic media stories

Crisis talks tell Vatican officials about state of the Church in Australia
Catholic Leader - 11 October 2017

Australia's top bishops visit Vatican for talks on restoring trust
National Catholic Reporter - 11 October 2017

Australian Catholic Church facing 'biggest crisis' in its history, Brisbane Archbishop says ChristianToday - 10 October 2017

Australian bishops in Vatican to discuss situation of their Church
Vatican Radio - 7 October 2017

Former abuse commission member Collins expresses concern over group's restructuring National Catholic Reporter - 5 October 2017

Vatican needs boots on the ground to promote child safety, expert says
Crux - 5 October 2017

Child safety leader sees not just Church's dark past, but game-changing future
Crux - 5 October 2017

Safeguarding children: A workshop in leading change - 27 September 2017

Safeguarding children is a shared duty - 26 September 2017

Seeking a Path from Pell to a Plenary Council
Commonweal - 5 September 2017

Francis Sullivan needs to explain
Catholic Weekly editorial  - 20 August 2017

On abuse, church has changed, but not enough
National Catholic Reporter editorial - 11 July 2017

Catholic citizens needed withing the church
Eureka Street - 23 May 2017

Pope says abuse survivor who quit Vatican panel was right on some issues
Crux - 13 May 2017

Finding meaning in a chaotic/changing world
Fr Frank Brennam John Wallis Memorial Lecture in Toowoomba
Eureka Street - 7 May 2017

Australian bishops gather in the light of the royal commission
Eureka Street - ‎4 May 2017‎

‘We created the abuse’: Church official leading response to child sexual abuse tells priests its time to listen to the community
Catholic Leader - 11 April 2017

Search goes on to find root causes of clerical sex abuse
The Catholic Register - 25 March 2017

Vatican abuse prevention event 'extremely important' for Church
Catholic News Agency - 23 March 2017

Cardinal O'Malley: Evangelization will have 'no effect' if the church doesn't protect children
America Magazine - 23 March 2017

Cardinal O’Malley defends Pope Francis on anti-abuse fight
Crux - 23 March 2017

New horizons in sight following Royal Commission hearings on the Catholic Church
Catholic Leader - 15 March 2017

Vatican Commission will continue to promote child protection worldwide
Vatican Radio - 2 March 2017

Catholic Church authorities have paid $276.1 million in victim compensation Catholic Leader - 23 February 2017

Clarity beyond clericalism: Bishop Long at the Royal Commission
Eureka Street – 22 February 2017‎

Bishop's testimony reads like an NCR editorial
National Catholic Reporter (blog) - ‎22 February 2017‎

Bishop Vincent's evidence to the Royal Commission
Catholic Outlook (press release) (blog) – 22 February 2017‎

Statement on Royal Commission Case Study 50
Catholic Outlook (press release) (blog) - ‎20 February 2017‎

Australian bishop says he was abused by clergy as an adult
Catholic Herald Online - ‎21 Feb 2017‎

Australian bishop: I too was victim of clerical abuse
Catholic Culture - ‎21 Feb 2017‎

Archbishop Fisher talks about the child abuse Royal Commission and the Catholic Church’s response
Cruxnow - 16 July 2016

Pope calls bishops' negligence a crime: this is important
National Catholic Reporter - 17

Frank Brennan, S.J. on the Sex Abuse Scandal in Australia
America: The National Catholic Review
2 April 2 2016

Cardinal Pell, the Royal Commission and the Year of Mercy
Fr Noel Connolly SSC, a Columban missionary priest and  member of the Columban Mission Institute in Sydney - March 2016

Royal Commission: What happens next?
Catholic Weekly - 16 March 2016

Pell: Uncomfortable to watch, but all he’s doing is telling the truth
Catholic Weekly - 9 March 2016

Abuse survivors hoping for Cardinal Pell to lead change in culture
Catholic Weekly - 9 March 2016

The Loud Fence - Portland All Saints Parish Newsletter
24 February 2016

Royal Commission: uncovering truth must be primary focus
Catholic Weekly - 24 February 2016

Bishop's New Norcia child sex allegations a 'mistake' court hears
SMH - 8 February 2016

Researchers find drop in giving in areas hit by sex abuse scandal
National Catholic Reporter - 2 November 2015

Bishops admit: We don’t know much about sex, need married advisers
Religion News Service - 16 October, 2015

Abuse survivors need special care: Australian Synod observer
Catholic Weekly, 15 October 2015

Eucharist and Betrayal by Peter Kaufman
Catholic Standard Hobart, 5 July 2015

Editorial: Finn's resignation is a bitter but necessary reckoning
National Catholic Reporter 4 May 2015

Pope Francis in the fight for women's rights
Eureka Street 3 May 2015

Bishops must be accountable over abuse, says Vatican doctrinal chief
Catholic Herald 14 March 2015

TJH Council says report shows progress on abuse leadership
CathNews 12 December 2014

Unheard Stories of the sex abuse crisis
Eureka Street 1 June 2014

In defence of Cardinal Pell
Eureka Street 21 April 2014

Knowing the unknows of clerical sexual misconduct
Eureka Street 26 November 2013

Advice for the Pope on reforming the Church
Eureka Street 23 September 2013

Putting the victim first when helping those abused
Kairos Catholic Journal September 16, 2013 

Credibility at stake for restrained religious media
Eureka Street 4 September 2013

Interview with Francis Sullivan by Ray Cassin 5 June 2013

On the path to reconciliation, forgiveness and acceptance
Francis Sullivan Catholic Weekly 19 May 2013

Archbishops welcome chance to be at inquiry
Catholic Weekly 19 May 2013

Can Pope Francis Finish the Job that Pope Benedict Began?
Washington Post 7 May 2013

Church leadership in Rome 'Vital at all levels'  Tim Fischer Former Ambassador to the Holy See 
Catholic Weekly, 5 May 2013

The scandal of sex abuse within the Church 
The Majellan’s editor, Fr Michael Gilbert, reflects on the implications for our membership of the Church and on the reckoning which must come from the Royal Commission.
Majellan, April-June 2013

Royal Commission: A critical turning point
An article by Francis Sullivan, originally published in Vol 9:2 of the Tasmanian Catholic.
March-April 2013

Pope Francis urges action on cases of sexual abuse 
The Catholic Leader
14 April 2013

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