UPDATE: Friday, July 20, 2018 5:14:43 AM
I am in Queensland but would enjoy the opportunity to share a coffee.
If I had that opportunity I would like to discuss a recent concern by many in the community in that there is a constant supply of information pointing out the stance of the Catholic Church with respect to its response to the degree of rape within their clergy. The concern is that for some Catholics and its clergy along with its backers in the Holy See and the Vatican see themselves as being above the laws of Australia.
It is a very widespread concern.
My concern is that our constitution via s116 guarantees them that privilege and therefore the fear within the community is not a fantasy but a fact of law.
Our Constitution must not continue to be available for the Vatican, the Holy See, the Catholic or any Church or religion within or without Australia.
In the time it takes to have that coffee I could point out how rapists among clergy or their minions can and have used s116 for the benefit of their religion and for the criminal access to children for the purposes of sexual misconduct.
Sure governments have run away from this for over a hundred years now and the rape of women and children is all we gave gotten from it; surely we can do better. I get a little vociferous and angry about it now and again every day however in amongst my anger there a number of legitimate points that need to be made..
John Brown was born in Yea Victoria 3717 on 27 December, 1948. John grew up in Yea, he went to the Catholic school on The Parade and then a final year at Yea High. He undertook an apprenticeship as a Hand and Machine Compositor/Linotype Mechanic at the local newspaper The Yea Chronicle who recently declined to publish anything on John's story. He left Yea after realising that the proprietor and local policeman Bill Ellisson along with other local Catholics in Yea and surrounds at that time were aware of his abuse and of the rape and abuse of other children in Yea and were aware of the many unreported issues surrounding the murder of Herbert Henry Kemp of ...... read more 1544748796 and more and more and Site Map
Investigation of an unsolved murder in 1962 can no longer be investigated according to police taskforce SANO because a pedophile Catholic clergyman who raped a child at age 8 is now dead. As a result of the dead rapist being unconnected with the murder Victorian police remain clueless.
Later in life John married in Toowoomba only to find that he was related to the then bishop of Toowoomba Bill Morris. Morris was the head of the bishops conference and was the go to person in the country for survivors of childhood sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and yet I was never able to get a time or a conversation with the bishop. I did get conversations or connection with a number of Catholic organisations with varying degrees of weirdness.