Priest tells abuse inquiry that church needs to change

Priest tells abuse inquiry that church needs to change

GEELONG parish priest Fr Kevin Dillon has told a parliamentary inquiry into institutional abuse the Catholic Church needs to lose its arrogance dealing with victims.

Fr Dillon said at a hearing in Geelong today the church had focused on denial and protection of material assets rather than protection of human assets.
 
"The church expands its mission without looking at something which is fundamentally tearing at its heart," Fr Dillon said.
 
He said processes for dealing with victims had lost credibility and were beyond repair and the church's response to victims had been inadequate.
 
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  • commented 2013-02-16 11:31:28 -0600
    Not only has the higher achy of the church been simply inadequate, it is in many cases complicit in protecting the a users identity, by moving them & allowing them to change their public name. The entire system works to protect its fallen religious members, not their victims.