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gcreptile

Posted Yesterday, 10:49 PM

Hmm, Ronald Mulkearns, former bishop of Ballarat and possibly a protector of the pedophilia system within the Australian church, may not be as sure a hit as I and maybe DDT believed:

 

http://www.theaustra...8bbe08050af73df

 

His lawyer says he has colon cancer and maybe only months left to live. It sounded worse in Janaury when he supposedly was in palliative care.

And the mastermind of it all, Cardinal Pell, definitely isn't as ill as he claims to be...


Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 31 January 2016 - 10:14 PM

 

The allegations against Archbishop Phillip Aspinall are raised again at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse in Australia:

 

 

http://www.skynews.c...980s-abuse.html

 

http://www.abc.net.a...mission/7118912

 

 

LATE AFTERNOON EDIT:  I listened to the live stream of the Royal Commission while I was working (as you do) and the big bombshell at the end of the session was that the convicted paedophile confirmed the victim's story contained in the above links. He claims Aspinall was there and did goad the boy into bed with the paedophile.  Bloody hell - Aspinall might really be forced to resign, which will be huge news in Australian Anglican/C of E circles.

 

 

 

 

Transcript of news report of yesterday's events:

 

Now the role of the current Archbishop of Brisbane, Phillip Aspinall, is under examination. In 2003, Phillip Aspinall was instrumental in the downfall of then Governor-General Peter Hollingworth for failing to remove a paedophile priest.

 

PHILLIP ASPINALL, ARCHBISHOP OF BRISBANE: Dr Hollingworth's decision to allow John Elliot to continue in ministry after Elliot had acknowledged abusing children - I agree with the board, I think that is a grave error of judgment.

 

MICHAEL ATKIN: Before moving to Queensland, Aspinall was a major figure in the Church of England Boys Society in Tasmania. Yesterday, the Royal commission heard allegations by survivor BYF, which claimed Phillip Aspinall encouraged him to go into a room with Garth Hawkins.

 

'BYF', ABUSE SURVIVOR: I wouldn't have been there without Archbishop Aspinall. He put me in that bed. He made that decision after I told him that I was concerned that Hawkins was the one who was going to abuse me.

 

MICHAEL ATKIN: Today Garth Hawkins [the paedophile] supported 'BYF's version of events.

 

GARTH HAWKINS: He was cajoled or teased by Phillip Aspinall and the other boys into joining me in my bed.

 

MICHAEL ATKIN: Other survivors have questioned how much Phillip Aspinall knew about the sexual abuse within the Anglican Church. Phillip Aspinall will testify in the coming days and strongly denies any knowledge.

 

STEVE FISHER: We need somebody who take the right step and actually come out and tell the whole story, the real story. And that man should be

Phillip Aspinall.

 

Source:  http://www.abc.net.a...15/s4396365.htm

 

 

 

It gets worse for Archbishop Aspinall:

 

 

 

 

Now BYF's [the victim's] lawyer, Martine Marich, has challenged Robin Goodfellow, formerly Garth Hawkins [the paedophile priest], on his change in evidence.

She referred him to a statement he made to lawyers more than a decade ago that he'd prefer to keep Phillip Aspinall's name out of any reference to his crimes and Dr Marich put this to Robin Goodfellow this morning.

MARTINE MARICH: And that intent continues to this time, that you would prefer to keep Phillip Aspinall's name from being mentioned because of damage control for the church, is that correct?

ROBIN GOODFELLOW: Yes.

MARTINE MARICH: You have a loyalty to Mr Phillip Aspinall, don't you?

ROBIN GOODFELLOW: I do.

MARTINE MARICH: And you would be prepared to lie on oath to minimise the damage control for the church and to Mr Aspinall, would you not?

ROBIN GOODFELLOW: No.

MARTINE MARICH: Now, you remember Mr Aspinall being at the scene at Triabunna?

ROBIN GOODFELLOW: Yes.

MARTINE MARICH: And you remember BYF telling you when he was in your bed, about to be abused, the others have sent me here. Do you remember that?

ROBIN GOODFELLOW: Yes.

MARTINE MARICH: You remember the incident at Triabunna and his words? You do?

UNKNOWN: Oh, well, let him answer.

ROBIN GOODFELLOW: Um, yes.

MARTINE MARICH: You accept Mr Aspinall was present when you abused Mr BYF at Triabunna?

ROBIN GOODFELLOW: Yes.

MARTINE MARICH: You accept that you invited someone to share your big bed and Mr Aspinall was present when you extended that invitation?

ROBIN GOODFELLOW: Yes.

MARTINE MARICH: And you accept Mr BYF joined you in bed and reported that he had been cajoled to do so by Mr Aspinall and the others?

ROBIN GOODFELLOW: Yes.

MARTINE MARICH: And the answers to the questions put to you by Mr Aspinall's counsel suggesting you have no memory of that are actually false. You do have a memory of that.

ROBIN GOODFELLOW: Yes.

 

 

Source:  http://www.abc.net.a...htm?site=hobart

 

 

 

In another, unrelated case in the same royal commission:
 

 

SAMANTHA DONOVAN: Sue Clayton was a lay reader in the Anglican Church of Tasmania in 1987 and a leader of the Church of England Boys' Society, known as CEBS. Two boys who had been on a CEBS trip to Queensland told her they'd been sexually abused by Father Louis Daniels.

Ms Clayton told the royal commission she too had been on the trip, and was shocked by what the boys told her.

 

SUE CLAYTON: It was absolutely serious and it was very difficult to stand there and hear it from boys who respected Daniels, and I respected Daniels, and this sense of who we had been together as a group of people in CEBS and in the church suddenly looked like it was all blowing apart.

 

SAMANTHA DONOVAN: Sue Clayton gave evidence she reported the abuse to the then Anglican bishop of Tasmania, Phillip Newell.

 

He told her because the abuse was "only fondling", the police needn't be involved and he would handle it. She was told not to speak to anyone about the allegations, which by then involved a third boy.

 

Ms Clayton told the commission the following year, 1988, Louis Daniels was promoted to the position of archdeacon of Burnie, and to her knowledge no action had been taken against him by the Anglican Church.

 

Counsel assisting the royal commission Naomi Sharp asked Sue Clayton how she thought the church should've handled the abuse complaints against Father Louis Daniels.

 

SUE CLAYTON: It was difficult because the boys had asked that it remain confidential. They didn't want their parents to know, they didn't want it to proceed further, so that had to be respected.

 

But it was the other part of it that wasn't addressed as far as I was concerned.

 

There was a perpetrator known to me with at least three events that had been reported and this person was still a priest in the church, in fact this person went on to be promoted in the church and so that it looked like, everything looked like everything was safe and good, and it wasn't.

 

SAMANTHA DONOVAN: Sue Clayton told the commission her distress over the church's handling of the complaints against Daniels led her to resign her positions with the Anglican Church in Tasmania and CEBS.

 

But a few years later in the early '90s she sought out Phillip Aspinall to discuss her concerns. She had known the rising Anglican leader through CEBS and thought highly of him.

 

The commission has heard Mr Aspinall was a friend of Daniels and had worked as his assistant.

 

Counsel assisting asked Sue Clayton how he responded to her concerns.

 

SUE CLAYTON: There was a quiet response. I never felt that he really believed what I had said. It seemed a bit incredulous. It seemed a little bit out of keeping with what he knew of Daniels perhaps.

 

I had raised with him was there something more that could be done, can some of this be followed up, is there anything you can do? And I never really felt that he answered that.

 

NAOMI SHARP: Did you tell him that the matter had been reported to bishop Newell in 1987?

 

SUE CLAYTON: Yes.

 

NAOMI SHARP: Did Mr Aspinall make any suggestions as to what, if anything, ought be done?

 

SUE CLAYTON: There was no suggestion of any follow up.

 

SAMANTHA DONOVAN: Sue Clayton told the commission she sent Phillip Aspinall a card congratulating him when he was consecrated as a bishop in Adelaide in 1998, but in it she referred to a "conspiracy of denial".

 

SUE CLAYTON: He responded to me a couple of months later, and said that he was I think confused by my reference to a "conspiracy of denial".

I think it was my way of saying this is still covered up and what's going on.

 

NAOMI SHARP: Bishop Aspinall said, "while I don't know the full story and don't particularly want to, I would be happy to talk with you about how you feel". Did you take him up on that offer?

 

SUE CLAYTON: No, I did not.

 

NAOMI SHARP: And why was that?

 

SUE CLAYTON: It wasn't about how I felt. I had spent years dealing with how I felt after all of that. It was about the fact that he had just been appointed as a bishop in another diocese, I thought maybe that would give him a little bit of space to see things from a distance and that he was now in a position of some authority in the Anglican Church and I thought perhaps he would be able to use that.

 

 

Source:  http://www.abc.net.a...15/s4396999.htm


Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:11 PM

The allegations against Archbishop Phillip Aspinall are raised again at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse in Australia:

 

 

http://www.skynews.c...980s-abuse.html

 

http://www.abc.net.a...mission/7118912

 

 

LATE AFTERNOON EDIT:  I listened to the live stream of the Royal Commission while I was working (as you do) and the big bombshell at the end of the session was that the convicted paedophile confirmed the victim's story contained in the above links. He claims Aspinall was there and did goad the boy into bed with the paedophile.  Bloody hell - Aspinall might really be forced to resign, which will be huge news in Australian Anglican/C of E circles.

 

 

 

 

Transcript of news report of yesterday's events:

 

Now the role of the current Archbishop of Brisbane, Phillip Aspinall, is under examination. In 2003, Phillip Aspinall was instrumental in the downfall of then Governor-General Peter Hollingworth for failing to remove a paedophile priest.

 

PHILLIP ASPINALL, ARCHBISHOP OF BRISBANE: Dr Hollingworth's decision to allow John Elliot to continue in ministry after Elliot had acknowledged abusing children - I agree with the board, I think that is a grave error of judgment.

 

MICHAEL ATKIN: Before moving to Queensland, Aspinall was a major figure in the Church of England Boys Society in Tasmania. Yesterday, the Royal commission heard allegations by survivor BYF, which claimed Phillip Aspinall encouraged him to go into a room with Garth Hawkins.

 

'BYF', ABUSE SURVIVOR: I wouldn't have been there without Archbishop Aspinall. He put me in that bed. He made that decision after I told him that I was concerned that Hawkins was the one who was going to abuse me.

 

MICHAEL ATKIN: Today Garth Hawkins [the paedophile] supported 'BYF's version of events.

 

GARTH HAWKINS: He was cajoled or teased by Phillip Aspinall and the other boys into joining me in my bed.

 

MICHAEL ATKIN: Other survivors have questioned how much Phillip Aspinall knew about the sexual abuse within the Anglican Church. Phillip Aspinall will testify in the coming days and strongly denies any knowledge.

 

STEVE FISHER: We need somebody who take the right step and actually come out and tell the whole story, the real story. And that man should be

Phillip Aspinall.

 

Source:  http://www.abc.net.a...15/s4396365.htm


Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 27 January 2016 - 10:47 PM

The allegations against Archbishop Phillip Aspinall are raised again at the Royal Commission into Child Abuse in Australia:

 

 

http://www.skynews.c...980s-abuse.html

 

http://www.abc.net.a...mission/7118912

 

 

LATE AFTERNOON EDIT:  I listened to the live stream of the Royal Commission while I was working (as you do) and the big bombshell at the end of the session was that the convicted paedophile confirmed the victim's story contained in the above links. He claims Aspinall was there and did goad the boy into bed with the paedophile.  Bloody hell - Aspinall might really be forced to resign, which will be huge news in Australian Anglican/C of E circles.


Sir Creep

Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:14 AM

Retired Archbishop Francis B. Schulte, who led the Archdiocese of New Orleans from 1989 to 2001, died Sunday in his native Philadelphia. Archdiocese spokeswoman Sarah Comiskey McDonald said Schulte died at a church-run retirement facility. He was 89.
SC
http://www.news-jour...hop-dies-at-89/

YoungWillz

Posted 02 January 2016 - 03:59 PM

Rev Helmut Koester, German born US Christian scholar of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School dies on New Year's Eve, 2015 at 89. https://unilu.org/in...helmut-koester/


gcreptile

Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:54 PM

Father Gerry Reynolds, conciliator in the Northern Ireland conflict, has died:

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...reland-34963015


Sir Creep

Posted 11 October 2015 - 05:47 AM

L. Tom Perry (92) has thyroid cancer and will begin radiation treatment. Perry is the second-most senior member of the high-level Mormon governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He is also the oldest of the group.
The church also said that Richard G. Scott (86), another member of the Quorum, was hospitalized Thursday night with gastrointestinal bleeding. Scott is resting now after the bleeding was brought under control.
That's right, Sir Creep don't play around. He brings you two names at a time!
Sounds like it will be the Quorum of the Ten Apostles soon. Perry's TREATMENT is going to kill him dead. He won't see 2016 or Sir Creep will convert.
SChttp://midutahradio....tt-hospitalized

 
Richard G Scott is now deceased as well. That's three of the Quorum since Sir C's original post. http://www.ksl.com/?...&s_cid=topstory
 
See Also: http://www.deathlist...c=5605&p=230883

Quorum of Nine
The news even makes it into the Guardian:
 
http://www.theguardi...-salt-lake-city
 
Mostly because it's the first time in a century that there are three openings in the Quorum.

Article about their soon to be Quorum vacancy fillings, first time since 1906 they had three openings. New fodder for the reaper.
SC
http://m.heraldstand...5.html?mode=jqm

gcreptile

Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:03 AM

The oldest practicing pastor, American Noah Smith, has died at 107:

 

http://minnesota.cbs...way-at-age-107/


Cat O'Falk

Posted 24 September 2015 - 11:01 PM

Marriage guidance counsellor Denis Sonet (malheureusement en Français) has died in his late eighties.

 

Oh, he was a catholic priest too!


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