RCC’s shocking history in Western Australia

The following headline is taken from the website of a legal organisation dedicated to exposing the immorality of the Roman Catholic Church.  I was sent the link by a friend from Australia about one hour ago.

The following statement may be found on the website: (Church Abuse):

“The prevalence of child abuse throughout Australian religious institutions is truly shocking. Countless children across the country were exposed to physical, psychological and sexual abuse in churches, religious schools, religious children’s homes, and charitable organisations.

The response to this abuse has been just as disgraceful, with church authorities often covering up clerical abuse to protect their own image, exposing further children to abuse and helping offenders to go unpunished. In recent decades, religious institutions have spent millions in legal fees trying to deny compensation to victims and protect their bottom line.

One of the worst offenders is the Catholic Church, where a shocking 7% of all priests were accused of abusing children between 1950-2010. In some Catholic orders, the numbers were as high as 15%, 20% and even 40%.

Other religious institutions such as the Christian Brothers, Anglican Church, Salvation Army and the Uniting Church all have similarly shameful histories.”

Despite such repeated exposés, it is sad to know that people still attend the services of what the Reformers rightly called ‘Babylonianism’!

It is a system of the devil and is energised and upheld by him. I believe that any Protestant denomination which was subjected to a similar exposure would be abandoned by its attenders!

Every Christian should pray for their Roman Catholic neighbours that they might be delivered from the deceptions of Romanism, even as prayer was undoubtedly offered for Saul of Tarsus, resulting in his conversion and transformation from persecutor to Paul the apostle to the Gentiles.

The statement I have copied from the website below makes most alarming reading!

Sincerely in Christ’s name,

Ivan Foster

The Catholic Church’s shocking history in Western Australia

February 22, 2023

“The statistics surrounding pedophile priests in Western Australia are alarming. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that, between 1950 and 2010, up to 8.3% of priests in the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth had faced allegations of child sexual abuse. That is close to nearly one out of every ten priests working within the Diocese over a period of 60 years. The number is truly shocking.

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The Royal Commission identified the Benedictine Community of New Norcia as a particular hot spot of abuse, with up to 21.5% of all priests facing accusations and allegations of child abuse throughout this period.

The problem is not confined to Perth; similar numbers can be found across the State, with up to 7.8% of priests in the Diocese of Bunbury facing similar allegations. Orders such as the Christian Brothers were also havens for offenders across Western Australia.

We have previously written about offending priests such as Father Richard Doyle and Father Denis McAlinden. Others who have faced accusations include Father Bertram Adderley and Father Joseph Tran. There are many more, and we plan to keep exposing them all.

At Kelso Lawyers, we believe even one victim of child abuse is too many. Institutions like the Catholic Church must be exposed and held responsible for the horrific crimes perpetrated against innocent young people. We have represented many abuse victims within the Catholic Church in Western Australia and all over the country and secured millions in compensation for survivors.

If you were abused in Catholic institutions or any institutions around Australia, we want to hear from you. We will fight for you. Click here to share your story.