From the
NCP Chairman

The annual face-to-face meeting of the NCP committee was held at the National Office in Belmont, Victoria, 9-11 February. It was a fruitful time meeting with the other members of the committee.

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Editorial
Peter Maher

The Letter to the Hebrews reading says: “Do not stay away from the meetings of the community, as some do, but encourage each other to go.” Reading this recently reminded me of Brian Collins’ article where he considers the effects of falling attendances at priest meetings, conferences and shared meals.

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Letters to the Editor

Clergy suffer with vexatious claims

In the summer edition of Swag last year the Editorial raised the important subject of how priests falsely accused of child sexual abuse should proceed. As one of the priests accused let me contribute to the conversation.

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