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The Royal Commission and the need for reform

Bishop Pat Power posted this response to the Royal Commission wrap-up on Catholic Church on 1 March 2017 on Pearls and Irritations website: http://johnmenadue.com Reprinted with permission.

Despite all the warnings, I don’t know of anyone who has not been shocked by what has emerged from the Royal Commission. For twenty years or more, we have heard accounts of abuse, sometimes very close to home. But somehow the magnitude of it all has been almost beyond comprehension.

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