Catholic women speak out on child sexual abuse

Marilyn Hatton & Moira Coombs

“The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Report  and its recommendations are essential for the care and protection of children and care of victims and their families. They are also important steps in preventing the perpetuation of the destructive clerical culture that produced the horrifying sexual abuse in the Catholic Church,” Marilyn Hatton and Moira Coombs write. Marilyn Hatton, the current coordinator of the Australian Catholic Coalition for Church Renewal, was one of the Australian representatives at the 2016 Chicago meeting of International Reforming Priests and Reform Groups and represents Australia on the international group Women’s Ordination Worldwide (WOW) Executive Committee. She is a founding member of Catholics Speak Out. Moira Coombs is a member of Catholics Speak Out and Concerned Catholics.

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