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What is different for victims of clergy abuse since the Papal apology?
 
A measure of those things important to victims of clergy abuse by Catholic clergy.
 
Has is it really made a difference?
 
Papal statements:
 
 
"filth ... even among those ... in the priesthood."
 
"In the exercise of your pastoral ministry, you have had to respond in recent years to many heart-rending cases of sexual abuse of minors,"
 
"These are all the more tragic when the abuser is a cleric."
 
"The wounds caused by such acts run deep, and it is an urgent task to rebuild confidence and trust where these have been damaged,"
 
"it is important to establish the truth of what happened in the past,to take whatever steps are necessary to prevent it from occurring again, to ensure that the principles of justice are fully respected and, above all, to bring healing to the victims and to all those affected by these egregious crimes."

"We have to see what was insufficient in our behaviour and how we can prevent, and heal, reconcile," 
 
"incompatible with what was required of priests"
 
 
 
 
The following are areas of concerns provided
 
LIST UNDER DEVELOPMENT 
 
Organisation or body 
Action 
Catholic charity and support services
 
 
 
 
Catholic Justice
Need to defer all instances of clergy abuse to Bishop
 
Inability to perform to stated standards 
 
Seeking of truth in regards 
Independent Commission into Sexual Abuse
 
 
The independence of "The Independent Commission into Sexual Abuse" 
 
The ability to act in a spirit of equality. 
 
Years long processing of claims.
 
 
 
Proper reporting to Policing authorities in instances where claims of murder have been made. 
 
Proper reporting to Policing authorities in instances where claims of theft have been made.
 
Proper reporting to Policing authorities in instances where claims of corruption have been made. 
 
Proper reporting to Policing authorities in instances where claims of malpractice have been made. 
 
Proper reporting to Policing authorities in instances where claims of fraud have been made. 
Carelink 
 
 
Unqualified staff interviewing victims
 
Unqualified staff processing victim claims.
 
Unqualified staff processing victim statements
Towards Healing 
 
 
 
Compensation Panel 
 
 
Compensation ceiling removed
 
Independence of Compensation Panel
 
 
Statute of Limitations 
 
Abuse of Legal system 
 
 
 
Transparency 
 
 
 
"Good Catholics" upholding the "good name of the church in government bodies
Obstruction of proper flow of governmental processes.
 
QLD CMC
QLD Police services
QLD Health
QLD Legal Aid
St Vincent de Paul 
 
 
 
 
Treatment of psychological problems as psychiatric problems 
 
Branding of victims encountering psychological problems as having psychiatric problems
 
Human Rights issues 
 
International traffic in abusive priests 
 
The care of children of priests  
 
The care of mature age sexual partners of priests 
 
No diplomatic immunity for the travel of documents pertaining to clergy abuse 
 
Cleansing of documents in relation to clergy abuse 
 
Destruction of medical documents related to abusive clergy 
 
Cessation of the use of misleading and  misrepresentation of pedophiliac priests through the misleading use of medical and other terms 
The following misleading terms have been repeatedly used to describe pedophile priests:
 
 
Dishonest act Moment of Hesitation
 
 
 
SCHIZOPHRENIC
ALCOHOLISM
DEPRESSION
HOMOSEXUAL
MODERATE FRUSTRATION NEUROSIS
PROBLEMATIC BEHAVIOR
AREA OF DIFFICULTY
SERIOUS WEAKNESS      
Abuse of Governmental powers to assist in the cover up of clergy abuses  
 
The inability of victims to gain assistance via Catholic charity organisations 
 
Theft of property through "last minute changes to a will" 
 
Human Rights abuses 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Good Catholics" upholding the "good name of the church in government bodies
 
Police
 
Health
 
Legal Aid
 
Support Services 


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