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Old 29th August 2019, 11:49 PM   #1521
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Very interesting that 1) she considers it has been a narrative of right v left, was surprised to hear that as in the UK it hasn't been like that. 2) She seems to me to have been a "cultural" RC as she doesn't talk about her faith, her relationship with god etc. what are meant to be the fundamentals of RC faith.
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Old 30th August 2019, 03:27 PM   #1522
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Dara O Briain comes to mind here.

In one of his presentations Dara describes himself as not a very spiritual man. He has no belief in God but self identifies as a Catholic because well ..... there's just no way out of it.
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Old 6th September 2019, 02:18 PM   #1523
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A victim of child abuse identified as JCB is suing the Catholic Church in an action set for January 29. This is taking place in Victoria where laws were changed last year enabling the the suing of the church as a legal entity. The abuser was non other than Ridsdale who is doing time after being found guilty some time ago. His buddy Pell is, or soon will be, contained within the same prison walls.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-...ility/11487214

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"We have admissions from both a former bishop of the diocese and the diocese itself and we understand that's a first in Victoria, possibly Australia, in terms of the Catholic Church actually admitting liability in an historic child abuse case," said lawyer Chris Atmore.
Getting hold of these documents seems to have been a struggle with the RCC being tardy in response to the Royal Commission's demands.

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In a Supreme court directions hearing, barrister Gary Taylor asked the Archbishop of Ballarat to search the Diocese's archives for documents relating to complaints about Ridsdale.
"We have been pressing for the documents since October 2018. The documents have been sent to us on a dribs and drabs basis."
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Old 7th September 2019, 12:07 AM   #1524
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Dara O Briain comes to mind here.

In one of his presentations Dara describes himself as not a very spiritual man. He has no belief in God but self identifies as a Catholic because well ..... there's just no way out of it.
I sort of get this. I am an atheist but reflexively cross myself in Latin when a hearse drives by. There's a certain comfort and sense of belonging in the ritual even though I don't believe in it. I still host a big Italian feast at my house every Easter even though I don't attend mass.
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Old 7th September 2019, 09:48 AM   #1525
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I sort of get this. I am an atheist but reflexively cross myself in Latin when a hearse drives by. There's a certain comfort and sense of belonging in the ritual even though I don't believe in it. I still host a big Italian feast at my house every Easter even though I don't attend mass.
I fully sympathise. The ritual reactions are forced into our brains as mere children. It might well be impossible to fully shed those habits that were so carefully ingrained into our formative minds.

Personally, I have eliminated most of it, yet still I get caught by some barely remembered ritualistic response from childhood every now and then.
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Social conditioning is hard to overcome.
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