Vol 23 No 1 2016

Child Sexual Abuse, Society and the Future of the Church

Hilary Regan (editor)

Summary

The context for this collection of essays is "the recently appointed Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse" (vii). The work of the Commission continues in uncovering a plethora of horror stories in relation to Church and other institutional failures in dealing with sexual abuse. In almost biblical terms, the poor and abused have been raised up, while the haughty and powerful have been brought low.