About John Lilburne
Jim Post in Melbourne
I attended the 27 June 2003 meeting of Voice of the Faithful
with Jim Post in Melbourne.
It is pleasing that Bishop Prowse has welcomed him, as reported
in The Age newspaper:
".. Bishop Christopher Prowse told The Sunday Age
the Melbourne archdiocese welcomed the new group, and that the
Vicar-General, Monsignor Les Tomlinson, had met Professor Post
"The Catholic Church is very open to hear from any discussion
from Dr Post's visit," Bishop Prowse said. ..."
Attempting to address sexual abuse has received considerable
publicity in Australia recently. In the 7.30 Report of1 July
the provincial of the Society of Jesus appeared:
"... DAVID HARDAKER: You've said sorry to Lucien Leech-Larkin,
but what does that sorry mean?
Sorry for what?
FATHER MARK RAPER: That he came in 1998 with a complaint that
was evidently a desire to meet with the Jesuits and that we didn't
meet him and didn't enter into a relationship to resolve that.
Now it seems a sheer folly, but we - supposedly the experts in
the pastoral area - allowed the legal area to dominate. ..."
Hopefully the need for better approaches will be recognised
in other areas as well.
By J.R. Lilburne, 7 July 2003. I give what I have written
on this page to the public domain.
Voice of the Faithful
on the Melbourne meeting in The Age
Adrian Farrell's worksys.com/votf
Post, professor Boston University School of Management
Post interview on The Religion Report
Report story of 1 July 2003
last, some understanding" by Richard Ackland in The Age
7 July 2003