By Francis Sullivan
23 March 2017
Since the Royal Commission’s final hearing of the Catholic Church I have been regularly asked about where to from here. At one level the answer is straight forward. We will need to wait on the findings of the Commission and then move into implementation mode. Exactly how that is undertaken will be a preoccupation of the church leadership.
At a more immediate level the revelations and ramifications of the Commission’s case studies need to be processed by the Catholic community. There is considerable widespread disenchantment and deep sadness within the faithful. The extent of the abuse scandal has rocked the confidence and trust of ordinary Catholics.
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