The church pays compensation for this 40-year-old abuse

The Catholic Church has paid settlement money to two victims of Father Peter Brock in the Maitland-Newcastle diocese, north of Sydney. The two male recipients, who are twin brothers, say that Father Brock began abusing them more than 40 years ago when they were in their early teens. Father Brock eventually gave them a written apology for the abuse.

The settlement money was paid by the Maitland-Newcastle diocese, which is one of the eleven Catholic dioceses in New South Wales.

The Newcastle Herald newspaper stated on 12 September 2014:

"The Catholic Church paid compensation to the brothers after a church investigation (reported to the NSW Ombudsman's office) found the priest had committed 'a range and pattern of behaviour that constituted sexual misconduct' between 1968 and 1975."

This Newcastle Herald article reported, also, that Father Peter Brock died on 11 September 2014, aged 69. 
 
Broken Rites has looked up Reverend Peter Julian Brock in the archives of the Australian Catholic Directory. During more than three decades, he was listed as working in several parishes of the Maitland-Newcastle diocese, until 2001.

From 2002, Rev. Peter Brock began working as executive officer of the Catholic Church’s National Commission for Clergy Life and Ministry, promoting the well-being of clergy.

On 2 March 2012, a media release from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference stated that Father Peter Brock had begun working as its national project officer, preparing for the church’s "Year of Grace" which would be launched in mid-2012.