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Written by a Broken Rites Australia researcher.


A Sydney Christian Brother goes on leave, while facing charges in Goulburn

A Catholic boys' secondary school, St Pius X College in Chatswood, on Sydney's North Shore, issued a circular on Wednesday afternoon, 4 March 2015, saying that a Christian Brother from Chatswood has been placed on leave because he is facing court charges re offences allegedly committed at Goulburn in south-western New South Wales in the 1980s. Broken Rites has obtained a copy of the circular, which reads as follows.

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Father David Edwin Rapson convicted for child sex-abuse

Broken Rites Australia has expanded its article about former Catholic priest David Edwin Rapson, who was convicted in 1992 for sexually assaulting a schoolboy. To see the expanded article, click HERE.

Gerald Ridsdale in court proceedings in 2013

To see the full Broken Rites story about Father Gerald Ridsdale (and how the church protected him), click HERE.

 

 

Father Frank Klep in court on child-rape charges

To see the full Broken Rites story about Father Frank Klep (and how the church protected him), click HERE.

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In memory of Father Maurie Crocker, a brave priest who exposed child abuse in Australia

In 1998 Broken Rites received news of the tragic death of Father Maurie Crocker, a priest at St Mary's Catholic Church, Berkeley, in the Wollongong diocese, New South Wales.

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