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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 last week.

"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.

Other sites:

Voice of the Faithful

Report on the Melbourne meeting in The Age

Adrian Farrell's worksys.com/votf

Jim Post, professor Boston University School of Management

Jim Post interview on The Religion Report

7.30 Report story of 1 July 2003

"At last, some understanding" by Richard Ackland in The Age 7 July 2003