Truth Justice and Healing Council

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle actively supports, and is firmly committed to assisting the work of both the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry and the national Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

 

The Truth Justice and Healing Council Link opens in new window will oversee the Catholic Church's engagement with the national Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Download a brochure that outlines the purpose and structure of the Truth Justice and Healing Council (this brochure is useful for your parish or group bulletin board).

 

Below are statements that have been released by the Truth Justice and Healing Council:

TJHC meets with clergy in Brisbane and Catholic social services leaders in Sydney

TJHC meets with clergy in Brisbane and Catholic social services leaders in Sydney

Royal Commission starts final public hearing as Catholic church calls again for national redress

Royal Commission starts final public hearing as Catholic church calls again for national redress

TJHC submission to Royal Commission examines causes of child sexual abuse in Catholic Church

TJHC submission to Royal Commission examines causes of child sexual abuse in Catholic Church

Catholic Church in Australia needs to continue to push for reform

Catholic Church in Australia needs to continue to push for reform

TJHC Speech - Where to from here

TJHC Speech - Where to from here

TJHC response to resignation of Marie Collins, abuse survivor, from Vatican's child protection commission

TJHC response to resignation of Marie Collins, abuse survivor, from Vatican's child protection commission

TJHC Statement - Royal Commission Full Data Report

TJHC Statement - Royal Commission Full Data Report

TJHC Statement - Case Study 50 Catholic Church final hearing

TJHC Statement - Case Study 50 Catholic Church final hearing

Catholic Church's final Royal Commission case study starts Monday

Catholic Church's final Royal Commission case study starts Monday

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle announces new child protection advisory council

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle announces new child protection advisory council

Pope Francis appoints O’Malley in renewed push to make bishops accountable for clerical sexual abuse failings

Pope Francis appoints O’Malley in renewed push to make bishops accountable for clerical sexual abuse failings

Members of Commonwealth’s independent child sexual abuse redress Advisory Council announced

Members of Commonwealth’s independent child sexual abuse redress Advisory Council announced

TJHC welcomes new Vatican child sex abuse website

TJHC welcomes new Vatican child sex abuse website

TJHC welcomes new Victorian laws which reverse onus of proof in civil child abuse cases

TJHC welcomes new Victorian laws which reverse onus of proof in civil child abuse cases

New independent Catholic Church agency established to set, monitor and report on child and vulnerable adult protection standards

New independent Catholic Church agency established to set, monitor and report on child and vulnerable adult protection standards

TJHC welcomes release of Melbourne Response review and the doubling of compensation limit

TJHC welcomes release of Melbourne Response review and the doubling of compensation limit

TJHC makes range of recommendations in Criminal Justice submission to Royal Commission

TJHC makes range of recommendations in Criminal Justice submission to Royal Commission

Commission announces final hearings

Commission announces final hearings

TJHC welcomes clear instruction from Melbourne Archbishop on holding school Reconciliation in public

TJHC welcomes clear instruction from Melbourne Archbishop on holding school Reconciliation in public

TJHC joins Notting Hill community at Spirituality in the Pub

TJHC joins Notting Hill community at Spirituality in the Pub

Catholic Church’s TJHC welcomes Commonwealth CSA redress announcementd

Catholic Church’s TJHC welcomes Commonwealth CSA redress announcementd

TJHC meets with community groups and others across Victoria

TJHC meets with community groups and others across Victoria

Children reluctant to speak out about sexual abuse

Children reluctant to speak out about sexual abuse

Priest and male religious register now up and running

Priest and male religious register now up and running

TJHC meets with Catholic community in Melbourn

TJHC meets with Catholic community in Melbourn

TJHC welcomes RC Child Safe reports

TJHC welcomes RC Child Safe reports

TJHC Chair addresses leaders of Catholic agencies in Perth

TJHC Chair addresses leaders of Catholic agencies in Perth

TJHC in conversation with delegates from Rome

TJHC in conversation with delegates from Rome

St Vincent de Paul National Council Meeting Darwin

St Vincent de Paul National Council Meeting Darwin

TJHC addresses leading Catholic health provider

TJHC addresses leading Catholic health provider

TJHC briefs Capuchin Friars on issues emerging from Royal Commission

TJHC briefs Capuchin Friars on issues emerging from Royal Commission

ALP calls for bipartisanship for national redress

ALP calls for bipartisanship for national redress

CRA fully backs CSA reform agenda

CRA fully backs CSA reform agenda

TJHC joins conversation at Bendigo Spirituality in the Pub

TJHC joins conversation at Bendigo Spirituality in the Pub

Mt Gambier community visit

Mt Gambier community visit

TJHC visits St Andrew's College in Cairns and meets with students and staff

TJHC visits St Andrew's College in Cairns and meets with students and staff

Churches meet on redress in Australia

Churches meet on redress in Australia

TJHC in conversation with Sunbury community

TJHC in conversation with Sunbury community

50th World Communications Day opportunity for parishes to speak out

50th World Communications Day opportunity for parishes to speak out

Royal Commission closes registrations for private sessions

Royal Commission closes registrations for private sessions

TJHC CEO talks at Newman College Council dinner about the challenges facing the Catholic Church

TJHC CEO talks at Newman College Council dinner about the challenges facing the Catholic Church

Royal Commission releases final report into St Joseph's Orphanage, Neerkol

Royal Commission releases final report into St Joseph's Orphanage, Neerkol

REPORT RC Roundtable discussion - Police Reportin and other criminal justice issues

REPORT RC Roundtable discussion - Police Reportin and other criminal justice issues

Royal Commission gives directions on finalising Ballarat and Melbourne public hearing

Royal Commission gives directions on finalising Ballarat and Melbourne public hearing

In conversation with Baroness Sheila Hollins, Member of the Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors

In conversation with Baroness Sheila Hollins, Member of the Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors

United call for Urgent Action on Redress

United call for Urgent Action on Redress

Melbourne parishes gather to discuss Royal Commission and child sexual abuse

Melbourne parishes gather to discuss Royal Commission and child sexual abuse

TJHC welcomes Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese safeguarding announcemen

TJHC welcomes Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese safeguarding announcemen

Royal Commission releases OOHC consultation paper

Royal Commission releases OOHC consultation paper

Ballarat bishop to stand in as defendant in civil claims

Ballarat bishop to stand in as defendant in civil claims

STATEMENT: Cardinal Pell appearance Ballarat

STATEMENT: Cardinal Pell appearance Ballarat

Loud Fence movement grows in Catholic community

Loud Fence movement grows in Catholic community

TJHC in conversation with Victorian Catholic school principals

TJHC in conversation with Victorian Catholic school principals

TJHC reiterates Bishops' moral obligation to report CSA

TJHC reiterates Bishops' moral obligation to report CSA

TJHC welcomes CSA redress statement from Government but concerned about delays

TJHC welcomes CSA redress statement from Government but concerned about delays

TJHC welcomes RC report into Marist Brothers Canberra hearing

TJHC welcomes RC report into Marist Brothers Canberra hearing

Catholic Church releases guidelines for responding to civil claims for child sexual abuse

Catholic Church releases guidelines for responding to civil claims for child sexual abuse

Melbourne Royal Commission public hearing starts next week

Melbourne Royal Commission public hearing starts next week

Catholic Church in consultation with other Churches

Catholic Church in consultation with other Churches

TJHC welcomes NSW and Victorian Government support for national child sexual abuse redress scheme

TJHC welcomes NSW and Victorian Government support for national child sexual abuse redress scheme

Federal Labor commits to national redress scheme

Federal Labor commits to national redress scheme

New laws for children giving evidence in NSW child sex abuse cases

New laws for children giving evidence in NSW child sex abuse cases

TJHC CEO delivers wide-ranging speech on challenges for the Catholic Church as it faces the Royal Commission

TJHC CEO delivers wide-ranging speech on challenges for the Catholic Church as it faces the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission and the unique challenges for the Catholic Church

The Royal Commission and the unique challenges for the Catholic Church

Catholic Social Services Australia National Conference Canberra

Catholic Social Services Australia National Conference Canberra

Sacred Heart College visit Melbourne

Sacred Heart College visit Melbourne

Governments start to move on child sex abuse redress scheme

Governments start to move on child sex abuse redress scheme

New Child Protection Office for Archdiocese of Sydney

New Child Protection Office for Archdiocese of Sydney

TJHC child sexual abuse in schools Royal Commission submission

TJHC child sexual abuse in schools Royal Commission submission

Royal Commission releases child sexual abuse redress and civil litigation findings

Royal Commission releases child sexual abuse redress and civil litigation findings

TJHC welcomes release of Royal Commission findings into the Melbourne Response

TJHC welcomes release of Royal Commission findings into the Melbourne Response

Jesuits release new child protection policy

Jesuits release new child protection policy

Catholic Church calls for nationally consistent child sex abuse police reporting law

Catholic Church calls for nationally consistent child sex abuse police reporting law

Royal Commission to hold joint public hearing into Archdiocese of Melbourne and Ballarat

Royal Commission to hold joint public hearing into Archdiocese of Melbourne and Ballarat

National Child Protection Week 2015

National Child Protection Week 2015

Royal Commission to hear evidence from retired Bishop Geoffrey Robinson: architect of Towards Healing

Royal Commission to hear evidence from retired Bishop Geoffrey Robinson: architect of Towards Healing

TJHC visits Stella Maris Parish on Sunshine Coast

TJHC visits Stella Maris Parish on Sunshine Coast

New Vatican department to investigate bishops who cover up sexual abuse

New Vatican department to investigate bishops who cover up sexual abuse

TJHC welcomes release of RC findings into St Ann’s Special School in Adelaide

TJHC welcomes release of RC findings into St Ann’s Special School in Adelaide

Statement - Francis Sullivan CEO TJHC - Questioning of survivor witnesses in Ballarat Hearings

Statement - Francis Sullivan CEO TJHC - Questioning of survivor witnesses in Ballarat Hearings

Senior Church leaders commit to no Ellis Defence

Senior Church leaders commit to no Ellis Defence

Details of Ballarat Royal Commission public hearing announced

Details of Ballarat Royal Commission public hearing announced

TJHC community briefings continue

TJHC community briefings continue

TJHC addresses international gathering of priests

TJHC addresses international gathering of priests

Rockhampton Royal Commission public hearing starts next week

Rockhampton Royal Commission public hearing starts next week

Catholic Church calls for fair, just and compassionate national redress scheme for child sexual abuse survivors

Catholic Church calls for fair, just and compassionate national redress scheme for child sexual abuse survivors

<span>Royal Commission announces public hearing into redress for survivors of child sexual abuse</span>

Royal Commission announces public hearing into redress for survivors of child sexual abuse

Archdiocese of Brisbane responds to Royal Commission findings in <em>Towards Healing</em> case

Archdiocese of Brisbane responds to Royal Commission findings in Towards Healing case

Pope Francis writes to Church leaders calling for full cooperation with Vatican’s child protection Commission

Pope Francis writes to Church leaders calling for full cooperation with Vatican’s child protection Commission

TJHC meets with Discalced Carmelite Friars in south west Sydney

TJHC meets with Discalced Carmelite Friars in south west Sydney

Royal Commission releases child sexual abuse redress and civil litigation consultation paper

Royal Commission releases child sexual abuse redress and civil litigation consultation paper

Royal Commission releases findings in public hearing about residential homes run by the Christian Brothers in WA

Royal Commission releases findings in public hearing about residential homes run by the Christian Brothers in WA

Royal Commission releases findings in Nestor public hearing

Royal Commission releases findings in Nestor public hearing

Pope Francis appoints leading Wollongong welfare worker to Vatican child protection commission

Pope Francis appoints leading Wollongong welfare worker to Vatican child protection commission

TJHC meets with Wollongong diocesan leaders and parishioners

TJHC meets with Wollongong diocesan leaders and parishioners

Truth Justice and Healing Council releases Activity Report

Truth Justice and Healing Council releases Activity Report

Catholic Church’s child sex abuse spokesperson meets with parishioners in Griffith NSW

Catholic Church’s child sex abuse spokesperson meets with parishioners in Griffith NSW

<span>Catholic Church’s child sex abuse spokesperson to meet with parishioners in Griffith </span>

Catholic Church’s child sex abuse spokesperson to meet with parishioners in Griffith 

TJHC meets with Parishes in Sydney’s north and south

TJHC meets with Parishes in Sydney’s north and south

TJHC CEO meets with national leaders in Catholic education

TJHC CEO meets with national leaders in Catholic education

TJHC meets with Bathurst diocesan leaders

TJHC meets with Bathurst diocesan leaders

Parishes and Catholic agencies called on to keep in touch with Church reform agenda

Parishes and Catholic agencies called on to keep in touch with Church reform agenda

TJHC CEO visits Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Brisbane

TJHC CEO visits Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Brisbane

TJHC meets with senior Catholic educators in Canberra Goulburn

TJHC meets with senior Catholic educators in Canberra Goulburn

TJHC CEO visits Holy Family Church in Canberra

TJHC CEO visits Holy Family Church in Canberra

New Victorian provisions for the reporting to Police of child sexual abuse 

New Victorian provisions for the reporting to Police of child sexual abuse 

Tasmanian Catholic Schools Parents Council acknowledge the importance of vigilance 

Tasmanian Catholic Schools Parents Council acknowledge the importance of vigilance 

Catholics to show support for child sexual abuse survivors through Blue Knot Day

Catholics to show support for child sexual abuse survivors through Blue Knot Day

Catholic welfare and other services still respected by community

Catholic welfare and other services still respected by community

National Redress Scheme Preferable to Existing Victims of Crime Compensation Schemes 

National Redress Scheme Preferable to Existing Victims of Crime Compensation Schemes 

Special service for child abuse survivors in Ballarat

Special service for child abuse survivors in Ballarat

Rockhampton Diocesan Catholic Education Office student protection in-service

Rockhampton Diocesan Catholic Education Office student protection in-service

TJHC welcomes additional time and money for Child Abuse Royal Commission

TJHC welcomes additional time and money for Child Abuse Royal Commission

Catholic Church calls for national child abuse redress scheme built on fairness, generosity and compassion

Catholic Church calls for national child abuse redress scheme built on fairness, generosity and compassion

TJHC meets St Charles Borromeo Parishioners in Sydney

TJHC meets St Charles Borromeo Parishioners in Sydney

Royal Commission announces public hearing into Melbourne Response

Royal Commission announces public hearing into Melbourne Response

TJHC CEO hears from Catholic Social Services leaders in Victoria

TJHC CEO hears from Catholic Social Services leaders in Victoria

Pope Francis meets with survivors of clerical sexual abuse

Pope Francis meets with survivors of clerical sexual abuse

Truth Justice and Healing Council briefs Clergy Life and Ministry on Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse

Truth Justice and Healing Council briefs Clergy Life and Ministry on Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse

TJHC welcomes Royal Commission interim report and supports extended timetable and funding

TJHC welcomes Royal Commission interim report and supports extended timetable and funding

TJHC addresses Catholic Religious Australia National Assembly

TJHC addresses Catholic Religious Australia National Assembly

Royal Commission Roundtable looks to national Working with Children Checks

Royal Commission Roundtable looks to national Working with Children Checks

Retired WA Supreme Court Judge appointed Chair of Catholic Church's Truth Justice and Healing Council

Retired WA Supreme Court Judge appointed Chair of Catholic Church's Truth Justice and Healing Council

Royal Commission to hold hearing into Diocese of Wollongong

Royal Commission to hold hearing into Diocese of Wollongong

Pope Francis set to meet survivors of clerical sexual abuse

Pope Francis set to meet survivors of clerical sexual abuse

Principals and priests meet in Shepparton to talk child protection

Principals and priests meet in Shepparton to talk child protection

Royal Commission to hold Marist Brothers public Hearing in Canberra

Royal Commission to hold Marist Brothers public Hearing in Canberra

Queensland Catholic Education Commission meets with Child Protection Experts

Queensland Catholic Education Commission meets with Child Protection Experts

Catholic Church to Review Training for New Priests on Child Protection

Catholic Church to Review Training for New Priests on Child Protection

Pope's Child Sexual Abuse Commission Meets for First Time in Rome

Pope's Child Sexual Abuse Commission Meets for First Time in Rome

Truth Justice and Healing Council Chair, Barry O'Keefe, dies peacefully in Sydney surrounded by family

Truth Justice and Healing Council Chair, Barry O'Keefe, dies peacefully in Sydney surrounded by family

Truth Justice and Healing Council Calls for Changes to Civil Litigation Processes

Truth Justice and Healing Council Calls for Changes to Civil Litigation Processes

Vatican announces members of child abuse Commission

Vatican announces members of child abuse Commission

Cardinal Pell appointed to senior position in the Vatican

Cardinal Pell appointed to senior position in the Vatican

TJHC supports CLAN call for National Compensation Scheme

TJHC supports CLAN call for National Compensation Scheme

Royal Commission announces details of public hearing into allegations of sexual abuse at Toowoomba Primary School in 2007

Royal Commission announces details of public hearing into allegations of sexual abuse at Toowoomba Primary School in 2007

Australian Bishops and religious leaders remain united behind Truth Justice and Healing Council

Australian Bishops and religious leaders remain united behind Truth Justice and Healing Council

Victorian Government to create new sexual predator grooming laws

Victorian Government to create new sexual predator grooming laws

Royal Commission Hearings into <em>Towards Healing</em> process start on Monday

Royal Commission Hearings into Towards Healing process start on Monday

Pope announces new Child Sexual Abuse Commission

Pope announces new Child Sexual Abuse Commission

Video of Francis Sullivan's Ballarat speech available online

Video of Francis Sullivan's Ballarat speech available online

Royal Commission announces details of <em>Towards Hearing</em> hearings in December

Royal Commission announces details of Towards Hearing hearings in December

All Catholics need to take responsibility for how the Church responds to victims of child sexual abuse.

All Catholics need to take responsibility for how the Church responds to victims of child sexual abuse.

Ballarat Speech: Taking Responsiblity

Ballarat Speech: Taking Responsiblity

National Child Abuse Compensation scheme – with no caps - should be considered.

National Child Abuse Compensation scheme – with no caps - should be considered.

Parish priests asked to read Catholic Church sexual abuse commitment statement at Mass

Parish priests asked to read Catholic Church sexual abuse commitment statement at Mass

Commitment Statement from leaders of the Catholic Church in Australia

Commitment Statement from leaders of the Catholic Church in Australia

Truth Justice and Healing Council information flyers to all diocese and congregations

Truth Justice and Healing Council information flyers to all diocese and congregations

Catholic Church releases child sexual abuse reform proposals.

Catholic Church releases child sexual abuse reform proposals.

Royal Commission lays out timetable for hearings: <em>Towards Healing</em> to be examined in December

Royal Commission lays out timetable for hearings: Towards Healing to be examined in December

Royal Commission public hearings into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse start in Sydney

Royal Commission public hearings into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse start in Sydney

Australia can learn from Irish experience

Australia can learn from Irish experience

Truth Justice Healing Council update on submissions to Royal Commission

Truth Justice Healing Council update on submissions to Royal Commission

Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO visits Melbourne’s St Kevin’s Catholic school

Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO visits Melbourne’s St Kevin’s Catholic school

Truth Justice and Healing Council preparing submission to Royal Commission on child safe institutions.

Truth Justice and Healing Council preparing submission to Royal Commission on child safe institutions.

Truth Justice and Healing Council calls for National approach for Working with Children

Truth Justice and Healing Council calls for National approach for Working with Children

Truth Justice and Healing Council visits Perth

Truth Justice and Healing Council visits Perth

Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO speaks at Brisbane Catholic Education leadership day

Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO speaks at Brisbane Catholic Education leadership day

Truth Justice and Healing Council supports additional funding for child sexual abuse support services

Truth Justice and Healing Council supports additional funding for child sexual abuse support services

Truth Justice and Healing Council briefs leaders in Wagga Wagga

Truth Justice and Healing Council briefs leaders in Wagga Wagga

Truth Justice and Healing Council supports additional funding for child sexual abuse support services

Truth Justice and Healing Council supports additional funding for child sexual abuse support services

Royal Commission calls for closer examination of <em>Towards Healing</em>

Royal Commission calls for closer examination of Towards Healing

TJHC briefs Clergy Life and Ministry On Royal Commission

TJHC briefs Clergy Life and Ministry On Royal Commission

<span>TJHC briefs Catholic Religious Australia on Royal Commission into Sex Abuse</span>

TJHC briefs Catholic Religious Australia on Royal Commission into Sex Abuse

TJHC CEO's Address to St Thomas More Forum Canberra, Media Release

TJHC CEO's Address to St Thomas More Forum Canberra, Media Release

TJHC CEO's Address to St Thomas More Forum Speech

TJHC CEO's Address to St Thomas More Forum Speech

TJHC CEO's visits Church leaders in north-west Sydney

TJHC CEO's visits Church leaders in north-west Sydney

TJHC CEO meets with Bishop of Bunbury and local priests in WA

TJHC CEO meets with Bishop of Bunbury and local priests in WA

TJHC encourages victims of sexual abuse to contact the Royal Commission

TJHC encourages victims of sexual abuse to contact the Royal Commission

Truth Justice and Healing Council launches website

Truth Justice and Healing Council launches website

NSW Government should re-think victims of crime compensation scheme: Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO says

NSW Government should re-think victims of crime compensation scheme: Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO says

Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO addresses Catechist Directors about the Royal Commission

Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO addresses Catechist Directors about the Royal Commission

Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO meets Townsville Bishop and other locals

Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO meets Townsville Bishop and other locals

Truth Justice and Healing Council holds first meeting

Truth Justice and Healing Council holds first meeting

Truth Justice and Healing Council welcomes Pope’s statement on Church sexual abuse

Truth Justice and Healing Council welcomes Pope’s statement on Church sexual abuse

Royal Commission hearings into Child Sexual Abuse

Royal Commission hearings into Child Sexual Abuse

Members of Truth Justice and Healing Council announced

Members of Truth Justice and Healing Council announced

Catholic Church responds to Royal Commission terms of reference

Catholic Church responds to Royal Commission terms of reference

Announcement of Chair &amp; CEO of the Catholic Church Council for the Royal Commission

Announcement of Chair & CEO of the Catholic Church Council for the Royal Commission

 

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