ABC – Mornings with Genevieve Jacobs
When the history books are written about Australia’s social history, it’s fair to say time and space will be devoted to one of the great crises of our time for many.
The revelations of enduring and grievous child sexual abuse by various people in authority: scout masters; school teachers; priests and ministers of religion; all of them doing the most terrible damage to their victims through abuse of trust.
In the case of the Church, it’s torn apart the lives of communities of people for whom Catholicism was absolutely central.
This is the world where the famed Australian author of ‘Schindler’s Ark’, Thomas Keneally, grew up and it’s the focus of his new book, ‘Crimes of the Father’.
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