A letter from Online Catholics Issue 26, 17 November 2004
by Paul Denny, Traralgon, Vic
I am appalled at the treatment of parishioners in Redfern by Neo Catechumenate priests (see Issue #24 "Open letter by John Hill). The litany of abuse is very serious: rough bodily handling, inflicting pain, breach of trust, broken promises, ignoring pleas, lack of respect. It sounds very much like rape! How could the Archdiocese have failed to correct these abuses? How is collaboration between parishioners and clergy possible while this rape continues?