The Catholic Connection

14 Apr

There is much to review and ponder in this article, but there is little, sadly, to surprise those who have been following this brutally oppositional and shocking saga of paedophile priests, the Catholic church and child abuse. There are myriads of link ups between people in powerful positions, public and non-public, and the ‘old boy’ network. I don’t believe in hell, but when it comes to child sex abusers, and those who do not promote their exposure and punishment but, instead, stand in the way of it, I wish there was one.

Frances Jones

You might need take a little while to concentrate to understand the Catholic connections I’m about to try to explain.

I will start from when I first saw the connections.

Barrister Anthony Tudehope was David Rofe QC’s junior in the Federal Court in June when they were counsel for both Vice President of Fair Work Australia The Hon. Michael J. Lawler and his partner Kathy Jackson.

Anthony Tudehope has a brother, Damien Tudehope.

NSW Attorney-General The Hon. Greg Smith’s Chief-of-staff Damien Tudehope @DTudehope blocked the release of government documents relating to alleged paedophile priest Father Finian Egan.

Damien Tudehope was Father Egan’s solicitor. Father Egan was arrested in May and charged with multiple sex offences. He appeared in court on 23 May 2012 and was released on bail until later in 2012.

“Mr Tudehope’s brother Anthony Tudehope, a barrister, attended the police station with the Catholic priest when he was…

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