June 14, 2013

Watch closely, Catholic leaders: Australian Chief of Army demonstrates how you address sex abuse


Message from the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO, to the Australian Army following the announcement on Thursday, 13 June 2013 of civilian police and Defence investigations into allegations of unacceptable behaviour by Army members.

9 comments:

tuleesh said...
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tuleesh said...

Wow. Talk about separating the wheat from the chaff!

Here's a leader who sometime in the future won't have to make the baloney "If we only knew then what we know now" excuse. As if rape or sexual harassment is ever OK.

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus said...

It's certainly a statement of rules in such a way of determination and baldness, that I found it impressive. He's left things clear enough. HURRAY!

Thomas Lynch said...

Moral fiber must be in the amorary of the soldier if he is to defend a moral society that believes in the rule of Law and the freedom of religion

Rev. Anthony Cekada said...

The Australian Army and the U.S. Army have to address this "issue" only because our corrupt societies have adopted an irrational, unnatural and foolish notions "equality" and human nature. When you put women at close quarters in an immoral environment with men, what do you expect is going to happen, General? Send the lady sergeants back home to make cookies, and the problem will take care of itself.

Robert Kopp said...

What a leader! Easy to say why he is an army General. Wish I could say the same for our potbellied lot here in RSA. Robert.

Jack said...

Mr. Cedaka's sexist comments are not necessary. I say "Mr. Cedaka" because he is a sede-vacantist, and therefore not a Catholic, much less a priest.

Would he have said the same thing to St. Joan of Arc?

Howard said...

1. I agree with Fr. Cekada (except for the cookies comment). Women should not be combatants, and even in non-combatant roles prudence needs to be exercised when mixing the sexes.

2. It's nice if female soldiers have been effective, as the general claimed, but that is not what makes it wrong to demean them.

3. Be careful what you like here. Military careerists with their fingers to the wind in this country have already made similar "tough" statements about how anyone who disapproves of homosexual activity, including chaplains, should "just get out" and "see if they can find a job somewhere else". All they would need to do to use this speech would be to identify any disapproval as "demeaning" and change "female" to "gay".

Tancred said...

I approve Father's comments. I guess those who wield these Socialist comments expect not to be contradicted, and I'm no sedevacantist.