Anthony Foster RIP

Anthony Foster RIP

Anthony Foster, talks to the press after abuse survivors met Cardinal George Pell in the Hotel Quirinale, Rome, after Pell gave evidence to the The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Picture by David Mirzoeff /i-ImagesSource:Supplied
Every Catholic parish bulletin should carry this sad news. Anthony Foster was a man of faith, integrity and commitment who called the Church out of dishonesty. His story witnessed to truth telling in a way the George Cardinal Pell failed to grasp.
Anthony Foster called a powerful institution to face its sin in ways that will haunt the hierarchy into the future. His name deserves to be acknowledged in Australian Church History as a voice for the abused, a challenge to clericalism and a witness to the Gospel call to conversion.
Rest in peace good and faithful servant
Tributes may be posted online here.

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I wish to begin my profile by acknowledging and paying respect to the traditional owners, the Jagera People. Ugarapul People, Yuggera People and the Elders both past & present, on whose land I walk, I work and I live. Born into loving conservative Catholic family in the conservative provincial city of Geelong.Grew up in a prety sheltered and homophobic culture of Catholic education.Did the classic Catholic coping stategy of joining a religious order of men of course,(LOL) and fell in love with a few wonderful guys. Needed to come out so left all those dreams behind and threw myself into community work while I explored my sexuality.Came out to friends long before family.Live my sexuality in a prety public way and work on my role as a mentor for young guys, straight and gay.
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