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Bishop Pat throws his two bob in the ring over abuse allegations.

By Thumper - 24 July 2007 4

Outspoken Catholic bishop Pat Power has broken the silence from the catholic ranks to express ‘deep sadness’ concerning the allegations of sexual abuse at Daramalan and Marist colleges.

He also points out, and rightly so, that Daramalan and Marist Colleges have a proud 40-year history in Canberra. As such he appeals to the public to judge them (the school) in the light of the positive contribution they have made to the lives of thousands of students over that time.

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Bishop Pat throws his two bob in the ring over abuse allegations.
needlenose 8:27 pm 01 Mar 08

I used to work in a team which contained four blokes of varying ages, each of whom had gone to a Marist school in a different state.

Every Friday night we’d go out for a drink after work, and every Friday night after the second or third drink they would invariably start swapping bitter memories of what a horrible time they’d had at school. I couldn’t believe how long it had stayed with each of them and how angry they still were.

BerraBoy68 8:19 pm 01 Mar 08

Proud history my arse! Marist was built on abuse by brothers, approved by brothers (as headmasters) and institutionalized thru fear.

Next time I see Pat Power at Campbell shops having lunch (try Leong’s it really is great) I’m giving him my 5 bob’s worth. WTF would he know… He’s another “look at me wearing fancy robes.. I’m disfucntional but still and important prick”.

I don’t go to church and I’m Marist Boy – ZILOG, sorry mate but your 100% right yet again!

The only reason 3000 Marist students had a good time is because kostka, lyons and others either didn’t find them attractive enough, the risk was too high or the opportunity didn’t present itself.

I wish these pricks wouldn’t try to gloss over the facts.

Zilog 1:54 pm 01 Mar 08

Q: When will Pat acknowledge the thousands bearing life-long scars from the physical and mental abuse meted out over decades?
A: When hell freezes over.

Screw catholicism; Marist has created many thousands of EX-catholics.

Scott 12:02 am 26 Jul 07

Go the Catholics – how do you get a nun pregnant? (A: dress her up as a choir boy).

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