Ballarat had been at the centre of child sexual abuse committed by its Catholic dioceses. A Royal Commission uncovered a culture of secrecy according to ABC News where the church did anything to avoid scandal to protect the church and its priests’ reputations. Sadly, this story is not unique.Continue reading Ballarat’s shocking recent history
The two competing churches, Catholic and Anglican, were located at opposite ends of the village. The Anglican church was established when many of the Anglican survivors (after the Mt Tarawera eruption of 1886), moved to the village to join family members. Continue reading Whakarewarewa’s Churches
The following year I returned to Malta. My first stop with my daughter was St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.
This was probably Malta’s most ostentatious church of high ceilings covered in paintings and gold leaf decoration with a history steeped in Knights Templar. Continue reading Return to Valletta and St John’s Co-Cathedral