In the photo, Catholic priest Gerald Ridsdale (left, in sunglasses and hat) walks to court, accompanied by his support person (Bishop George Pell, then an auxiliary bishop in Melbourne), when Father Ridsdale was pleading guilty to his first batch of criminal charges in May 1993.
But no bishop accompanied the victims, who felt deserted by the church leaders.
For lay teachers in church schools, see some examples in Section F, at the bottom of this page.
As well as the above-listed action against the Catholic Church authorities for having inflicted the offender upon the victim.
This was a real farm, with pigs, sheep, cattle, hens and working horses at one stage.
John recalls sickly bonhams and lambs cradled under warming red lights in Milton House’s basement, if and when they needed extra care, while livestock were kept, almost right up to the back door and yard, with yards, old stone stables, barns, and outbuilding right to hand and in daily use. Now, a generation later, the wheel turns once more.
John Stone had trained as a vet in Trinity College Dublin, and met and married a Brinny woman, Sandra, who’d studied in nearby University College Dublin; they now have grown adult children, and grandchildren, and the decision to sell on Milton House after two Stone generations has been made, as the next generation are living and working outside of Cork.
The place, as they prepare to wind down, is a credit to their care, work, sense of place, and love of home.
Finally, in 1993, some Father Ridsdale victims contacted the police.Many church-abuse victims remain silent for years or forever.Only a few victims have consulted the police; some victims eventually contact Broken Rites; and some victims (often unwisely) merely tip-off the church's internal Professional Standards Office (also called "Towards Healing"), whose main purpose is to protect the church and the perpetrator.Therefore, since 1993, Broken Rites research has supported many of the Catholic Church's victims, as shown on this website.THERE’S a poetic soul and sensibility to Milton House, but it owes nothing to the 17th-century English poet John Milton.(not a complete list) of Broken Rites cases involving Catholic clergy and religious Brothers in Australia.