Pastor Bob Cotton and Maurice Blackburn National Head of Abuse Law, Michelle James slam Catholic Church for not lifting seal of confession

Sage Swinton
By Sage Swinton
September 4 2018 - 10:56pm
DECISION: Abuse advocates have slammed the Australian Catholic Church's refusal to support reporting abuse allegations heard in the confessional.

The Catholic Church’s decision not to lift the seal of confession on abuse allegations means it will “continue to fail to act” on such accusations, abuse survivor advocates say.


Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton


Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter, where she has worked as a journalist for the past seven years. She's been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.