APOLOGY WORDING FROM HEAD OF COLLEGE AND PROVINCIAL Booklet From the Head of College APOLOGYI I welcome everyone here this evening and I understand that for many of our guests, the decision to be present tonight was not an easy one to make. Tonight I speak on behalf of St Stanislaus College – past, present and future members of this community. For all of us, our history is and always will be blemished.Our College lives with the knowledge of sexual abuse that happened to you
"We failed you. I am so, so sorry that this has happened to you," Fr Brett told the service. "At the time, you were vulnerable boys who had the right of being educated in a safe and happy environment. We failed you in not providing this care, a care your parents and families asked of us and trusted to us."
Mr Pirona is speaking up for survivors of sexual abuse at his old school, St Stanislaus College, Bathurst, over a controversial apology at the college on Friday and the Vincentian order’s failure to acknowledge the full extent of crimes committed there. “I just wanted the survivors to know I support them. I wanted them to know I understand a little bit of the impact of these sorts of things, so it really comes from the heart,”
Leading child protection advocate, Hetty Johnstone from Bravehearts, said it was cruel and insensitive to expect victims who were betrayed by people of faith to participate in a religious service. "To force a survivor into an institution where they've been harmed to hear an apology is totally bereft of any kind of understanding about what's happening for survivors," Ms Johnstone told the ABC. "You've got these people still sitting in these positions of power and authority who