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Edit request from , 25 November 2011
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Please add the following text to the entry for Bishop Anthony Fisher, at the end of the 'Religious life, priesthood and academic life' section, or under a new heading such as 'Criticism'. The reason for adding is that the information is relevant to Bishop Fisher's life and career and to public perceptions of him. The relevant events made news internationally. Here is the text that should be added:
In 2008 Bishop Fisher was organiser of Catholic World Youth Day, held in Sydney that year. During the festivities he was strongly criticised for his comments about sexual abuse victims, following a plea by the Foster family of Melbourne for attention to their case. The Fosters’ two daughters had allegedly been repeatedly raped during childhood by a Catholic priest, Kevin O’Donnell, who had subsequently been convicted of multiple child sex crimes. One daughter had then suffered anorexia, drug abuse, and eventually committed suicide; the other had sought solace in alcohol until a car accident rendered her incapable of self-care. The church had apologised to the family and offered compensation.
Bishop Fisher’s response to the Foster parents’ attempt to raise the suffering of their children was to say that they were ‘dwelling crankily … on old wounds’. Mr Foster said the comments were ‘astounding’ and advocates for abuse victims were ‘appalled’.
There are two references: 'Catholic Bishop's 'old wounds' comments slammed', ABC News, July 17, 2008. (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2008-07-16/catholic-bishops-old-wounds-comments-slammed/441564) and 'A spectacular show', BBC News, 20 July 2008. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/nickbryant/2008/07/how_was_it_for_you.html) Michael Jameson (talk) 13:09, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
- As this request involves somewhat controversial information about a living person, it has been posted on Wikipedia:BLPN#Anthony_Fisher. 08:00, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
- I have inserted material into the article, but it is a modified/condensed version of the request.--Bbb23 (talk) 16:49, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
Slight spelling issue
The sentence "Fisher remains Professor of Bioethics and Moral Theology in the iInstitute. " Should be "Fisher remains Professor of Bioethics and Moral Theology in the Institute." Note the double iI before institute. Smediamullett (talk) 23:35, 18 April 2013 (UTC)