'The Altar Boys' by Suzanne Smith delves into grief caused by years of child sex abuse inside the church

Ian Kirkwood
Updated October 12 2020 - 11:49am, first published August 22 2020 - 5:30am
Paedophile priest Vincent Ryan
Paedophile priest Vincent Ryan

Soon after, Audrey had arranged to speak with Hart again and she began talking to him about Andrew. "I think he got a bit fed up," Audrey told the courtroom, "and he said something like, 'Look, it's been going on forever. The Romans had their little boys, the Greeks had their little boys, the English aristocrats had their little boys.''' I said, "So that makes it alright, does it?' "I have not spoken to him since."

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood


Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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