Panel: Debora Boudreau aka Annie O Sullivan and Nell Cole
Nikki has become a one-woman whirlwind and she won’t stop until she reforms the Catholic Church. She is creating a feature length documentary on an extraordinary woman's mission to take a stand against child abuse and confront the Catholic Church. The documentary is called Razing Hell.
She is the C.E.O of The Project KidSafe Foundation which is a national charity established to help protect Australian kids from childhood abuse, and to support survivors of abuse.
Also in the documentary is Tom Doyle. We will be hearing audio clips from him. He is a Dominican priest and a former chaplain and lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, a canon lawyer who wrote the section on marriage in Pope John Paul II's revised Code of Canon Law from 1983.
Twenty-five years ago he was warning the US bishops and the Vatican about the catastrophe of clerical sexual abuse, but those reports went unheeded. He has been working on behalf of the victims ever since. Tom Doyle has described the Catholic church in the United States as 'a swamp of toxic waste', and he accused the US bishops of running 'a self-serving public relations campaign by which they continue to try to flip the whole mess around, make themselves look like victims and demonize anyone who has ever challenged their collective stupidity, cruelty and total lack of compassion.'
Interview with Canon Lawyer Tom Doyle