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Tongan Caritas leader says ‘effects of climate change are being felt on a daily basis’

Tongan Caritas leader says ‘effects of climate  change are being felt on a daily basis’

AFTER world leaders gathered in Poland for the United Nations’ annual climate conference, a Catholic advocate in the Pacific has warned of the environmental damage being suffered on her island home. “The effects of climate change are being felt on a daily basis,” Caritas Tonga director Amelia Ma’afu said. Tonga and other countries across the Pacific are among those most ... Read More »

Archbishop Philip Wilson’s conviction for concealing child sexual abuse quashed

Archbishop Philip Wilson’s conviction for concealing child sexual abuse quashed

A JUDGE has described how Australia’s mainstream media can exert subtle pressure during court cases, as he quashed the conviction of Archbishop Philip Wilson for covering up child sexual abuse. The former Adelaide Archbishop, on December 6, won a court appeal against his conviction for covering up abuse.  The Newcastle District Court upheld an appeal by Archbishop Wilson, 68, who ... Read More »

‘Devastating’ fires hit region, Rockhampton bishop praises the spirit and generosity of volunteers

‘Devastating’  fires hit region,  Rockhampton bishop praises the spirit and generosity of volunteers

THE courage of firefighters battling to save lives and property has been recounted by a priest as Queensland turns to recovery after a fortnight of scorching conditions classified as “catastrophic” for the first time. “This was like hand-to-hand combat,” Finch Hatton parish priest Fr Don White said, describing how volunteer firefighters fought intense flames to defend their town of 260 ... Read More »

Right to teach beliefs threatened by proposals to repeal faith-based exemptions, bishops say

Right to teach beliefs threatened by proposals to repeal faith-based exemptions, bishops say

AUSTRALIAN Catholic bishops have demanded federal members of parliament provide protection for religious schools operating according to their faith. The move follows the shadow attorney general Mark Dreyfus announcing on November 27 that Labor would introduce its own Private Member’s Bill, to repeal the exemptions for religious schools in section 38(3) of the Sex Discrimination Act. The Bishops said Parliament ... Read More »

Townsville Bishop Tim Harris urging the release of the last remaining Bali Nine drug mules

Townsville Bishop Tim Harris urging the release of the last remaining Bali Nine drug mules

A QUEENSLAND bishop has demanded it was time to bring home the remaining Bali Nine, convicted after smuggling drugs in 2005 and still languishing behind bars in Indonesia. “Surely our government and the Indonesian government could get together and talk about the possibility of getting those Australians home,” Townsville Bishop Tim Harris, who has a deep pastoral connection with the ... Read More »

Voluntary assisted suicide raising grave concerns

Voluntary assisted suicide raising grave concerns

LAST month, the Health Issues Centre displayed a life-like model of a dying elderly woman in a hospital bed on Melbourne’s Southbank. The project’s aim was to encourage Australians to have a discussion about improving end-of-life care. “Our research has shown that people are in denial about what’s going to come ahead,” project co-ordinator and senior policy advisor at HIC, ... Read More »

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