Religion News Australia 2018 - 23 (July 1 - 8)

  (08 July 18)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

July 1 - 8, 2018

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

abuse / anglican church / arts & entertainment / catholic church  / education / international stories / islam / politics / religion & society

 

 

 

ABUSE

Abuse survivors doubt independence of company running safeguarding standards forum (ABC News)
July 2 - Prominent Hunter Valley clerical abuse survivors will boycott a Catholic safeguarding standards forum, saying it is a sham that lacks independence.

Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced to 12 months' detention for child abuse cover-up (ABC News)
July 2 - Adelaide's Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson has been sentenced to 12 months' detention for concealing child sexual abuse.

Also: The 'Healing Bishop': How Archbishop Philip Wilson rose to prominence in the Catholic Church (ABC News)
July 2 - Here's a look at how the man once known as the "Healing Bishop" rose through the ranks, and what his sentencing means as the most senior Catholic convicted of covering up abuse.

Also: Archbishop accosted by child sex abuse survivors as he leaves court: ‘Can I spit on him?’ (news.com.au)
July 2 - ARCHBISHOP of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, has been accosted by child sex abuse survivors as he left Newcastle Court following his sentencing for concealing the crimes of a paedophile priest, in a landmark case.

Also: Archbishop to keep his job (The Australian)
July 2 - Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson will remain in his role and likely escape jail time despite being convicted and sentenced to 12 months in custody.

Also: Archbishop Philip Wilson to lodge appeal against conviction (ABC News)
July 3 - Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson says he will lodge an appeal against his conviction for concealing child sexual abuse and won't immediately resign.

Also: Pope must sack Archbishop Philip Wilson, demand abuse survivors (Brisbane Times)
July 3 - Pope Francis should demand the resignation of Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson or sack him, say three people who played key roles in his conviction for concealing the child sex offences of priest Jim Fletcher.

Also: 'Dark secret': child abuse survivor's plea to Pope (The Age, Melbourne)
July 6 - Child sexual abuse survivor Peter Gogarty has gone straight to the Pope with a plea for him to sack Archbishop Philip Wilson, and an offer to discuss the reasons why over the phone.

Melbourne deputy principal charged with producing child porn (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 6 - The deputy principal of a Melbourne Catholic school is facing fresh allegations of producing child pornography following his arrest in March.

 

ANGLICAN CHURCH

It is time for churches to formally recognise same-sex relationships and marriages (Brisbane Times)
July 8 – (Opinion: Peter Catt) The church communities of which I have had the privilege to be part, both as a lay and ordained person, have been blessing same-sex unions for years.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

David Wenham joins musical journey into an ancient battle of faiths (Brisbane Times)
July 6 - In 1253 a French Franciscan monk, William Rubruck, was sent by King Louis IX on a mission to the ancient Mongolian capital, Karakorum, to win allegiance of the people through religious conversion. It was an epic failure.

A bold expose of intolerance in Uganda (Brisbane Times)
July 8 – (Review)  A brick makes a satisfying "clunk" as it slots into place in a wall being built.

 

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Archbishop criticised for banning Father Frank Brennan over same-sex-marriage views (ABC News)
July 5 - A pro-same-sex-marriage priest was banned by the Catholic Archbishop of Hobart from speaking at an event earlier this year due to his views on marriage equality.

Major Catholic church consultation ambitious - but will it succeed? (Brisbane Times)
July 5 – (Opinion: John Warhurst) The huge Australian Catholic community, the largest, the most clerical and the most hierarchical of our Christian churches, has just embarked on a potentially defining internal consultation process, the Plenary Council 2020, to discuss the future of its church.

 

EDUCATION

Schools funding plan could shift $100m from independent to Catholic schools (The Guardian, Australia)  
July 6 - Parents’ income and census data to measure family size would be among the information used to redistribute funding between school systems under a major shakeup proposed to the federal government by a new review.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Abuse

Alleged child abuser Malka Leifer to stay in custody (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 2 - Jerusalem: A Jerusalem Court judge has denied bail to former school principal and accused child molester Malka Leifer in an open and shut court hearing on Sunday.

Catholic Church

Pope Francis warns against turning Earth into vast pile of 'rubble, deserts and refuse' (The Guardian, Australia)  
July 7 - Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change, continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threatens to turn the Earth into a vast pile of “rubble, deserts and refuse”.

Islam

Fury as Malaysian man, 41, weds 11-year-old Thai girl (news.com.au)
July 2 - OUTRAGE is growing around the world after a 41-year-old Muslim man took the 11-year-old daughter of an impoverished employee as his third wife.

Feminist or capitalist? Behind the move to install a woman as Sultan of Yogyakarta (ABC News)
July 8 - Every June, the Sultan of Yogyakarta begins the day by making an offering to the sea.

Religious Violence

African leaders pledge to defeat Islamic extremism as Macron visits (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 2 - Nouakchott, Mauritania: African heads of state have pledged to coordinate efforts to improve the continent's security and defeat jihadist groups, particularly in Nigeria and the Sahel region, during talks at the 31st African Union summit held in Mauritania's capital.

Taliban’s best trained by Iran (The Australian)
July 2 - Peace in Afghanistan seems a long way off as Tehran assumes an ever-greater role.

Aum Shinrikyo: Ex-leader of Japan doomsday cult involved in sarin subway attack executed (ABC News)
July 6 - The former leader of Aum, the Japanese doomsday cult that carried out a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, has been executed.

 

ISLAM

Terrorism raid in Brisbane found 'how-to-kill-by-hand' papers in man's room, court told (ABC News)
July 2 - A 21-year-old Queensland man facing terrorism charges allegedly had a "how-to-kill-by-hand" document as well as bomb-making and guerrilla warfare material, court documents reveal.

 

POLITICS

Can’t we just be decent to people at the end of their lives (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 2 – (Opinion: Amanda Vanstone) Senator David Leyonhjelm has a private member's bill to restore to the right of the Northern Territory and the ACT to pass legislation on assisted suicide.

LNP members vote to save Christmas but not strengthen environmental mining laws (Brisbane Times)
July 8 - LNP members have voted at the party's annual state convention to save Christmas and protect freedom of speech — but not to strengthen environmental laws at mine sites.

Queensland LNP vows to fight 'retrograde' attempt to scrap Lord's prayer (The Guardian, Australia)  
July 8 - Queensland Liberal National party senators have committed to leading the pushback against a Greens move to remove the Lord’s prayer from the start of Senate sittings.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

As a devout atheist, I can’t 'just go along' with religious rituals (Brisbane Times)
July 1 – (Opinion: Wendy Squires) After putting it off for years, I recently wrote my will.

Ghost scam targeting elderly Chinese in Australia prompts warning (ABC News)
July 3 - Fraudsters who prey on elderly women of Chinese descent using what is known as a "blessing" or "ghost" scam to trick them into parting with their valuables have begun operating in Australia, according to WA Police.

Why does the Mormon Church want state records? And what do they do with them? (ABC News)
July 4 - Official South Australian records — including social welfare records, family history, and school admissions — have been handed over to a company owned by the Mormon Church.

Men posing as journalists call teen a terrorist at Brisbane mosque (Brisbane Times)
July 5 - Islamic leaders want Queensland police help to stop a campaign of religious intimidation after a group of men went to a Brisbane mosque and told a teenager he was a terrorist.

Also: Three men, including pastor, charged over Brisbane mosque disturbances (Brisbane Times)
July 6 - Three men, including a Baptist pastor, have been charged with public nuisance offences after allegedly confronting Muslims at two Brisbane mosques during the past two days.

Also: Self-styled Baptist pastor to be deported after 'harassing' worshippers (ABC News)
July 7 - A self-styled Christian Baptist pastor from New Zealand accused of harassing worshippers at two Brisbane mosques earlier this week has had his visa cancelled and is facing deportation.

Also: Baptist pastor has visa cancelled after public nuisance charges (Brisbane Times)
July 7 - A Baptist church pastor charged with public nuisance offences after allegedly confronting Muslims at two Brisbane mosques this week, has had his visa cancelled.

EPA chief hid Pell meetings (The Australian)
July 6 - Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt resigns over series of scandals including hiding meetings with George Pell

The beach resort with no beer: How Ocean Grove began as an alcohol-free Methodist camp (ABC News)
July 8 - Imagine this for a business idea: Let's establish a beach resort along the pristine Victorian coastline, close enough for city slickers and country dwellers to escape for their summer holidays, but with one strict rule — absolutely no beer.

 

 


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