Religion News Australia 2018 - 32 (Sept 16 - 23)

  (23 September 18)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

September 16 - 23, 2018

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ABUSE

The despicable paedophile priest you’ve never heard of (news.com.au)
Sept 23 - SHE was just 13 years old and a concert violinist prodigy when a peadophile priest played the cruellest of tricks.

 

ANGLICAN CHURCH

Unholy legal war between 'squatter' kebab shop and church (Brisbane Times)
Sept 17 - One of Melbourne's best known kebab vans has been evicted from its home of more than a decade amid a costly legal fight with the local Anglican church.

 

CATHOLIC CHURCH

'We live in joyful hope': Plan to allow married Catholic priests (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Sept 16 - Australia's Catholic priests have responded to the “cathartic experience” of the child abuse royal commission with a push for optional celibacy, married priests and a plan to take the issues to the Vatican.

 

EDUCATION

'We've been side-swiped': Angry private schools form splinter group over government's funding 'fix' (Brisbane Times)
Sept 18 - Angry private school principals are forming a splinter group to fight the Morrison government's looming "fix" to school funding, claiming some suburban and regional schools will lose up to $4 million a year.

Schools deal ‘won’t need states’ (The Australian)
Sept 21 - As the PM defends the Catholic education funding package Matthias Cormann says it doesn’t need states’ support.

Morrison defends $1.2bn 'slush fund' for Catholic and independent schools (The Guardian, Australia)  
Sept 21 - Scott Morrison has defended a $1.2bn fund for Catholic and independent schools in the face of dissent by the New South Wales education minister and a warning from experts and Labor that it amounts to a “slush fund”.

The Catholic school funding deal is hunger relief for the well fed (ABC News)
Sept 23 – (Opinion: Jane Caro) According to the OECD, Australia now spends more public money on private schools than any other advanced economy and that was before Prime Minister Scott Morrison's extraordinary announcement yesterday that a further $4.5 billion of taxpayers' money is to be thrown at fee-charging schools.

Also: Funding Catholic schools adequately won't deprive public schools (ABC News)
Sept 23 – (Opinion: Dallas McInerney) School funding is a complex issue that generates heated debate because it is largely misunderstood.

School chaplains agency faces tax challenge over $33m in donations (The Guardian, Australia)  
Sept 23 - The largest provider of school chaplains, Scripture Union Queensland, has been the subject of a complaint to the tax office questioning whether it has breached its tax deductibility status to collect $33m in donations.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Catholic Church

Pope Francis recognises seven Chinese bishops in historic agreement (news.com.au)
Sept 23 - THE Vatican and China said they had signed a “provisional agreement” over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated a split among Chinese Catholics.

Islam

Marine Le Pen ordered by French court to undergo psychiatric test over anti-Islam tweets (ABC News)
Sept 21 - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is refusing to undergo a court-ordered psychiatric exam for tweeting brutal images of Islamic State violence, comparing the demand to methods used in totalitarian regimes.

Also: Marine Le Pen tries to laugh off court-ordered psychiatric tests (The Guardian, Australia)  
Sept 21 - The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has refused to undergo court-ordered psychiatric tests for posting pictures on social media of Islamic State atrocities.

Other

Why Western Christianity has a death wish (The Age, Melbourne)
Sept 18 – (Opinion: Tim Stanley) London: There's nowhere more relevant to the modern world than Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.

 

POLITICS

Scott Morrison says he will pursue 'preventative regulation' on religious freedom (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Sept 17 - Prime Minister Scott Morrison will enact "preventative regulation and legislation" to shield freedom of religion from future enemies, giving his strongest hints to date about the government's intentions regarding "religious freedom" laws.

Morrison's bid for religious freedom looks like legislated homophobia (The Age, Melbourne)
Sept 21 – (Opinion: Catherine McGregor) Earlier this week, my colleague Tony Walker made a plea for a more civil, respectful public debate uncluttered by the slogans, epithets and abuse that are the currency of the culture wars.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Massage with a spiritual touch (The Australian)
Sept 17 - A visit to a masseuse to ease a painful back turns into an exercise in faith healing.

The six types of teenage spirituality in Australia (Sydney Morning Herald)  
Sept 18 - The 2016 Census suggested about a third of Australian teens had no religion.

'There are a lot of myths': The misconceptions around religion and organ donation (ABC News)
Sept 20 - Monia Choudhary remembers sitting in the waiting room of an Indian hospital, and being asked what she thought about donating her father's organs.

Meet the Jains of Melbourne, who are doing no harm (ABC News)
Sept 23 - Nimita Bagadia has been fasting for five days — no food, just boiled water.

Menzies, Ned and the Don: Mormons baptise prominent Australians after death (WAToday.com.au)
Sept 23 - Mormons have posthumously 'baptised' prominent Australians, including former prime ministers Robert Menzies and John Curtin, bushranger Ned Kelly, cricketer Don Bradman and well-known Indigenous people.

 

 


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