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Distress at dying law plans in Tasmania

There is strong opposition to proposed laws to be tabled in Parliament in September.

Plenary 2020: the creeping clericalisation of the laity

The commitment of lay persons is politicised when the laity is absorbed by the exercise of power within the Church.  That happens when the Church is not seen in terms of the mystery of grace that characterises her, but rather in sociological or even political terms.

The indispensable role of the priest

The nature of the Catholic priesthood can only be understood in reference to Christ, for the priesthood is ‘a derivation, a specific participation in and continuation of Christ Himself, the one High Priest of the new and eternal Covenant.

Plenary 2020: an inclusive Church?

We accept everyone - it sounds so nice. But you can’t be a Christian without repentance and conversion, without the attempt to change your...

Plenary 2020 and holiness: Hear the plea of the young

Australian youth want holiness ffrom the Church. On this issue, the Plenary needs to deliver.

Archbishop Julian Porteous: laying solid foundations for Plenary 2020

The Plenary Council 2020/2021 will be a major ecclesial event for the Church here in Australia. It will be an historical moment and will...

Confession challenge made law in Victoria, Tasmania

Priests in Tasmania and Victoria will now face possible jail terms if they do not report information regarding child sexual abuse made during the...

Monica Doumit: Freedom bill way too foggy

It’s been almost two years to the day since then- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull promised that there would be religious freedom protections contained in...
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