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Freedom divide deepens

A second week of public hearings on the Morrison Government’s Religious Freedom Bill has seen Church representatives face increasingly sharp questions about Catholic schools’ treatment of LGBT teachers and students.

Vinnies’ empty federal box

My parents have been volunteers for the St Vincent de Paul Society for as long as I can remember. They help organise the parish “giving tree” each Christmas ...

Vinnies opposes bishops

The St Vincent de Paul Society has stridently opposed the Federal Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill, stating protection for good faith ...

Monica Doumit: False narratives hide the activists’ agendas

Imagine you’re the principal of a Catholic primary school and you hire a young, male teacher named Jack for one of the infant classes. Jack performs well and passes his probation. You’re looking forward to working with him full-time.
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Monica Doumit: Flip-flops signal a ditching of faith freedoms

Reading Time: 4 minutesA government in panic seems reluctant to do what it takes to protect Christians’ faith and rights Last week, I wrote that once the federal Religious Discrimination Bill is passed, there would be an immediate push to remove existing religious exemptions in anti-discrimination law. I said that activists would use an Australian […]
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Discrimination Bill may unintentionally harm Christians, says Katter

A growing chorus of conservative dissatisfaction with the federal government’s Religious Discrimination Bill has gained another voice in Independent MP Bob Katter, who is...

Cautious support for religious freedom law

Religious leaders offered qualified support to the Federal Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill, set to be released this week and tabled in Parliament, but are...

The danger of believing

Bishop James Su Zhimin of Baoding in Hebei province, China, was last seen in 2003 – and by accident. He was discovered by his family...

‘Strident secularism’ in Victorian decision

New breach of human rights looms in Victoria, say experts Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli’s claim that a proposed anti-discrimination law change in Victoria unfairly targets...

Monica Doumit: The new State of hostility takes shape

Victoria leads the way in implementing laws to ensure Christians and their churches have fewer and fewer rights It’s hard not to feel for our Victorian...
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Out of India: the Dukhrana of St Thomas

The memorial feast of St Thomas the Apostle on 3 July does not get a mention in the Ordo this year, because it falls...