Religion News Selection 2 (Feb 2 - 9)

  (08 February 14)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Selection

February 2 - 9, 2014

A selection of religion news stories from Australia.

 

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 


Inclusion here does not endorse the veracity or quality of any particular item – it just means
I found it worth reading and reflecting on (even if badly conceived or poorly written).

 

If you’re after the unexpurgated (and reasonably unbiased) version,
see Religion News Australia which appears weekly on our website.

 

ABUSE

 

Catholic Church ignored women, nun tells inquiry (Brisbane Times)

Feb 3 - The Catholic Church was ''patriarchal'', had regarded women as useful for ''cooking the Sunday lunch roast'' but not much else, and even today left women feeling ''fairly well overlooked'', a senior nun has told the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Catholic Church and police handling of child sex allegations.

 

Child abuse victim Lewis Blayse's final interview: 'Let no child walk this path again' (ABC News)

Feb 4 - Lewis Blayse had been campaigning to bring the Salvation Army to account for decades after he was abused at a home run by the organisation, but on Friday he gave his final interview to 7.30.

 

Paedophile ring allegedly preyed on boys in church care (Sydney Morning Herald)  

Feb 4 - Boys living at a Queensland Salvation Army home in the 1970s were allegedly enticed into a paedophile ring run by a wealthy businessman who sexually abused them, and then flew them to the Sydney home of a ''top chef'' who assaulted them again, the royal commission has heard.

 

Also: Inquiry hears more Salvos abuse claims (The West Australian)

Feb 6 - The Salvation Army wanted to know why the NSW department of child welfare had not let them handle a child sex abuse allegation against one of their officers instead of going to police, an inquiry has heard.

 

Australia Catholic Church 'has work to do' (The West Australian)

Feb 6 - The Catholic Church in Australia has much work to do to regain the public's trust and it will need more than just words, a church spokesman says.

 

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

 

US propaganda posters from World War II at the National Maritime Museum (The Australian)

Feb 8 - THE word propaganda had relatively benign origins as part of the title of a bureau of the Catholic Church established in the early 17th century and concerned with the spreading of the faith through overseas missionary activity.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Muslim school investigated over finances (The Australian)

Feb 3 - ANOTHER Sydney Muslim school is being investigated for serious financial mismanagement, with an investigation into the whereabouts of millions of dollars in payments made to companies linked to its directors.

 

Rise of private schools marks return to 19th century waste (The Age, Melbourne)

Feb 9 – (Opinion: Marion Maddox) When I started school in the 1970s, local Australian schools were free, compulsory and secular.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

 

Abuse

 

Scathing UN report demands Vatican 'immediately' act against child sexual abuse (ABC News)

Feb 7 - The United Nations has demanded the Vatican "immediately remove" all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers and turn them over to authorities.

 

Catholic Church

 

Thousands protest abortion reform in Spain (The West Australian)

Feb 8 - Madrid (AFP) - Thousands of women marched in the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest against the Spanish government's plan to restrict access to abortion.

 

Islam

 

Riduan Masmud who raped, then married minor jailed in Malaysia (news.com.au)

Feb 3 - A MALAYSIAN court has sentenced a man to 12 years in jail for raping a 12-year-old whom he later married, as a ban on all child marriages was urged.

 

Other

 

Creation vs evolution: the debate that went nowhere (Sydney Morning Herald)  

Feb 5 - Kentucky: The ice storm did not keep the crowds away, nor the distant location of the Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky, a region known by some as the buckle of the Bible belt.

 

Also: For God's sake, how did he get out? (Sydney Morning Herald)  

Feb 6 – (Opinion: John Birmingham ) Well this is embarrassing. A Queensland man has travelled to Kentucky, of fried chicken and fundamentalist fame, and made them look like Stockholm at the Nobel Prize after-party.

 

Tennessee judge who ordered name change for baby Messiah fired (The West Australian)

Feb 5 - NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - A Tennessee judge who ordered a baby's name changed from Messiah to Martin, saying the former was reserved for Jesus Christ, has been fired, court officials said on Tuesday.

 

Scotland becomes seventeenth country to approve same-sex marriages (The West Australian)

Feb 5 - LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to allow same-sex marriages, becoming the 17th country to give the green light to gay marriage despite opposition from its main church organisations.

 

 

ISLAM

 

What's missing from World Hijab Day (Sydney Morning Herald)  

Feb 3 – (Opinion: Yassmin Abdel-Magied) World Hijab Day was celebrated by a reported 116 countries around the world on 1 February this year.

 

Forced underage marriage 'common' (The Australian)

Feb 8 - FORCED marriages of underage girls might be commonplace in certain communities in Sydney, according to the NSW Minister for Community Services, Pru Goward, who spoke yesterday following the arrest of a 26-year-old man charged with 25 counts of sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl.

 

Also: Child bride's marriage was permitted by father, say police (Sydney Morning Herald)  

Feb 9 - The father of 12-year-old girl gave his blessing for her to be ''married'' to a Lebanese university student in the Hunter region earlier this year, police will allege.

 

 

JUDAISM

 

Perth man argues he couldn't wear bike helmet because he was wearing a kippah (news.com.au)

Feb 8 - A WA judge has ruled against a man who argued he could not wear a bike helmet because he was wearing a kippah - or Jewish skullcap.

 

 

 

 


 

 

From the Archive…

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 3 (Feb 2 - 9)

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 2 (Jan 26 – Feb 2)

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 1 (Jan 4 - 26)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 53 (Dec 29 – Jan 4)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 52 (Dec 22 - 29)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 51 (Dec 15 - 22)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 50 (Dec 8 - 15)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 49 (Dec 1 - 8)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 48 (Nov 23 – Dec 1)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 47 (Nov 17 - 23)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 46 (Nov 10 - 17)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 45 (Nov 3 - 10)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 44 (Oct 27 – Nov 3)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 43 (Oct 20 - 27)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 42 (Oct 13 - 20)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 41 (Oct 6 - 13)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 40 (Sept 29 – Oct 6)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 39 (Sept 22 - 29)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 38 (Sept 15 - 22)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 37 (Sept 8 - 15)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 36 (Sept 1 - 8)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 35 (Aug 25 – Sept 1)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 34 (Aug 18 - 25)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 33 (Aug 11 - 18)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 32 (Aug 4 - 11)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 31 (July 28 – Aug 4)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 30 (July 21 - 28)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 29 (July 14 - 21)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 28 (July 7 - 14)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 27 (July 1 - 7)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 26 (June 23 - 30)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 25 (June 16 - 23)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 24 (June 9 - 16)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 23 (June 2 - 9)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 22 (May 26 – June 2)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 21 (May 19 - 26)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 20 (May 12 - 19)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 19 (May 5 - 12)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 18 (Apr 28 – May 5)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 17 (Apr 21 - 28)

 

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Religion News Australia 2013 – 9 (Feb 24 – Mar 3)

 

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Religion News Australia 2013 – 3 (Jan 13 - 20)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 2 (Jan 6 - 13)

 

Religion News Australia 2013 – 1 (Dec 30 – Jan 6)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 47 (Dec 23 - 30)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 46 (Dec 15 - 23)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 45 (Dec 9 - 15)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 44 (Dec 2 - 9)

 

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Religion News Australia 2012 – 34 (Sept 23 - 30)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 33 (Sept 17 - 23)

 

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Religion News Australia 2012 – 31 (Sept 2 - 9)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 30 (Aug 26 – Sept 2)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 29 (Aug 19 - 26)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 28 (Aug 12 - 19)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 27 (Aug 5 - 12)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 26 (July 29 – Aug 5)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 25 (July 22 - 29)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 24 (July 15 - 22)

 

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Religion News Australia 2012 – 3 (Jan 15 - 22)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 2 (Jan 8 - 15)

 

Religion News Australia 2012 – 1 (Dec 25 – Jan 8)

 

 

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