Religion News Selection 13 (April 20 - 27)

  (27 April 14)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Selection

April 20 - 27, 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.

 

ANGLICAN CHURCH

 

Anglican Bishop uses his Easter message to urge re-think on abolishing suspended sentences (ABC News)

Apr 21 - One of Tasmania's leading religious leaders has used his Easter message to criticise one of the new Government's key reforms.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

 

Catholic Church

 

Pope Francis phones 'sinner' to tell her she can take Communion (The Age, Melbourne)

Apr 24 - Rome: Pope Francis telephoned a woman "living in sin" with a divorced man to tell her that she was free to take Holy Communion, it has been reported, in what appears to be a significant departure from Catholic teaching.

 

Pope John Paul II crucifix crushes man to death in northern Italy (ABC News)

Apr 25 - An Italian man has been crushed to death by a giant crucifix honouring John Paul II that collapsed during a ceremony ahead of the late pope's canonisation.

 

Pope to canonise saints - but do we need them? (The Age, Melbourne)

Apr 25 – (Opinion: James Martin) Early on Monday Australian time, at a public Mass expected to attract over 1 million pilgrims to Vatican City, Pope Francis will canonise two of his predecessors, John XXIII and John Paul II.

 

First double pope canonisation since Middle Ages to honour John Paul II and John XXIII (Sydney Morning Herald)  

Apr 26 - Rome: Pope John Paul II, on the cusp of the fastest canonisation in recent history, will be honoured in a double ceremony this weekend in Rome along with a pope whose death 51 years ago spurred the first modern instant-sainthood campaign.

 

John Paul II sainthood a delicate issue for Mexicans (The West Australian)

Apr 26 - Mexico City (AFP) - Many Mexicans have mixed emotions about seeing the late pope John Paul II become a saint: they loved the man but feel he covered up sexual abuses by priests.

 

Sisters are doing it for themselves as Vatican rethinks the role of women (The Australian)

Apr 26 – (Opinion: Angela Shanahan) This weekend, the two greatest popes of the modern era are to be canonised: John XXIII ushered a revolution in the church while John Paul II corrected the post-Vatican II excesses and, by aiding the downfall of totalitarianism in Europe, gave the papacy a new vigour and moral authority in the secular world.

 

Two popes canonised, but how miraculous should saints be? (The Age, Melbourne)

Apr 26 - Vatican City: Catholic saints are said to be the stuff of miracles, celestial servants who bend God's ear to aid the desperately ill. But Pope Francis may be sending a new message to the globe's one billion Catholics.

 

Islam

 

Brunei set to implement sharia law (ABC News)

Apr 24 - The Sultanate of Brunei will officially enact the first phase of sharia law during a ceremony on April 30.

 

Other

 

Modi asks for less anti-Muslim hate speech (The Australian)

Apr 24 - INDIA’S likeliest next prime minister, Narendra Modi, has appealed to political allies to end election hate speeches against Muslims, warning that the divisive politicking is diluting his centrist message of good governance and pro-development.

 

US lawmaker urges China to expand religious freedoms (The West Australian)

Apr 27 - Beijing (AFP) - China should act to ensure religious freedoms, a top US opposition lawmaker said at the close of an Asia trip held as President Barack Obama also visits the region.

 

 

ISLAM

 

Tensions between Australian Defence League and Muslim community reach violent new heights (ABC News)

Apr 22 - Police and ASIO are scrambling to defuse serious tensions between Australian far-right groups and Islamist extremists, which have reached unprecedented heights in recent weeks with death threats and an apparent attempted murder.

 

 

POLITICS

 

Former senator Brian Harradine remembered as a 'just, principled' man (The Age, Melbourne)

Apr 23 - The Catholic Church has farewelled a favourite son, the "just" man, former Senator Brian Harradine.

 

Onward Christian soldier: a premier's faith (Sydney Morning Herald)  

Apr 26 - As Mike Baird moved into the Premier's office this week so did a significant influence: Jesus Christ.

 

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

 

Some thoughts on Easter (The Age, Melbourne)

Apr 25 – (Opinion: Frank O'Shea) The US medical facility in Landstuhl in Germany treats casualties from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, often the result of IEDs.

 

How Easter and Anzac defines our nation (Daily Telegraph, Sydney)

Apr 25 – (Opinion: Joe Hildebrand) In one of those random yet somehow fitting coincidences the cosmos occasionally delivers us, Australia has just had a week bookended by Easter and Anzac Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

From the Archive…

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 13 (April 20 - 27)

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 12 (April 12 - 20)

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 11 (Mar 30 – April 12)

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 10 (Mar 23 - 30)

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 9 (Mar 16 - 23)

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 8 (Mar 9 - 16)

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 7 (Mar 3 - 9)

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 6 (Feb 23 – Mar 3)

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 5 (Feb 16 - 23)

 

Religion News Australia 2014 – 4 (Feb 9 - 16)

 

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)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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