by Greg Spearritt
Religion News Selection
May 29 – June 5, 2016
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.
Pope Francis to
investigate, remove bishops if found negligent in sexual abuse cases (ABC
June 5 - Bishops found to be "negligent" when dealing with cases of sexual abuse will be investigated and could be removed from office, a papal decree says.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
God Willing review:
Italian comedy follows dad's farcical efforts to 'save' son (The Age, Melbourne)
June 5 – (Review) Tommaso (Marco Giallini), the rigorous Roman doctor at the centre of this pleasant if less than taxing Italian comedy, has no need for a higher power – he's happy answering to himself.
Migrant crisis: Dalai Lama says Germany
'cannot become an Arab country'(Sydney Morning Herald)
June 1 - Speaking to German reporters in the de facto capital of Tibet's exiled government, the Dalai Lama apparently said that "too many" refugees are seeking asylum in Europe.
Hindu cult in India ran
own pseudo-government, torture prisons, police say (ABC News)
June 5 - Police in India say a mysterious cult at the centre of deadly clashes was running its own pseudo-government, army, court and a prison where torture was the norm.
On missing family,
religious harmony, and being a Muslim in regional Australia (ABC News)
June 1 - Hussein Megahed looks out his shopfront onto the streets of Armidale in Northern NSW and sees people from all nationalities.
Refugee takes David and
Goliath fight to News Corp (Brisbane
June 2 - "ISLAM MUST CHANGE", screamed the Herald Sun headline, and Muslim refugee Aladdin Sisalem - no stranger to conflict with News Corp Australia - took action.
defends nuns accused of defacing Sex party poster (The Guardian, Australia)
June 4 - The Catholic archdiocese of Melbourne has defended the Missionaries of Charity after a photograph emerged purporting to show two nuns from the order defacing a Sex party poster calling for the church to be taxed and marijuana to be legalised.
RELIGION & SOCIETY
Lobby likens gay marriage and Safe Schools to 'unthinkable' Nazi atrocities (Sydney Morning
May 31 - The Australian Christian Lobby has compared same-sex marriage and the Safe Schools program to the Holocaust, dubbing them all "unthinkable things" that happened because societies lacked strong moral guardians.
The Australian Christian
Lobby's position on marriage equality lacks decency and fairness (The Age, Melbourne)
June 4 – (Opinion: Michael Short) Were one to set out to besmirch Christianity, one might very well invent something akin to the Australian Christian Lobby, the Orwellian motto of which is "Voice for Values".
From the Archive…
Religion News Australia 2015 – 34 (Sept 6 - 13)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 33 (Aug 30 – Sept 6)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 32 (Aug 23 - 30)
Religion News Australia 2015 – 31 (Aug 16 - 23)
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