Religion News Australia 2017 - 25 (July 2 - 9)

  (09 July 17)
  by Greg Spearritt

Religion News Australia

July 2 - 9, 2017

Religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)

 

 

abuse / arts & entertainment / catholic church / education / international stories / islam / judaism / politics / religion & society

 

 

 

ABUSE

Child sex abuse is no reason to reject religion, but to raze church hierarchies (The Age, Melbourne)
July 8 – (Opinion: Elizabeth Farrelly) Cardinal George Pell is to have his day in court.

 

ABUSE – George Pell charged

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher backs George Pell, but won’t pay legal bills (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 3 - The Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, has come out in strong support for his embattled predecessor Cardinal George Pell, saying no one should be prejudged because of their elite social status or positions on social issues.

Parishioners at Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral asked to pray for George Pell (Brisbane Times)
July 3 - As about 150 parishioners filed into St Patrick’s Cathedral, the home of the Catholic Church in Melbourne, one question was on everyone’s mind: Would the historical sex abuse charges laid against Cardinal George Pell be addressed?

The people defending Cardinal George Pell (The Saturday Paper)
July 8 – (Opinion: Martin McKenzie-Murray) While Victoria Police was announcing they would be laying criminal charges against Cardinal George Pell, Rome was observing a holy day – the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.

Cardinal George Pell spotted in Singapore en route to Australia (ABC News)  
July 9 - Cardinal George Pell has been filmed by a member of the public on a stopover in Singapore, apparently on his way back to Australia.

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ABC’s unholy row (The Australian)
July 3 - Religious leaders have slammed the ABC for the ’systematic dismantling’ of religious programming.

Steve Fisher relives child abuse ordeal for Rodney Pople portrait (ABC News)  
July 5 - A victim of sexual abuse by the Anglican Church is the subject for an entry into this year’s Archibald Prize for portraiture.

 

CATHOLIC CHURCH

Is Catholicism facing an existential crisis? (Brisbane Times)
July 9 – (Opinion: Bill O’Chee) Do last week’s charges against Cardinal Pell over historical sex abuse allegations represent an existential crisis for the Catholic Church and its many millions of members in Australia?

Gluten-free bread for Holy Communion is toast, says Vatican (The Guardian, Australia)
July 9 - The unleavened bread used to celebrate the holy communion during Catholic masses can be made with genetically modified organisms, the Vatican said Saturday, but they cannot be entirely gluten-free.

 

EDUCATION

Senior rabbi calls for rethink on controversial Adass school principal (The Age, Melbourne)
July 3 - The most powerful rabbi in Australia’s most secretive ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has taken the extraordinary step of intervening in the appointment of controversial rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant as principal of Adass Israel School.

Private school explosion on Melbourne’s fringe (The Age, Melbourne)
July 7 - St Mary of the Cross in Point Cook is a light-filled school buzzing with the energy of a young community and its kids.

Malek Fahd Islamic school granted temporary lifeline after court action (ABC News)  
July 8 - The largest Islamic school in the country has won a last-ditch bid to stay afloat after the Federal Court ordered the Government release millions of dollars of withheld funds.

 

INTERNATIONAL STORIES

Abuse

Pope’s pick accused of cover-up (The Australian)
July 3 - The Pope’s choice for leader of the Vatican’s doctrinal watchdog allegedly failed to report a serial sex abuser.

Catholic Church

Pope Francis ousts Vatican’s conservative cardinal in charge of sex abuse cases (ABC News)  
July 2 - In a major shake-up of the Vatican’s administration, Pope Francis has ousted the head of the Catholic Church office that handles sex abuse cases.

Pope shows solidarity with parents of critically ill baby (The Guardian, Australia)
July 3 - Pope Francis is calling for the parents of critically ill baby, Charlie Gard, to be allowed to do everything possible to treat their child.

Secret 2014 Vatican report found ’Pope’s Hospital’ put profits over children  (news.com.au)
July 3 - DOCTORS and nurses at the Vatican’s showcase pediatric hospital were angry.

Religious Violence

Avignon shooting: several wounded near French mosque (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 3 - Paris: Eight people were wounded in a shooting in front of a mosque in the southern French city of Avignon in an incident police consider to be a settling of scores rather than a militant attack, a source close to the investigation said on Monday.

Australian doctor Tareq Kamleh surfaces in new Islamic State propaganda video (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 3 - A playboy Australian doctor who joined Islamic State in 2015 has surfaced in a new propaganda video that shows him working in a hospital, holding a machine gun and telling Muslims who don’t join Islamic State that they have "no self respect".

Asking if cows get more respect than women in India can prompt death threats (ABC News)  
July 6 - Who — or what — gets more respect in India; women or cows?

At least 23 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai car bomb attacks (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 8 - Cairo/Ismailia: At least 23 Egyptian soldiers were killed when two suicide car bombs tore through army checkpoints in North Sinai province on Friday, security sources said, one of the bloodiest assaults on security forces for months.

Iraqi government forces say they are metres away from recapturing Mosul (ABC News)  
July 9 - Iraqi government forces say they are close to victory against the Islamic State group (IS) in Mosul, with just tens of metres left before they overrun the last IS positions.

Nine Kenyans beheaded by Somali al-Shabaab terrorists (The Guardian, Australia)
July 9 - Al-Shabaab extremists from neighbouring Somalia beheaded nine civilians in an attack on a village in Kenya, officials said, adding to growing concerns that the Islamist militant group has taken up a new strategy.

Other

Hobby Lobby: US arts-and-crafts retail chain ordered to pay $US3m over smuggled Iraqi artefacts (ABC News)  
July 8 - American arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby has agreed to pay a $US3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artefacts smuggled from the Middle East that the Government alleges were intentionally mislabelled, US federal prosecutors have said.

Religious leaders get high on magic mushrooms ingredient – for science (The Guardian, Australia)
July 9 - A Catholic priest, a Rabbi and a Buddhist walk into a bar and order some magic mushrooms.

 

ISLAM

Inbox: Beyond belief (The Australian)
July 3 – (Opinion)  It is time Australians had a closer look at how Islam teaches Muslim men to treat their women.

One half of ’Islamic Bonnie and Clyde’ too soft for alleged terror attack: court (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 8 - Sameh Bayda allegedly had gruesome videos depicting Islamic State violence on his phone and a note from his young wife detailing how she wanted a child to keep as a memento after he died.

 

JUDAISM

What I wish my parents had known when I came out as queer (ABC News)  
July 5 - Coming out is never easy.

 

POLITICS

Blessed be the egoists (The Australian)
July 8 – (Opinion: Paul Kelly) The decline in Christian faith in Australia has direct consequences for public trust in the political system.

 

RELIGION & SOCIETY

Losing our religion: the inner-city suburbs where the faithless seek sanctuary (Sydney Morning Herald)  
July 3 - A heavenly sign, or the work of the devil?

Faithless Australians may lose more than just God (The Australian)
July 3 – (Opinion: Jennifer Oriel) Australia was created as a nation under God.

Buddhism bonanza: Celebrations across Australia as religion maintains its popularity (ABC News)  
July 7 - The 2016 census shows Australians are less religious than ever before, but one religion is maintaining its popularity, with diverse celebrations planned across the country this weekend.

Creationist uses Trump order to get permission to take rocks from Grand Canyon (The Guardian, Australia)
July 8 - An Australian geologist who is trying to prove the existence of the biblical great flood will be allowed to collect rock samples from the Grand Canyon.

 


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