Religion News Selection

September 26 – October 4, 2021

A selection of religion news stories from Australia

(Research: Greg Spearritt)



Historic gathering with bland agenda unlikely to stem decay in the Catholic Church (Brisbane Times)
Sept 29 – (Opinion: Paul Collins) Like it or not, Catholicism is still enormously influential in Australia.


‘You can’t pray away the gay’: Libs give ‘iron-clad guarantee’ not to amend laws banning gay conversion therapy (Brisbane Times)
Oct 2 – The Victorian opposition has given an “iron clad guarantee” it will not amend new laws banning gay conversion therapy, declaring the new leadership team was “absolutely” committed to supporting the state’s queer community.

Perrottet and Stokes: running mates, factional rivals and men of faith (Sydney Morning Herald)
Oct 3 – Both men, who each want to be the next premier of NSW, have a deep faith.


Tom Wills remains a major figure in Australian history (Brisbane Times)
Sept 29 – (Opinion: Martin Flanagan) A research discovery has suggested Tom Wills, one of the founders of Australian football, participated in the murder of Aboriginal people. Martin Flanagan says the historical document contains gross distortions

Psychics, mediums and astrologers know how to connect but it’s not because they can predict your future (ABC News)
Oct 1 – Gary Nunn and his sister dealt with the sudden passing of their father in 2015 in very different ways.