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Call for Australia’s Catholic bishops to show support for LGBTIQ people

Call for Australia’s Catholic bishops to show support for LGBTIQ people

National LGBTIQ advocacy organisation, just.equal, has called on Australia’s Catholic bishops to repudiate LGBTIQ conversion practices and embrace discrimination protections for LGBTIQ people. The call comes in the wake of Pope Francis declaring his support for same-sex civil unions and LGBTIQ inclusion. Just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome said now is a time for Australia’s Catholic leaders […]

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Equal Voices welcome Pope Francis’ comments supporting civil unions

Equal Voices welcome Pope Francis’ comments supporting civil unions

Equal Voices, an Australian ecumenical network supporting justice and inclusion of LGBTIQA+ people in church and civil society, has welcomed Pope Francis’ comments in the documentary, Francesco, that support the rights of LGBT people. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They are children of God and have a right to […]

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Pope Francis shows support for same-sex unions, not marriage

Pope Francis shows support for same-sex unions, not marriage

Pope Francis has declared his support for same-sex unions in a new documentary. Francesco, from director Evgeny Afineevsky, explores the life and teaching of Pope Francis, and these particular comments are causing a stir around the world. “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family,” the Pope says in the film. “What we […]

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Catholic Bishop says Pride celebrations are harmful to children

Catholic Bishop says Pride celebrations are harmful to children

A Bishop in the USA has declared that Pride celebrations dangerous to children and should be avoided by Catholics. Thomas Tobin, who the Bishop of Providence in Rhode Island made his declaration as the USA started it’s month long Pride celebrations. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York which […]

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Singapore’s Archbishop wants homosexuality to stay illegal

Singapore’s Archbishop wants homosexuality to stay illegal

The Catholic Archbishop of Singapore has shared his views on the push to decrimalise homosexuality arguing that it should remain illegal because it will lead to gay people wanting to marry and adopt children. William Goh published a pastoral letter to Singapore’s Catholic community outlining the Catholic church’s opposition to the laws changing. There has […]

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Fr Frank Brennan banned from speaking in Tasmania by church

Fr Frank Brennan banned from speaking in Tasmania by church

Sky News has reported that Father Frank Brennan has been banned from publicly speaking in Tasmania by Archbishop Julian Porteous. The Jesuit priest and scholar has reportedly been forbidden from speaking because of his view that Catholic parishioners had a right to express their opinion in last year’s postal survey on same-sex marriage. It is […]

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Catholic Archbishop says majority did not vote for marriage equality

Catholic Archbishop says majority did not vote for marriage equality

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney has argued that the majority of Australians did not voice support for marriage equality because some people did not return their survey forms. Archbishop Anthony Fisher says that because 20 per cent of people abstained from taking part in the survey, support for allowing same sex couples to marry is […]

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ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program to focus on the marriage debate

ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program to focus on the marriage debate

The ABC’s current affairs discussion program Q&A will have a focus this week on the marriage equality debate. Appearing on the program will be actress Magda Szubanski, Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies, Liberal Party Vice President Karina Okotel and Frank Brennan, who is a Jesuit Priest and Law Professor. Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies made headlines […]

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Archbishop of Sydney says state should stay out of people’s bedrooms

Archbishop of Sydney says state should stay out of people’s bedrooms

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, has delivered a sermon saying the state has not right to tell people who they can love, and should “stay out of the bedroom”. Delivering his homily to parishioners at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral the Archbishop said that while there were many kinds of friendship, the only one […]

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Catholic Archbishop says gay people are equal but not the same

Catholic Archbishop says gay people are equal but not the same

Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, says gay couples do not qualify for marriage, just as siblings are not allowed to wed, and parents are forbidden from marrying their own children. Appearing on the ABC program News Breakfast, the senior Catholic leader said the love between gay couples was like the love between […]

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