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Confrontational protests over Safe Schools at Brisbane Church

Confrontational protests over Safe Schools at Brisbane Church

Students in Brisbane have clashed with people hoping to attend an anti-Safe Schools seminar at a Catholic Church. The seminar titled Safe Schools: Education or Social Engineering? was being presented by the Knights of the Southern Cross, a fraternal order of the Catholic Church. In its promotion of the event St Michael’s church in Dorrington claimed that the […]

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Predominantly Catholic nation Malta legalises same-sex marriage

Predominantly Catholic nation Malta legalises same-sex marriage

Malta is the latest country to embrace marriage equality, following in the footsteps of Germany, Taiwan and 22 other nations. Europe’s smallest country changed its laws so that marriage ceremonies will no longer pronounce ‘you are now husband and wife’, instead they will declare ‘you are now spouses’. Birth certificates will also now declare parents […]

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Italian bar criticised for making gay version of The Last Supper

Italian bar criticised for making gay version of The Last Supper

A bar in Salerno Italy has been asked to cancel it’s weekly gay night after people took offence at it’s promotional poster for their weekly night DiverCity. The advert depicted a gay version of The Last Supper. Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper show Jesus eating with his disciples, the alternative version used in the […]

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US man banned from singing at grandmother’s funeral for attending Pride

US man banned from singing at grandmother’s funeral for attending Pride

A man in Indiana has been barred from singing at his own grandmother’s funeral after the family church’s pastor saw an image of the man taking part in LGBT pride celebrations. Connor Hakes received a letter from Father Bob Lengerich informing him that he would not be welcome to serve at the parish, including at […]

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The Sex Party launch comical election advertisement

The Sex Party launch comical election advertisement

The Australian Sex Party has released their 2016 election campaign advertisement with a warning that it “smite offend some people.” The satirical video shows a priest singing a list of things that the Catholic Church does to make the “world less good.” Performed to the tune of ‘The Candyman’, ‘The Vatican Can’ highlights the negative […]

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Catholic Bishops speak out against marriage equality

Catholic Bishops speak out against marriage equality

Australia’s Catholic Bishops are reportedly set to release a statement condemning marriage equality. The Age has broken the news that the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) will release a statement warning Australia’s political leaders that ‘political decisions’ can damage families. The ACBC is expected to use much stronger wording in their fight against marriage equality […]

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Defrocked Vatican priest condemns Church for “violent homophobia”

Defrocked Vatican priest condemns Church for “violent homophobia”

A long-serving Vatican priest who was recently defrocked for coming out has written an incendiary letter to Pope Francis condemning the Church for its treatment of LGBT people. Monsignore Krzysztof Charamsa, who provided a copy of his letter to the BBC, has accused the Roman Catholic Church of making the lives of LGBTIQ Catholics “hell”. […]

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Catholic Archbishop warns marriage equality will diminish freedom

Catholic Archbishop warns marriage equality will diminish freedom

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney has spoken out against marriage equality, warning that same-sex marriages could see an end of religious freedoms as institutions are “expected to toe the PC line.” Speaking at the Centre for Independent Studies on Wednesday, Archbishop Anthony Fisher told his audience that he was concerned about the current public debate […]

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“Don’t Mess with Marriage” booklet distributed to schools

  An 18-page booklet entitled ‘Don’t Mess With Marriage’ is being distributed to Catholic schools around Australia, which outlines reasons for those of Catholic faith to retain the exclusivity of marriage between a woman and a man. According to the Bishop of Education in the Archdiocese, Monsignor John Woods, the booklet was commissioned for distribution […]

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Catholic Bishop: Children of gay parents will be next ‘stolen generation’

A Catholic Bishop in South Australia has described the children of gay and lesbain couples as Australia’s next “stolen generation”. Bishop Greg O’Kelly, the Bishop  of Port Pirie, has written a letter to his parishoners stating that comparing homosexual relationships to hetrosexual relationships was like comparing apples and pears. “The nature of a marriage between […]

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