• Australian bishops react to ‘Yes’ vote to same-sex marriage

    • Nov 15, 2017

    After Australians overwhelmingly supported same-sex marriage in a postal referendum, the head of Australia’s bishops’ conference called on the government to enact conscience protections to “ensure that Australians can continue to express their views on marriage, that faith-based schools can continue to teach the traditional understanding of marriage and that organizations can continue to operate in a manner that is consistent with those values.”

  • Australian bishop on same-sex marriage: Listen to ‘signs of the times’

    Australian bishop on same-sex marriage: Listen to ‘signs of the times’

    • Sep 17, 2017

    Although most Australian bishops are urging a “no” vote on an upcoming national plebiscite regarding gay marriage, two prelates are singing outside the chorus. Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen of Parramatta says the vote “should be an opportunity for us to witness to our deep commitment to the ideal of Christian marriage … but it should also be an opportunity for us to listen to what the Spirit is saying through the signs of the times.”

  • Australian archbishop speaks about helping human trafficking victim

    Australian archbishop speaks about helping human trafficking victim

    • Mar 28, 2017

    The Australian state of New South Wales is investigating the extent of human trafficking within their borders. On Tuesday, the Archbishop of Sydney told the story of the time a person trapped in slavery approached him for help in the suburbs of Sydney.