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  • Assisted suicide legislation advances in Australia’s Victoria state

    Assisted suicide legislation advances in Australia’s Victoria state

    Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne and leaders from several Christian denominations joined together to sign a letter protesting the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill being discussed in the parliament of the Australian state of Victoria. They said that euthanasia and assisted suicide “represent the abandonment of those who are in greatest need of our care and support.”

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  • Australian bishops meet in Rome as Church reels from recent crisis

    Australian bishops meet in Rome as Church reels from recent crisis

    Australian Church leaders met with Vatican officials last week about a number of topics, including the ongoing investigations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the relationship between the Church and society as a whole, the re-establishment of trust following the abuse crisis, and a call for greater participation of laypersons in decision-making roles in the Church in Australia.

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

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

    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.”

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