- Sep 24, 2020
A new law requires priests in the state of Queensland to break the seal of confession to report child sex abuse to police or face three years in jail.
Although reaffirming the principle that the seal of confession can never be violated, the Vatican has told Church leaders in Australia that victims of sexual abuse should be encouraged to report abuse to the proper authorities.
More bishops are pleading with their governments to give priority to ethically developed coronavirus vaccines, but many also are telling Catholics that not getting vaccinated is a more serious moral problem than using the problematic vaccines.
Pope Francis appointed Polish Salvatorian Father Karol Kulczycki as Bishop of Port Pirie in South Australia.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher says it’s “disgraceful and dishonorable” that the Australian state of New South Wales has failed to enact a law against modern slavery passed in 2018.
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference has hit back at claims that a new national safeguarding office may be a step backward from the work of Catholic Professional Standards Ltd. over the past three years.