The accused, who has served as priest and bishop in the diocese for almost 50 years, will reside outside the diocese during the Church’s investigation,
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Archbishop Fisher’s previous criticisms of legal assisted suicide noted the prevalence of elder abuse and the ‘alarming rates of suicide among the vulnerable.’
The archbishop encouraged members of the plenary council to continue to ask themselves what the Holy Spirit is saying.
New legislation rejects religious exemptions. Catholic bishops in Australia have repeatedly written in support of palliative care as an alternative.
“It marks for the first time in Australia a decision that exercises attribution of liability to a bishop for the acts of his predatory priest or assistant priest,” lawyer Sangeeta Sharmin said.
Archbishop Peter Comensoli of Melbourne called the new laws “a serious overreach by the Victorian Government into the rightful freedoms of faith-based organizations.”
The bill, known as the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2021, would require medical practitioners to save the lives of children who survive abortions.
Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen of Parramatta has been criticized by local Catholics for what they see as his favorable and false approach to the homosexual agenda, especially in relation to diocesan schools.
The document, entitled “Continuing the Journey,” calls for a sweeping renewal of the Church in Australia.