Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Hart’

Aust prelate stops MP’s speech at Catholic conference

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Melbourne’s archbishop has stopped a speech by an Australian MP at a Catholic conference because the speaker supports same-sex marriage. Archbishop Denis Hart intervened to cancel a planned keynote speech by MP Cathy McGowan at a Catholic Social Services Victoria conference this month. The reason given was that her views are contrary to Church teachings. Read more

Sensitivity urged over same-sex partners at school formals

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Melbourne’s archbishop has urged Victoria’s Catholic high schools to be sensitive to students who want to bring a partner of the same sex to school formals. Archbishop Hart was asked by Fairfax Media for comment on a case at the Academy of Mary Immaculate in Fitzroy last year. A student at the all-girls school started Read more

Aust bishops offer to help govt work against death penalty

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Australia’s Catholic bishops have offered the Church’s help for the Australian government’s international work to abolish the death penalty. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president, Archbishop Denis Hart, wrote to a parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty. “The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference would be happy to assist the Australian Read more

Aussie same-sex bill could stop Catholic agency adoption

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

A Catholic agency may have to stop arranging adoptions if a Victorian bill that allows same-sex couples to jointly adopt children becomes law. Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart and CatholicCare have called for protection for faith-based groups that do not want to give adoption services to same-sex couples. But, under the Victorian government’s bill, faith-based groups Read more

Archbishop: Church working to protect whistleblowers

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Giving evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into child sex abuse in Victoria, Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne has said the Catholic Church could do better to protect whistleblowers raising concerns about paedophile behaviour at its institutions. He said the Church was working to improve its processes to help whistleblowers. “I always think there’s room for Read more