Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Julian Porteous’

Archbishop’s ‘Salt to the Earth’ letter criticised for anti-LGBT stance

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

A letter from Hobart’s Archbishop Julian Porteous criticises various social issues including transgender rights, legal abortion and same-sex marriage – and has him in trouble. Titled “We are salt to the earth”, the letter has faced backlash from politicians and LGBTIQA+ advocates. The May 2 letter was sent initially to Guilford Young College students and Read more

Australian bishops visit Ukraine to show concrete solidarity

Monday, August 21st, 2023

A delegation of Australian Bishops has travelled to war-torn Ukraine to bring their closeness to the nation’s suffering people. According to the Bishops’ Conference website’s media blog, the delegation from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) made the pastoral visit to several Ukrainian cities on 8-11 August in an expression of solidarity with the country’s Read more

Rise up with new evangelical vigour

Thursday, April 21st, 2022
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An Australian archbishop is calling on catholics “to rise up with new evangelical vigour”. He made the call in a commentary on a plenary council preparatory document. Archbishop Julian Porteous of Hobart (pictured) said Catholicism in Australia faces crises such as a loss of faith and declining religious practice. The plenary council working document shows Read more

Australian Jesuit banned from speaking on same-sex marriage in Tasmania

Monday, July 9th, 2018

An Australian Jesuit priest has been banned by the Catholic Archbishop of Hobart from speaking publicly about same-sex marriage in the archdiocese. The ban was announced after Fr Frank Brennan SJ defended Catholics’ right to speak according to their conscience about the issue. He had been invited to speak at a CatholicCare Tasmania conference in Read more