Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

Motion for Church free speech blocked in Aussie Senate

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

A motion in the Australian senate to protect the Catholic Church’s right to distribute its “Don’t mess with marriage” pamphlet has been blocked. Former Australian cabinet minister Senator Eric Abetz put up the motion in the senate on Thursday. This was on the same day as it was confirmed that Tasmania’s anti-discrimination commissioner is to conduct an Read more

Pope sends message to late Aussie PM Gough Whitlam’s family

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Pope Francis has sent a special message of condolence to the family of former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who died last month. The letter was read at a memorial Mass in Rome to honour the former Labor leader. In the message, it was noted that the Pope personally prayed for Mr Whitlam after hearing Read more

Pope condemns idolatry of cash in capitalism

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Pope Francis called for a global economic system that puts people and not “an idol called money” at its heart during a speech on Sunday in the Sardinian capital of Cagliari. Addressing about 20,000 people, the pontiff said that his parents had “lost everything” after they emigrated from Italy and that he understood the suffering Read more

God wins in Australian budget

Friday, May 13th, 2011

A non-believing Australian Prime Minister has made God the winner in the Australian budget. School chaplains at 1,000 extra schools will receive A$222 million more. The significant increase in funding comes despite a High Court challenge to the programme on constitutional grounds and speculation prior to the budget that the future of the school chaplaincy programme was Read more