Posts Tagged ‘Toowomba’

Revelations shed new light on Bishop Bill Morris dismissal Comments 0

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Some Catholics think last year’s dismissal of William Morris as Bishop of Toowoomba is just a storm in a teacup about a recalcitrant country bishop, and that it is time we all moved on. This is a serious misreading of the signs of the times. Church structures need to be reformed to be more aligned Read more

Revelations shed new light on Bill Morris dismissal Comments 0

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Some Catholics think last year’s dismissal of William Morris as Bishop of Toowoomba is just a storm in a teacup about a recalcitrant country bishop, and that it is time we all moved on. This is a serious misreading of the signs of the times. Church structures need to be reformed to be more aligned with contemporary notions of justice and due process.

Ten months on, people are left confused as to whether Morris was sacked chiefly for what he wrote in his 2006 Advent letter about women’s ordination, for what was reported by the Apostolic Visitor, Archbishop Charles Chaput, or for what was reported to Rome by those sometimes described as ‘the temple police’. Now more details have come to light showing how threadbare and confused the processes were.

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Civil and canon law broken in sacking Toowoomba bishop Comments 7

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

A retired Supreme Court judge has found the Roman Catholic Church breached both canon and civil law in asking Toowomba Bishop Bill Morris to retire earlier this year. Retired Judge Bill Carter QC was invited to conduct an investigation into the controversial sacking. Angered by the sacking, Morris’ supporters, more than 1,000 people signed a petition over Read more