While most people are now winding down for the holiday season, Pope Francis is preparing for a jam-packed Christmas schedule that will more than likely include a critique of the Church and moral guidance for the masses.
Since the same sex marriage plebiscite the challenge has been balancing the right to freedom of religion for religious educators with the right to non-discrimination for teachers and students. Fr Frank Brennan, a member of the Religious Freedom Review chaired by Philip Ruddock, offers a pragmatic solution below.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have submitted a joint report to the National Office for Child Safety (NOCS) on the Catholic Church’s implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Following the release of the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review, the Law Council of Australia has urged the Federal Government not to rush the introduction of a new bill until it effectively balances the competing rights of freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination.