Making yourself irrelevant
Jul02

Making yourself irrelevant

The Most Reverend Max Davis has stood aside as the Catholic Bishop of the Australian Defence Force. Bishop Davis has been charged by Western Australian police with an offence dating back to 1969, prior to his ordination. The allegation is that Bishop Davis abused a student at St Benedict’s College in New Norcia. Bishop Davis has released a statement emphatically denying the allegation. He will defend himself against the charge. I can...

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Bishop of Wagga, Gerard Hanna, speaks up
Feb13

Bishop of Wagga, Gerard Hanna, speaks up

Those who read these pages would certainly know that I have been very critical of Catholic bishops for their silence on political issues that touch faith and morals, or for their deliberately ambiguous statements. However, when they do act as the Shepherds of the Flock, I will support them 100 per cent. We need strong bishops much more than strong politicians. The Bishop of Wagga, Gerard Hanna, has spoken up. He’s told the media...

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I’m sorry Archbishop Porteous, but you are wrong
Dec10

I’m sorry Archbishop Porteous, but you are wrong

One of the reasons we have bishops is to explain the wisdom of the Catholic Church. Not that you would know this from their recent public pronouncements. Because going by these, you could be forgiven for thinking that they preferred instead to hide or obscure the Church’s clear cut teachings. First we had Bishop Putney from Townsville tell us that each and every family had a gay member. Then he waxed lyrical on the ABC for some time...

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I’m sorry Bishop Putney, but you are wrong
Nov26

I’m sorry Bishop Putney, but you are wrong

When people say silly things, they deserve to be called out for it. Especially if they are a bishop. And Bishop Michael Putney has done just that. He’s the Bishop of Townsville. Recently he went on ABC radio and said “there’s no family that doesn’t have gay members”. You can hear that little gem at the 3:50 mark of this interview. That is a really silly thing to say. Especially because it is patently not true. There are plenty of...

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