Archbishop Roger Herft has issued a pastoral letter [pdf] responding to questions around his future following his testimony at the Royal Commission.
Perhaps the most explosive element of last Tuesday’s hearings at the Royal Commission here in Australia was the closing testimony of Robert Caddies, a lawyer who had previous served the Diocese of Newcastle. Caddies was one of a number of members of the diocese who had signed a letter sent to Justice McClellan, the presiding judge at […]
This week has been an awful one for Archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft. On Monday and Tuesday he faced sustained questioning at the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Abuse about his leadership of the Diocese of Newcastle at a time when many allegations were made that clergy and lay leaders had sexually abused children. […]
More information on Operation 315 here. The crowd funding page for Brisbane is here and for the Gold Coast here.
See, I can do alliteration like the best of them. Buckle yourself in, this may be a slightly longer ride. This weekend has seen a remarkable exchange in the media between the two main political parties here in Australia over the question of the upcoming plebiscite on redefining marriage. In a fascinating turnaround Labor party […]
A difficult episode of Anglican TV to record as we discuss the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse here in Australia. Simply put, the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle dealt phenomenally badly with repeated allegations of abuse of children made in the 1990s and 2000s. At the centre of these allegations sites the current Archbishop […]
The team is back together. We chat about Kamal’s trip the US of A and his thoughts on how they’re talking about sin at Redeemer Presbyterian. Then we canter through the question of what people should answer to the religion question in the Australian Census. Enjoy!
OK, I’ll admit it, half the reason for writing this article is simply to get that headline at the top. But the other half is to make a small contribution into the whole “religion/no-religion in the census” debate currently going on in Australia. Tonight is census night and all over this young and free land […]
Peter Jensen gives the background to the formation of this growing movement.