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Final Australian state allows euthanasia and assisted suicide, rejecting religious exemptions

May 19, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

New South Wales has become the sixth and final Australian state to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. Its legislation forces... Read more

Investigation of 'suspicious fire' at Australian cathedral underway

Sep 18, 2020

A fire that burned some of the sacristy and part of the roof of St. Carthage’s Cathedral in Lismore, Australia... Read more

Sydney archbishop urges implementation of modern slavery law in NSW

Jul 29, 2020

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney on Wednesday called the New South Wales government a “disgrace” for failing to enact anti-slavery... Read more

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney at a Vatican press conference Oct. 5.

Archbishop: NSW abortion legalization ‘a defeat for humanity’

Sep 26, 2019

The archbishop of Sydney lamented a controversial new law decriminalizing abortion in New South Wales, and stressed that the Church... Read more

Effort to pass abortion bill in NSW could push government into minority

Sep 5, 2019

As the Australian state of New South Wales considers a bill to decriminalize abortion, two members of parliament from the... Read more

Pro-life rally opposing NSW abortion bill.

New South Wales parliament delays final abortion bill vote

Aug 20, 2019

A final vote on a bill to decriminalize abortion in the Australian state of New South Wales has been delayed... Read more

A pro life demonstrator holds a sign as she rallies outside NSW Parliament Aug. 6, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Archbishop Fisher 'deeply saddened' by advancement of NSW abortion bill

Aug 9, 2019

The Archbishop of Sydney has expressed his disappointment at the passage by the lower house of the New South Welsh... Read more

Bill to legalize abortion delayed after pushback in New South Wales

Jul 30, 2019

A bill that would decriminalize abortion in the Australian state of New South Wales has been delayed at least a... Read more

Australian state hesitates to require priests to break seal of confession

Jul 12, 2018

The Australian state of Victoria has said a recommendation by the royal commission that it pass a law requiring priests... Read more

Australian priests 'willing to go to jail' rather than break confessional seal

Jun 18, 2018

As Australian states and territories pass and consider laws requiring priests to break the seal of confession to report cases... Read more

Fr. Columba Macbeth-Green, O.S.P.P.E., who was appointed Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes April 12.

Pauline monk appointed bishop of rural Australian diocese

Apr 15, 2014

Pope Francis appointed Saturday Fr. Columba Macbeth-Green, a Pauline Father, as Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes, a rural diocese in the Australian... Read more