Dr. Michael Leahy is a former Melbourne priest, a retired philosopher of education and politics. He maintains a keen interest in the renewal and reform of the Catholic Church.
Bishops’ opposition to equal opportunity laws exposes their own teaching
By opposing Victoria’s Equal Opportunity Bill, Catholic bishops’ demonstrate the tension in their church’s teaching on discrimination. Continue reading »
To care for the sheep or to preserve Church doctrine? Faith groups are found wanting
It was a rare act of cooperation between the Catholic and the Muslim communities of Melbourne: a full page advertisement in The Age of a joint letter of protest. That is, if it weren’t for the content of the letter. Continue reading »