The Guardian reports:
The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher said people of faith might describe 2017 as “annus horribilis” because of euthanasia laws in Victoria, the exposure of child sexual abuse in the Catholic church, and the legalisation of same-sex marriage were failures that challenged “our Christian conceptions of life”.
“Like any year, this one has had its challenges for our world, our country and each of us individually,” Fisher said in his annual Christmas message.
“For people of faith you might say it’s been an annus horribilis, as our Christian conceptions of life and love have been challenged in the marriage and euthanasia debates; freedom of religion in Australia put in doubt; and shameful crimes and cover-ups in our Church uncovered by the royal commission.
RELATED: Last month Fisher declared that same-sex marriage had not won an actual majority in Australia’s postal plebiscite because 20% of the population had declined to cast a ballot. (Tipped by JMG reader Paul)