Our 2018 CaSPA Conference is certainly living up to its theme of Tropical and Topical - Leading in Diverse Times.
The website ChurchMilitant.com has launched an attack on the conference with headlines that proclaim:
The key criticism is levelled at two of our keynote speakers - Fr Frank Brennan and Senator Kristina Keneally for their views on issues such as women's role in the Church and the Marriage Equality debate.
To claim support for their views, this group has petitioned Bishop James Foley of the diocese of Cairns to "prevent Fr. Frank Brennan from addressing the CSPA [sic] conference."
Naturally nothing has come of this petition as we look forward to a Conference that is addressing key issues which confront our Church and school communities.
It is a healthy sign that the Conference is generating debate and interest in the broader Catholic community.
In this spirit of exploration, CaSPA will not be seeking to silence any views and will continue to encourage further conversation about these important issues.
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