David Russell Order
There is a report today that the Sydney archdiocese has been ordered to reinstate the choirmaster sacked from St Mary's Cathedral.
The order was made by Rod Harrison, deputy president of the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) of New South Wales. He described the sacking as "harsh, unreasonable and unjust". I look forward to reading the full decision, which has been posted.
I hope this decision will cause Catholic Church leaders to examine the justice of their treatment of other lay ministers, particularly instituted lectors.
By J.R. Lilburne, 2 June, 2004. Updated 4 June 2004. I give what I have written on this page to the public domain.