REASONABLE DEBATE LACKING ON ISSUE OF ‘SAME-SEX MARRIAGE’

Family
 

Letter by Very Rev Peter G Williams

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As you would all be only too well aware, the matter of ‘same-sex marriage’ has become the most talked about and debated social issue so far this year.

It has been ‘on and off’ the political agenda before, and now because of changes in Ireland and more recently in the US it has come back to our national conversation propelled by an aggressive, well-resourced lobby group.

 

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Daughter of homosexual couple to lecture in Hills district against ‘same-sex marriage’

Family Life
 
An internationally recognised Canadian author was the keynote speaker at a pro-traditional marriage seminar held in Kellyville on Wednesday, 29 July 2015.
 
Dawn Stefanowicz, who was raised by a homosexual couple, was in Sydney on a speaking tour and was warning against changing the definition of marriage.
 
Stefanowicz’s difficult upbringing in a same-sex household is detailed in her book Out from Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting.
 
 
 

Relationships, Intimacy and Holiness: How Catholicism is meeting the Challenge of a Hyper-sexualised Culture

Deacon Harold
 

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, affectionately known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon”, is heading to Rouse Hill to deliver a speech for Faith at the Fiddler. 

The topic for the evening is ‘Relationships, Intimacy and Holiness: How Catholicism is meeting the Challenge of a Hyper-sexualised Culture’. Deacon Harold will explore how today’s culture portrays human sexuality in an overtly materialistic and often debased manner.

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Nuncio receives a warm welcome from Filipino Catholic community

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Photographs: Alfred Boudib

 

Filipino Catholics in Western Sydney turned out in force to welcome the Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, on Sunday 26 July 2015. A Mass in St Michael’s Church in Blacktown was followed by a celebratory lunch. 

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Caritas moves mountains in Nepal to help over 300,000 people

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Elderly gentleman in Kavre district with the household items he has received from Caritas - Credit Caritas Australia



Three months after Nepal was devastated by one of the largest earthquakes to hit the country, Caritas Australia thanks and acknowledges the extraordinary support of the Catholic community in supporting the Catholic Church’s emergency relief efforts in some of the hardest hit and most remote areas of the country.

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‘A perfect storm' - The complexity of housing affordability

Housing
Employment growth must target permanent employment as the key focus so that more workers and their families can access the ‘great Aussie dream’.

 

By John Kelly, Catholic Outlook, July 2015 

Considerable discussion has taken place recently regarding housing affordability. The Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey, has a particular view of how people can afford a ‘good home’, while the Council of Social Service of New South Wales (NCOSS) sees the phasing out of negative gearing tax benefits as a critical lever in increasing housing affordability. 

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Daughter of homosexual couple to lecture in Hills district against ‘same-sex marriage’

Daughter of homosexual couple to lecture in Hills district against ‘same-sex marriage’
29/07/2015

An internationally recognised Canadian author will be the keynote speaker at a pro-traditional marriage seminar to be held in Kellyville on Wednesday 29 July.

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Relationships, Intimacy and Holiness: How Catholicism is meeting the Challenge of a Hyper-sexualised Culture

Relationships, Intimacy and Holiness: How Catholicism is meeting the Challenge of a Hyper-sexualised Culture
28/07/2015

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, affectionately known around the world as the “Dynamic Deacon”, is heading to Rouse Hill to deliver a speech for Faith at the Fiddler.


Nuncio receives a warm welcome from Filipino Catholic community

Nuncio receives a warm welcome from Filipino Catholic community
27/07/2015

Filipino Catholics in Western Sydney turned out in force to welcome the Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, on Sunday 26 July 2015.


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