Catholic Youth Parramatta

Theology on Tap - Marriage Equality: Why Not?


The Commercial Hotel 2 Hassall St Parramatta

Patrick Langrell
Patrick Langrell.

Patrick Langrell

What is marriage? What makes it different from other personal bonds? Doesn’t equality require recognising all loving relationships?

Can the traditional view be argued for and defended against objections without relying on the Bible or the Pope?

How would same-sex marriage hurt anyone else's marriage? What are the strongest rational objections to alternative views of marriage?

Why should the state be involved in marriage at all? 

How do I talk to my friends and coworkers about marriage? How can I help cultivate a healthy marriage culture?

If these questions have crossed your mind, you won't want to miss the next Theology on Tap (TOT), to hear TOT founder Patrick Langrell defend the view of many great moral traditions - including the Catholic one - on its rational merits.

Patrick is Research Assistant to Most Rev Bishop Anthony Fisher OP, Bishop of Parramatta. He graduated from The University of Notre Dame Australia in 2009 with a Degree in Philosophy. From 2009-11, he worked in the Archdiocese of New York as Director of Young Adult Outreach in the Family Life Office.


Monday 4 June


The Commercial Hotel
2 Hassall St




TOT is for those aged between 18 and 35
(Priests/Religious not included in age range)

Recommended reading:

'What is Marriage?', coauthored by Prof. Robert P George, Sherif Girgis & Ryan T Anderson, which appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.



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