SAINT MARY OF THE CROSS

Mary MacKillop was an Australian Catholic nun of the 1800s and 1900s.

To Australians of all ages and backgrounds she is a heroine. They love her. But do they really understand her?

Saint Mary MacKillop -- she gave her life to teaching poor children and founded an order of teaching nuns.

Saint Mary MacKillop -- she loved children, she loved justice and she loved God.

Saint Mary MacKillop -- so relevant to today’s world. There is much we can learn from her.

Let’s be sure that it is from the REAL Mary MacKillop that we learn.

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17
Oct

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE MEXICO CITY POLICY: abortion here compared with there.

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Politics

Adolph Hitler is supposed to have said, “We don’t ask you to kill Jews. We just want you not to stop us killing Jews.”
Australia’s abortionist doctors and their supporters seem to be saying, “You don’t need to kill babies. Just don’t stop us killing them.”
In parts of Australia, GP doctors are obliged by state law to do baby-murders or — if a bit squeamish about murdering personally – to refer would-be aborting mothers to doctors with fewer hang-ups.
Meanwhile, President Trump recently reinstituted America’s “Mexico City Policy” which prohibits US agencies from providing or funding abortions overseas.
This Policy, enacted in 1984 by President Reagan, scrapped under Clinton and Obama, is now eventually restored as from 15 May 2017.
Mr. Trump has also slashed funding to top local abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
So, if you don’t like Donald for whatever reason, bear in mind that he’s at least in a different category of human being from many murderous individuals holding top jobs around Australia.

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11
Oct

SAME-SEX PLEBISCITE AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS: what does the future hold?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Faith, Family, Politics

Traditionally-minded people will be pleased if the No-vote wins this marriage plebiscite.
What to do if the result is a Yes-vote?
Must they concede their loss while pleading for free speech and religious freedom exemptions?
No, for Christians it’s a case of:
“Religious freedoms are something God has built into us.
“We don’t need the government, thanks.
“With or without their blessing, we’ll keep expressing the gospel as best we can.
“Lock us up, crucify us — physically or mentally – suit yourself.
“Our only worry is to make sure we express ourselves in a loving and charitable manner.”

5
Oct

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAWS: no bad results? really? what has happened in Canada?

If you still believe that legalising “same sex marriage” won’t lead to you losing your freedom of religion and your freedom of speech….
And that it won’t lead to classroom brain-washing of your children about how anal sex etc. is OK….
And that parents won’t lose the right to take children out of classes which teach anti-family ideology….
If you believe all that, you had better have a look at this video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBfr6xAWtEI
If it can happen in Canada, it can happen here.
Be warned.

28
Sep

ADELAIDE? RICHMOND? DOES IT MATTER: are we over-sported to the point of brain-damage?

If a community spends a full day not working because the next day 40 or 50 men will be pushing, shoving and brawling for possession of a ball at an oval somewhere….
What does it say about that community’s common-sense level?
Obviously, sport isn’t altogether a bad thing – at least in theory.
But in practice…?
Young children are born knowing nothing.
Are we teaching them by example that free time is best devoted primarily to sport?
Or, even worse, to sitting on our bottoms looking at sport?
Might we do better to spend at least part of such time on our knees – asking God to show us what on earth we are here on earth for?
Many families find Sundays an opportunity to do that.
Something to think about.

22
Sep

EUTHANASIA, “ASSISTED DYING”, CALL IT WHAT YOU LIKE: it is still wrong.

Euthanasia is bad.
Killing sick people is never the best option.
Changing the name to “assisted dying” changes nothing.
So-called “safeguards” never work.
The numbers killed annually in countries where euthanasia has been legalised increases by an average of 17 per cent per year (according to research by Dr Brendan Long of Charles Sturt University, published in The Australian newspaper on September 21)
Even if rates didn’t increase it would still be wrong.
“An act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator….” (Catholic Catechism, paragraph 2277)
Murder.
Caring for the dying and disabled can be expensive in terms of money, time, love and compassion.
Do we care enough to make the effort – refusing to resort to intentional killing?

20
Sep

MR JOHN HOWARD AND THE “MARRIAGE” DEBATE: what is he up to?

Ex-Prime Minister John Howard, said the other day:
“Changing the definition of marriage – which has lasted for time immemorial – is not an exercise in human rights and equality. It is an exercise in de-authorising the Judaeo-Christian influence in our society….”
He criticised people having to vote without having been told the full details of how the changed law would affect society.
What he said seems fair enough.
Why didn’t say it when it could have made a difference?
To be any use, he would have had to say it long ago.
It’s too late now. Most of us have voted already.
He spoke up too late.
Months too late.
He must know that.
What is he up to?