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.

Meet the REAL Mary MacKillop. Get a MacKillop’s-eye view of our world. Keep visiting this blog.



17
Jan

CHILD PROTECTION? CHILD INDOCTRINATION? GENDER THEORY? Australia getting it wrong. Other places doing better….

The government of Peru is about to withdraw a 2016 national school curriculum following opposition to its “gender ideology” from parent’s group #ConMisHijosNoTeMetas (which translates as “don’t mess with my children.”)
In March 2017, the group organised marches — 1.5 million people demonstrating against the “progressive” gender ideology.
In August, Peru’s Superior Court of Justice ruled in favor of a lawsuit against the Department of Education — arguing that the curriculum was an attempt to indoctrinate schoolchildren.
What if 1.5 million Australian parents came out on the streets demonstrating against government-imposed “Safe Schools” (and similar) so-called anti-bullying programs?
Might that bring about an end to our children’s exposure to gender-cultic disinformation?
Do we care enough to at least have a try?

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15
Jan

AUSTRALIA DAY, JANUARY 26: Pat Cash wants it changed. Do you?

Pat Cash doesn’t want to observe Australia Day on January 26.
He’s upset about on-going poverty in many Aboriginal communities.
Yes, white people have treated Aborigines badly at times.
Mostly we’re not actively hostile — just unsure how to do better in our inter-racial relationships.
Mostly we can’t see how changing the Australia Day date would help.
Since time began, every country has experienced population inter-minglings which modified and devastated the old ways.
A land like Australia was never going to stay hunter-gatherer land.
That being so, the best we can do now is to express mutual respect and — where appropriate — mutual forgiveness.
Mr. Cash’s involvement in a charity working with aboriginal communities sounds great.
Maybe more of us should do the same, finding ways to do good things together.
One very good thing being to let bygones be bygones — and celebrate Australia Day as one.

8
Jan

GENDER-CULT INDOCTRINATION IN SCHOOLS: perhaps not inevitable?

The government of Peru is about to withdraw a 2016 national school curriculum following opposition to its “gender ideology” from parent’s group #ConMisHijosNoTeMetas (which translates as “don’t mess with my children.”)
In March 2017, the group organised marches — 1.5 million people demonstrating against the “progressive” gender ideology.
In August, Peru’s Superior Court of Justice ruled in favor of a lawsuit against the Department of Education — arguing that the curriculum was an attempt to indoctrinate schoolchildren.
What if 1.5 million Australian parents came out on the streets demonstrating against government-imposed “Safe Schools” (and similar) so-called anti-bullying programs?
Might that bring about an end to our children’s exposure to gender-cultic disinformation?
Do we care enough to at least have a try?

27
Dec

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018? or another beauty like the 2017 fiasco?

2017 saw the ideal of marriage as a holy, sacramental act of self-giving defiled and scrapped.
We also ditched the sanctity of life in its dying stages.
Our school curricula abandoned the use of reason – replaced by dangerous, trendy, dumbed-down, cult-like gender-fluid absurdities.
So, what about 2018?
First up, a government-funded “panel” to tell Christians when they may — and when they may not – publicly state Christian teaching on social issues?
A panel which will apparently include a Jesuit priest. The orthodox Catholic position looks like going unrepresented.
What difference does it make that the present occupant of the office of Pope is also a Jesuit?
Next, are we to expect priests to come under pressure to abandon the privacy of the sacrament of Confession?
Who, in 2018, will have the fortitude to stand up and say that that cannot and will not happen?

21
Dec

XMAS? FESTIVE SEASON? YULETIDE? this season has got a proper Name.

by Arnold Jago in Australia, History, Jesus

Use the word “Christmas”.
With a capital C.
Remember the Baby who grew up to defy a Roman governor — telling him that he, the governor, had no power.
That governor was soon gone.
Then the Roman Empire ceased to exist — 1500 years ago.
The influence of Jesus Christ lives on.
And will outlast any “progressives” who hope to wipe him out of Australia’s present and future.

19
Dec

MARRIAGE LAW AND CUSTOMS: will we ever get them right? why not?

While Australia has been softening its laws about sexual behaviour — white-anting traditional marriage — something different is going on not far away.
On December 12, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court went within one vote (5 votes to 4) of criminalising all sex outside of heterosexual marriage.
In some Indonesian localities, police already raid parties and clubs where such practices occur. There are reports of offenders being publicly flogged.
To many of us Australians, such a response to deviant behavior might seem unacceptably harsh.
Of course, to the nationals of many countries, Australia’s “liberal” trends must seem unacceptably slack and amoral.
Will the human race ever unite in an understanding of natural moral law acceptable to all — able to bring all together as truly loving brothers and sisters?