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.



11
Feb

YOUR TAXES AT WORK MATE: pro-homosexual bullying disguised as anti-bullying.

A federally-funded program called “Safe Schools Coalition” now operates in 490 Australian schools.

13000 staff have been trained to impose its ideas on 300,000 students.

“Optional” at present, we’re assured by Victorian Premier, Mr Andrews, that it will be compulsory, at least in Victoria, by 2018.

Originally set up ostensibly to discourage bullying in schools, the program is now more openly homosexual-lobby propaganda.

Any students expressing disagreement with its ideological content are liable themselves to teacher-initiated bullying — using isolation techniques in front of the classroom as recommended by the program.

Year 7 and 8 students, newly entering secondary school, are the target of a manual which tells them to imagine themselves as a 16-year-old going out with someone of the same gender that ‘they are really into’.

Such children aren’t only themselves being recruited into homosexual mentalities, they’re also being groomed/coerced into becoming advocates for the homosexual cause.

 

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9
Feb

ZIKA VIRUS & LITTLE BABIES: what to do? what not to do?

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Ethics, Health, Politics

On February 1, the World Health Organization declared South America’s Zika virus outbreak an international public health emergency.

On the grounds of a suspected link between virus infection during pregnancy and birth defects.

Four days later, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights started telling South American nations to liberalise their abortion laws:

“Laws and policies that restrict access to these services must be urgently reviewed in line with human rights obligations in order to ensure the right to health for all . . . .”

Why? Nobody, pregnant or otherwise, dies from Zika.

The WHO website describes Zika’s symptoms: “mild fever, rash, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, pain behind the eyes and conjunctivitis . . . usually mild symptoms lasting only a few days . . . .”

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras condemned the UN’s call, reminding us that “We should never talk about ‘therapeutic’ abortion. Therapeutic abortion doesn’t exist. Therapeutic means ‘curing,’ and abortion cures nothing. It takes innocent lives.”

Perhaps the UN and WHO should focus on killing mosquitoes, not unborn babies.

 

3
Feb

ORGAN DONATION, THE GIFT OF LIFE? or is it the gift of something else?

by Arnold Jago in Death, Ethics, Health, Politics

Australia’s Rural Health Minister, Fiona Nash, says the government has plans to increase numbers of registered organ donors.

For example, making people able to register online.

At present the number of Australians registered is 1.8 million — so over 20 million apparently haven’t signed up.

Why not?

Do people doubt whether the doctors really wait until one is really dead before they start cutting?

. . . that if they waited until one was undeniably dead might the organs be past their use-by time?

Do people wonder whether “brain-death” is a convenient myth?

. . . that what kills the donor isn’t so much his/her original health problem as the trauma of being cut open?

 

2
Feb

CHEATING AT SPORT A BIG MULTINATIONAL INDUSTRY: hard to think what to do to stop it.

by Arnold Jago in Celebrities, Ethics, Money, sport

An old man was teaching his grandson to play chess – as an incentive offering him lollies if he managed to win.

During each game grandpop would wander off for a while. When he returned, sometimes his rook or a couple of pawns or something would have disappeared from the board.

The boy was winning a few games.

Grandpop didn’t comment.

Later on however the boy stopped having any wins — although some contests were close — and the “disappearances” weren’t happening any more.

They had a man-to-man talk.

“Why did you cheat?”

“I wanted lollies.”

“Why did you stop?”

“Now I want to be a good player more than I want lollies.”

This story sheds light on the current epidemic of cheating in tennis, athletics, cycling etc.

It also sheds light on everything.

Do you want to be good at being rich, famous and envied by others?

Or do you want to be good full stop?

If you’re sure that God doesn’t exist, concentrate on cheating, wheeling-and-dealing and general show-pony-ing.

If God doesn’t exist, there’s no motivation to do anything else.

 

 

29
Jan

GOOD READING FOR 2016: the innermost inside story of Saint Mary MacKillop.

After quite a while, I’ve been re-reading the letters of Saint Mary MacKillop.

It’s like re-meeting a good friend from the past.

Reading what Saint M wrote privately to friends and associates reveals what made her tick better than anything others have written about her.

Many of those other books are propaganda/caricatures — super-counterproductive must-avoids.

Mary MacKillop’s letters are published in several volumes.

For example, the first in the series can be got at:

https://store.marymackillop.org.au/store/fx-product.cfm?uuid=E1413F4D-E8DE-BE4F-DBA53FCF01CAC845

In my opinion anybody reading them will end up a better person.

I hope it works out that way in my case.

Please, dear reader, consider having a look at them for yourself.

 

26
Jan

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY, TONY ABBOTT: we’ll be watching your progress in 2016 with interest.

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Family, Politics

Tony Abbott, Australia’s ex-Prime Minister, is in trouble with the media for addressing a group in the USA which opposes abortion and the adoption of babies by same-sex couples.

Otherwise our Australia Day media content is mostly predictable and emotivist.

The important thing to remember about the republic issue is that it isn’t very important.

Australia’s other big three media favourites (sport, “gender” and sport) are even less important.

Not being PM, Mr Abbott is now free to talk about meaningful subjects that underlie:

(i) whether we treat other people as real people and

(ii) whether we allow belief in God (and its consequences) to be discussed unrestrictedly.

Continually labelling people who favour the traditional family as “hate-groups” isn’t respecting our intelligence very much.

Let’s hope Mr Abbott gives a good speech in the US.

Let’s hope he has a good year being his own genuine (but imperfect) self — and sticks to being a good member of parliament with a mind of his own informed by his faith.