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.



5
Jul

COMFY CHRISTIANITY: it doesn’t seem to exist any more.

by Arnold Jago in Ethics, Faith, Family, God, Persecution

The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over.

Jesus said, “If anyone wants to be my disciple, let him take up his cross and follow me.”

Christians in the West had forgotten that.

Powerful forces and currents now threaten believers with consequences if we refuse to call what is good evil, and what is evil good.

Our belief is that the core social function of marriage is to unite a man and woman as husband and wife — a truly conjugal partnership grounded in its aptness for the project of childrearing.

The powerful people say we are homophobes, bigots . . . and that we are on the “wrong side of history.”

But history is not God. God is God.

History is not our judge. God is our judge.

 

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3
Jul

SAME SEX MARRIAGE: perhaps OK (so long as children have no rights).

Australia’s Human Rights Commission, headed by ex-Law Professor Gillian Triggs, is a taxpayer-funded entity promoting anti-family ideology.

Its recent (10 June 2015) report, “Resilient Individuals: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Intersex Rights”, calls on the federal government to legalise same-sex marriage “promptly”.

Why?

It calls the present law defining marriage as between one man and one woman, “state-sanctioned struc­tural discrimination”.

Which is exactly wrong.

The reason we have laws about marriage is because it’s the environment in which children are traditionally raised.

Children grow from embryo to neonate inside their biological mother – being, at birth, already familiar with her voice, her blood group, her antibodies, her hormone balance – her everything.

Then, ideally, nourished for months at her breasts — drinking her personal brew of breast-milk – while enjoying her personal smell, skin texture etc.

That’s what babies want.

Legalising same sex “marriage” would, in cold blood, deprive many children of all that.

Children need protection from the state-sanctioned unjust structural discrimination which same-sex marriage would constitute.

 

 

1
Jul

MESSAGE TO MR OBAMA: mr president, freedom is good, but it has to have limits.

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Lifestyle

Apparently Mr Obama tweeted, “Love wins” — the White House bathed in rainbow-coloured lights.

No more discriminating against homosexuals for “being what they are” . . . .

Justice and equality now, at last, for every person who simply wants to be what he/she is?

No, not yet.

Ex-priest, Gerald Ridsdale is still in prison.

He just wanted to be “what he was” and they’ve locked him up.

 

30
Jun

WHILE U.S. COURTS OVER-RIDE ANY PRETENCE OF DEMOCRACY….meanwhile over in Austria….

The Parliament of the European country of Austria recently voted against a bill calling for the extension of the “the human right of equal marriage” to same-sex couples.

Of the 136 representatives in the Assembly, only 26 voted for the bill.

110 voted against it.

The Green Party was the only party fully supportive of the measure.

(source: www.outtraveler.com/destination-guide/vienna/2015/06/23/austria-votes-against-same-sex-marriage)

 

28
Jun

LEFT-HANDED FUNDAMENTALISM: it doesn’t seem to work.

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, God, Truth

Atheists say, “God can’t exist. The existence of evil makes the existence of an all-powerful and all-good Ceator self-contradictory.”

But it doesn’t, does it?

Must the spiritual world be zero-sum as we assume the physical universe to be?

Not necessarily.

Why can’t the reality of reality be a positive-feedback system?

It must be to be really not nothing.

* * *

We are contingent — our default state being non-existence.

But that wouldn’t make the same applicable to God.

On the contrary, if our existence is contingent, it must be contingent on something.

What about death?

Believers have their moments of fear of dying.

Non-believers, by definition, fear not-dying.

“No after-life please,” they pray.

 

25
Jun

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND “CONSCIENCE”: how gullible are you?

If same-sex marriage was to be made legal, how are believers in God to react?

We’re told that there may be exemptions for conscientiously-objecting celebrants (church clergy mainly) permitting them to refuse to celebrate such unions as “marriages”. **

Once SSM became legal, such exemptions would, no doubt, be soon revoked.

Then, one hopes, those celebrants will refuse anyway — and accept whatever form of persecution is dreamed up for them.

** see, for example:www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/civil-celebrants-to-have-right-to-say-i-wont-under-samesex-marriage-bill-20140911-10flyi.html