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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27
Jun

TRYING TO THINK STRAIGHT ABOUT MARRIAGE: and about what marriage isn’t.

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Family

Everybody knows that marriage is a union between one man and one woman.
It’s literally a question of common sense.
Marriage isn’t the same as any other human relationship.
The word “marriage” comes from the French word for “mother” (mere).
The word “matrimony” comes from the Latin word for “mother” (mater).
Marriage is the relationship that can naturally lead to motherhood.
If the word “marriage” means anything at all, “gay marriage” isn’t a possibility. It’s a contradiction in terms.
Potentially baby-creating sexual union is the key to the purpose of marriage and to what it is.
Whatever two women or two men choose to do in their private lives is their business — but it cannot constitute marriage.
Whatever kinds of sexual stimulations they share, their outcome cannot, by their nature, be the creation of a baby.
Their relationship does not equal a marriage.

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25
Jun

SO-CALLED SAFE SCHOOLS PROGRAM: not what it seems. beware! (especially girls and women beware)

The controversial Safe Schools program used in many Australian schools is supposedly designed to curb bullying.
But is it really?
Visit the website of the Safe Schools Coalition Victoria (SSCV) which made the program up.
It’s at https://sscv.org.au/
The site’s home page announces: “We are dedicated to supporting sexual diversity, intersex and gender diversity in Victorian schools….”
Not apparently dedicated to addressing important causes of bullying like race, obesity and disability — they aren’t even mentioned.
No. This is a program of indoctrination — imposing so-called progressive gender-theory ideas on our children.
The more you check the SSCV website — and the links recommended on it — the more obvious the dangers of the program become.
A helpful overview of all these issues can be found at the Kid’s Rights website:

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20
Jun

SOON ENOUGH YOU (AND I) WILL BE DEAD: think about it.

by Arnold Jago in Contemplation, Death, God

When as a child I laughed and wept,
Time crept.
When as a boy and laughed and talked,
Time walked.
When I became a full grown man,
Time ran.
When older still I daily grew,
Time flew.
Soon I shall find, in passing on,
Time gone.
May Christ have saved my soul, by then,
Amen.

13
Jun

AUSTRALIA’S MILITARY DEEPLY INTO POLITICS OF THE “PROGRESSIVE” KIND: what are we progressing towards? ask bernard gaynor.

Australia’s military has rules forbidding its members from appearing in uniform – whether in person or in pictures — in any political context.
Andrew Hastie MP has refused to remove a picture of himself in uniform from electoral material and is now sacked from the Army Reserve.
So, is it a good rule?
There is some point to it, perhaps — but only if it is applied consistently.
Remember when Major Bernard Gaynor complained in 2013 about the Army inconsistently permitting officers in uniform to march in the very political Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras?
His arguments were ignored and he himself was ejected from the military.
His comment: “I am staggered by their hypocrisy.”
A bit of an understatement?
(more details at http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2016/05/bernard-gaynor-a-true-champion-of-free-speech-and-freedom-from-oppression-explains-his-court-battle.html)

10
Jun

WIKIPEDIA DISCREDITS ITSELF: vehicle for anti-christian insults

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Media, Politics

Wikipedia, which claims to be unbiased, says in its entry regarding Queensland MP, George Christensen:
“In March 2016, Christensen agitated to close down or substantially modify the Australian government Safe Schools Programme as it clashed with his outdated conservative Christian bigotry. This programme was designed to promote acceptance of LGBTIQ peoples and had successfully reduced LGBTIQ related bullying.” **
Outdated conservative Christian bigotry?
Does that sound like an encyclopedia?
Or more like someone indulging in ideologically-driven name-calling?

** (it was there on 10 June 2016 at 8.50am)

30
May

IS DONALD TRUMP A CHRISTIAN? who decides, pope francis or SOMEBODY ELSE?

by Arnold Jago in Modern Church, Politics, Truth

The Pope has apparently announced that Donald Trump is “not a Christian”.
The decision as to whether somebody else is a Christian is not for the Pope to make.
Or for any other human being.
Only God sees our hearts and wills.
Surely Christians have to consider taking Mr. Trump seriously as the best of a bad lot vying for the for the Presidency.
How could a Christian vote for any candidate who is openly pro-abortion in the way that H. Clinton and Mr. Sanders are?