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.

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8
Dec

BOB KATTER MP: seems to be annoying the right people.

Bob Katter MP makes the point that “equality” for homosexually-active persons can be dangerous.
For example, giving them the “equal” right to donate blood has led, historically, to multiple deaths from AIDS in little children receiving their blood.
Mr. Katter’s mention of that fact has been described as a “homophobic rant”.
Many people were peeved that he should raise the subject.
However, the fact remains that those children are still dead.
Doesn’t giving homosexual couples the right to adopt children – now further entrenched by laws permitting them call their unions “marriage” — lead to harmful untruths being injected into the children’s brains?
Schools too, will be bullying children into undergoing gender-theory indoctrination which mocks and belittles the potentially beautiful institution of natural marriage.

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1
Dec

PRINCE HARRY AND MEAGHAN: have they got a problem?

The other day it was officially announced that Prince Harry intends to marry Meaghan Markle next May in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Meaghan Markle, who identifies as Protestant, is also going to be baptised as an Anglican.
The fly in the ointment here is that Ms. Markle is divorced and therefore not eligible for Christian marriage.
Such is the teaching of Jesus Christ himself — as recorded in the Bible (Gospel according to Saint Matthew, chapter 19).
The situation seems like a lose-lose state of affairs (spiritually) for all concerned.
To convert it to a win, would not step one be to cancel the wedding?

24
Nov

RELGIOUS FREEDOM IN AUSTRALIA: Turnbull-style, Brennan-style — when, if ever…?

Legislation protecting religious freedom in Australia….
Will it ever happen?
Mr. Turnbull says it won’t be happening at least until into the new year.
Then an “expert panel”, chaired by Mr. Philip Ruddock, will come up with a report – but not before March 2018.
The panel’s token-alleged-Catholic-spokesperson, is to be Father Frank Brennan.
Yes, Fr. Brennan, who publicly distanced himself from Catholic and Judaeo-Christian teaching on marriage, saying how he voted Yes for same-sex marriage, because…wait for it….
Because, he says, in view of the numbers of children already being raised in households headed by homosexual couples “we’ve got to factor that into the common-good argument….”
I suppose he must have said it.
I’ve heard no evidence of him denying having said it.

23
Nov

RE “SAME-SEX” OR “MULTI-GENDER” MARRIAGE: is Mr. Dean Smith and accompilces pulling our leg?

The “Marriage Amendment Bill” proposed by Dean Smith MP is about whether any two Australians may marry “regardless of their sex or gender”.
Some politicians previously posing as conservatives apparently intend voting for the amendment.
Like Nationals MP for Mallee, Andrew Broad, saying his vote will “follow the national result”. (The Australian, November 16, page 8)
Does he mean the recent plebiscite on marriage by “same-sex couples”?
But “same-sex couples” doesn’t mean the same as “regardless of gender”….
Gender-ideology is a new world of imagined multiple gender-identities – “fluid”, “non-binary” etc. – promoted by cultic indoctrinators populating our schools, media etc.
MP’s can’t “follow the national vote”. There has been no national vote – not about what D. Smith and supporters are promoting.
If the Nationals weaken on this, supporters may drop them and look elsewhere for genuine conservatives.
Perhaps the Shooters Party, Senator Bernardi’s Conservatives — or somebody else?

21
Nov

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE NOW VOTED OFF MAP: what price “religious freedom”?

Now that the marriage plebiscite has resulted in a Yes vote, will people committed to an opposite belief be sacked, taken to court etc?
Or will there be legislated religious “freedoms” and “exemptions”?
The question is hardly relevant.
Jesus told the first 12 disciples that they must “take up their cross daily”.
Jesus himself having been crucified for his teachings and life, current Church leaders demanding that the government permit them “free speech” etc., would appear to have missed the point.
God has given us – and demands of us — free speech.
It makes no difference what anybody else chooses to give or not give.
Serious Judaeo-Christians will not and cannot “integrate” into a same-sex-marriage tolerating society.

16
Nov

SAME SEX “MARRIAGE”: a lapse in brain function?

Using one’s reason or common-sense rules out calling a same-sex relationship “marriage”.
Doesn’t everybody know that the word “marriage” derives from the French word for mother – which is “mere”.
(and the word “matrimony” comes from the Latin word for mother – which is “mater”).
Marriage has, from the beginning, been a word describing a state which, of its nature, can lead naturally to mother-hood.
To invent a term called “same sex marriage” is a nonsense – an un-reasonable contradiction in terms.
Whatever two women or two men do in their private lives is their business — but it cannot reasonably be described as marriage.