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11 November 2018 – Waiting for Gabriel – Seminar for Couples hoping to conceive

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August 15, 2018

Sunday 11 November 1:30pm-4:00pm IFM- Institute for Mission Cnr Flushcombe Rd and Marion St, Blacktown Hear from trained professionals on methods of natural fertility awareness including: The Sympto-Thermal Method The Billings Ovulation Method® The Creighton Model FERTILITYCARE™ system used in conjucation with NAPRO technology (Natrual Procreative Technology) The afternoon will also include guest couples’ testimonies,… Read More ›

Vasco’s Story: A male’s perspective on Natural Fertility

Vasco gives a male’s perspective of how using Natural Family Planning (NFP) has positively impacted his life and that of his wife. He uncovers some myths and shares his intimate story of conversion from the more common methods used to plan families. He challenges you to become a better man and a better husband. A… Read More ›

Teachings of Humanae Vitae help couples have life “to the full”

by Steven Buhagiar In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis reminds us that “we need to return to the message of the encyclical Humanae Vitae”. (82) How are we to understand this call? I think the key is to be found in the Pope’s recent statement to doctors that “the Church is for life!” It always has… Read More ›

Fertility Awareness & Humanae Vitae: “Good things running wild”

by Dr Mary Walsh In Orthodoxy, one of his great books, G.K. Chesterton discusses the energising paradoxes in the Church that shone light onto the faith that would eventually enthral him. He reflects, for example, that a thing that could be so “fiercely for having children, and fiercely for not having children” and that has… Read More ›

St John Paul II and Humanae Vitae: An Inseparable Connection

by Katrina J. Zeno, MTS We live in a savvy, technologically-minded culture. Smart homes are on the horizon where one hardly needs to lift a finger to turn on the air conditioning, open the blinds, start the rice cooker, order online groceries, or even open doors. Voice commands, iris readers, and artificial intelligence take the… Read More ›

The rules don’t make sense when you forget what they are protecting

by John Shay You aren’t allowed to use contraception. It’s morally wrong. Condoms aren’t allowed and promote moral decay. Sexual intercourse outside of marriage is really wrong, a gravely immoral act. Abortion is murder. As a Catholic, I got this message. And as a teenager, I couldn’t care less. In fact, I heard a lot… Read More ›

‘Dear friends’ – Bishop Vincent’s Homily from 2 November 2017

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv. Image: Diocese of Parramatta. Homily for the Solemn Mass for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Soul’s Day) at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta. 2nd November 2017 Dear friends, Today, we remember those who have passed from this life with faith, hope and trust in the promise… Read More ›

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS REAFFIRMS OPPOSITION TO ASSISTED SUICIDE LAWS

Article shared from HOPE-Preventing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide website (www.noeuthanasia.org.au) http://www.noeuthanasia.org.au/american_college_physicians_opposition_assisted_suicide?utm_campaign=171005_digest2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=hopeaustralia On 19 September 2017, just two days before assisted suicide bills (euphemistically called Voluntary Assisted Dying bills) were introduced respectively into the New South Wales Legislative Council and the Victorian Legislative Assembly, the American College of Physicians published its updated position paper on Ethics and… Read More ›

It’s OK to VOTE ‘NO’

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POSTAL PLEBISCITE-A CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY

Vote No, to keep marriage as a unique relationship between a woman and a man! For Resources from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference go to https://www.catholic.org.au/plebiscite If you believe that the traditional definition of marriage has served society, families and children well, and should continue to be protected under the law, but maybe feel as… Read More ›