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

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November 22, 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 ›

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 ›

Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced

The Australian Government has announced there will be a postal plebiscite on whether the definition of marriage in the Marriage Act 1961 should be changed to include “same-sex marriage”. Ballot papers will be sent out to households on Tuesday, 12 September and all votes must be received back by Tuesday, 7 November. (ABS strongly encourages… Read More ›

URGENT: Please sign the petition!

Parishes across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains will this week be receiving information packs around a proposed bill – Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 – that is expected to be introduced into the New South Wales Parliament sometime during the second half of 2017. These packs include posters, information material and a petition to… Read More ›

Christian Witness in the Age of Militant Atheism’ event

Wednesday, 28th June, 7.30pm Mackillop Hall, St Aidan’s Parish, 9 Adelaide St, Rooty Hill In today’s society, it is becoming even harder to live out our Christian calling without being targeted, shamed or harassed for expressing traditional views in regards to the sacredness of life, marriage, gender and the family. • How do we live… Read More ›

Fight the Good Fight for Marriage But Don’t Forget Those in the Field Hospital

On October 1, Pope Francis declared in a meeting with Priests, Religious, Seminarians and Pastoral Workers in Georgia that, “Marriage is the most beautiful thing that God has created.” However he went on to observe that, “Today there is a world war to destroy marriage.” This war, according to Pope Francis, is taking the form… Read More ›