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Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced

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August 18, 2017

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 ›