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Natural Fertility Services

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November 30, 2016

Natural Fertility Services We offer access to three different natural fertility awareness methods  – The Billings Ovulation Method® – The Sympto-Thermal Method – The Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System used in conjunction with NaPro Technology which aims to assess the causes of infertility and restore fertility. Whether you are a married couple, an engaged couple preparing… Read More ›

Mercy and the Feminine Genius – March 12

The Anima Women’s Network and Family and Life Office invites you to explore how women can make a unique contribution to the Year of Mercy. Women’s Anima Network event Speaker: Karen Doyle from Choicez Media Topic: Mercy and the Feminine Genius Date: Saturday 12th March Time: 9:30AM – 12:00PM Place: St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall RSVP:… Read More ›

Discovering the Feminine Genius

By: Annabelle Bhandoo, Admin Assistant, Family and Life office The Family and Life Office, along with a small team of women organised a Women’s event on Saturday, October 24th, 2015. Approximately 60 women gathered to hear about ‘The Feminine Genius’, a term which St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) wrote abundantly about and… Read More ›

‘The Feminine Genius’ – Saturday, 24th October 2015

‘The Feminine Genius’ – Saturday, 24th October 2015 An event for Women of all ages What is the Feminine Genius? Is being a woman more than what she does? How can you be a fully authentic woman in today’s society? This event for women will explore the dignity and uniqueness of women. The Talk is presented… Read More ›

Our Lady of Fatima, Russia and the New Feminism

By Ben Smith, Director of the Family and Life Office. On 13 May, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. The feast commemorates the appearances of Our Lady to three young children in Fatima, Portugal, from May to October in 1917. One of the many messages Our Lady gave the children was that… Read More ›

First Consecrated Celibate in the Diocese of Parramatta

by Elizabeth McFarlane Zara Tai aspires to be a consecrated virgin, celibate for all her life. She will request to pursue this form of consecrated life when a bishop is appointed to the Diocese of Parramatta. Zara refers to herself as a consecrated celibate. Zara’s consecrated life is founded on her remaining chaste and being… Read More ›

May, Mary and Motherhood

By Ben Smith, Director of the Family and Life Office It is a great coincidence that Mother’s Day happens to occur in May at a time when we are celebrating the role of Our Lady. While Mary lived in a very different society to our own there are a number of things that she can… Read More ›

What happens when gender theory does not fit with reality: Rediscovering the complementarity of men and women

By Ben Smith, Director Family & Life Office Thirty years ago I watched one of my uncles win a trip to the Whitsunday Islands on the dating show Perfect Match. The theme song for the show used a number of images such as peaches and cream, sand and the sea and an oyster and a… Read More ›