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Narrow defeat for NSW assisted dying bill

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November 22, 2017

Article appeared on CathNews, published on 17 November 2017:  It was an emotional debate in the NSW upper house, with many MPs tearing up as they made their pleas for and against. Even if the proposed legislation passed the upper house, it would have likely fallen through in the Legislative Assembly with both Premier Gladys… 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 ›

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017

An update from Mr. Greg Donnelly MLC regarding the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017…. Parliament of New South Wales The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 is currently before the Legislative Council. The following link will take you to the webpage relating to the bill https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/bills/Pages/bill-details.aspx?pk=3422. Further debate on the bill was expected yesterday, but did not… 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 ›

“A Doctor-Assisted Disaster for Medicine” Event

Right to Life NSW, Right to Life Australia and The University of Notre Dame Australia invite you to hear first-hand the case for resisting the legalisation of assisted suicide in New South Wales. A bill permitting assisted suicide is set to be introduced to the NSW Parliament later this year. It has been drafted by a working group of… Read More ›

Moves to decriminalise abortion in NSW

As you may be aware there are currently two bills before the New South Wales parliament seeking to decriminalise abortion and to create so called “safe zones” around the clinics. Abortion is very harmful to women and children. These new laws being proposed will add to the existing problem of abortion and will do nothing… Read More ›

The Annual Mass of the Holy Innocents-Monday, 28 December 2015

This will be celebrated by Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 8 Diana Avenue, Kellyville. When: Monday, 28 December 2015 Time: 11am   This will be followed by a Rosary procession to the Franciscan Shrine of the Holy Innocents, 8 Greyfriar Place, Kellyville. Lunch… Read More ›

When Q&A becomes A&Q

By: Ben Smith, Director, Family and Life Office I was lucky enough to be selected for the audience for the Q&A Special episode on Dying and Euthanasia on 9 November. The last time I visited the ABC Studios in Ultimo was in 2003 when I was interviewed on Triple J about the issue of youth… Read More ›