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

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August 15, 2018

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 ›

Aga’s journey toward pregnancy: Natural Fertility Services

Aga and Jarek had difficulties achieving pregnancy. Aga had been diagnosed with a number of causes for her infertility. Through charting, they felt empowered as a couple and were in control of the outcomes.

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 ›

‘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 ›