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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 ›

Reflection Day for Women, Saturday 25th Nov 2017

To download flyer please click on this link: Reflection day for Women 25 Nov 2017

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 ›

Waiting for Gabriel-Seminar for Couples hoping to conceive

Waiting for Gabriel-Seminar for Couples hoping to conceive The Life, Marriage & Family Office will be hosting a seminar entitled Waiting for Gabriel – A seminar for Couples Hoping to Conceive. This topic is of particular interest to couples that are trying to conceive a child where they may have infertility issues and are seeking… Read More ›

Weekly Prayer Intention for the Month of October

Nationwide Month of Prayer & Fasting for Marriage & Families Visit http://www.acmfc.org.au  for more information.  Week 1 Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Family: This week we pray for the flourishing of marriages and families in Australia. Please make this your intention during Mass, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, parish rosaries and prayer… Read More ›

It’s OK to VOTE ‘NO’

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Bishop Vincent Long’s Pastoral letter on the same-sex marriage postal survey

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv Pastoral letter on the same-sex marriage postal survey Dear sisters and brothers, As I write to you, the national debate on same-sex civil marriage is in full swing. It is an issue that many feel passionate about and hence, it has potential to polarise the community. I appeal to all Catholics in… Read More ›