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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 ›

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 ›

‘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 ›

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 ›

Postal plebiscite on “same-sex marriage” announced

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 ›

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Invitation to a keynote dinner

What is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd? “The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (COGS) (Montessori methodology in R.E) can now be found in parishes and schools in every continent of the world and has been adopted by the Missionaries of Charity in its work with children. It is an immensely powerful method of faith… Read More ›