On Fasting: a Lenten Reflection
Mar09

On Fasting: a Lenten Reflection

On Fasting: A Lenten Reflection I recently posted this reflection on Facebook and it generated some interest, so I’ve reproduced it here for my readers.   It’s the time of year when many of us are thinking about fasting: here’s my two-cents’ read more

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Same-Sex Mirage
Aug23

Same-Sex Mirage

Same-Sex Mirage American marriage apologist, Ryan Anderson, spoke in Melbourne this week about the disastrous consequences of redefining marriage. He is in a good position to advise us here in Australia, having seen the effects of legal same-sex ‘marriage’ both in Canada, and more recently in the US. Ryan gave us four main points to familiarise ourselves with, in order to defend traditional marriage. 1. Optional parents....

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Evangelium Vitae #13
Mar19

Evangelium Vitae #13

Evangelium Vitae #13 in order to facilitate the spread of abortion, enormous amounts of money have been invested and continue to be invested in the production of pharmaceutical products which make it possible to kill the foetus without recourse to medical assistance. On this point, scientific research itself seems to be almost exclusively preoccupied with developing products which are ever more simple and effective in suppressing life...

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Evangelium Vitae #11
Feb24

Evangelium Vitae #11

Evangelium Vitae #11 Here though we shall concentrate particular attention on another category of attacks, affecting life in its earliest and in its final stages, attacks which present new characteristics with respect to the past and which raise questions of extraordinary seriousness. It is not only that in generalised opinion these attacks tend no longer to be considered as ‘crimes’, paradoxically they assume the nature...

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Evangelium Vitae #5
Dec08

Evangelium Vitae #5

Evangelium Vitae #5 The Extraordinary Consistory of Cardinals held in Rome on 407 April 1991 was devoted to the problem of threats to human life in our day. After a thorough and detailed discussion of the problem and of the challenges it poses to the entire human family and in particular to the Christian community, the Cardinals unanimously asked me to reaffirm with the authority of the Successor of Peter the value of human life and...

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