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2015 SFCA Australia Pacific Mission Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 September 2015 08:09

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National Council Statement to Same Sex Marriage PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 September 2015 07:53
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9 July 2015

Dear brothers and sisters in the CFCA Community:

Pastoral memo on Same Sex Marriage (SSM) from the NC

Over the last few weeks, a few ‘momentous’ events have galvanised debate in the public domain over same-sex marriage. Indeed, the Irish plebiscite and the recent Supreme Court decision in the US have brought to the fore the question of marriage in Australia. While previous private member bills redefining marriage has been introduced into the Australian Parliament, there is a renewed push to introduce legislation that is ‘owned by the parliament’ to redefine The Marriage Act.

So what is marriage…

In Catholic belief, "marriage is a faithful, exclusive and lifelong union between one man and one woman, joined as husband and wife in an intimate partnership of life and love".  Marriage is a unique relationship between two specific persons, one man and one woman. We must ask, “What does it mean to be a human person, as a man or as a woman?” First, men and women are created in the image of God (see Gen 1:27). This means that they have great dignity and worth. Also, since “God is love,” (1 Jn 4:8) each person – created in God’s image - finds his or her fulfilment by loving others. Second, men and women are body-persons. The body – male or female – is an essential part of being human. Gender is not an afterthought or a mere social construct. The body shapes what it means to love as a human person.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 08:08
Pope Francis’ 2015 Lenten Message PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 18:39

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each community and every believer. Above all it is a "time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. "We love because he first has loved us” (1 Jn 4:19). He is not aloof from us. Each one of us has a place in his heart. He knows us by name, he cares for us and he seeks us out whenever we turn away from him. He is interested in each of us; his love does not allow him to be indifferent to what happens to us.

Usually, when we are healthy and comfortable, we forget about others (something God the Father never does): we are unconcerned with their problems, their sufferings and the injustices they endure … Our heart grows cold. As long as I am relatively healthy and comfortable, I don’t think about those less well off. Today, this selfish attitude of indifference has taken on global proportions, to the extent that we can speak of a globalization of indifference. It is a problem which we, as Christians, need to confront.

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