October 16, 2018

Marriage

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Chapel restored to its former glory

When Archbishop Gilroy consecrated the Cardinal Freeman Chapel he said, “I gave you permission to build a chapel, but you have built a cathedral.”

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‘Wisdom’ drives online natural fertility course

Couples using apps to learn about natural family planning now have an option which aligns with Catholic faith and values. The SmartFertility online course designed by the Sydney-based Marriage Resource Centre will be available from […]

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A match made in heaven at Manly’s Cerretti Chapel

Charmian Frize gets goose-bumps when she talks about that moment when a bride takes her father’s arm at the door of the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Manly and prepares to walk down the aisle. […]

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Simcha Fisher: Sunshine, buttercups, and rainbow flags

As the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae approaches, there’s been a lot of talk about the way we present and promote NFP to couples. One message keeps turning up: Enough with the sunshine and buttercups. […]

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Marriage Mass recalls life-times of love and learning

Antonetta Tagliapietra lost her husband a few months ago after 60 years of marriage, but she still attended the annual Marriage Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral on 8 July to honour their life together. “He […]

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Simcha Fisher: A lot to ask from a baby

Occasionally, a lonely, unloved young woman will deliberately get pregnant by a man she doesn’t care about, thinking that a baby will love her unconditionally. She’s so desperate for affection and loyalty, she creates another […]

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Young Maronite Catholic takes on major political parties

A 25-year-old Maronite Catholic will take on political heavy-weights John Alexander and Kristina Keneally in the Bennelong by-election to be held on 16 December. Joram Richa, who is pro-freedom of speech and pro-freedom of religion, […]

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Same-sex marriage passes Senate without religious protections

The same-sex marriage bill of WA Liberal Dean Smith has had a seamless passage through the Senate, 43 votes to 12 (3 abstentions). Prominent pro same-sex marriage politicians, including Attorney General George Brandis and Labor […]