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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Mary Loves a Chaste Heart - a Poem

Mary Loves A Chaste Heart -a Poem by Christopher Ziegler   This lovely poem first appeared at Christ’s Faithful Witness  (Please have a look at this great, faithful Catholic site) and is reproduced here with permission.   Mary loves a chaste heart— But so often have I struggled.   A wandering mind begets temptation. When I remove my eye from Mary, I begin to believe I can trust myself. Soon the cravings of sin...

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When is a Marriage Not a Marriage?

When is a Marriage Not a Marriage? My experience with separation, divorce and annulment has shown me how misunderstood is the whole process, even by the faithful within the Church. Today’s post takes  some extracts from an excellent book, Apologetics and Catholic Doctrine by Archbishop Michael Sheehan to explain the meaning of the term ‘annulment’-  which by the way, is a misnomer. Apologetics and Catholic...

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Martyrs for Marriage

Martyrs for Marriage       John the Baptist was the original martyr for marriage; as Matthew’s Gospel tells us, he lost his life for criticising Herodias and Herod’s adultery.   For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison, for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” (Mt 14: 3-4)   Our...

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A Woman’s Story of Freedom from Porn Addiction

My online friend, “Jacquie”, is very inspirational; coming from a background of feminism,  anti-Christian beliefs and pornography, she went through a conversion, and is now something of a digital evangelist. I asked for her testimonial, which is featured here, and which reveals a lot of suffering in her life, but also healing and great hope. Thank you “Jacquie” for sharing your story with us here. My story of...

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De-Porning our Culture

    De-Porning Our Culture With only a week until the Australian release of Fifty Shades of Grey, I thought it would be timely to do a round-up of some of the best anti-porn resources available on the web. Before we go any further, if you’re not familiar with the movie and books by the same name - and which are  nothing less than porn masquerading as romance - then you can read some quotes here at...

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