Saturday, March 18, 2017
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
[ABC] The former head of the Australian Defence Force's Catholic diocese is yet to decide if he will resume his role in the military, after being cleared of child sex allegations.
Bishop Max Davis was on trial last week charged with six counts of being grossly indecent with boys at St Benedict's College in New Norcia between 1969 and 1972.
A jury found the 70-year-old not guilty on all charges, after about four hours of deliberation.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Horrors: Father Jersey and Charlie the Rabbit lead the congregation in a rendition of the South Sydney victory song at the St Michael's Daceyville feast day Mass on Michaelmas.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs are a team in this competition.
Here is a link to the article in which the photo originally appeared:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
|The Church of Climatology|
Despite the endorsement from his brother Bishops, the Archbishop is quick to support concerns about the environment and "illegal immigrants", much like other Old Liberal American counterparts, he is placing his spiritual capital behind Leftist causes. As we learned from a local friend in Adellaide complete with "Australian Religious Response to Climate Change":
You will also notice that the same letter promotes the "Walk or Ride to Worship" a program to combat "climate change" supported by ARRCC "Australian Religious Response to Climate Change" an inter-religious group which not only supports a scientifically dubious hypothesis of anthropogenic climate change but also supports a number of extremist policies that are at odds with the economic interests and job security of many Catholics like:
- phasing out coal exports,
- reducing our dependence and phasing out livestock farming,
- supporting carbon dioxide taxes
- shutting down coal fired power stations, a move that would greatly increase electricity costs for all Australians.
Check out the ARRCC's policies here:
Photo from the Archdiocese of Adelaide website.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
(Melbourne) With a blasphemous ad, an Australian food distrubutor is advertizing its dipping sauce. The advertisement shows a Bishop who is giving Communion. A communicant takes the Host half in her mouth, then pulls out a jar of sauce and dunks the Host in, in order to make it "more tasty". The sacrilegious tastelessness makes clear the general acceptance in secular circles, that in contrast to other religions like Judaism and Islam, Christianity can be insulted with impunity.
The evil ad was eventually pulled.
THE controversial online ad showing a sacramental wafer being dipped into a jar of yeast spread during a Catholic mass has been withdrawn days after its release.
The ad was produced to promote the AussieMite spread and had caused widespread anger among Catholics. At the time, its creator, Mick Hunter from Sydney agency Grown-Ups, said the ad was "probably a bit sacrilegious" and made in the hope of going "a bit viral". But in a statement released through its Facebook page, AussieMite said it never intended to cause offence.
"We sincerely apologise for any offence caused. It was never the intention to do so, but we recognise that for some it did.
"We have listened to your comments and removed any and all instances of the campaign from our social media channels. Furthermore, we have requested for the ad to be removed from all other channels.
"We are a small family-owned company looking to establish ourselves and a product we believe in and love.
"We sincerely hope that this will not dissuade you from buying AussieMite in the future."
AussieMite founder Roger Ramsey said he had been shocked by the reaction. He said a death threat had been left on the company's telephone message bank but he had not taken it seriously. "I didn't think there would be such an emotional reaction," he said. "It was only intended to be tongue in cheek and a bit of fun. "
Our intentions have always been to do good not create division. Our values our concerned with the health and well-being of the consumer."
Time heals all wounds. The positive thing is that by and large the vast majority of the Catholic and other Christian communities have embraced the apology and are prepared to move on."
Apparently, there was also a death threat from one of the several million Catholics who lives in Australia. We probably don't have to imagine how many there would have been had Jewish or Islamic sensibilities been offended.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
|In the spotlight ... The commission will investigate all institutions and was sparked by allegations of abuse and cover-up by the Catholic Church in the Hunter Valley. Photo: AFP|
Edit: A friend just sent this in the e-mail. Let's hear it for objectivity in reporting by Austrialia's gloating and malignant Syndney Morning Herald as it heralds what will be a colossal and unjust blow against the Church in Australia. Listening to some of the Australian bloggers, they seem absolutely demoralized. These demonic media campaigns are very effective at causing despair in some circles. We hope those effected by them do not give up hope.
Remember, priestly abuse is actually rare and the ones who are largely responsible for it (but also get away with it) are Leftists.
We've also noticed the unequal treatment in the media. The anti-Catholic media bosses don't give as much time to the protestant churches, Sesame Street, Jewish rabbis or atheistic university professors.
[Alleged] VICTIMS of sexual abuse would be able to sue the Catholic Church for compensation as a result of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse, legal experts say.
And any victim of sexual abuse would be able to give evidence, if they wished. A discussion paper released late on Monday by the commission secretariat says the commission's findings ''may extend to ensuring that there are no obstacles to the making of claims and that there is sufficient support for victims of abuse in pursuing those claims''.Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/victims-to-be-able-to-sue-church-20121119-29mdn.html#ixzz2CpIF4flu
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Edit: Is it open season on the dinosaur set stuck in the 60, following old scripts that no one is moved by any longer? His successor may not be much better.
[The Australian]Link to Australian...
THE Pope last night announced the appointment of a NSW priest as Bishop of Toowoomba, replacing Bishop Bill Morris, who was effectively sacked last year.
The new bishop will be Monsignor Robert McGuckin, 68, a senior priest of the Diocese of Parramatta, where he is Episcopal Vicar for Health and Social Welfare.
He is also a part-time lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Notre Dame and has degrees in theology and church law.
After leaving school he worked in banking for several years before studying for the priesthood and being ordained in 1973.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Penance should be painful, especially for Bishops who've fallen down in their responsibilities as Cardinal Pell has. Check out the scene of the King of England being whipped in public as penance for his wickedness @2:60. Bishops should consider something like this both for themselves and their subordinates, because many people simply don't believe the apologies for past Crusades and all that:
[The Syndey Morning Herald] AUSTRALIA'S leading Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, has decided to throw his weight behind the historic apology to victims of sexual abuse issued at the weekend by Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne.
In a statement yesterday Cardinal Pell, the Archbishop of Sydney, said he ''wholeheartedly endorsed'' Archbishop Hart's letter of apology which went to 219 parishes in Victoria, saying the letter ''speaks for me, too''.
In the letter Archbishop Hart spoke of a ''crisis of faith'' and acknowledged that victims of clergy abuse had been betrayed, while the church had not always responded properly.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
"Whereas the People of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and Tasmania, humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God, have agreed to unite in one indissoluble Federal Commonwealth under the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and under the Constitution hereby established."
By Charles Coulombe
The character of Kings is sacred: their persons are inviolable; they are the anointed of the Lord, if not with sacred oil, at least by virtue of their office. Their power is broad - based upon the Will of God, and not on the shifting sands of the people's Will ... They will be spoken of with becoming reverence, instead of being in public estimation fitting butts for all foul tongues. It becomes a sacrilege to violate their persons, and every indignity offered to them in word or act, becomes an indignity offered to God Himself. It is this view of Kingly rule that alone can keep alive in a scoffing and licentious age the spirit of ancient loyalty, that spirit begotten of faith, combining in itself obedience, reverence, and love for the majesty of Kings which was at once a bond of social union, an incentive to noble daring, and a salt to purify the heart from its grosser tendencies, preserving it from all that is mean, selfish, and contemptible. (P J Joyce, John Healy, pp 68-69).
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Both the Catholic and Anglican churches have praised the ruling and Cardinal George Pell said anti-discrimination cases threatened churches' ability to do charity work