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Life is all about choices

THIS week's People story is on Fr Kevin McGovern (pictured), who will take over as director of the Caroline Chisholm Centre for Health Ethics in Melbourne in August 2007, and who writes The Catholic Leader column Life's Dilemmas...

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Catholic social teaching put to work

The Catholic Church this week celebrates the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's encyclical on human work, Laborem Exercens. FR KEVIN McGOVERN reflects on its relevance in Australia today.

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Teams enrich marriages

IN reply to your article last week (CL 19/3/06) entitled "Marriage made in heaven but lived on earth", by Fr Kevin McGovern, we were indeed pleased to see that Teams of Our Lady was mentioned as being a quality marriage enrichment program...

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Triple suicide on Gold Coast prompts euthanasia concerns

euthanasia crisis

IT happened in our midst – an apparent planned and researched triple suicide on the Gold Coast. With the push to legalise euthanasia gaining momentum in states across Australia, it’s a chilling end-of-life strategy, with grave implications according to Catholic ethicists. “To choose to limit one’s life – to choose to miss out on life with its blend of joys ... Read More »

Parents of transgender woman share their emotional journey

CATHOLIC parents Teresa and Bill* discovered the unconditional love they had for their children when their son told them 17 years ago he could no longer live as a man. Six months earlier, Bill, a retired GP and Billings natural family planning practitioner, had taken a course on medical ethics and bioethics with health ethicist Fr Kevin McGovern. One of ... Read More »

The transgender phenomenon: Three Catholic ethicists widen the debate

Transgender phenomenon

EVERYBODY in the Blackall parish could rely on Trish Elliott. A faithful Mass-goer, Trish was always there to make the altar flowers pretty or give a friendly pep talk to a stranger. Even one teenage boy called Trish his “honorary aunty” at her funeral in April 2002. Trish never had any children of her own; she was rendered infertile from ... Read More »

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