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Family advocates say government’s support of childcare in Omnibus bill ‘competing’ with stay-at-home mothers

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FAMILY advocates believe plans to save $4 billion by scrapping family tax benefits shows the Australian government is only interested in “competing” with stay-at-home mothers. National Civic Council Queensland president and father of five Luke McCormack is against the controversial childcare and welfare omnibus bill, which calls for a complete ... Read More »

Young Australians express shock at sudden closure of pontifical institute in Melbourne

John Paul II with students in a Melbourne classroom

STUDENTS of a Melbourne pontifical institute that will close in 2018 say Australia has lost its strongest voice for families and human rights. Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart on October 27 sent a letter to faculty members and staff of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Melbourne ... Read More »

Poverty rise shows Gold Coast not all waves and sunshine

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SPIRALLING costs of living are forcing more families below the breadline, with increasing pressure on our most vulnerable, including children a snapshot of poverty in 2016 shows. The Poverty in Australia 2016 report – prepared by the Australian Council of Social Service – shows nearly three million Australians now living ... Read More »

Sydney family will fast from ‘daily luxuries’ including fast food for next 31 days to support traditional marriage

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SYDNEY mum Rosina Gordon will be postponing spontaneous trips for fast food from tomorrow in a bid to show Catholics want marriage laws in Australia untouched. Mrs Gordon, her husband Christopher and the couple’s six children will fast from their favourite family restaurant chain for the whole of October as part of ... Read More »

Election 2016: Archbishop Coleridge calls on political leaders to build calm after close tussle

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BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has warned that Australia faces a new political landscape where tactics replace policy, and the major parties – both Liberal and Labor – struggle to survive against the rise of micro powers. Archbishop Coleridge has delivered his stark assessment as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Coalition begins ... Read More »

Dad having heart surgery today with no insurance cover receives miracle from Medibank

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Updated June 9, 2016 “THANK you, thank you everyone,” was the cry from Chris Mahoney, a Brisbane father of four, just before he gowned-up to undergo robotic heart surgery. “Isn’t it funny how seemingly unrelated events can come together to deliver a truly miraculous outcome,” he said. Medibank Private will now ... Read More »

How to talk about sex with your kids

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“MUM, Dad, where do babies come from?”  “Mum, Dad, what does sex mean?” The questions most parents are afraid to hear. But they will inevitably come in some shape or form.  Here are five top tips on how to talk to your kids about this amazing and important topic. 1. ... Read More »

Pope releases document on marriage and family

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Update: April 13, 2016 POPE Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, (The Joy of Love) presents a pastoral approach to the most vexing marriage and family issues,  including the reintegration into the Church of Catholics who divorce and remarry in civil ceremonies. A striking aspect of the 256-page document is Pope ... Read More »

Bishops condemn exposing children to pornography

Bishop Peter Commensoli

AUSTRALIA’S Catholic bishops have called pornography exposure among children “a form of abuse” in a submission published by a Senate inquiry last week.The Bishops’ Commission for Family, Youth and Life of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference made a submission to a Senate inquiry into the harm done to children through ... Read More »

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