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Same-sex marriage: Traditional marriage supporters in Australia respond to Labor’s rejection of a plebiscite

Sophie York

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s election commitment to hold a same-sex marriage plebiscite has failed, however the issue remains volatile. In dramatic events last Tuesday, Labor senators and MPs formally rejected Federal Government legislation for a people’s vote, but then ramped up calls for a parliamentary vote. It meant that Labor, by teaming up with the Greens, the Nick Xenophon Team ... Read More »

Couples celebrating 50, 60 years of marriage say laughter, communication, and ‘trial and error’ all secrets to lifelong happiness

Masons

Is there a secret to staying married for 50 years and beyond? Journalist Emilie Ng spoke to three couples celebrating Golden Anniversaries and more about love and fidelity in good times and in bad. Losing love letters but not love OUTSIDERS used to make friends at the Jimboomba Dance. Morna had just moved to Beaudesert from Winton, the land of ... Read More »

Pope Francis: ‘Today there is a global war on marriage’

David and Sally Hood

POPE Francis said a global war against marriage was underway and Catholics must respond by helping couples stay strong and by providing pastoral care to those experiencing difficulty. The Pope also described “gender theory” as “a great enemy of marriage”. “Today there is a global war to destroy marriage,” the Pope said on October 1 during a meeting in Tbilisi, ... Read More »

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

traditional marriage

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 a national month of prayer and fasting for marriage and ... Read More »

Asylum seeker Mojgan released from detention and reunited with husband

Mojgan is free

THE Brisbane family of 22-year-old Iranian asylum seeker Mojgan Shamsalipoor, is today coming to grips with her release from detention. She was awarded a bridging visa and released into the arms of her Australian resident husband, Milad Jafari yesterday after two years in detention centres in Brisbane and Darwin. The young couple immediately visited Milad’s family, and then went for ... Read More »

Queensland Senator Matthew Canavan found God in Holy Matrimony

Senator Matthew Canavan

AUSTRALIA’S youngest sworn Federal Cabinet Minister is glad he never fell to the Communists. Matthew Canavan was 17 and finishing high school at Chisholm Catholic College, Cornubia, when he flirted with the idea of being a Communist. He was already a member of Edmund Rice Camps, a ministry started by the Christian Brothers, despite clinging to Karl Marx’s adage that ... Read More »

Young newlyweds see Catholic Church as powerful force for good in Australia

McAlpines

“TORRENTIAL” but inconsequential rain greeted Nick McAlpine as he awaited Caroline Woods before their June 4 nuptials in Brisbane this year.  Nick “only had eyes” for his “beautiful bride”, Caroline for the man who makes her heart “sing”, their union soon sealed by the God who inspires shared and active faith.  The striking duo first met through mutual friends in ... Read More »

What’s this couple’s secret to being married for 60 years?

Dan and Joan Roche

DAN Roche, in his 80s and retired from a long career in banking, could never have imagined the day his singing would move his audience to tears. He was singing to his wife Joan at her 80th birthday party, and the audience was their eight children and partners, and their grandchildren. He’d been working on this as his special surprise. ... Read More »

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