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Sydney man working to protect traditional marriage from attack returns home to support Brisbane campaigners

David Jee

FOR Catholic father-of-six and marriage campaigner David Jee, the same-sex marriage survey was not, ultimately, about winning or losing, it was about the long-haul fight to protect traditional marriage. “This is only really the start,” Mr Jee said, returning to Brisbane to thank some of the thousands of volunteers who spent weeks doorknocking and handing out leaflets in support of ... Read More »

Majority of Australians vote yes in national same-sex marriage survey

AUSTRALIANS have voted in support of legalising same-sex marriage following the results of a national survey. The result came to 61.6 per cent voting ‘Yes’ and 38.4 per cent voting ‘No’. A total of 133 out of 150 electorates recorded a majority ‘Yes’ result while only 17 voted ‘No’. The national survey returned 7.8 million responses in support of same ... Read More »

‘The love of a same-sex union is valuable’ but not marriage, Archbishop Coleridge says

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has spoken out in favour of traditional marriage, addressed the use of “slippery language” in the same-sex marriage debate, and says Catholics will make up their own minds how they vote in the national postal survey. Archbishop Coleridge used an ABC TV interview to reinforce his recent pastoral letter in which he explained why he would ... Read More »

Sydney ethicist says same-sex marriage campaign ignores a child’s right to a mother and father

children's rights ignored

LEADING Catholic bioethicist Margaret Somerville is familiar with the jibes and attacks that accompany a national debate about same-sex marriage. About 15 years ago, the now Sydney-based Notre Dame University professor of bioethics lived through heated ideological battles as Canada edged towards same-sex marriage laws. Canada progressively introduced legislation in several provinces by court decisions beginning in 2003 before legally ... Read More »

Hobart archbishop’s defence moves same-sex marriage advocate

Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous with press

UPDATED: Tuesday November 17 ARCHBISHOP Julian Porteous’ defence of the Church’s teachings on marriage following a notification that threatened all Australia’s Catholic Bishops to a hearing has moved the initial complainant who last night asked for the matter to be conciliated. The Archbishop of Hobart last week received notification that a complaint raised by Federal Greens candidate and same-sex marriage supporter Martine ... Read More »

Marriage debate appropriate at university

Traditional marriage supporters

CATHOLIC university students are commending a Melbourne institution’s public support for a talk on traditional marriage and are asking for more in the debate. Australian Catholic University provided a venue for a public talk on the future of marriage organised by the Australian Christian Lobby last month. Renowned public speaker Ryan T. Anderson, known for adding a “refreshing” voice to ... Read More »

Marriage important to sisters

By Emilie Ng BEING called bigots hasn’t stopped three Brisbane women religious from campaigning against moves to legalise same-sex marriage. Verbum Dei consecrated missionary sisters have written letters to all members of parliament in the Liberal, Labor and Greens parties, and independents, warning about the consequences of changing the Marriage Act. Verbum Dei Sister Frances Drum, who is also a ... Read More »

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