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What is the world coming to?

US Election

WITH Donald Trump, a four-time bankrupt reality TV star, possibly poised to lead the civilised world, we need to start considering what this may mean for Australia.   Indeed it bears analysis why such a previously unthinkable situation might occur.   Worse still, the only alternative may be Hilary Clinton. The consequences of a mainstream media chasing 24/7 entertainment ratings ... Read More »

What it’s like to be an adoptive parent

Adoptive parents

WHEN we first moved into our local suburb, the sight of my wife and children walking down the main street would cause quite a few heads to turn. It is not every day that you see a redhead walking hand-in-hand with two Korean children. In this country, at least, adoption remains very rare although the comments are always positive and ... Read More »

A funeral is a ritual for healing

funeral

WHEN considering the type of funeral for yourself or a loved one it is important to understand the purpose of a funeral.   Some will express a wish for a Church service with a procession to the cemetery or crematorium, perhaps a Church service with no attendance at the Cemetery or Crematorium, or either a service of Crematorium Chapel or graveside. ... Read More »

Confession on womanhood

Women

IT’S been a while since I have availed myself of the Sacrament of Confession. Perhaps that in itself is not something I should confess, considering I work for an agency that is charged with supporting mission around the world, and across Australia. I share it though because, if I was to walk through the door of a confessional booth, I ... Read More »

Federal election tip: Govern for the family and the balance follows

“WHEN government is big the people are small.” This statement sums up neatly the state of current politics at almost all levels in the western world.   Governments everywhere have ascribed themselves the honour of fixing all ills, from economic to social to family.   Government responsibility is now literally felt from the cradle to the grave with governments finding ... Read More »

How to talk to a person who is homeless

Speaking to the homeless

RECENTLY I’ve been asked for advice on “talking with homeless people”. As a volunteer and friend to people who are homeless for over 23 years I knew the best person to provide such advice was a homeless person.  On a recent outreach I put the question of “talking with people who are homeless” to a man I will call James ... Read More »

The best thing a dad can do for his kids

Family fun

“PARK Dad?” “No worries mate, let’s go”. “Icy pole Dad?” “No worries, I’ll get one out of the freezer”. “Dom, can you take the rubbish out please?” “Later, I’m tired, I need a break”. It’s a pretty standard set of conversations in my family home.  I have two kids under three and like all parents, want to do anything to ... Read More »

UnSafe schools destroying children’s innocence

School students

EVER excitedly asked “is it a boy or a girl?”  Ever started a speech with “Ladies and Gentlemen?”  Ever asked to meet your son or daughters new “girlfriend or boyfriend?”  Immediate re-education is needed for the thought crime of “hetrosexism”.   If you can’t explain what heterosexual, pansexual, sister girl, trans guy, nonbinary gender identity, and gender fluidity is then ... Read More »

Q&A with Broncos CEO Paul White

Broncos CEO Paul While

Paul White began his adult life as a young policeman and aspiring footballer, two aspects that would go on to shape his professional and personal life significantly. Paul and his wife Angela travelled throughout Queensland with Paul’s career in law enforcement. Paul soon built a reputation as an authoritative figure with strong moral values. Values he would transfer into a ... Read More »

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