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Archbishop defends rights of unborn children

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has strongly defended the rights of the unborn child in a written submission to the inquiry into Queensland’s abortion law reform bill aimed at decriminalising abortion.  Archbishop Coleridge described the Church as both pro-woman and pro-life. “Each of us are here today because when we were infants in the womb people cared enough to protect our ... Read More »

Brisbane priest labels ‘gay panic’ law in Queensland and SA an “international disgrace”

Fr Paul Kelly

FATHER Paul Kelly has renewed hope that Queensland’s so-called “gay panic” murder defence could soon be removed from law. The defence means a murder charge may be reduced to manslaughter if the defendant establishes their victim “came on” to them and the killing was in self defence. Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath in April announced parliamentarians would be reviewing the law with view to a ... Read More »

Assisted suicide: The pro-death view of life

euthanasia

THE debate over the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide is one that often comes to the forefront of current affairs with the arrival of particular cases or personal stories. Such is the case with a story published recently in Australia, which detailed the story of one couple who, both of sound mind, had always intended to end their ... Read More »

The ‘great debate’: Fisher v Singer

By Paul Russell I HAD heard it described as the “clash of the titans” and other similarly grand claims evocative of gladiatorial contests of one kind or another.

 But for those who have known or observed Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher and Professor Peter Singer in any previous forum, a titanic battle was never really on the cards.

 Marketed simply as ... Read More »

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