Talk 7 - Maturity of Character Talk 8 - Perseverance
The Catholic Bishops of Australia have written a pastoral letter to all Australians as the debate on same-sex “marriage" gains momentum.
The Bishops want to highlight not only the meaning of marriage but the implications in redefining marriage
We wish by this pastoral letter to engage with this debate, present the Church's teaching to the faithful, and explain the position of the Catholic faithful to the wider community.
The booklet, “Don’t Mess With Marriage”, was distributed in recent months through Catholic schools across Australia. Aside from defending natural marriage, the booklet also highlighted the important roles played by mums and dads – and it raised the concern of pro-marriage advocates eventually falling foul of the law and being ostracised.
For the full "Don't Mess with Marriage" Pastoral Letter click here
The pastoral letter was further explained by the Catholic Archbishop of Tasmania, Julian Porteous, in a series of videos published in the social media. Unfortunately, an anti-discrimination complaint has been raised by some sectors of the Australian society regarding its publication. A website has been set-up by concerned Catholics in petition to support Archbishop Porteous in his position on this issue.
If you would like to include yourself in the petition, please click the link below.