Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Marriage’

Catholic church has no moral authority to oppose same-gender marriage Comments 0

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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Louisa Wall, the Labour member of parliament for Manurewa in New Zealand, says the Catholic Church should stay out of the current Australian discussion about same-gender marriage because it lacks moral authority. She told the BuzzFeed political podcast Is It On? she is perplexed by the prominent role of the Catholic Church and its leaders in Read more

Married for 63 years – died a few hours apart Comments 0

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Kevin and Madeleine Feeney married in Auckland in 1954, built their dream home in Takapuna in 1957, lived there for 60 years, and had a joint send off — their coffins side by side — at St Luke’s Catholic Church in Bayswater, on August 4. Last year they moved from Takapuna into a retirement village Read more

The end of Catholic marriage Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2016

I haven’t written in this space for some time, but now that the election is over some additional interventions seem necessary to capture what’s happening in Roman Catholicism’s remarkable period of controversy. My Sunday column talked a bit about the way in which varying interpretations of “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on the family, have Read more

A bit like broccoli Comments 0

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

A friend gave me permission to write this story. She and her husband were in the car, their three young daughters in the back seat. Suddenly, the youngest daughter announced, “Mummy and Daddy had sex three times.” Middle daughter, knowing there had been two miscarriages, corrected little sister. “No! They had sex five times.” Eldest Read more

Chiara Corbella Petrillo: witness to joy in marriage Comments 0

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The Church’s response to the crisis of marriage must surely be to find ways to help all Catholic spouses come to know and experience a deeper conversion to Christ. This means that the Church will need to ask great things of Catholic spouses in order that they become what they already are sacramentally; united with Read more

Same sex marriage a foreign concept in the Pacific Comments 0

Friday, October 9th, 2015

The Archbishop of Suva Peter Loy Chong says it will be a long time before Pacific societies are ready to embrace the concept of same sex marriage. “With regards to same sex marriage over it is still, culturally not yet even accepting that.” “The culture and religion is strong here. It is going to, it Read more