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By our deeds will we be known (Homily, 26th Sunday in OT)

Sunday 27 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli Homily: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | “Yeh-Nah.” “Nah-Yeh.” I get confused every time I hear this. Is it ‘yes’ or ‘no’; is it ‘I agree’ or ‘I don’t agree’? Both seem possible in a ‘yeh-nah’ world. We could say, human beings are the ‘yeh-nah’ species of God’s creation, His uniquely ambiguous beings. No other creature is able to commit to one thing and do the opposite. Jesus acknowledges this in his parable, which we’ve just heard. The...

An Open Letter to the Premier from the Catholic Bishops of Victoria

Friday 25 September 2020

Communications Office
 
The Catholic Bishops of Victoria have written an open letter to Premier Daniel Andrews raising concerns of unfairness in COVID restrictions to people of faith. In regional Victoria, more people can gather inside in a restaurant than in a church. The Bishops simply ask for fairness and parity between places of worship and other sectors like hospitality.

COVID and the Road Ahead

Thursday 24 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Victorians have been in exile from the homeland of our humanity for six months now. Throughout this exile, hope has been hard to come by as fear, fatigue and frustration have taken hold. Now, a way out of captivity has been set before us. Every Victorian has an interest in the Government’s Roadmap towards a ‘COVID-normal’ destination. But what do we actually want that destination to look like, and how might it shape the road ahead?

Vatican reaffirms, clarifies Church teachings on end-of-life care

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Catholic News Service (CNS)
 
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the legalisation of assisted suicide and euthanasia in many countries, and questions concerning what is morally permissible regarding end-of-life care, the Vatican’s doctrinal office released a 25-page letter offering “a moral and practical clarification” on the care of vulnerable patients. “The church is convinced of the necessity to reaffirm as definitive teaching that euthanasia is a crime against human life because, in this act, one chooses directly to cause the death of another innocent human being,” the document said.
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