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Pope's Compassion for Gays Reflect Church's Teachings
Last edited 31st July 2013

Pope Francis's comments that "if someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" reflect the Church's teaching to treat all children of God with understanding, dignity, respect and compassion, says Father Anthony Percy, Rector of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Homebush.

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Marriage and Commitment: The Ring Makes a Difference
Last edited 16th July 2013

The rise in numbers of cohabiting couples in recent years could lead to the conclusion that being married does not make much difference: a supposition not supported by studies of couples.


God’s Divine Design: The Church and Homosexuality
Last edited 9th July 2013

No matter how popular, or unpopular it is, the Church only wants the greatest good for all people. But why is the Catholic teaching on homosexuality the “greatest good?” Because it’s God’s plan for us, which can be found in natural law. It can be confusing though, and we know that you have a lot of questions. The Church teachings on homosexuality is an important topic to understand right now.

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Flirting 101: The Do’s and Don’ts for Girls
Last edited 3rd July 2013

So you’ve met a guy. What do you do next? Act interested? But you don’t want to come on too strong. Ignore him? But then he won’t know you’re alive. Knock him to the ground? No, that only works in first grade. So what’s a girl supposed to do when she meets a guy she’s interested in? Visit this great article from Lifeteen.com to read more.


Early Sex Leads to Poorer Relationship Quality
Last edited 30th June 2013

The popular media depicts couples entering into sexual relationships very early on in the dating process, but is such behavior really typical? And how does it affect relationship quality? Attempting to answer such questions, researchers from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin discovered that among low- to middle-income subjects, the speed of entry into a sexual relationship was quite fast—many began having sex within a month of dating. But the researchers also discovered that this speed seems to be damaging to couples’ relationship satisfaction.

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Yes to You - The Church Teachings on Homosexuality
Last edited 19th August 2013

The topic of homosexuality and the issues around same sex marriage are very charged in our culture right now. The goal of this video (by Spirit Juice Studios, featuring Fr. Pontifex) is to communicate what the Church teaches about this topic. However, as the title would suggest, the underlying sentiment throughout the whole presentation is that the Church is a refuge of love for all of humanity. Those that would say that the Church is "anti-gay" are either misinformed or deliberately distorting the truth to push their own agenda.

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Educating for Character in the Sexual Domain
Last edited 20th June 2013

Some character educators may worry, "If we tackle a topic as divisive as this, will we jeopardize broad support for character education?"

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We Are More! A Catholic Response to Gay Pride
Last edited 5th July 2013

Homosexuality

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Contraception and the Culture of Abortion
Last edited 11th June 2013

U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke discusses the relationship between contraception and the culture of abortion in this video by Catholic News Service.


Bishop Tells Hostile Crowd at Gay Marriage Debate: My Secretary was Murdered by a Gay Activist
Last edited 7th June 2013

In what is being acknowledged even by liberal Catholics as a courageous move, Springfield, IL Bishop Thomas Paprocki debated dissident nun Sr. Jeannine Gramick on the topic of gay “marriage” before a decidedly gay-friendly crowd on Friday. In a shocking revelation in his opening remarks, the bishop told the crowd that his former secretary was brutally murdered by a gay activist simply for suggesting that he change his lifestyle.


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