Letters to the Editor

Australian Catholic Religious advocate against gender-based violence

ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) is calling on parishes, schools and community organisations to join with us in a campaign to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence from November 25th – December 10th 2016.

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Clergy miss the problem of sexual abuse

Patrick Flanagan’s defence of Bishop Mulkearns in the last issue of The Swag is a typical example of clergy, right up to the current and last two popes, “just not getting it”.

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Catholic leadership on LGBTI advocacy

The plebiscite on marriage equality may be over but the failure of Catholic leaders to stand up for LGBTI people against bigotry, prejudice and discrimination is very distressing.

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Can you help?

In the 1880’s a French conman, the Marquis De Ray, convinced many poor Italian peasants to migrate to New Ireland in P.N.G. He promised them and servants and riches untold. Five months later they were rescued from starvation and taken to Australia.

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Praying Psalm 149

I totally agree with Pat Flanagan’s view re Psalm 149. I prefer to omit “two edged swords etc” when I pray this Psalm.

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