When Grandma is considered a burden: A Proverb

There was an old woman living with her son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Grandma came to be what the family considered a burden. She dropped dishes, spilled things, and couldn't help with the farming. One day the couple had had enough,…

Synod on the Family: Consultation of the New Zealand Bishops

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have released their consultation questionnaire in preparation for this year's Synod on the Family which is to be held in Rome, October 5th to 19th. Bishop Charles Drennan of Palmerston North will be participating in the…

A true pastoral response: teaching the truth in love without fear

At a recent press conference for the Synod on the Family it was announced that one presenter, who was not to be named, had proposed that "language such as 'living in sin', 'intrinsically disordered', or 'contraceptive mentality' are not necessarily…

St John Paul II, Pope of the family

This last weekend was historic. It has been described as the day of 4 Popes. Pope Francis canonised two of his predecessors, Pope John XXIII and John Paul II, while Pope emeritus Benedict XVI was present.For us in the pro-life…