I continued my prayers and fasting today for the outcome of Cardinal George Pell's appeal against his conviction of five assault charges against two choirboys. The prosecution had its day in court today. The Daily Telegraph reports: [Prosecution lawyer] Mr Boyce started with little fanfare, but immediately jumped to defend the integrity of the complainant … Continue reading The Cardinal Pell Appeal: Part 2
While many Aussies are busy watching Round One of the State of Origin rugby league series tonight, I am too preoccupied with Cardinal Pell's appeal to care. This appeal, which is running for two days (Wednesday and Thursday this week) also ties in with this week's rather unintended theme surrounding the issue of child sexual … Continue reading The Cardinal Pell Appeal: Part 1
I've just watched this interview Jordan Peterson did with Milo Yiannopoulos a couple of weeks ago. I only just heard about it and was keen to see it because of the history between the two men involved, because of the content and because it relates somewhat to yesterday's post. Like pretty much anything that involves … Continue reading The Lavender Mafia and loss of masculinity in the Church
Since the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse wrapped up at the end of 2017 in Australia, there have been many calls from politicians, child protection groups and the media to force priests to break the confessional seal in cases of confessions by pedophiles and child abusers. Some states have even gone so far … Continue reading Attack the confessional seal, attack the Church
More than a few men have challenged me on what I am 'bringing to the table', so to speak. The idea behind this is - I want to get married to someone who shares my values, but what qualities do I have and how am I preparing myself to be a desirable wife? This is … Continue reading What makes a marriageable man (or woman)?
I've received a lot of correspondence from men since launching this blog. Much of this has been enlightening and informative for me, and since I've shared my own perspective and that of the women I know, I want to aid the discussion by sharing what some of the men had to say: My name’s Evan … Continue reading A man’s perspective
After publishing my article, The Catholic Weekly followed it up the next week with a wonderful response by Philippa Martyr. Philippa picked up where my article left off - on the importance of not storing up your treasures here on earth but in Heaven, our ultimate destiny. She addressed an important issue that I didn't … Continue reading Don’t hide behind ‘God’s will’