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  • W Peart 3 weeks

    I once had a certain pride in being a former Victorian. I am afraid that is no longer the case. At the same time I was never proud to be an ex Canberra citizen – that Government is really “over the top”.

    All moral values in both places seem to be getting completely discarded by the relevant authorities.

    Bill – Queanbeyan

  • Anne Prendergast 3 weeks

    Any interference with the Seal of Confession is an absolute disgrace and should not even be considered. Confession is a Sacrament and obviously it is a mortal sin to do anything to stop it.
    People go to Confession to repent for their sins and to receive forgiveness. Doing anything to stop people from going to Confession and, worse still, punishing any person or parish for taking part in Confession is a terrible thing to do.

    We must vote out the Labor/Greens Government in October 2020.

  • Peter Donnan 3 weeks

    Monica’s conclusion raises two critical points. The first is not really open for debate:  the Catholic  Seal of Confession is non-negotiable. Her second point that we “make sure we are frequently accessing the Sacrament’ is also based on clear logic. The facts are, however, that many or indeed most Australian Catholics for a long time now have let the Sacrament lapse in their faith practice. One can advance many reasons for this. I have just been reading a recently published book looking at the upcoming 2020 Plenary Council and in it there are recommendations from sections of the Melbourne diocese that related to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Many Catholic priests in Confessionals all around Australia must be reflecting on this issue.