Food For Thought

On Euthanasia and Suffering

Posted Fri, 14 Oct 2016

The euthanasia law currently before the South Australian Parliament proposes that patients not suffering from terminal conditions can also be put to death. As reported by The Australian on 13 Oct 2016: “An architect of state legislation to introduce the… Read more »

Double Standards

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2016

The Equal Opportunity Amendment (Religious Exceptions) Bill 2016 currently before the Daniel Andrews’ Labor Government in Victoria seeks to restrict religious bodies, charities, schools and educational institutions from employing staff according to their faith and ethos. If passed, Christian schools… Read more »

Where did all the kids go?

Posted Fri, 12 Aug 2016

It was not too long ago when there are many local adoption homes in Australia, run by churches and other charitable organisations. These days there are hardly any such agencies. Where did all the kids go? Here is the cold hard… Read more »

Is Peter the foundation stone of our Church?

Posted Sun, 17 Apr 2016

‘You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church’ Mt 16:18 Catholic teachings interpret these words as our Lord’s commissioning of Peter (a name that literally means “rock”) as the foundation of the Church. Peter became the… Read more »

The Issue of Abortion

Posted Tue, 12 Apr 2016

US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s gaffe on abortion brought the issue into spotlight at an opportune time. Independently, my friend Dr Kameel Majdali, a Christian Minister, recently wrote an excellent article on his blog, arguing passionately against abortion. In his… Read more »

Catholic Bishops Called To Answer Before Anti-Discrimination Commission

Posted Sat, 21 Nov 2015

Our Australia’s Catholic bishops have been drawn into a national test case before the Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commission for distributing a booklet supporting traditional marriage. The test case is based on a complaint by transgender Greens political candidate Martine Delaney. This… Read more »

A Reflection On The Annunciation

Posted Wed, 18 Nov 2015

The Annunciation is the event where the Angel Gabriel appeared to a virgin named Mary and announced to her that she will give birth to a son who will be the Son of God (Lk 1:26-38). This is in fulfilment… Read more »

The Same-Sex Marriage Pandora’s Box

Posted Thu, 2 Jul 2015

Liberal Senate Leader Eric Abetz said today that allowing same sex marriage will open-up a Pandora’s Box, leading to other possibilities such as polyamorous relationship, i.e. a relationship involving multiple consenting partners. While proponents of this so-called “Marriage Equality” movement… Read more »

On Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of Speech

Posted Sun, 11 Jan 2015

On 7 Jan 2015, two Islamist gunmen entered into the office of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly newspaper, and shot dead 12 people. What motivated them was Charlie’s publication of satirical articles and cartoons on Prophet Mohammad that the… Read more »

Can we please an already perfect God?

Posted Fri, 21 Nov 2014

“For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead… Read more »