24 Apr
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Four fictions: an argument against a charter of rights

If anyone was in doubt about a charter of rights being back on the agenda for Australia, the 2020 Summit held earlier this month provided some much needed clarification. While the call for a charter of rights was one of the headline outcomes from the Summit, the delegates discussing the matter were by no means […]

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01 Nov
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The Kids Aren’t All Right: New Family Structures and the “No Differences” Claim

This article originally appeared in Public Discourse Ethics, Law and the Common Good, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, NJ (available at www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/06/5640). Re-printed with permission. Two new peer-reviewed studies show that family structure matters and children do best when reared by their married biological mother and father. The widely circulated claim that parents […]

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01 Nov
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What Marriage Means in Today’s “New Normal”

This article originally appeared in Public Discourse Ethics, Law and the Common Good, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, NJ (available at www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/03/4925). Re-printed with permission. A detailed look at how working-class adults view marriage and the search for marital love. The New York Times’ recent story that more than half of births to American […]

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01 Nov
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About this issue

Welcome to the final issue for 2012. The year has flown and the next issue will be the first of those to be published in the federal election year, 2013. So the Journal will carry many articles related to election issues. Before we enter the “election cycle” I thought it advisable to run articles on […]

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01 Jul
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The Value of the Person at the End of Life — Euthanasia: A Threat to the Vulnerable

This is an edited version of a paper given at the World Congress of Families VI in Madrid on Saturday, 26 May, 2012. The full text is available at http://congresomundial.es/wp-content/uploads/Gordon-Macdonald-The-Value-of-the-Person-at-the-End-ENGLISH.pdf Care Not Killing is a UK alliance of faith, human rights, disability and professional groups which have come together to oppose attempts to legalise euthanasia […]

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01 Jul
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About this issue

Welcome back and I hope you will find some interesting reading in this issue to keep you busy against the winter cold. News from the World Congress of Families VI (WCF VI), which was held in Madrid in May, is that the battles we are facing here in Australia are the very same battles being […]

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01 Jul
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Medical doctor exposes the lies of sex education

When I graduated from medical school, I took an oath. I stood up, raised my right hand, and swore to prevent disease whenever I could. At that moment, I believed the battles that lay ahead would be against cancer, heart disease and emotional disorders. But after two decades, and thousands of hours with young patients […]

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01 Jul
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Violation of Rights of Conscience: The Homosexual Lobby

This is an extract from a paper originally given at the World Congress of Families VI in Madrid on Saturday, May 26th, 2012. The full text can be accessed at  http://congresomundial.es/wp-content/uploads/Roger-Kiska-Violation-of-Rights-of-Conscience-ENGLISH.pdf The Council of Europe consists of 47 Member States including all of the 27 EU states. All of these 47 countries have one thing […]

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