Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bishop Denis Nulty statement on the decision by Cabinet today to hold a referendum on same sex ‘marriage’ in 2015


 "the Catholic Church will continue to hold that
the differences 
between a man and woman
are not accidental to marriage but fundamental "


The debate at the heart of the referendum announced today by the Government is not about equality or about the false separation of a religious view of marriage from the civil view of marriage. It is about the very nature of marriage itself and the importance society places on the role of mothers and fathers in bringing up children. With others, the Catholic Church will continue to hold that the differences between a man and woman are not accidental to marriage but fundamental to it and that children have a natural right to a mother and a father and that this is the best environment for them where possible.

Married love is a unique form of love between a man and woman which has a special benefit for the whole of society. With others of no particular religious view, the Church regards the family based on marriage between a woman and a man as the single most important institution in any society. To change the nature of marriage would be to undermine it as the fundamental building block of our society. The Church will therefore participate fully in the democratic debate leading up to the referendum and will seek with others to reaffirm the rational basis for holding that marriage should be reserved for the unique and complimentary relationship between a woman and a man from which the generation and upbringing of children is uniquely possible.

As Christians our primary commandment is to love. Love always demands that we respect the dignity of every human person. That is why the Catholic Church clearly teaches that people who are homosexual must always be treated with sensitivity, compassion and respect. It is not lacking in sensitivity or respect for people who are homosexual however to point out that same-sex relationships are fundamentally different from opposite sex relationships and that society values the complementary roles of mothers and fathers in the generation and up-bringing of children.

ENDS

· Bishop Denis Nulty is Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin and a member of the national executive of Accord, Catholic Marriage Care Service

Saturday, September 21, 2013

stenesius.com is curently down



Today I planned to relax, book, tv, coffee and then I got an email.

www.stgenesius.com had been compromised by malware!!!!! HELP!!!

So stgenesius.com as we know it is offline

I am a complete amateur, but at the moment I think I have removed whatever has caused the problem, but  I am still blocked by google!

I am now awaiting a google review, and if I pass, I can begin rebuilding www.stgenesius.com




Sunday, August 18, 2013

St Genesius Novena :Day 2

Please join us for our online Novena to St Genesius, a short reflection will be posted each day at http://fatherdirector.blogspot.ie/ and the novena prayers are here.

Who will you offer your novena for?


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