Dear Daughters of Divine Zeal Vocations blog followers
From 13 September 2017 we have indicated that, as we understand it, some people logging into WordPress.com have been viewing a six-coloured rainbow flag banner as part of the navigation bar at the top of the page. As we understand it, according to WordPress.com this has been added by the company and will remain until Wednesday 15 November 2017, when the results of a national survey on same-sex marriage (SSM) in Australia are released:
We absolutely respect your right to publish the content you choose to your site, but the navigation bar styling reflects WordPress.com’s stance as a company.
The rainbow bar will remain until after the survey results are released, on November 15.
The above is to advise why the banner has been present to anyone viewing it.
With the results of the SSM postal survey now released (61.6 per cent of Australians indicating ‘Yes’ and 38.4% indicating ‘No’ to legalising SSM), we share the following:
‘Parliament must work to unify Australians by respecting different views on marriage. The Catholic Church, and many others who sought to retain the definition of marriage as it has been understood for centuries, continues to view marriage as a special union between a woman and a man, which allows for the creation and nurture of children.’
‘A change in civil law does not change the Catholic understanding of the nature of marriage.’
- MEDIA RELEASE: Any change to marriage law must include protections for religious freedom – Archbishop Hart, Archdiocese of Melbourne
- MEDIA RELEASE: Response to Same-Sex Marriage Survey Result – Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, Catholic Archbishop of Sydney
- Pastoral Letter – Concerning the Plebiscite Result on Same-Sex Marriage – + Gregory O’Kelly SJ, Bishop of the Diocese of Port Pirie
- Pastoral Letters from Australian Archbishops and Bishops