AUSTRALIA: Catholic Church Calls For Month Of Prayer And Fasting To Stop Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

From a press release published today by Christian Newswire:

Australia is in the middle of a government mandated postal survey to decide the future of marriage between a man and a woman. The polls are predicting a defeat for those who believe in the biblical definition of marriage.

Australian Christians are asking for prayer from all over the world for a “miracle for marriage” in Australia. The ballots must be posted back by the end of October. The Catholic Church has called for a month of ‘Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families’ through the month of October 2017. The broad Australian church is also supporting this historic call for prayer and fasting.

James Condon, a Commissioner with the Salvation Army, and the head of Strategic Church Relations for the National Day of Prayer & Fasting said, “Support for this historic initiative by the Catholic Church is gathering momentum. Key Aboriginal Christian leaders are also supporting this call for prayer and fasting to protect marriage from redefinition.”

  • Butch

    Sounds like it will be very time consuming and distracting for you. And I’m sure it will be extremely effective.

  • shellback

    By all means, please pray. And stop eating … and breathing.

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      Great minds…

      • shellback

        Perhaps we should celebrate over a drink.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Starving yourself and talking to your imaginary friend are splendid ideas, especially if they substitute for doing anything with actual effect.

    • Gustav2

      Starving yourself enhances the delusion.

      • Natty Enquirer

        And may lead to delightful hallucinations.

    • Chris Baker

      Oh, but they ARE doing something with actual effects too — they are also spreading lies and fear about same sex marriage.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Great idea. While you’re at it, don’t drink water and don’t breathe.

    • clay

      Be sure to impress God, and nothing’s more impressive than visiting in person.

      • Harley

        If you believe that god has a plan and controls everything on earth then prayer is an act of LACK of faith.

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    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      Whatever they did on the Holy Island of Ireland they should do again…

    • kevway

      …and a month isn’t quite long enough

  • Lars Littlefield

    That’s a great idea!

    Dear catholics:
    Please. Every one of you stop eating for 30 days. By the 31st day the world will be a better place.

    • Christopher

      I think we can open this up to all religions.

      No need to play favourites. 😉

      • clay

        At least the Salvation Army.

  • CB

    Good luck with that.
    https://youtu.be/AZnt-0fEiT0

    • Treant

      “I love you, Link!”

      “Hands off, girl, he’s mine,” replied Corny.

  • FAEN

    Why don’t you try do more to stop:

    Hunger
    Poverty
    Child abuse
    Sex trafficking
    Elder abuse
    Environmental ruin
    Lack of education for girls

    Etc Etc Etc….instead of trying to stop two consenting adults who love each other from marrying legally.

    • Treant

      But that’s HARD and they CAN’T.

    • Natty Enquirer

      “Because we are a bunch of self-hating closet queens.”

      • FAEN

        Sadly so.

    • vorpal 😼

      And when same-sex marriage passes in Australia, they won’t even acknowledge that maybe their god said NO to them yet again.

      • FAEN

        Right? It doesn’t even enter their heads that maybe their god is FOR equality, not against it.

        • Dom Saunders

          “God” is a petty murderous deity with a kill count in the millions. He could never reasonably be interpreted as being in support of equality.

      • Nic Peterson

        They will say that dog is testing them. They will need to try harder. Their failure will be the work of Satan. Blah, blah, blah ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

      • Nowhereman

        Hell no! They will fight it tooth and nail and claim that “satan” intervened because after all, this planet is just one big board game for a bunch of supernatural beings to play with…
        I really don’t understand how people can believe in all of that.

        • vorpal 😼

          Child abuse, with victims growing up to perpetuate the abuse to the next generation through lies, creating the problem through fear AND offering the solution…

          …as long as you keep giving them money. They never have enough of it.

    • clay

      “But, those don’t impinge on me enjoying my sacraments.”

    • skyweaver

      They’re too busy doing enormous personal and institutional soul-searching after allowing deeply tormented pedophiles to abuse children. Oh wait, that didn’t happen

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Tha’s what Thoughts and Prayers are for…

    • Joseph Miceli

      Because stopping those other things is HARD! Fucking with gay people is easy and fun for them. Besides, they need to feel superior to someone.

      • FAEN

        Preach it Hottie Pants!

  • Treant

    I’ve seen your supposed fasts, and neither your God nor I am impressed. By your definition, I’ve been fasting for the last thirty years.

    God wants you to not eat. One solid month. No cheating or the Yes people win. But why stop there? You’ll have to give thanks afterward, so fast for a year! Not one bite of food, except the Eucharist once a day maximum. God will provide.

  • Paula

    “Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families”

    Call it whatever you want, you’re still a hateful bigot.

  • Jeffg166

    How about a month of prayer and fasting to stop priests from dicking kids?

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Statistics Palin

      Obviously, you weren’t raised Catholic. Subtle respectful dialogue will only get you a vicious response. My people deserve nothing more civil than a chainsaw to the crotch.

  • disqus_D9pH1OIG67

    The Catholic Church is simply evil.

  • jmax

    “The polls are predicting a defeat for those who believe in the biblical definition of marriage wish to force their religious beliefs on everyone else.”

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Oh hey we had a silly Mormon boy who tried that in Utah. Trestan Meacham.-
    LOL -He ended up ordering Domino’s Pizza, and gays can marry 🙂

  • Taylor

    Will they be abstaining from molesting Altar Boys, too??

    • Mike__in_Houston

      Now that might impress God, given how huge a sacrifice it would be.

  • Christopher
  • vorpal 😼

    I do NOT understand why they always seem to think that not eating will somehow coerce their omnipotent sky daddy to let them have their way.

    Sounds like the adult version of a child throwing a temper tantrum and holding their breath.

    • jmax

      Because God’s an asshole who enjoys seeing his creation suffer?

      • vorpal 😼

        Since he really, really loves his flock of dumb sheep, he should give them a little extra.

        • jmax

          A little extra suffering? I’m good with that.

    • Natty Enquirer
      • Robincho

        I say it’s spinach, and I say the hell with it!…

      • Uncle Mark

        Young, gay, Uncle Mark: “I’m not eating that crap !!” “Where’s my Captain Crotch cereal?”

        • Tawreos

          DO they still make Captain Crotch cereal? I am going to have to stop at the store on my home tonight.

      • vorpal 😼

        I can see prayer as a form of meditation, as in trying to work out a problem or attempting to explore one’s relationship with this god, but when they start asking for things, it gets ridiculous.

        • David Walker

          I tend to think of it as the same as a wish list for Santa.

        • pluky

          From my catechism (Episcopalian), there are four degrees of prayer.
          1. Supplication (oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz). Looked on so dubiously by the Tannaim they considered banning it as blasphemy.
          2. Thanksgiving (known to some as gratitude lists)
          3. Consolation (Dona nobis pacem).
          4. Confession (the unsparing exposure of the soul to God – San Juan de la Cruz)

          Note the degree of the Australian Bishop’s request.

          • stuckinthewoods

            The Australian bishop’s request was to fast, which is:
            5. Solicitation (oh Lord, I know you like it when I do this to myself)
            6. Extortion (do this or I’ll hurt myself)

  • Michael Angelo III

    Christian leaders, with no help at all from secular opponents of religion, are going to blow up Christianity. They are creating generations of atheists. Beautifully poetic justice, in my opinion.

  • JWC

    Fuck off wiit your neanderthal thought processes

  • KCMC
  • ByronK

    Knock yourselves out – fast for a few more months just to make sure. And no cheating!

  • PickyPecker
  • PickyPecker
  • TexasBoy

    So Australian Catholics aren’t going to eat anything for the entire month of October? Or is a fake fast, like giving up red meat for lent?

    • BudClark

      Older Catholics (at least in the U.S.) will remember that there were two “Black Fast” days … nothing to eat or drink until after sunset, like Ramadan: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

      Christmas EVE was also a day of ABSTINENCE (no flesh meat) … my Italian parish used to have their BIG Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve … all fancy fish, seafood, and pasta.

  • Christopher
  • JoeMyGod
    • Natty Enquirer

      The usual roadmap of passive-aggression.

    • Treant

      If they really meant that shit, they’d vote Yes.

      Also, Catholic “fasting” is “not being a glutton during the day.” As noted, I’ve been fasting for thirty years.

      In fact, it’s meaningless, but I dedicate that thirty year fast to the Yes crowd. You can have it–360 months to counter 360 hateful “christians.” Symbolism matters.

    • The_Wretched

      I guess I’ll spend a brief moment thinking I rather these people quit trying to interfere with lives that aren’t there’s and stopped being assholes. on the 15th, I’ll take a moment to decry their ‘one size fits all’ version of sexuality and interpersonal relationships. on the 22nd I’ll think about Darth Vader and his plans for humanity. Just for fun, I’ll tell a christian that the Cthulhu mythos is actually true and HPLovecraft was their prophet and invite them down to a swamp for naked dancing and analog music by unskilled individuals.

  • barrixines

    The brass neck of these Papist rapists.

  • Lars Littlefield

    General Rules
    You can live 3 weeks without food
    You can live 3 days without water
    You can live 3 minutes without air.

    Yup. 30 days should be good.

  • Kevin Perez
    • Tawreos

      My dog does this all the time and after 9 years, there is not one time that it has failed to make me laugh

      • FAEN

        Dog is love.

  • Gigi

    A month of fasting? Very few people could survive an entire month without food. Which is why I fully support this proposal!

    • Natty Enquirer

      Like most things Catholic, it’s way easier than you think. You get one full meal per day with two smaller meals that add up to less than one full meal.

      • Ann Kah

        Oh, that’s cheating!

      • Mike__in_Houston

        A standard full meal or a Matt Barber full meal?

  • Todd20036

    You know, Yom Kippur is coming and that holiday calls for a day of fasting and prayer.
    And I’m not doing that crap either.

  • aar9n
  • Blake J Butler

    He isn’t a homophobical god, if so why are asses so plump on football players and why do we have pleasure sensors in our bums????

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d9e676993b94a9342d02101e976df8869271def828ceaf95e05d0805b257dc93.jpg

    • TexasBoy

      If God didn’t want us looking, he shouldn’t have invented jock straps.

      • Blake J Butler

        Or at least black jockstraps with white football pants.

      • jmax

        Jocks are like a beautiful frame around a perfect work of art.

    • Ken M

      Wouldn’t be any fasting around here. Too bad that’s not the Australian version of football. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bq_jHMRIEAAu9em.jpg

  • barrixines

    $268 million pay out by the Catholic Church in Australia for incidents of sexual abuse between 1980 and 2015 and counting. Get tae fuck.

  • HZ81

    You cats do that. Try no water or air, too.

  • PickyPecker
  • Ken M

    So sports shouldn’t get involved politically, but the church can. This is sounding more familiar by the moment. I just hope it all turns out the same and they legalize Same Sex Marriage as well. Fasting, for a month, good luck with that.

  • Westcoast88

    More food for everybody else

  • FAEN

    Margret Court-PLEASE follow this example. Rely only on your Bible for sustenance.

    I can’t wait for your name to be ripped off that stadium. You bring shame to the game, to the Open, to Australia and to humanity.

  • Highmoremotel

    I hope the starve.

  • Michael

    And how much fasting and praying did they do to stop raping 8 year old boys?

  • Ann Kah

    A month of fasting? That should result in a significant reduction of Christians.

    • Tawreos

      It would just increase the amount of christians that lie about fasting.

  • Tawreos

    Maybe if the entire catholic church gave up raping kids and admitted to all the times kids have been raped they might get their wish. I really hope they try it.

  • Sam_Handwich

    i’m torn between fasting and making a nice big bowl of dehydrated Armageddon slop

  • Friday

    Of course by ‘fasting’ they probably mean ‘Pretend to give up chocolate, mostly, so it’ll feel like denying the civil rights of others is important to you.’

    • Ann Kah

      I can get as far as “pretend to give up chocolate”, but that’s only if there is an acceptable licorice or butterscotch alternative.

      • Friday

        I dunno, I’m not big on sweets and frankly do more serious fasting by *accident* than these publicity stunts involve. (My appetite goes AWOL pretty regularly cause of a chronic health thing, so I have to pay attention to how long since I last ate. Or I’ll forget, so I’m not too impressed by these things. 🙂 )

        • Silver Badger

          Low blood sugar is a drag!

          • Friday

            Yeah, that’s often my first clue. 🙂 It’s kind of a drawback of being single: I’d usually do the cooking so as long as Herself got hungry I wouldn’t forget. 🙂

        • Treant

          Waves hands. Gastritis. I tend to eat a lot of roughage or skip meals.

          • Friday

            Yeah, for me it’s an autoimmune thing. A lot of lupus in the family, so it’s somewhere along those lines: anywhere there’s a lot of cell turnover, like your joints, skin, or stomach lining can be a bit of an issue.

    • Treant

      You’re allowed a “light” lunch (not generally defined) and delay dinner until after sunset, which is supposed to be “sensible.” They don’t really define sensible in this instance, either.

      I skipped lunch today–I wasn’t hungry–and have appointments at 3;30 PM and 6 PM. I won’t eat until well after dark. I fasted.

  • Rex

    For people who claim that God has everything under control and his will will be done, they sure seem to worry a lot.

  • Michael

    If God was homophobic He would NOT have made gay men so f’n pretty.

  • Ben in Oakland

    So, if despite all your prayers and fasting, despite your claims about god’s plan, despite your animus, despite your weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, marriage equality does indeed pass in Australia, will you admit:

    god doesn’t agree with you?

    That you cannot order god around?

    That prayers and fasting are useless to change either of the first two?

    That you are liars?

    that you could have been praying for an end to war, famine and hatred?
    That you are total assholes?

    Nah, you’ll just whine that everyone was against you, yadayadayada our sinful and fallen world, sexual immorality, we’re being persecuted!!!!

  • JustDucky

    They should focus on the things they can change: child molestation, for example.

  • sfjohn

    and nevermind what we do to little boys…………..

  • barrixines

    Two thirds of Australian Catholics support marriage equality. The rest of you are going to have to fast for three times as long to make up for them.

    • Circ09

      Let’s just hope those 2/3 check the right box and then bother to mail it in.

  • clay

    Australia is in the middle of a government mandated postal survey to decide the future of marriage between a man and a woman Lie Number 1. The polls are predicting a defeat for those who believe in the biblical definition of marriage Lie Number 2.

    Geeze, two of ’em right out of the starting blocks.

  • clay
  • Nic Peterson

    Does this qualify as doing the same thing over and over expecting different results?

  • Talisman

    Yes, stop eating for a few months. Let’s see how that works for you.

  • Ken M
    • Treant

      Do all Australians have blurry genitals? Is that…er…congenital? 🙂

      • jmax

        Either that or they’re hung like Ken dolls.

      • Reality.Bites

        It’s definitely not a pro.

    • Ken M

      suppused to be a gif : (

      • kelven

        Clicking on it directly animates it. 🙂

        • Ken M

          Now I feel better, thanks 😉

  • Statistics Palin

    So, why don’t you slimy Catholic priest fucks give up ass-raping little boys before you tell everyone else how to live?

  • fred mecoy

    First, you should declare a three-month moratorium on child-rape and cover-up. Then come back and we’ll talk about my fasting

  • Silver Badger

    May the christian god treat his followers exactly as they treat others.

  • Uncle Mark

    Since these churches are all “gay” for inserting themselves into other people’s private lives, then what’s stopping the rest of us from inserting ourselves into their cult services? If churches want to insert themselves into the politics affecting non-Catholic’s lives, then they should be prepared for non-Catholics to insert themselves into their churches to disrupt their lives

    • David Walker

      Perhaps they need a new approach to fundraising for this end-of-the-world, “god loves all his children…except you” campaign. If they only had “praise” services.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n453yVHMpbw

  • Adam King

    Go ahead and starve yourselves while you do your meaningless mumbling, assholes.

  • Adam King

    The sensible people should declare a month of feasting and dancing.

    • Friday

      Come hang with us Pagans, it’s like half the year is about one harvest festival or another. 🙂 (Well, if we ever get a minute we ain’t working. 🙂 )

  • TampaDink

    How about months of prayers & fasting for the victims of pedophile clergy? How about fasting & prayers for cardinal pell’s eventual imprisonment?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtHOmforqxk

  • TheManicMechanic

    Too bad these stupid Catholics never heard the directives given to them by their handlers. A month with no food and doing nothing but praying will do this world a whole lot of good. We’ll be rid of a lot of the people causing the problems. Except, of course, the numerous ones endemic to the cult that never saw an all-you-can-eat buffet they could pass up.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    “Australia is in the middle of a government mandated postal survey to decide the future of marriage between a man and a woman.”

    Ummm, no. The postal survey has nothing to do with the future of marriage between a man and a woman. Thanks for playing, though.

  • -M-

    “The polls are predicting a defeat for those who believe in the biblical definition of marriage.”

    No, for those who want to force their personal ‘religious’ views on others. And that defeat would be a good thing, another step foward for everyone’s civil rights.

  • Joseph Miceli

    How about a month of prayer and fasting so that the Lord will stop you clowns from fucking little kids? No? Well, I’m sure you know best. To paraphrase America’s Best Christian™ Betty Bowers, God slept through the Holocaust, but I’m sure he’ll be motivated to intervene to stop all this butt sechs.

  • Dom Saunders

    Good. Prayer is ultimately nothing and if it keeps them from voting, go right ahead and let them pray to their sky fairy.

  • Nowhereman

    This is one of the many reasons that I don’t take my treasures to the Salvation Army Thrift store. I donate them to a local secular charity that supports our senior service center.

  • infmom

    I am eagerly waiting to see what they do when the plan fails.

  • stuckinthewoods

    I will promise not to eat Vegemite in the entire month of October.

  • Smith_90125

    How about they go three months without food? I’d be happy to help prevent them from giving in to temptation. It would be satanic to give them food.

  • scorpiomike

    Let’s agree… The gays get to change the definition of marriage and the jeebies get to change the definition of fasting! /snark

  • edrex
  • ClevelandJim

    Copycat fasting. C’mon Bish, your loons tried that here. You need to come up with something more original.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    A month? Come on, really go for it, try a year…yeah, that ought to do it.

  • MBear

    Dont they have kiddie diddling to cover up?

  • Jefe5084

    the priests and other “holy men” of the church want to save all the boys for themselves.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Same sex marriage= fasting and praying… sexual abuse of minors= fake bankruptcy and moving of priests to new locations…. Ok got it.

  • Beto

    The nerve of those priests!

  • BearEyes

    Don’t these guys have some meat pies to make in Russia?

  • Lizard

    I’d just like to point out that a Christian bitching about someone else “redefining marriage” is hilarious, considering the idea is much, much older than Christianity.

  • 2patricius2

    Start this campaign with the bishops. Let them fast from all food and drink for a month. And let them even more fast from talking about things they know nothing about.

  • Michael R

    They say 5 years of fasting is more effective .

  • Ken M

    “Come on down on Sunday, and for a small fee, we’ll give you bread and wine.” By the end of the month, they will be in body and blood mode.

  • acde

    How about about the catholic church abstaining from Boy Buggery for a month as a means to priestly sanctification and embracing of the holy spirit?

  • AtticusP

    Waste of time of course, but maybe a few Aussies will lose a little weight.

  • BudClark

    Hurting one’s self to please a god is as old as religion.

  • The Catholic Church has been so supportive of gays. At least since the Inquisition. Take me, for example. When I was sixteen I went and confessed my deep, dark secret to Pastor Kelly, and told me if I just took vitamins I wouldn’t be gay anymore. And the Church so kindly offered me great happiness in the next world if I would just be willing to remain miserable for the rest of my life in this one. Why, the Church has always had my best interests at heart. They even went to the trouble of pushing Prop 8 to save me from myself. And they don’t just concern themselves with Catholic gays. No, they try to save gays of any and all religions from getting married. Atheists too. You don’t have to be Catholic to benefit from the Church’s deep concern for the way gay people live. And now they want to do the same for Australians. It’s such a universal Church! Always out to help the gay folks! Maybe it’s because so many priests and bishops and cardinals are hypocritical closet cases who are just trying to make up for their shortcomings by intervening in the lives of total strangers?

  • So they’re going to STFU and starve themselves?

    Glory!

    • motordog

      Praise!

  • I know a few Catholic Bishops and Cardinals who could use some fasting.

  • Maybe Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone could help Australia out. He has lots of experience with gay marriage. He’s the author of California’s Prop 8. Maybe we can send him down under for awhile. But careful, Australia! He got driving drunk late one night with a young seminarian in the car. And that was before Prop 8 got shot down by the courts. God knows how he’s driving now!

    • grada3784

      His mama was there to chaperone her Sally.

      • She was indeed, the lovely old dear. But after dropping her off, Lord knows the goings on! ;0)

  • TKW

    You know if they tried maybe fasting for a month or so it would be even better. No food or water. One month should be more than enough. 🙂

  • JT

    AUSTRALIA: Catholic Church Calls For Month Of Prayer And Fasting To Stop Same-Sex Marriage

    If Aussie priests’ mouths aren’t full of food, they’ll be full of something else.

    • grada3784

      Altar boys aren’t as fattening as a full meal. Think of them as a light lunch.

  • Dean Cameron

    Skipping Lunch is the perfect way to prevent total strangers from marrying.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Australia is in the middle of a government mandated postal survey to decide the future of marriage between a man and a woman

    That’s a lie. That’s not what this plebby shite is about.

    this call for prayer and fasting

    I hope everyone brainwashed and stupid enough to play along with this charade suffers to the maximum possible degree from hunger.

  • motordog

    What pussies…
    When Buddhist monks protest, they’ve been known to set themselves on fire. Come on, Catholics… Don’t you guys love martyrs? No one ever prayed to Saint So-And-So of the Missed Lunch.

  • bambinoitaliano

    How about fasting until their child molesting priests willingly surface and surrendering to the authority?

  • sisterfalconer
  • mark99k

    Who the hell is persuaded by that droning pious background music? I like to think that, if I were on the fence, it would repulse me so thoroughly I’d vote Yes out of spite. (OK, if I were on the fence I’d be a consummate idiot, but still…)

  • jonfromcalifornia

    American christofascists tried the same thing – it did not work… LOL

  • JAKvirginia

    Okay… this isn’t edgy or snark and I’m getting tired of saying it but here goes.

    Marriage is contract law. Just like setting up a partnership in business. Since it’s a verbal contract there must be witnesses and documents to sign. Religion has nothing to do with it and the RCC knows that. They keep trying to claim sovereignty over something they have no legal involvement in. Marriage is a civil union and a civil right regulated by the state. Enough already.

  • I think it more productive to reserve anger for the administration of the Church, rather than its congregants, who aren’t represented accurately by these kinds of pronouncements to the media. In poll after poll, it has been clear, that the majority of Catholics support full LGBT equality, including same-sex marriage.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I don’t know. They still keep going to church and tithing. Their numbers and their $$$ contributions powers the church.

      • Bj Lincoln

        Exactly! If you don’t agree with the teachings, why call yourself a catholic and keep supporting the church?

        • Beats me, but they are behind many of the biggest reforms, e.g. Labor Party in Australia, many are Catholic. How many Catholics do you imagine really obey the Church’s teaching against Birth Control, and Divorce?

          Change will come over time, as it has in the past.

    • EastCoastJ

      How DARE you point out the truth on THIS blog ?!

  • Mike Knife

    The president should call For a Month Of Prayer And Fasting To Stop Catholic pedophile priest.

  • bsinps

    You just go ahead and do that
    😁😁😁

  • andrew

    For the Australian Catholic Hierarchy to call for a month of prayer and fasting to prevent people of the same sex from marrying is beneath contempt. This is the same crowd that a 2013 Australian government investigation reported covered up the sexual abuse of 4.444 minors by 1,880 Catholic priest over decades and that 40% of the Catholic Brothers belonging to the order St John of God Brothers have been accused of abuse of minors. Currently the senior Australian Roman Catholic Prelate Cardinal George Pell has been charged with sexual abuse of minors. It is reported that his sexual abuse of minors began early in his priestly career and continued until he became the Archbishop of Melbourne. There are multiple charges and multiple complainants.One would think that those Catholic Bishops would spend their month of prayer and fasting begging for forgiveness for their sins and not trying to stop adults who are in love from marrying. They deserve everlasting shame.

  • Bj Lincoln

    Marriage and families are a blessing unless you are the same gender. Then your marriage is an abomination and your family will all go to hell no matter how much in love or how great you are as parents. All this is dictated by a group of men wearing dresses who deny themselves relationships and sex creating an underground system of sexually abusing children and covering for each other. These sick men lie about following a very old book, have conned people into believing what ever they say and are sitting on a ton of tax free money, jewelry and property. It makes me sick that anyone gives them money and claims to follow their teachings.

  • Alexodia

    The Church needs to give up kids for lent. Then forever

  • SDG

    Ha, with the way that the Catholic church “fasts”, it will never work.

  • J Ascher

    I think these people should fast until Judgement Day!

  • John Calendo

    Yeah, prayer and fasting, that always works.

  • kiprian

    Then again the Jesuits seem to have a very different opinion: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-college-leaders-support-gay-marriage-in-australia

  • xzargo

    I hope you fucking starve to death you goddam morons.

  • JCF
  • Gregok
  • grada3784

    How about a year of prayer and fasting to purge the predators out of the priesthood?

  • David Reid

    It’s a good thing nothing fails like prayer.