URGENT: Oppose Euthanasia in NSW by 11 October 2021
September 29, 2021
Family and life, Bishop Brian Mascord
Help Stop the move to make Assisted Suicide a reality in NSW.
As people of faith we are called to stand up for the sanctity of life and oppose ‘the culture of death’.
Bishop Mascord urges the faithful to contact their state MPs without delay, asking them to vote NO. Advocates of Assisted Suicide, are similarly working very hard to influence local MP’s and without similar efforts for those who uphold the value of life from conception to natural death, it is likely that this terrible bill will become law.
Click below to download the details of your State MP as well as speaking points for a phone call, which is by far the most impactful form of communication. Emailing is a less weighty but still a valuable option. This is a most urgent call to brave action, with this bill infringing many religious freedoms and worse still the sanctity of human life.
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Our diocesan logo is theologically rich and very succinct. As a hand, it depicts our mission as a diocese and as individuals within the diocese, of bearing (bringing, carrying) Christ’s love to one another and to the world around us. In this, we are the hand of Jesus Christ, and we are offering ourselves to him so that he might work through us.
We can be the bearers of his love only as a response to his call and in the strength of his grace. We are reminded of this in two ways—through the symbol of the dove (the Holy Spirit) also present in the logo, and by the incorporation of the cross that segments the logo. The presence of the cross is a reminder that bearing the love of Christ will inevitably cost us if we live it authentically. However, in the way that the Cross is the portent of redemption and life—an echo of the tree of life in the book of Genesis—so becoming bearers of the love of Christ will also bring us to life.
The four fingers of the hand also represent the four regions of our diocese. The first is bluerepresenting the beautiful water of the Shoalhaven. The second is a blue and green combination representing the waters and escarpment of the Illawarra. The third is greendepicting the hills and plains of the Macarthur. The fourth is dark green illustrating the forests of the Southern Highlands.