So why then, in the time since, has the pro-homosexualist case been given so much space on Eureka Street and Cath News?
Both of these organizations are listed in the Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia.
Eureka Street (run by the Jesuits) appears under Catholic Media.
Cath News (Church Resources) under the category of 'Organizations having Liaison with the Bishops Conference' (along with organizations such as the National Vocations Office, Catholic Mission, and more).
Yet both consistently promote points of view at odds with Catholic teaching.
I noted yesterday last Thursday's pair of articles over at Eureka Street advocating for homosexual marriage to be recognised. And today at Cath News we are graced with a blog post that attempts to utterly distort the plain meaning of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in order to attack Cardinal Pell's defence of exemptions from anti-discrimination legislation for Catholic institutions - exemptions that attempt to protect our children from the advocacy of lifestyles at odds with church teaching.
Ironically, perhaps, the excellent ABC religion and ethics site has consistently provided a much more balanced set of offerings on the homosexualist debate. I'd particularly recommend a read of Gordon Preece's response to Michael Kirby. Apart from anything else it makes clear just how far Protestant ideas have infiltrated Catholic thinking!
If we want to truly launch the New Evangelization, we need to evangelize ourselves first. We need to clean house.
Time for the bishops to act.