One day Barnaby and I were swimming on the Sunshine Coast.
We saw a big bloke getting swept out to sea. He was struggling and going under. He was dying.
Barnaby didn't hesitate. He swam a bit faster than me out to the bloke and I'll never forget what he said as he saved him, "Don't f*ckin' pull me under or I'll punch your lights out, just let me grab you".
That bloke owes his life to Barnaby Joyce.
We owe him too.
The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP
Federal Member for New England
Monday, 30 May 2022
STATEMENT ON LEADERSHIP OF THE NATIONALS
I suppose you think I am sad. Not really.
I gave every ounce of my energy to make sure that I looked after the people of regional Australia, the people in the small family businesses, the people in the weatherboard and iron, the people on the farms, making sure that we drove the investments to take their standard of living ahead.
I want to congratulate David, Perin and Bridget. They have a mighty task ahead of them and I will give them all the support I can.
Now, I have a chance to get back to my second greatest love, after my family, and that is my beloved people of New England, where I will have more time to get around my electorate and to be a person of service to them.
Thank you for all your support, I look forward to continuing on my work on behalf of my nation and on behalf of my electorate.
Catholic mass converting to Celebration Of Woke - Welcome to Country, God gets regendered, climate refugees - all the trendy Teal topics
The Catholic Church is not happy with you just praying to God.
So they've got the consultants in to run trendy workshops to get more LIKEs on social media.
The tone and impact of the language of .....“Church teachings”, is judgemental, demeaning, and hurtful.
It's not inclusive. So even God gets regendered:
That the language of God in all documents, homilies and utterings of our Church be inclusive. The exclusively naming of God as male makes it very difficult for male and female victims and their families. Let us reject the exclusive language that can offend
Here's the inclusive, PowerPoint friendly timeline towards a new Catholic mass:
And here's a report on the Church's deliberations in which one could be forgiven for hoping God might feature.
The opening session each day began with a Welcome to Country, spoken from various regions of Australia. Indigenous voices, both young and old, paid respects to Elders past, present and emerging, welcomed the Members of the Plenary Council to the day’s gathering, and invited all of us to a time of quiet and prayer. As Members offered their reflections day by day, they regularly acknowledged the Indigenous peoples of the land from which they were speaking.
There's a catalogue of every trendy issue known to, ahem, Christendom here
I've waded through it. For my penance, I've given myself a few Our Fathers and Hail Mary's until the woke mind-numbing trendy Teal infection clears.
Here's a taste of the proposed All New Catholic Mass.
Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians of the land prominently and appropriately; verbal acknowledgement prior to meetings and Mass
The Uluru Statement from the Heart: It is recommended that an appropriate process be determined for our Church to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart. A First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution and a Makarrata that would undertake a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about our history is important for our nation.
Cultural awareness training to be undertaken by clergy, religious and lay workers to enable more effective and appropriate ministry.
Creating a Welcoming Space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The use of symbols and rituals in the Catholic liturgical context facilitate a welcoming environment for Indigenous peoples.
On The Weather
Response to the Cry of the Earth is a call to equitably address climate change, biodiversity loss and ecological sustainability.
The call to ecological conversion expressed in Laudato Si’ provides inspiration and encouragement for developing sustainable ecological strategies adapted to our lands and climate conditions. Our Church’s responses in this area should be undertaken in close partnership with First Nations People and consider ecological conversion, sustainability and economic development.
We need to be a persistent voice for climate refugees, particularly those of Oceania who watch their homelands destroyed by rising waters. Responding to the needs of those displaced because of climate-related catastrophes is “at the heart of being a credible and witnessing Church, a caring and inclusive ecclesial community”.
Relatively comfortable urban parishes could accept the challenge of partnering with other parishes to help vulnerable groups and those on the periphery of society (locally, regionally, in remote areas and overseas).
The tone and impact of the language of Church spokespersons and others declaring what they call “Church teachings”, is judgemental, demeaning, and hurtful. It is simply not enough to say that everyone is loved by God and then draw a line in the sand over the full participation in the faith community of our “rainbow” sisters and brothers, daughters and sons, grandchildren, and friends.
The experiences of “rainbow” people in our Church have been fraught and still are overshadowed by discrimination, even exclusion. We have a lot to learn from wider society. The stigma and barriers surrounding LGBTIQA+ people have been rapidly dismantling in recent years as enlightened understandings are assimilated.
There's much, much, much more from the Woke encyclopaedia.
More of everything, except God. He's (sorry, xi) has had to take a back seat on account of no room at the inn.
The heart of a thriving free-market economy is competition - I don't want to 'seize opportunities' with government
That's him - confirm his date of birth 15 April 1940 here.
Out with the severance-packaged-old and in with the new.
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