||[Aug. 6th, 2006|04:24 pm]
Link to (the) Hon Peter Breen's letter to his Holiness the Pope
On several occasions I have witnessed breast beating in the foyer of the club, and I do feel you are sending the wrong message altogether to these good people.
Perhaps, Holy Father, you would like me to take up this matter with your representative in Sydney, the Most Reverend Dr. George Pell. I did consider contacting His Grace, but this week in Sydney is Mardi Gras, and I expect His Grace is busy with the parade. I understand the gay and lesbian community will introduce a special float to mark His Grace’s recent installation as Archbishop of Sydney.
Mind you, the archbishop did step on a few toes with his comment that homosexuality is a greater health hazard than cigarette smoking, and for that, it could be argued, he has earned his place in the Mardi Gras parade.
Whatever the archbishop might have told you about the Mardi Gras, at the end of the day it is a celebration of life, while drinking and gambling for many unfortunate people is living death. For this reason alone I urge you to consider a papal decree to ban the display of your photograph in the foyer of the Campbelltown Catholic Club.
An unusual man who has unfortunately seemingly sent himself into political oblivion. Peter is the MP who sent me a Christmas Card (2005) and with whom I've had a limited exchange of correspondence. The last I heard from news reports was that he had been admitted to hospital.
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