Challenges to Christian Anthropology: A Canon Law Perspective


In this presentation, Fr Mark Podesta explores marriage from a canon law perspective. Fr Mark provides some valuable insights on how Catholic thinkers might address the contemporary push for same-sex marriage. He also outlines how changes in civil law regarding same-sex marriage, adoption or gender fluidity will impact the Catholic Church.

In this podcast:
    • 2:20: What is God’s intention for humanity?
    • 4:04: Relativism and it’s dangers.
    • 6:51: Freedom
      • 8:09: What is freedom in the Australian Constitution and how does it differ from freedom in the American Constitution?
      • 12:36: What is the Christian understanding of freedom?
    • 20:31: How do we address the push for same-sex marriage in contemporary society today?
    • 25:44: How might changes in civil law impact the Catholic Church?
    • 30:22: What’s the way forward for us?


This presentation was part of The Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies’ 2016 Colloquium on the theme “The nature of men and women: complementary but different”, hosted in Hobart, Australia.

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