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BY CARMEL PILCHER About two years ago our cousin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He hadn’t been well for some time and eventually the tests were conclusive. Our cousin is a man in the prime of his life, and with three young children.
BY TERESA PIROLA Mary, the mother of Jesus, was Jewish. Her religious worldview was shaped by the covenant of Sinai, the narratives of the Hebrew scriptures, the rituals and festivals of Judaism, and ethical observance of Torah. She would have
BY CHRISTINE HOGAN Doing something new always involves risk. Will it work out the way you intended, the way you hoped, the way you prayed, it would? In the end, though, you do it – and trust in God about the outcome. That was the process here at
BY MICHAEL MULLINS Sentire Cum Ecclesia has been engaged in a dialogue with his 13 year old daughter on sexual ethics, including homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The experience has convinced him of the need for a program on the Theology of the Body for
BY EVAN ELLIS For the next six weeks we will all be hearing a lot about Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion appeal. This year the theme is “If you want peace, work for justice.” The words echo Isaiah’s prophecy that "Justice will
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