0803-blog-l
06 Apr 2010
0803-blog-l

There is too much emphasis on virginity. Now that I have your attention, and because I don't mind an each-way bet, on the other hand I don't think there's enough emphasis. So that nobody is in any doubt, I believe unequivocally in the Immaculate

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0802-blog-l
06 Apr 2010
0802-blog-l

Elections. They are the strongest symbol of democracy. Although they galvanise opposing understandings of how best a nation, a state, a town should be run, they are, at the moment, the best opportunity we have of ensuring a degree of fair go for all in our

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0806-blog-l
06 Apr 2010
0806-blog-l

One of the spiritually nourishing rituals of working in a Catholic school is the small inbuilt time for prayer in morning homeroom. It’s a rite of greeting, a space in the day cleared just for God, a welcoming of him into our daily lives. It may

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0813-blog-l
06 Apr 2010
0813-blog-l

Every school day when I was a little kid, my dad used to drop me off on his way to work in the city. I loved those times when I had him all to myself and I could get to work as a junior inquisitor about the things he knew about and I was beginning to

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0812-blog-l
06 Apr 2010
0812-blog-l

Recently I attended a gathering of nearly two hundred of our Sisters who live and work in the NSW province.  On the second day we were invited to work towards an agenda for the next hundred years of our congregation.  A casual observer

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0811-blog-l
06 Apr 2010
0811-blog-l

I was going to talk about the devil today but he can go to you-know-where. I will visit him (or her? - now there's an interesting thought) another day. After our previous heavy-going exercise on our God-given sex drive we need – well I do – to

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0810-blog-l
06 Apr 2010
0810-blog-l

In May, Spain's Oficina de Peregrinos issued approximately 1000 compostelas – permits for pilgrims walking in the footsteps of St James – every day. That's a far cry from 35 years ago when 690 pilgrims were recorded for the entire

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0809-blog-l
06 Apr 2010
0809-blog-l

Newspapers have said a lot about the 'real' Julia Gillard lately. The Chaser's current political series Yes We Canberra juxtaposed the old Julia with her newest incarnation for laughs; by all accounts, they look pretty similar.   However, this idea

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06 Apr 2010

In June of this year, from the Basilica of St Paul-Outside-the-walls in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI announced his intention to establish a new pontifical council. That council is to focus upon the address of the “progressive secularisation” of once

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0817-blog-l
06 Apr 2010
0817-blog-l

I was initially taken aback, some years ago, when an elderly Catholic unionist in Lithgow stated: “I learnt my practical Christianity through the union, for the union cared more for the poor and vulnerable than many Church

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0819-blog-l
06 Apr 2010
0819-blog-l

Recently, the editor of CathBlog wrote to the Office for the Participation of Women (OPW) remarking that most of the writers for CathBlog are clergy and lay men. I too had noticed this, and have also noticed the same trend in other publications that I read

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