Image: Google --- BY GARRY EVERETT Sometimes the import of a message is best communicated through the emotions, rather than the reasons. When we try to explain what ‘the new life of Easter’ is really like, we stumble in our attempts to use

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BY JOHN RYAN New experiences beyond the age of 70 that impact significantly on one’s life are rare. I often think about experiences that might provide me with a deeper understanding of my faith. Flying in a glider was one such experience but until a

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BY DAMIEN BRENNAN Our presence to others can be a both an affirming and a challenging thing. Sometimes we are ‘in the zone’, aware of and engaging well with others. At other times the distractions of life, or the many gadgets we carry with us,

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BY JOEL HODGE At Jesus’ death, the Gospels recount cosmic and liturgical acts occurring, such as the temple veil being torn in two. These acts present to us the fulfilment of God’s action in history in which God is present to and reconciled with

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BY BRIAN DOYLE You know what no one talks about when they talk about the Mass? The panoply of scents, the plethora of sensory adventures through the doors of your nose, the layered and complex and lovely subtle messages you smell in Mass. For instance: the

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BY DANIEL ANG Intense discussion about reform in the Catholic Church has accompanied the first weeks of Pope Francis’ pontificate and finds additional impetus here in Australia with the commencement of a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to

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