20 Dec 2012

BY CHRISTINE HOGAN When I was a child, I was fascinated by my parents’ photograph albums.  I could sit with them for hours, as they talked about people long gone, places they left long ago. There were little, ageing prints of distant (to me)

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20 Dec 2012

BY GARRY EVERETT In a recent interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Sr Joan Chittister used the term “radical patriarchy” to describe the Vatican system which pronounced judgement on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

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20 Dec 2012

BY JUDITH LYNCH The droppings along the verandah tell their own story: we have house guests. In an area where there are hundreds of trees, lofty perches with views to die for, these pigeons prefer the ledged under-hang of our flat roofed house. 

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20 Dec 2012

BY DRASKO DIZDAR Over the next three years we have an opportunity to reflect on the Second Vatican Council as we commemorate fifty years since it took place. One of its principle concerns was “the restoration of unity among all Christians”

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20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL MULLINS Following Friday’s Colorado cinema massacre, America’s James Martin SJ blogs on gun control. I am not a political person ... Many of my political opinions, then, are formed by my religious ideals ... A respect for the

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20 Dec 2012

BY LOUISE McKEOGH From where we live you sometimes get a beautiful view of the sunset over the Blue Mountains. It’s a chance to enjoy God’s beauty and creation in an otherwise fairly rundown suburban area.  These sunny Sydney winter days

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20 Dec 2012

BY GABRIELLE McMULLEN “Now is the time for each local Church to assess its fervour and find fresh enthusiasm for its spiritual and pastoral responsibilities.” (Novo Millennio Ineunte, n.3) In 2011 I was invited to join the Australian Catholic

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20 Dec 2012

BY LUCIA NARDO Every night for the past few weeks I've been handwriting letters to my late mother, whose anniversary it is today (26 July). In them, I tell her about our family's life and how much she is loved and missed.  Writing to someone who has

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20 Dec 2012

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE As I collapsed into a pew in yet another Spanish cathedral, I was irrationally irritated.  How is all this awesome magnificence relevant to what is happening in our beleaguered world? Is this the same Spain that is causing world

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20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL MULLINS “Olympic liturgy” is the title of Pádraig McCarthy’s Association of Catholic Priests blog on Danny Boyle, the artistic director of Saturday morning’s Opening Ceremony. Boyle was born in Lancashire but both

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20 Dec 2012

BY RICHARD WHITE I used to be terribly anxious. Now, I am only anxious. This is a great grace.   If you have been, or are, anxious you know what I mean. That restless, always present wariness can infect all of one’s days and hours. Anxiety can

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