20 Dec 2012

BY RICHARD WHITE “Sinite parvulos venire ad me ...” For some reason the words of the Introit – I am using the old language – come to me. The words are from the Mass for the Feast of St John the Baptist De La Salle, founder of the De

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20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL MULLINS America’s James Martin SJ has a story that Cardinal Carlo Martini faked the extent of his illness at the 2005 conclave to ensure he was not elected. It is from Martini’s American Jesuit superior at the Biblical Institute in

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20 Dec 2012

BY CHRISTINE HOGAN The mainstream media was full at the weekend with news from the dark side of social media. The focus was on TV personality Charlotte Dawson, and her struggle with people who urged her to “go hang herself” and worse on

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20 Dec 2012

BY MARK JOHNSON Recent CathNews articles about the forthcoming tour of Australia of the forearm of St Francis Xavier (pictured) have unleashed a torrent of reaction.  There have been expressions of disgust and revulsion, as well as concern about what

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20 Dec 2012

BY JOHN RYAN Kerry Packer wasn’t the first to introduce revolutionary changes to save the game of cricket and raise it to new heights. For many years new male babies in England were given a bat, a ball and three stumps to play with.  The idea

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20 Dec 2012

BY ANN RENNIE It’s an ordinary Melbourne day in the middle of winter; the sort of day for hot chocolate and warm jumpers and gentle mooching around bookshops. It’s the sort of day – as most days are – that is waiting for something

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20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL MULLINS In his homily at St Joseph’s Newtown yesterday, Sydney priest Peter Maher pointed to the role of the “culture of clericalism” in sexual abuse. Publishing the text on his blog, he said there’s an absence of

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20 Dec 2012

BY DAVID TIMBS Carlo Martini SJ was one of the very few high-profile Catholic leaders who did not indulge in the rhetoric of rupture and discontinuity which has become central to Catholic apologetic  discourse since Benedict XVI was

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20 Dec 2012

BY GARRY EVERETT "The Church is Dead!" This exclamation is not a byte from last night’s TV news. Nor is it an utterance by a doomsday alarmist.  The words ”The Church is dead” were uttered by an elderly priest – Fr Pete Chiara

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20 Dec 2012

BY DRASKO DIZDAR It’s the unexpected, the unplanned, even the unwanted that often moves us most.  A few days ago as I wandered through the darkness of the Holy Sepulchre – thick with incense, pilgrims, prayers and camera clicks – I

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20 Dec 2012

BY ANN RENNIE I was never much of a Science student. I remember being careful with a Bunsen burner and undertaking experiments with chemicals in pipettes in the laboratory and trying to learn by heart the periodic table, but the Science of my school days

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