20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL MULLINS US TV comic Stephen Colbert made news on Friday night when he made an out of character serious observation: “I love my church – warts and all”.  America Magazine’s James Martin SJ has a detailed account of

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20 Dec 2012

BY GABRIELLE McMULLEN I am currently in Germany and staying in the Moselle Valley. At summer’s end, the vines are heavy with grapes and the twin towns of Bernkastel-Kues are in the midst of their annual wine festival. At the same time the wider

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20 Dec 2012

BY MAURIZIO PETTENA Last Friday, the first 50 asylum seekers arrived on Nauru. What will happen to them? The moral question surrounding this policy is: whether the detention of asylum seekers on Nauru is justified, if it means no more lives will be lost

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20 Dec 2012

BY DAMIEN BRENNAN On a recent Friday evening, twelve males gathered for a meal in an upper room. It was Lygon Street, Carlton, not Jerusalem; and it was fine Italian fare, not tasty Middle Eastern. This sense of irony is helpful, although no one dropped

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20 Dec 2012

BY BRIAN DOYLE Went to a baptism the other day, in a lovely old empty echoing church, on one of those brilliant afternoons when the sun comes in through the old mullioned windows so powerfully it looks like gold bars or huge beams of butter.  I am

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20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL MULLINS In his Media Watch Dog blog over the past two weeks, Gerard Henderson has blogged on what he sees as the hostility against the Catholic Church of journalist David Marr. Most recently, he has questioned what he sees to be Marr’s

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20 Dec 2012

BY NOEL CONNOLLY One thing that concerns me about many people who talk about “New Evangelisation” is that they talk almost exclusively about what the Church has to give and rarely about what it might have to learn. I hear almost nothing

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20 Dec 2012

BY PATRICIA MOWBRAY You know that saying, “God works in mysterious ways”? Well, let me tell you a story!  Last Friday, my husband Glenn and I had the privilege of attending the launch of the annual Catholic Social Justice Statement,

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20 Dec 2012

BY LUCIA NARDO The Central Hall at Australian Catholic University’s Melbourne Campus (St Patrick’s), is a sea of black waves as the academic robes of excited graduands billow, never succeeding in cloaking their nervous energy.  Flashes of

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20 Dec 2012

BY ERWIN CABUCOS Contrary to the idea that it is the most boring and difficult subject to teach, Religious Education has in fact unlimited opportunities for teachers to engage students in learning in a way that can also be be fun.  The subject has

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20 Dec 2012

BY JUDITH LYNCH After an on-off sort of start to spring in my part of the world, today is decidedly springlike – blue sky, sunshine, serious gardening sounds nearly drowning out our pesky, cooing pigeons and the little kids two doors up and back are

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