20 Dec 2012

BY DONELLA JOHNSTON The 20th century Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner wrote that the Christian of the future “will be a mystic or not at all”.  To be a mystic is to live an incarnational life. It is to live a life infused with God. To be a

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20 Dec 2012

BY CARMEL PILCHER Over the weekend, I happened to check my social network site to discover that I have a new great-nephew.  Not only has my niece given birth to her fourth child, but before my very eyes I was transported into the operating theatre to

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20 Dec 2012

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE The late Cardinal Martini was, we are told, particularly influenced by the teaching of Pope Gregory the Great who believed that the word and language of a pastor must take into account the abilities of those they are listening

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20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL MULLINS The US Bishops’ media relations director Sr Mary Ann Walsh comments on a New York Times column on “false equivalency” in media reporting. With respect to the Catholic Church, this refers to reporters asking any group

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20 Dec 2012

BY MARITA WINTERS What a privilege it is to be in Rome for the Opening of the Synod on the New Evangelisation, which commenced yesterday. This is the XXIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, the largest Synod in the history of Church, with

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20 Dec 2012

BY GARRY EVERETT Anti-discrimination legislation was introduced into most modern democratic countries in order to combat unjust practices perpetrated on minority groups, or in the case of women, less dominant groups.  We are all familiar with those

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20 Dec 2012

BY MARITA WINTERS There has been much discussion in recent days at the Synod about how we communicate the message of the Good News given that so many people in so many parts of the world no longer have the words to make sense of or understand the culture

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20 Dec 2012

BY LOUISE McKEOGH Attending the recent Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention last month not only gave me the experience of networking with the 45 delegates from my own Diocese of Parramatta and the 350 from throughout Australia. It also focused my

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20 Dec 2012

BY MARITA WINTERS What a difference a day makes! On Wednesday I braved the queues to enter St Peter’s Basilica. It was a decision I did not make lightly.  I have been to visit, pray and look around this beautiful Basilica before, but I had

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20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL MULLINS George Weigel writes that while Vatican II opened the Church’s windows to the modern world, it also “challenged the modern world to open its own windows (and doors, and skylights) in order to rediscover the world of

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20 Dec 2012

BY JOHN HILL Last week’s debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, the two Catholics in running for the US vice presidency told us a lot about the way we can look at the abortion issue. Abortion is sure to have a major impact on next month’s

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