06 Apr 2010

Over twenty years ago a German colleague, educated in the Frankfurt School, asked me courteously if I knew what the Sacred Heart of Jesus was. Curious as to why he, as a self-described ‘Marxist, with capitalist tastes and a Cologne sense of

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06 Apr 2010

Truth can be a tyrant. One of the criticisms levelled at the Catholic Church is that it is a form of tyranny, where the autonomy of individuals is crushed by the weight of fear and guilt. But the Church isn't the cause of this human suffering. In actual

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06 Apr 2010

The Year of the Priest ends this week. Suitably enough, it ends in the week that began with the Feast of Corpus Christi which is one where the Eucharist gets focus.   One of the heresies common among Catholics - I've even heard it from priests - is

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06 Apr 2010

Fr Michael Whelan SM of Sydney’s Aquinas Academy has long been a vigorous promoter and supporter of the Catholic Voice. A key word in his lexicon is ‘Conversation’. It is in an atmosphere of lively, informed and open conversation that the

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06 Apr 2010

Since CathBlog was introduced recently, it has become the most read and most commented on element of CathNews. From rumination on pilgrimages ancient and modern, to acknowledgment of great apostles passed, to reflections on missal translations, the Blogs

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06 Apr 2010

When I hear any Christian talking about something "not being good in itself", I hear the bones of the old Protestant John Calvin rumbling in his grave and saying Ï told you so. Humans, Calvin said, are a "lump of sin" and

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06 Apr 2010

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog piece expressing some concern about the emphasis upon attracting 'youth' into our churches, at the expense of regard for the over-looked 'aged' who have diligently continued to worship. I wondered if this reflected our

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06 Apr 2010

For Christ's sake, will the Church please wake up! I am not being blasphemous. I am making a prayerful plea and at the same time venting my frustration at what I have suddenly realised is perhaps the real reason seven of my eight grandchildren remain

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06 Apr 2010

The new protocols for the CathNews feedback pages are proving a bit of a challenge for some CathNews readers used to doing things one way and suddenly required to do them another. For some weeks, I have been writing to would-be posters, reminding them

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06 Apr 2010

In the second half of last century a revolution occurred in the academic world. One which may have repercussions into the future of which we are barely yet aware. The revolution was the rediscovery of metaphysics by empiricist and other English speaking

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06 Apr 2010

As a young school girl in the sixties in Adelaide it was indelibly impressed on my mind by an extremely enthusiastic Sr Teresita Cormack rsj, that Mary MacKillop would be Australia's first saint. If anyone had told me back then that one day I would be

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