06 Apr 2010

Historically, the distortion of authority into authoritarianism by what Pope Benedict XVI has called its "monstrous perversion" by totalitarian regimes in the 20th century has given rise to the emergence of a suspicion towards even necessary

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06 Apr 2010

In March of this year Melbourne was the venue for the Global Atheist Convention. Amid the shrieks, rants and, at times, sheer rage of a number of high and low profile participants there was one very telling voice of caution. It was that of Phillip Adams

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06 Apr 2010

'THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I HAVE WRITTEN! WHY ARE MY EMAILS NOT BEING PUBLISHED????!!!!' Now that is the sort of comment on the CathNews Feedback page which is guaranteed to give me the twitches first thing in the morning. The good thing about the new

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06 Apr 2010

Last year, 2009, the newly consecrated Bishop of Bathurst was confronted with a crisis as soon as he moved in. It was the plan to close two rural Catholic schools, I believe one high school and one primary. Not a big deal when you consider the national

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06 Apr 2010

Recently, ARL and AFL football personalities have hit the headlines after making racist comments about other players. These comments, and the defences made of them, highlight the sad reality that racism is still alive and well in Australia. In fact,

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06 Apr 2010

A long time ago I wrote a play called Don't Bother Us If You Have A Girl. It was about how an engaged Australian couple might have reacted in the 1980s had they been centre stage when God decided to send His son to save mankind. There was much humour

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06 Apr 2010

The red-eyed pathos of Kevin Rudd’s parting speech to the press as Prime Minister was moving to all but the hardest of hearts: a man of good intentions unable to all that he had hoped for reasons tied up with his personal limitations as a

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06 Apr 2010

There was nasty weather outside and something disturbing and nameless in the air. Whatever it was blew Kevin Rudd out the Prime Minister's office and suddenly Julia Gillard was in, and the quiet flames of polite discourse which had been settling around the

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06 Apr 2010

In less than 100 days, this year’s crop of rural youth will sit the HSC exams in NSW. The final year of high school tests will be held for nearly a month, until mid-November. Young people across Australia will sit equivalent exams. Anxiety is to

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06 Apr 2010

It was reported recently that religious Sisters in Thailand are reinventing themselves in light of the recent upheavals in Bangkok where they were called upon to offer refuge to red shirt protesters.  As the article went on to say, at the heart of

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06 Apr 2010

In August 1977 the American broadcaster and commentator Harry Reasoner paid a wonderful tribute to a wildly erratic, bothersome challenger of logic, Groucho Marx. Reasoner described Marx as a wanderer who never owned a home, someone who always invited

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