06 Apr 2010

World Cup fever has consumed Paraguay for the last four weeks. The red and white t-shirts distinguish the Paraguayan selection Albirroja and literally half the nation is wearing them. Football is religion here, interfused in quirky and entertaining ways

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06 Apr 2010

The peak body of the Australia's religious congregations defied the local weather conditions to meet in Hobart last week for its annual assembly. Under discussion for the 120, rugged up, delegates was 'the importance that a commitment to ecology and

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06 Apr 2010

Cam is the last of his thirteen brothers and sisters to go. Lying in the hospital bed, in agony with a worn out replacement hip disintegrating within, unable to be replaced because of his age and the trauma and danger that surgery would  present, he

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06 Apr 2010

It has not been a great time for the Catholic Church in Melbourne. Of course it is only fair to acknowledge the inexcusable sins, crimes, of some and to feel shame in their name. The Church needs to resurrect in itself the goodness that is our founding

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06 Apr 2010

T. S. Eliot is deservedly recognised among the immortals of English poetry, a voice of his time and all times.   It is not, however, Eliot, the tart nihilist turned explicitly Christian poet and apologist, on which I wish to reflect

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06 Apr 2010

In Asuncion’s streets, like most Latin American capitals, there are children who wander between traffic lights, washing windows or simply asking for money as people drive by. Others jump onto buses, sing a hymn and they are rewarded with silver coins

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06 Apr 2010

I don't know about you, but I usually have a horror of fundraisers and would actually pay money to be able to stay home. That goes double in winter. Years ago, when I worked for Father Chris Riley's magazine TeenMatters and was on the annual Youth Off

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06 Apr 2010

One day each year, staff at Catholic Schools in our Archdiocese are asked to engage in a personal reflection on faith and how they integrate their own personal journey with what the system stands up for as it conducts the ministry of education among this

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06 Apr 2010

Last weekend, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the August 21 Federal Election. Media enquiries to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference will inevitably come thick and fast for the next month, all asking the same sorts of questions. “Which

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06 Apr 2010

I have a picture of Kevin Rudd in my work planner. Admittedly, I do not own a Kevin 07 T-shirt and I am not overly impressed at his political record. No, my reason for the picture is more cautionary.   As Rudd's popularity plummeted and Labor's

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06 Apr 2010

It was under the ‘Peace of Rome’ that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. Having largely viewed the crucifixion of Jesus for so long through the diverse narrow lenses of pious and morbid devotion, theological justification, and iconography,

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