06 Apr 2010

Criticisms of the bureaucracy of the Church in Rome and clericalism are often misguided.   I agree the bureaucracy has contributed to many problems and clericalism is pervasive. But this criticism is still wrong because it doesn't go far enough,

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06 Apr 2010

I’m taking a very big risk in revealing that my favourite television show – for the moment, is Channel Nine’s, “The Farmer Wants A Wife.” Like many people with a favourite show, I’ve found myself scheduling out

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06 Apr 2010

As someone who has recently retired, it was with newfound sympathy that I watched presentations appearing on the TV seeking a better deal for the aged. In an increasingly technological age elderly people find themselves isolated from their families and

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06 Apr 2010

Some people are multi skilled. I don’t mean everyday multi-skilling, like simultaneously holding a crying baby on your hip, madly tossing the stir-fry ingredients around the pan and having a deep and meaningful conversation with an 8 year old, but

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06 Apr 2010

Two television programs on ABC earlier this year revealed an important battle at the heart of Western culture over the nature of human life and suffering. There was an Australian Story program which was about a businessman, Peter Roberts, providing solace

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06 Apr 2010

Twelve months ago I had the awe-full experience of “seeing” my unborn grandchild through the wonder that is an ultrasound scan. While the technician measured the baby’s head, peered into the mouth to check for cleft palate and gently

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06 Apr 2010

Years ago, when I was considering a career path, I considered the diplomatic service. Why not? I wanted to travel, was studying French Hons and Japanese at university, did night classes in Spanish and Italian, so it seemed a good fit. When I proudly

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06 Apr 2010

Robert Frost, the poet who ‘took the road less travelled’ and questioned whether ‘good fences make good neighbours’ had one of the best definitions for home. “Home is the place where, when you go there, they have to take you

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06 Apr 2010

If someone was to ask what it is that we regarded as the central act of worship of our faith, what would we say? No doubt we would reply that it was the Mass, or more specifically the Eucharist. Perhaps others, in line with the new-orthodoxy, would

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06 Apr 2010

The Catholic media world is a funny little niche, full of quirky, talented individuals. This week, the Australasian Catholic Press Association is meeting in Hobart. This gathering brings together media people from Australia and New Zealand, Fiji and Hong

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06 Apr 2010

St Ciarán of Clonmacnoise: Feast Day 9th September. ‘May I speak to Joe please’, the young chirpy voice inquired confidently. ‘Joe?’ I queried, ‘I’m sorry I think you have the wrong

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