06 Apr 2010

With the distraction of the federal election behind us, Catholics will turn their minds to the introduction of the New English Translation of the Mass, which, according to present indications, will not be without some controversy.   The

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06 Apr 2010

When I first heard that Mary MacKillop was born in Fitzroy I felt an immediate link: after all I barracked for Fitzroy. To my child’s mind it seemed as though the Church was giving its seal of approval to football. But of course there is more to Mary

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06 Apr 2010

It was with some amazement that I read Father Mick MacAndrew’s recent CathBlog about Channel Nine’s reality show, The Farmer Wants A Wife. It turns out Father Mick is something of a tragic for the show, and even asks friends to record the

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06 Apr 2010

Following the debate over new guidelines from the Archdiocese of Melbourne about funeral liturgies, a legitimate question is being asked. That is why we can’t we play the favourite songs of the deceased in the liturgy and remember our loved ones in

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06 Apr 2010

With a series of conceptual confusions, many inherited from his predecessors but some completely original, Stephen Hawking has revealed his stunning lack of philosophical subtlety.  His latest contribution is to challenge the validity of proofs for

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06 Apr 2010

Failure is a lonely place. Success is a communal celebration but to fail, particularly in a perceived life task, is to find oneself alone, apart in a bleak desert of the spirit. I remember as a child, witnessing my father on his knees beside his bed

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06 Apr 2010

It is an interesting coincidence that for the launch of the bishops’ annual social justice statement, I chose to stay in Kings Cross. The theme of this year’s statement, launched on Tuesday, is Violence in Australia, a message of peace. The

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06 Apr 2010

Well it's on. Perhaps the most controversial Papal visit in recent memory is set to begin tomorrow - to the United Kingdom. And isn't the legendary British press and wider media making not just a meal of it - it's a sumptuous banquet. It's not just the

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06 Apr 2010

In 2008 Archbishop Phillip Wilson, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, lodged a submission to the Senate Enquiry into the Rights of the Terminally ill (Euthanasia Laws Repeal) Bill 2008.  In his cover letter to the submission

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06 Apr 2010

Previously I have written as the moderator of the CathNews discussion boards about comments from outraged readers who consider a particular story has no place on CathNews. Paul Hogan’s latest visit for his mother’s funeral, for instance, earned

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06 Apr 2010

I voted Green at the election. I did so because I perceived the choice between the major parties as a choice between dumb and dumber. I knew of course where my preference would go but I also happen to support many Green policies. Equally, however

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