06 Apr 2010

I have been doing a bit of reading lately about John Henry Newman (pictured), since last month in a park in Birmingham numbered among the Blesseds of the Church. Like many, I have been fascinated by the Cardinal for years, and find in him a wonderful,

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06 Apr 2010

 What a weekend of football and another one approaches! On the ABC’s Offsiders program, the sports commentator Roy Masters said that the AFL grand final was a sign of how sport contributes to the harmony of society; and that governments should

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06 Apr 2010

Normally I’m very fond of magpies. To be awoken by their melodious warbling on a warm summer’s morning epitomises Australia for me. I like their confidence, even cheekiness in their dealings with humans – they don’t cede their

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06 Apr 2010

Some years ago, I was at a meeting of the Sydney Richmond AFL Supporters' Group. It was a loyal and selective bunch and a guest was the club’s community and players’ liaison officer, Dale Weightman, a former premiership player. At the break, he turned

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06 Apr 2010

On 15th September CathNews published comments by Michael Walsh, an author and journalist. In the article, Walsh described Pope John Paul II's "innate conservatism".  He used this in the context of the former Pope's stance on abortion, contraception,

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06 Apr 2010

It’s that feeling when you get up in the morning with a tune rolling round inside your head. You turn on the radio and there’s the song. So it was last week. I’d been utterly involved in the drafting, the development and finally the

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06 Apr 2010

Earlier this year my cousin and his son died in a tragic farm accident. The resulting funerals were a glorious and heart-breaking mix of Amazing Grace, riderless horses, the local football club and funny but somehow inappropriate eulogies tucked in between

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06 Apr 2010

A month ago, a large rally was held in Washington, DC, in front of the Lincoln Memorial. It was led by Glenn Beck who is one of the principal faces of the Murdoch owned FoxNews channel which is essentially the voice of the extreme neoconservative

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06 Apr 2010

In the lead up to, and the aftermath of, the recent federal election, any real issues of Christian morality were studiously avoided, or so it seems. And one can only wonder if reference was made to such values in the subsequent negotiations over who should

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06 Apr 2010

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne, stated recently that 'one of the most tragic failings that the Church suffered in the second half of the 20th century was to have neglected the gift of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Penance …

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06 Apr 2010

The acquisition of our very own saint, Mary MacKillop, has raised awareness in Australia of the hierarchy of sanctity. In the lead up to her canonisation, she has certainly become a household name. The same could not be said about John Henry Cardinal

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