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Seeking understanding amidst the randomness of life's journey
Seeking understanding amidst the randomness of life's journey

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Semper Fidelis: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another enjoyable journey through the daily life of a Medicus of Rome’s Twentieth Legion, currently stationed in the province of Britannia. Our hero, Gaius Petreius…

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For a variety of reasons I didn’t preach a ‘normal’ homily this weekend, and the only homily I did preach I forgot to record. So contribution from The Doohan Discourse this weekend, but I promise I’ll be back for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

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For the December edition of Aurora – the magazine of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, I had the opportunity to ‘come off the bench’ and provide a column for where the Bishop usually writes. This was because the Bishop is recovering from bypass surgery…

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I often find myself disturbed by the reaction of some public commentators, unfortunately those who can be generally described as being on the ‘right’ of the political divide, when the way in which they seek to make their point, and often the language they…

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Caveat Emptor: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another wonderful contribution in the ongoing series of novels featuring Gaius Petreius Ruso, the sometime Medicus of Rome’s 20th Legion in Britannia, though currently…

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My homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent (Year C) as preached during the 5.30pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:12 – 4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36. “The arrival of Advent focuses our attention on…

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The prayer intention of Pope Francis for December 2018 is one for evangelisation: That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.

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I remember the first time – the only time in fact – that I watched the movie Schindler’s List. It was one of the very occasion in my movie going that at the end of the movie, no one moved until the credits were over, and then they moved in silence. Such…

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I’m reading a book entitled In the Beginning There Were Stories by William Bausch. The subtitle of the book is “Thoughts about the Oral Tradition of the Bible”, and Bausch is making a case that to adequately understand the Scriptures they need to be seen…

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In reading some public comments on a story from the criminal justice system this morning I am particularly grateful that the commentators’ only power comes from their keyboard and not from their being members of the Bench. Reading between the lines of…
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