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Clerical culture produces poor fruit

Thursday 12 April 2018

Fr Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street

In a recent Eureka Street article I remarked that in the Catholic Church clericalism is a pejorative term. I tried also to identify some of the attitudes and behaviour associated with people regarded as clericalist. The article sparked a lively conversation.
Priest on cobbled street

Designing the compassionate city

Thursday 12 April 2018

Jenny Donovan, Melbourne Catholic 
In 2015 the Holy Father’s encyclical Laudato si’ (On care for our common home) reminded us that the earth’s bounty and beauty can no longer be taken for granted and that we are impairing its ability to meet our needs. Couching our responsibilities in love and a respect for the inherent dignity of all people, he posed the question, ‘What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to the children who are now growing up?’

Autumn faith: A reflection

Tuesday 11 April 2018

Ann Rennie
It’s autumn and the falling leaves turn footpaths into slippery, russet runways. A new colour range appears in parks and gardens and on the slopes of distant hills. Old gold and deep crimson become the gilded shades of nature’s palette. Life slows down to catch its breath and the sun becomes a distant pearl hiding behind a gauze of cloud. The days draw in and the night air begins to get a nip to it.

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