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Lenten Pilgrimage to the Holy Door at St Brigid’s Fitzroy North

Yes, it’s on again, but this time with a shorter route and a different destination. On Saturday 27 February 2016, I will be leading a Lenten Pilgrimage to the Holy Door from St Philip’s Catholic Church, 60 Junction Rd, Blackburn … Continue reading

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When can Protestant Christians receive Catholic Eucharist?

Since the Pope gave his own answer to this question on Sunday, there has been a lot of discussion about the exact situations under which it is possible for protestant Christians to request communion from a Catholic minister. I thought … Continue reading

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Join me on a Pilgrimage of Mercy!

It’s just one day, but what way better to celebrate the opening of the Year of Mercy in Melbourne than to join me on a 44km pilgrimage from my home Parish of St Joseph’s Boronia, via my worshiping parish of … Continue reading

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The Age published my letter

But I’ve learned a lesson. When writing a Letter To The Editor, don’t try to make a reasoned argument over several sentences. Each sentence needs to be an argument in itself, because they edit the letters mercilessly. My letter was … Continue reading

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RIP Stripe (17 November 2013 – 9 September 2015)

I had a bereavement yesterday morning. I did my morning check of the rat nest, feeling inside and counting ears and dividing by two as usual. One of the lumps of fur was colder than usual. I had been expecting … Continue reading

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“How Jesus the Faithful Jew became the Christ of the Christian Faith”

Well, here we are: a new post on the SCE blog. Hell may indeed be freezing over in this chilliest of Melbourne winters, but the time has come for me to put something up. On the weekend I had the … Continue reading

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Homiletical Directory?

You might be aware that the Church has a thing called a “General Directory of Catechesis”. It was issued by the Congregation for the Clergy (interesting) back in 1997, and is a significant document for understanding the place of catechesis … Continue reading

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Farewell to Milli – our old cat

Today our 15 year old cat Milli had to be euthanased. She had a stroke about 3 weeks ago, and while I was away on Camino, she lost most of her sight and her hearing. I suspected kidney failure, and … Continue reading

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When is persecution not persecution? “Jesus: Rise to Power” Episode 2

Last night I watched the first two episodes of “Jesus: Rise to Power” on SBS on Demand (you can get an app for that on your ipad). Apparently these two episodes are on YouTube too, so you can look them up … Continue reading

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It was the Gerbils what did it, Guv!

The Rats were innocent! See: http://www.smh.com.au/world/have-we-been-wrongly-blaming-rats-for-the-black-death-for-eight-centuries-maybe-it-was-gerbils-20150224-13nvoe.html And: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerbil

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