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    Interpretation in the eye of the beholder

    Michael McGirr

    Our Lady of Tarrawarra asks us to be open to God, even as she shows that God is open to us.

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    Dancing with a limp – Fr Chris Gleeson SJ

    08 August 2018

    Hope is more than optimism, hope is based on the conviction that something is worth fighting for, no matter what.

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    Welcome the guest – Fr David Holdcroft SJ

    07 August 2018

    Hospitality and the sharing of bread and wine has a long tradition in our faith – something to remember on Migrant and Refugee Sunday on 26 August.

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    Children need to be heard – Moira Rayner

    03 June 2018

    Responding to the Institutional Responses to Child Abuse Royal Commission, senior lawyer Moira Rayner says real child protection requires frundamental change in adult formal relationships with children.

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    Today's Catholic woman – Beth Doherty

    03 June 2018

    The various roles women play in the Church are essential to its ability to thrive.

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    The scapegoat myth – Sr Susan Connelly RSJ

    03 June 2018

    The credibility of using scapegoats as a way to bring about social cohesion has been exposed by Jesus, the Gospels and the life of Australia’s Saint Mary MacKillop as a lie.

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    The courage of faith – Gillian Bouras

    03 June 2018

    The chasms of experience that divide us can be bridged with an open mind, reflection and appreciation of those differences.

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    The wisdom to be ordinary – Clare Deignan

    Clare Deignan. 03 June 2018

    'Each night your father and I pray for wisdom for you both' – a letter to Charlotte and Ella

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    Take courage. Do not be afraid!

    03 June 2018

    Be strong in the Lord, for courage comes in many forms.

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    Peace I leave you, my peace I give you

    Margaret-Mary Flynn. 01 March 2018

    As Autumn approaches, we welcome the coolness of mornings, and softer light of evenings. It is a time of shifting perspectives, as our Lenten journey continues towards Easter. We pray for transformed hearts, 'to give and not to count the cost.' 

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    Holding

    Chris Gleeson SJ. 01 March 2018

    For much of 2017 we Australian Jesuits and many of our lay companions have been engaged in a marathon listening exercise in preparation for some hefty apostolic planning for the Province. It is called strategy planning in corporate speak. This revelation that Jesuits could exercise enough discipline to participate in spiritual conversation requiring active listening and intentional speaking might surprise some of our readers. Well, let me assure you that the old Native American adage 'listen or your tongue will make you deaf' has been heard and taken seriously.

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    Love and loss

    Julie Giurgis. 01 March 2018

    I looked out the window for the ambulance to arrive. Ten minutes later, the ambulance pulled into the driveway. Two female paramedics stepped out and made their way to the front door where I waited to lead them to Dad and give them a brief description of what had happened.

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