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Paul Dalzell is now a semi-retired priest living in Alexandra, Australia

Why you can be ‘un-priested’ but not ‘un-baptized’

As a result of their responses to the Royal Commission into Institutional Sexual Abuse, there have been as number of priests and perhaps soon some bishops who have been ‘defrocked’ as the common speech would have it.   They have … Continue reading

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Society, Mohamed Noor Justine Damond Ruszczyk and Responsibility

I have been thinking about the guilty verdict pronounced on the former policeman Mohamed Noor, for the shooting of Justine Damond Ruszczyk.   I was thinking “What made him do it?’ I can’t believe that he as an individual is … Continue reading

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The Fear Of Being Overwhelmed and the New Right

I’ve been thinking about the shootings in Christ Church and the rhetoric of the person who committed this act of murder.   It must come from a huge sense of grievance, like Anders Behring Breivik Who killed all those people … Continue reading

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What Kind of an Event is the Resurrection?

Sunday will be day of the ‘Great Three Days’ when we celebrate the resurrection. But what kind of event are we celebrating?   Here I would like to outline some of the approaches to this event and have a look … Continue reading

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Going to a Seminar on LGBTQIA+

I went to a seminar last week about whether the diocese of Wangaratta would begin to design a service for the blessing of same sex couples who had already been married under civil law.   The day was conducted by an … Continue reading

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On Tradies and being ‘All Good’

Well our new kitchen is almost finished. In this last phase, I have had to take over from the ‘kitchen bloke’ and co-ordinate several different tradespeople: There is the tiler for the floor, the electrician and plumber (again) and the … Continue reading

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The Shootings In Christchurch: Signal and Noise

I have been really provoked to thought by the comments that have surrounded the recent shootings in Christchurch.   Some have defended the right of free speech’. The other side of the debate has drawn attention to the ‘climate’ of … Continue reading

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