Category Archives: Religion and Society

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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The Blues, German Art Songs, Simplicity and Depth.

Every Sunday morning as I am getting ready for Church, I listen to the radio. About the same time each Sunday, Andrew Ford of the Music Show presents a song. He plays the song, talks about it and then plays … Continue reading

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Why People Convicted of Crimes Should Have visitors

I was surprised to hear on the radio this week that members of the public, including the premier, were criticising the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne for going to visit Cardinal George Pell in prison.   I don’t understand why anyone … Continue reading

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On Easing the Marriage of a New Priest and People

  I was having a tour of the renovated rectory recently. I opened the refrigerator to find that it had no freezer. I said, ‘There’s no freezer’. One of the wardens who was there said ‘the rules require us to … Continue reading

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