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WONDERING WHY.......

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ARCHDIOCESE OF BRISBANE REFORMS AND HANGOVER

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EUREKA! CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND HOW!

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EUREKA !    CATHOLIC EDUCATION    AND HOW!


All too often I have had to write here about things that are wrong or at least not going right. And in fact it is in that framework that I have been keen to begin to write about Catholic Education here in Australia.
Generally speaking, it is a disaster area as far as “Catholicism” is concerned. Oh! Yes I can see you sticking up your hand and with righteous anger wanting to say “What an arrogant assertion! Our Catholic School is a very nice one.” “Where is your evidence?” You ask me. Well, I shall ask you to look about you at Mass on Sunday: how many Secondary students do you see? How many of those know to genuflect and towards what? And as the children stream into your “nice” school each morning, how many drop into the Church to pay a visit to the Blessed Sacrament – Oh! – None? Hmmm. I could go on, but I think you are getting the picture. If the standards of Public Administration or of Commerce were used to judge the activity of CATHOLIC Schoo…

GETTING TO KNOW POPE FRANCIS THIRTIETH POST

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This post originally appeared on 11th October, 2013 under the Title "The Importance of Being Frank (Apologies to O.Wilde)"


I have to admit, that when Pope Francis first appeared on the balcony of Saint Peter's  to be introduced to the world, I had a horrible sick feeling in my stomach as he stood there motionless, expressionless, staring out at the crowds in the Piazza below. I thought to myself that it was as if he did not approve of their joy, that he was about to say something by way of rebuke, and if he did, what more might he say?

My unease, rather uncertainty, continued even after he asked the crowd to pray for him.It has never really gone away.

For those of our readers who do not come from the Anglosphere I should point out that "Frank" is the common colloquial abbreviation, the familiar form of the Christian Name "Francis". And in 1928 there was a Radio series - Protestant fundamentalist origins - called " Frank and Earnest". The phrase…

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT HE HAD SAID IT ALL - WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

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COUNCIL OF CARDINALS - WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT POPE FRANCIS' CHOSEN 8 ?

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The composition of the Council of Cardinals has been announced as representing the major population areas and continents of the globe. Its members our readers will recall , are:


                                Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney with Pope Francis Ranked 110 in the sacred College of Cardinals,  George Cardinal Pell is a Cardinal Priest. He was born on the 8th June, 1941 and made a Cardinal by Bl. Pope John Paul II on 21st October, 2003.He has been Archbishop of Sydney since 2001.He has for many yeas been first a Consultor and then a Member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and for 10 years a Member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith  and he was Chairman of the international Vox Clara Committee which oversaw the correction of the English language translation of the Order of Mass.He has had extensive involvement in Seminary and Diocesan Education.In 2012 he was appointed to the Congregation of Bishops as a Member. He proposed and secure…

BISHOP BRIAN HEENAN EXITS BEFORE REPLACEMENT APPOINTED

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THE COUNCIL OF CARDINALS - POPE FRANCIS GOVERNING

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