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Apr
01

Where the Hell is God?

"Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"   John 9:2  "Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God's works might be revealed in him.”  9:3 “My disabled daughter’s premature de...
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Mar
18

Intentions

    I'm just a soul whose intentions are good...   Nina Simone 1964     One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God .   Mt 4:4   ‘Oh, baby - don't you know I'm human,’ ...
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Feb
25

Least, Lost Lonely

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you; Mt 5: 44 Yeah right – you cannot be serious! ‘Because this may be the hardest commandment,’ according to Fr James Martin SJ, one cannot but help emit shock / horror upon each rea...
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Feb
19

Coronavirus: Creation unfolding

We know that the whole of creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right through to the present time . Romans 8:22   Louis Pasteur once postulated, “it is in the power of (people) to eradicate infection from earth.” The probabili...
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Feb
10

Aunty Joan Hendriks: Lest we forget

Aunty Joan Hendriks: Lest we forget. 8.1.1936 – 26.1.2020 Blessed are you, when people insult you and persecute you and speak all kinds of evil against you because of me. Mt. 5:11 Tributes, eulogies and commendations have greeted the passing of Aunty...
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Oct
30

Ask and it will be given to you

"  Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Luke’s scriptural quote goes beyond the familiar ‘prayers and thoughts’ refrain because it necessitates actions of seeking and knocking. ...
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Sep
11

Compassion from knowledge

The less knowledge we have of anything the more insignificant it seems. Our hatred of a person often decreases as we learn to know the person better.                        &n...
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Aug
28

Dingo Man

Pope Francis … delivered a ringing plea to the world and his own Catholic Church to reject … the growing temptation to “demonise” those who are different.  Nov 19, 2016 - Vatican City (RNS)  “Dingo man,” named so because of his two pet...
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Aug
07

When God comes calling

‘…knock and the door will be opened to you.   For everyone who asks receives;’   Matthew 7:7-8 It’s 1.00am and a knock at the presbytery door alerts Mt Isa’s 24/7 Parish Priest Fr. Mick Lowcock to the start of a new day. Given the closeness...
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Jul
15

Love thy neighbour

Often have I pondered how society could accept the installation of concentration camps in Nazi Germany as a consequence of increasing public racism towards the Jewish population. Rosie Glasser, a Dutch Jew and survivor of the Shoah, described this gr...
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Jun
17

The compassionate touch

Picture yourself in the shoes of this refugee advocate sitting 30cm from the haunted eyes, furrowed brow and prematurely aged human who is younger than the advocate's youngest child. When face to face with an emotionless young adult, mentally be...
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Jun
05

Service without power

“ If you haven’t made it by 35, you never will ” “ Always aim for the top ” The intended message of the above career advice suggests that better outcomes can be achieved through ‘power over’ than the significance of ‘service to,'. How contradictory i...
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Apr
24

Spiritual Integrity: Inside vs Outside Truth

“ But to become a refugee advocate would split my family, alienate my parents and lose me my best friends !” Such was a participant’s conflicted response at a recent refugee seminar. All will empathise with the self-doubt that floods one’s mind when ...
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