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Learning from Bears and Bees(0)

May 31, 2018

Fr Tom Ryan

“‘It's like this,’ Pooh said. ‘When you go after honey with a balloon, the great thing is not to let the bees know you're coming. Now, if you have a green balloon, they might think you were only part of the tree, and not notice you, and if you have a blue balloon, they might think you were only part of the sky, and not notice you, and the question is: Which is most likely?’ 

‘Wouldn’t they notice YOU underneath the balloon?’ Christopher Robin asked.… More

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St Patrick’s Church, Sydney (2)

Anniversary Year 2018

Fr Michael Whelan SM

The Irishman, William Davis, was sentenced to life in prison by the British in 1798 – without a trial. Being a blacksmith, he was automatically assumed to be someone who made pikes for the Irish ‘rebels’ of that year.… More

Fr Jean-Claude Colin in Rome (1)

Fr Kevin Head sm

The First Visit: September 1833 – February 1834

Between 1833 and 1854, Fr Jean-Claude Colin, the Founder of the Society of Mary, visited Rome five times. In all, he spent 18 months there. The purpose of these visits was, first of all, to present the general plan for the Society of Mary to Church authorities; secondly, to discuss the Constitutions of the Society with Church authorities; and, eventually, to negotiate with the Roman Curia in regard to the complications of the mission in the Pacific that had been assigned to the Society of Mary.… More

This Sin Business

by Joy Cowley

When I read the church fathers’ teaching about sin, I acknowledge the principles but interpret them a different way. Many women do this because feminine spirituality tends to be a little different, although complementary to the male model. … More


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