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    It is Not Inevitable: The Future Funding of Faith-Based Schools After Ruddock.Renae Barker - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (2):144.
    Barker, Renae The current public debate about the role and place of religion in Australia's education system feels very much like deja vu. The Religious Freedom Review2 may be new, but we've been here before. Religious schools have regularly been at the forefront of the evolving relationship between the state and religion in Australia, from the creation and collapse of the Church and Schools Corporation in the 1830s, and the implementation of the dual board system in the 1840s, to the (...)
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  2. The Curious Case of the Priest Who Had Lost His Faculties.John Ormerod Collins - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (2):206.
    Collins, John; Ormerod, Neil With greater sensitivity to the issues around sexual abuse, and keen to minimise potential pastoral damage and legal exposure, the church is finding an increasing number of ordained men unable to operate in pastoral ministry, on leave or with suspended faculties. However, the problem is not restricted to just criminal matters. The continuing shortage of vocations to the priesthood has led to an increasing willingness to overlook other personality issues that are serious impediments to the ability (...)
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    Some Reflections on Clericalism.John Hill - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (2):172.
    Hill, John I intend, in this article, to outline an argument against the indiscriminate use of the word, 'clericalism'. I do not dispute that something answering to the word does exist, but I argue that it should be used more carefully; that we should aim for a reasonable precision in its use, avoiding confusion between connotation and denotation,1 on the one hand, and between the condition itself and its manifestations, on the other. It is with the last consideration that I (...)
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  4. Friendship and Synodality: An Ecclesiological Suggestion on the Eve of the Australian Plenary Council 2020.Joseph Lam - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (2):156.
    Lam, Joseph Since Pope John Paul II's visit to Australia, in 1986, the face of the Australian Catholic Church has changed dramatically. The once celebrated 'comfortableness at calling themselves Catholics', has given way to shame and calamity caused by hundreds of moral and sexual misconduct cases. The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse not only challenges the church's governance. It also questions certain practical aspects of ecclesiology, for example, the priestly celibacy or the seal of confession (...)
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  5. A Priesthood Imprisoned: A Crisis for the Church [Book Review].Richard Lennan - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (2):254.
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    Self-Reform of Bishops: A Plea for a Different Manner of Listening.P. A. McGavin - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (2):189.
    McGavin, PA Mapping one's ignorance also has affective benefits. Wherever mastery of knowledge and skills creates professional status, especially in practices that give professional power over clients, there arises a natural pride that rests on what one knows, and a regrettable tendency for authority to develop arrogance. We know the effects: failure to listen, premature dismissal of relevant information, overreaching and overbearing professional conduct, mistakes and the denial of them, and so on. An explicit acknowledgement of ignorance may generate a (...)
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  7. Learnings From the Development of New Lay-Led Church Entities in Australia.Gabrielle Laverty McMullen - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (2):131.
    McMullen, Gabrielle; Laverty, Martin Since 1994, eleven ministerial public juridic persons have been established in Australia to take the education, health and community service ministries of the instigating religious institutes purposely into the future as ministries of the Catholic Church. Subsequently other ministries have been entrusted to established MPJPs, including some diocesan and parish health and aged care services. In the period from 2012 to 2016, representatives of the MPJPs explored means of fostering collaboration between the respective entities, leading to (...)
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  8. Reflections on the Readings of Sundays and Feasts June-August 2020.Chris Monaghan - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (2):237.
    Monaghan, Chris After the episode of the golden calf, in his anger Moses had smashed and broken the tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. Despite the shameful apostasy of the people, they were given another opportunity to enter into a covenant relationship with the living God. The first set of tablets God had given to Moses, and now it is Moses who must bring new tablets that God will inscribe. It is symbolic of the fact of the covenant relationship that (...)
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  9. Religious Education and Theology: Separate Sails in the One Breeze.Gerard Moore - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (2):227.
    Moore, Gerard There is an ongoing tension between the spheres of religious education and of theological studies. It is somewhat evident in the academy, and often enough emerges when the inevitable university restructure places religious education and theology in the same school, or situates religious education within education at a remove from theology, or any range of permutations. The tension is also felt in discussions between clergy, with a theological education behind them, and classroom teachers and religious education coordinators, whose (...)
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    Early Catholic Education in Sydney: St Mary's Seminary.Graeme Pender - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (2):216.
    Pender, Graeme Two challenges facing Archbishop John Bede Polding after arriving in Sydney in 1835 were providing for the spiritual needs of Catholics in the colony and managing their affairs in a way that attempted to guarantee a good working relationship with the government. It became apparent to Polding that education was fundamental in developing both these areas. Polding regarded education as a means of social advancement, beneficial to those 'on the lower steps of the social scale'. He wanted a (...)
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    Towards the Establishment of a Permanent Catechumenate for the Sacrament of Matrimony in Australia.John Francis Collins - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):18.
    Collins, John Francis On 27 September 2018 Pope Francis addressed priests, deacons, and lay people at a formation course promoted by the Roman Rota. In the presentation, Francis reaffirmed the need for a permanent catechumenate for the sacrament of matrimony. The Pope noted that the permanent catechumenate for the sacrament of matrimony is a journey that is shared with priests, pastoral workers and Christian spouses. The Pope also stated that in the context of the sacrament of matrimony, a catechumenate concerns (...)
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    Reformation Divided: Catholics, Protestants and the Conversion of England [Book Review].Michael E. Daniel - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):120.
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    Cicero and the Sermon: Further Reflections on the Art of Preaching.Geoffrey D. Dunn - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):45.
    Dunn, Geoffrey D As my time writing scripture reflections for this journal has drawn to an end, it is a good opportunity to reflect more theoretically about the nature of homiletic preaching today. My first peer-reviewed publication was on this topic. Since then I have returned on occasion to investigate preaching in the early Christian centuries both on its own terms qua preaching and as source material for theological expression. It is a matter worthy of fresh reflection, because in the (...)
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    Paul: A Biography [Book Review].Bede Heather - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):122.
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    Euthanasia and the Sacred.Michael Kelly - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):74.
    Kelly, Michael For euthanasia the case is deceptively easy to make. When the suffering of others is ended by death we often feel relief. Commonly we accept that animals must sometimes, as the saying goes, be 'put out of their misery'. And, while most people who advocate euthanasia do not rely simply on our revulsion from suffering as though there were no other considerations, the public appeal of their view probably does rest largely on it.
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    Medieval Augustinism as the Source of Modern Illness?: Etienne Gilson's Thomistic Realism Vs Idealistic Augustinism.Joseph Lam - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):59.
    Lam, Joseph Being questioned about the nature of Christian faith, Mark Twain famously declared it as 'believing what you know ain't so'. Indeed, the role of reason for faith is a matter of dispute. Jesus, some argue, was not a philosopher or a teacher of wisdom. Rather, he is the saviour because of his unassuming sacrificial death and resurrection. Not reason, but the leap of faith is the ultimate condition of salvation. The Enlightenment however epitomises a Copernican revolution in favour (...)
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    World Christianity Encounters World Religions: A Summa of Interfaith Dialogue [Book Review].Patrick McInerney - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):124.
    McInerney, Patrick Review of: World Christianity encounters world religions: A summa of interfaith dialogue, by Edmund Kee-Fook Chia, pp. 272, US$29.95.
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    Reflections on the Readings of Sundays and Feasts March-May 2020.Chris Monaghan - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):101.
    Monaghan, Chris Many people wonder as they look at their newborn child about how this perfect child can be marked by original sin. This invites us to look more deeply at our understanding of human nature and our capacity to make choices that can give life to ourselves and others, or take life and diminish it. While we have tended to identify the sin of the first couple as some sort of sexual sin, this is not supported by the text (...)
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    A Brief History of Australian Catholic Youth Ministry-Part II.Christopher Ryan - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):30.
    Ryan, Christopher This article continues an historical overview of Australian Catholic youth ministry begun in the previous issue of the 'Australasian Catholic Record'.
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    One Theologian's Personal Journey.John Thornhill - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):82.
    Thornhill, John How is one to tell the story of a life without becoming lost in uninteresting details? I had lived with this question for some days, when the answer came - as has often happened - in the early hours of the morning. I should tell my story from the end, rather than from the beginning. Destination achieved, the stages of one's progress become more meaningful.
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    The Petrine Keys of Mercy: A Biblical Defence of 'Amoris Laetitia'.Robert Tilley - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):3.
    Tilley, Robert In the last few decades there has been no more controversial a papal document than that of 'Amoris Laetitia'. The controversy revolves around divorce, in particular allowing the divorced and remarried, with no annulment, to communicate at the Eucharist.1 The critics of 'Amoris' argue that Pope Francis, under the claim to be exercising mercy, is effectively undermining the truths of the faith. The defence of 'Amoris', however, is that in answer to the exigencies of the time mercy is (...)
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