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"Dear Lord,
May we always be mindful of your teaching: Love God & love your neighbour."
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Are we doing enough?

Are we doing enough?

For perhaps the first time in our history, the leaders of both our major political parties have come from our schools. So perhaps we have a responsibility for what we have given the country, in the form of the leadership of its two major parties.

Aside from being educated in our schools, it sometimes seems the only thing they have in common is the slogan “border protection.”

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Are we doing enough?

Are we doing enough?

For perhaps the first time in our history, the leaders of both our major political parties have come from our schools. So perhaps we have a responsibility for what we have given the country, in the form of the leadership of its two major parties.

Aside from being educated in our schools, it sometimes seems the only thing they have in common is the slogan “border protection.”

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Evangelli Gaudium and the Piketty book: best reading of 2013 & 2014?

Looking back on 2014, my nomination for the best reading of the year would be the Piketty book, just as early last year my nomination for the best reading of 2013 would have been Evangelii Gaudium.

My selection of the Piketty book for 2014 is not very original - for a while in 2014, it almost seemed like no dinner party on the lower north shore was complete without a discussion of the Piketty book.

And this was a worldwide phenomenon:

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Donate, don't spend

I read the eloquent plea from Father Aloysious Mowe in last Sunday's parish bulletin "JRS urges generosity in the face of despair".

It is a little late for me to be suggesting we ignore the Federal Treasurer's plea to the Australian public to spend for Christmas and to not let Santa down.

But I will suggest that at least for the post Christmas and January period we ignore all the "Spend" pleas and instead donate to the JRS Shelter Project.

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Religious stereotypes

This is on the thread started by Father Aloysious Mowe :

and its continuation by Daniel Moszkowicz

Like Daniel, I have not found a way to enter a comment, so I am forced to create a new thread topic.

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