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Rev. Dr. John Dupuche is a Roman Catholic Priest, a senior lecturer at MCD University of Divinity, and Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University. His doctorate is in Sanskrit in the field of Kashmir Shaivism. He is chair of the Catholic Interfaith Committee of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and has established a pastoral relationship with the parishes of Lilydale and Healesville. He is the author of 'Abhinavagupta: the Kula Ritual as elaborated in chapter 29 of the Tantraloka', 2003; 'Jesus, the Mantra of God', 2005; 'Vers un tantra chrétien' in 2009; translated as 'Towards a Christian Tantra' in 2009. He has written many articles. He travels to India each year. He lives in an interfaith ashram.

LES INGREDIENTS IMPURS DU RITUEL KULA, Versets sur les ingrédients cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrāloka, ch. 29 d’Abhinavagupta

LES INGREDIENTS IMPURS DU RITUEL KULA Versets sur les ingrédients cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrālokach. 29 d’Abhinavagupta  Ayant établi que l’impureté n’existe pas, Jayaratha cite un verset qui prépare le lecteur à la question des mets prohibés. Cit.10b.1         … Continue reading

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LE VIN, Versets sur le vin cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrāloka, ch. 29 d’Abhinavagupta

LE VIN Versets sur le vin cités dans le commentaire de Jayaratha sur le Tantrāloka, ch. 29 d’Abhinavagupta                         L’essence du vin Cit.13b.1         « L’alcool est la suprême Śakti ; … Continue reading

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LE RITUEL KULA Versets cités par Jayaratha dans son commentaire sur Tantrāloka 29.18-23, ‘Le Sacrifice Quotidien’.

LE RITUEL KULA Versets cités par Jayaratha dans son commentaire sur Tantrāloka 29.18-23  ‘Le Sacrifice Quotidien’. Dans Tantrāloka29.18-23 Abhinavagupta décrit le rite quotidien qui présente l’essentiel du rite Kula. Il sera largement développé dans les six sacrifices. Le rite quotidien comporte … Continue reading

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Aboriginal associations with my house

Aboriginal associations[1] with 3227 Warburton Highway, Warburton.  The area This address is located within the Wurundjeri people’s terrirory.[2] There are seven clans that make up the Wurundjeri, and we speak a language called Woiworung. Woiworung country is the entire Yarra Valley from the headwaters … Continue reading

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Mutual Enrichment: Meditation in Tantra and Christianity

  Mutual Enrichment: Meditation in Tantra and Christianity Lecture given at the Australian Meditation Conference, Australian Catholic University 21 July 2108 Introduction Mindfulness develops attentiveness in every way. It breaks down the silo effect which keeps different traditions apart. This paper … Continue reading

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LES CHAKRAS ; UNE EXPLICATION CHRÉTIENNE Jean-Robert Dupuche jeandupuche@gmail.com http://www.johndupuche.com Je tiens à remercier Prof. Jean-Marie Gueullette, Directeur, Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Éthique, Lyon Catholic University, de m’avoir invité à rédiger ce texte. TABLE DES MATIERES Introduction Les six chakras Sur la source … Continue reading

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The secret of the confessional? The Royal Commission.

  The secret of the confessional? Homily at St Brigid’s, Healesville on 17 December 2017 Today’s Gospel tells us that John the Baptist came as “a voice crying in the wilderness”, crying out the good news, announcing that someone was … Continue reading

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2010, Radio SBS. Noel, L’enfant impuissant parmi les puissants

2010, Radio SBS. Noel, L’enfant impuissant parmi les puissants L’histoire est bien connue. Jésus est né à Bethlehem alors que les anges chantent « Gloire à Dieu au plus haut des cieux, et paix sur la terre aux homes qu’il aime ». … Continue reading

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2010, Radio SBS, Pâques, « la foule hurle, ‘crucifie-le, crucifie-le’ »

2010    Radio SBS     Pâques, « la foule hurle, ‘crucifie-le, crucifie-le’ » Ce Vendredi Saint, dans toutes les églises du monde catholique on entendra le récit de la passion selon Saint Jean. On entendra dire que les ennemis de Jésus le … Continue reading

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2009, Radio SBS, Noël et athéisme

  2009, Radio SBS, Noël et athéisme Nous étions peut-être cinq mille personnes venues du monde entier, Bouddhistes, Musulmans, Hindous, Juifs, Chrétiens de toutes les Eglises. Nous-nous étions réunies à Melbourne pour le Parlement des Religions du Monde. Pendant six … Continue reading

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2009, Radio SBS, Pâques, Le parfum

2009, Radio SBS, Pâques, Le parfum Six jours avant sa mort, Jésus se trouve chez Marthe et Marie et leur frère Lazare que Jésus avait ressuscité des morts quelques jours auparavant. L’évangile de Saint Jean nous raconte : Marie prend « une … Continue reading

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2008, Radio SBS,  Noel, Les cadeaux

2008, Radio SBS,  Noel, Les cadeaux C’est l’heure des achats. On réfléchit, on se dépêche, on achète. Quel sera le don qui plaira à mon enfant, à mon mari, à ma femme. Sera-t-elle contente ? Verra-t-elle à quel point je l’apprécie, combien … Continue reading

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2008, Radio SBS, Pâques, « Nous sommes tous pèlerins »

2008, Radio SBS, Pâques, « Nous sommes tous pèlerins » Au mois de juillet prochain, vingt-cinq mille jeunes catholiques arriveront à Melbourne de l’étranger. Ils viennent en pèlerinage. Ils vont se joindre à vingt-cinq mille autres jeunes de Melbourne et passeront quelques … Continue reading

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2007,   Radio SBS, Noël, La surprise

2007,   Radio SBS, Noël, La surprise On connaît bien l’histoire. Pendant la nuit les bergers gardent leurs troupeaux, à l’écart de la ville de Bethlehem. Ces hommes sans éducation, sans importance, s’épouvantent à la vue de l’ange qui leur adresse … Continue reading

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2006, Radio SBS,  Noël,  Le don des dons

2006, Radio SBS,  Noël,  Le don des dons A la noël on se réunit en famille. On se partage la bûche et on se présente des cadeaux. Les mois de travail font place aux semaines de congé. On se délasse, … Continue reading

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2007,  Radio SBS, Pâques, l’amour sans bornes

   2007,  Radio SBS, Pâques, l’amour sans bornes       Les chants d’amour qu’on entend sur la radio montrent à quel point l’amour tient au cœur. On veut aimer, on veut être aimé, dans tous les sens, et pour … Continue reading

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2006, SBS Radio, Christmas, ‘Who are you?’

2006           SBS           Noël           Le regard de l’enfant Un jeune couple est venu me voir récemment au sujet du baptême de leur petite fille. Leur garçon âgé de trois ans les accompagnait et me regardait avec ce regard clair des … Continue reading

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2006, Radio SBS,  Pâques, La Parole

2006, Radio SBS,  Pâques, La Parole Le Scheik Fehmi Naji el-Imam, secrétaire du ‘Conseil d’Imams’ à Melbourne et personnage très respecté, nous a dit un jour, lorsque nous prenions le thé après une ‘conversation’ où peut-être vingt personnes se sont réunies : il … Continue reading

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2005, Radio SBS, Easter, The sign of the empty tomb 

2005, Radio SBS, Pâques, Deux Livres: The Da Vinci Code et Jesus lived in India Le livre de Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code a connu un succès fou. En somme ce roman propose que Jésus ne soit pas mort mais qu’il … Continue reading

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2004, Radio ZZZ, Christmas, Jesus the refugee  

   2004   Radio ZZZ , Noel, Jésus l’exilé                             On parle beaucoup ces jours-ci au sujet des réfugiés qui traversent l’océan indien par bateau chercher un asile … Continue reading

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2004, Radio SBS, Christmas, Silence

2004 SBS           Noël – Silence   Il y a quelques jours on s’est réuni, nous les paroissiens des Eglises catholique, anglicane, baptiste et Uniting Church, sur la pelouse près des magasins du ‘Concourse’ à Beaumaris. On s’est réuni pour raconter … Continue reading

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2004 SBS Radio, Easter, The Eye,

2004 Radio SBS, Pâques, L’œil Le filme de Mel Gibson, La Passion du Christ, est fortement discuté à l’heure actuelle. Les uns protestent contre la brutalité extrême du filme. D’autres en sortent très émus. Mel Gibson présente les évènements selon ses … Continue reading

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2003, SBS Radio, Easter, Transcending life and death

2003   SBS     Pâques  Le Pape Jean-Paul II a souvent dit qu’une guerre contre l’Iraq en les circonstances actuelles serait injuste. Tous les chefs de toutes les Eglises ont enseigné la même chose. Ils ne se mêlaient pas à la … Continue reading

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2003, Radio ZZZ, Christmas, The vulnerable Child, the victorious Child

   2003, Radio ZZZ, Christmas,           Les anges chantent “Gloire à Dieu au plus haut des cieux et paix sur la terre à ceux qu’il aime”. Mais le monde actuel semble dépourvu de paix. Les armées se … Continue reading

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2003    SBS Radio    Christmas, Mary links Muslims and Christians    

Marie réconcilie les musulmans et les chrétiens Nous avons invité quelques Musulmans de l’Australian Intercultural Studies à venir assister à la messe la veille de noël dans notre paroisse. Ils ont accepté avec plaisir car eux aussi vénèrent Jésus et … Continue reading

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2003, Radio SBS, Christmas homily

2003    SBS    Noël                Les enfants de l’école primaire de la paroisse ont peint des tableaux et composé des textes au sujet de Noël lesquels nous avons affichés sur les murs de l’église. On y voit la fraîcheur … Continue reading

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Wedding homily for Thierry and Kathy, in Perth

Wedding homily for Thierry and Kathy, in Perth  Perth is a unique place. Few cities in the capital cities are so isolated. To the north and east lie the great desert, to the west and south stretch the Indian and … Continue reading

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Homilies in French, SBS Radio and Radio ZZZ

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Wedding homily, for Virginia and Andy

Homily at the wedding of Virginia and Andy We have gathered here in a church, where generations have come to pray and have made this place holy. Something is different about this place, if only we could see it, taking us … Continue reading

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2002    SBS Radio Christmas

   2002 SBS Radio, Noël A Bethléem cette année, à noël, la paix descendra-t-elle sur la Terre Sainte? Est-ce qu’on entendra comme un chant d’anges qui proclament la paix? Prions-le, espérons-le! Mais ne soyons pas attristés car la nuit où … Continue reading

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La fidélité, Radio SBS, Pâques 2002

  La fidélité, Radio SBS, Pâques 2002    Les Musulmans acceptent Jésus comme prophète et le vénèrent autant que Moïse et Abraham, mais ils nient que Jésus ait été crucifié. Les yogis estiment Jésus, et au centre yogique de Monghyr … Continue reading

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Hayley and Jason, wedding homily

Homily at the wedding of Hayley and Jason  In a few moments time, Hayley and Jason will take each other by the hand. They will stand before their friends and their family who have seen them grow up and fall in … Continue reading

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‘paix, amour’, homélie à la Radio ZZZ, Pâques 2001 

‘paix, amour’, homélie à la Radio ZZZ, Pâques 2001 (émission pour les Mauriciens et les francophones)                                                 Je pense … Continue reading

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The Qur’an: the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in the Qur’an In preparation for the discussion, we were provided with excerpts from the chapter ‘Crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ’ in Abdullah Saeed, Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-first-century, a contextualist approach, … Continue reading

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Activities, Circular letter, 2006

Dear Friends This circular letter is my way of keeping in touch with friends whom I see all too rarely. It will help us keep in contact – even if just electronically. I hope that you will see many good … Continue reading

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Homily at the wedding of Ted and Rhoda, widower and widow

Wedding of Ted and Rhoda, widower and widow  I feel lost for words. What can I say, Ted and Rhoda, that you don’t already know, for your have had a wide experience of life in all its moods. So what … Continue reading

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The ‘Word’ in the Qur’an

The ‘Word’ in the Qur’an Part A The phrase “Word(s) of God” (Kalam Ullah) occurs in the following verses: Praenotanda ‘Word’ The root QAL can mean just ‘words’ or ‘God’s words’ or ‘Word’ of God. (Kalam Ullah) It can be … Continue reading

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Wedding homilies

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Homily in French, SBS Radio, Easter 2001

SBS    Pâques                                                                        Le monde a connu de grands maîtres spirituels, tels le Bouddha, Mahomet et le Christ. Leurs témoignages sont différents. Le Bouddha était prince du clan Shakya. Après avoir vu en une journée tous les malheurs … Continue reading

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Fr Chris Barnett, Obituary in Herald-Sun

Obituary, Herald-Sun, Melbourne  Fr Christopher Michael Barnett (20-06-1931 – 01-01-2004) Fr Chris Barnett arrived in Melbourne by boat on a blisteringly hot summer’s day a week before Christmas in 1955. He had left Ireland to go on mission and chose … Continue reading

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Activities, Circular Letter, 8 January 2005

Dear Friends, This is a circular letter. Rather than remaining silent at this time of the year I wanted to wish you every happiness and success in 2005. I also wanted to share with you just some of the things … Continue reading

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Bali Bombings, my Homily at St Patrick’s Cathedral, 20 October 2002

Bali Bombings, my Homily at St Patrick’s Cathedral, 20 October 2002 Also: National Day of Mourning – French Australian Association The Gospel passage today (Matthew 22.15-21) has much to say about the events in Bali, which have shocked the nation … Continue reading

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Joy and suffering

Joy and Suffering Joy is at the start of the Christian story where the angel greets Mary with the cry “Rejoice so highly favoured” and the angels sing of joy at the Saviour’s birth. Yet Jesus is the ‘man of … Continue reading

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Wedding of Amanda and Philip, homily

Homily at the wedding of Amanda and Philip 11 March 2007  In a few moments, in this sacred place, in the presence of their families and friends who have shared so much of their lives, before the representative of the Church … Continue reading

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Anything goes! Tantra.

Anything goes? Tantra. A question was put to me: “In tantra, can any action be a means to union with the divine….”  Here are some thoughts. Tantra, and particularly the Kaula tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, speak of the chakras which open … Continue reading

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Reincarnation and redemption

Karma, reincarnation and redemption                   According to Hindu belief, the individual person who has acted under illusion and to that extent has performed acts that are unenlightened must bear the consequences. These consequences – karma – must be resolved eventually, if … Continue reading

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Ceasing to be an individual and becoming a person

Ceasing to be an individual and becoming a person The question of the “person” is a crucial point. There is a distinction between ‘personality’, ‘individual’ and ‘person’.     Personality is a psychological characteristic, so that the same individual can … Continue reading

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Original sin and māyā: are they the same?

Original sin and māyā: are they the same?                     This is an important question. Is sin or māyā a matter of will or knowledge, of disobedience or ignorance? Christian theology emphases … Continue reading

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“I am” – “I am this”

“I am” and “I am this” A.     The teaching of Kashmir Shaivism. Kashmir Shaivism distinguishes between “I am” (aham), which is the unlimited divine consciousness and ahamkāra, which is the consciousness of the individual who is limited in time … Continue reading

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Jaye Santamaria, funeral oration

Jaye Santamaria  St Joseph’s Church, West Brunswick, 15 April 2008, Fr John Dupuche PP We have come in large numbers here to this family church of the Santamaria’s, to celebrate not your past, Jaye, but your future. We won’t dwell with nostalgia … Continue reading

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Bali Bombing, re homily at St Patrick’s

“A NATION PAUSES TO SHARE ITS GRIEF.” “The Age,” Monday, October 21, 2002, p. 1, by Steve Waldron, Garry Barker, Melissa Fyfe  “All day long they came, in twos and threes and larger groups, until they numbered in their hundreds. Drawn by a … Continue reading

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Papa, biography (partial)

Elements from the biography of René Henri Dupuche born in Wasquehal (France) on 6 June 1906 1919                Obtained first place in entrance examinations to the ‘Institut Professionel Roubaisien’ in view of studying Commerce. 1920 & 1921   Dux of the … Continue reading

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First poem, c. 1960, Watsonia scholasticate

  The subdued tones of an evening air after a summer’s rain – gold-yellow green-amber – shed with their water-drops a colour tinged and mellow. So too a soul after the summer’s heat and the unsuspected rain – two conflicting … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and inter-spirituality

Mindfulness and inter-spirituality              by John Dupuche Mindfulness contains at least two elements: a concept for directing the intention, and experience. It is a valid spiritual practice. Rejection of other traditions? Jon Kabat-Zin dissociates Mindfulness from … Continue reading

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Year C,

C, Advent 1                                                         Freedom                “When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.”        Luke 21.28 Reflection 1: “Freedom” is the ancient cry of all peoples. Freedom from hunger … Continue reading

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Index Year A

Spirit, faith, prophet INCARNATION Preparation The purposes of God C, Advent 1                            Freedom C, Advent 1                            Graciousness Prolegomena of the Incarnation C, Advent 2                            Christ in other religions C, Advent 2                            Christ in the Old Testament C, Advent 3                            John … Continue reading

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Poetic homilies Year C

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Poetic homilies Year B

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Poetic homilies Year A

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Tantric homilies – poetic

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Index to Tantric homilies, Year C – poetic,

Index to         Tantric homilies, Year C – poetic, 1995 HOLY SPIRIT – FAITH, PROPHET INCARNATION Preparation Purposes of God                    – Prolegomena                         – Causes of the incarnation    – Realisation Incarnation                            – Role of Mary                         – Mother of God a … Continue reading

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Tantric homilies, Year C – poetic

C, Mary, Mother of God a                           Mother of the Church As for Mary, she treasured all things things and pondered them in her heart.     Luke 2.19 Spirit! You brooded over the deep                                     and the world … Continue reading

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Index: Tantric homilies, Year B – poetic

Tantric homilies, Year B – poetic 1993/1994 INCARNATION Preparation The purposes of God B, Advent 1                            Jesus returns B, Advent 1                            Jesus is Lord Prolegomena of the Incarnation B, Advent 2                            Christ and the Angels B, Advent 2                            Jesus the … Continue reading

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Tantric homilies, Year B – poetic

B, Advent 1 a                                                            Jesus returns  So stay awake, because you do not known when the master of the house is coming, evening, midnight, cockcrow, dawn.            Mark 13.35 When will you return, Master, from your travels, whom last we saw … Continue reading

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Poems on the Gospel. Why?

These poetic homilies began a long time ago, at Fané-les-Roses, a Mission Station hidden in the highlands of Papua. In this magnificent location, the thought came to address, in the course of the Three Year Cycle, all the major themes of our … Continue reading

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Sabbatical, 1987, Report to Archbishop Little

Most Rev. T.F. Little,  Archbishop of Melbourne,  31 December 1987, Your Grace, My year of study leave has now drawn to a close. It is appropriate that you should receive a brief report on the events and on the value … Continue reading

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Family – assorted items

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Multi-faith items

Many and varied items concerning interfaith relations – topics, essays, reports – appear under this heading.

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