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My house in Warburton, Australia

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Halloween, All Saints and All Souls

The three celebrations – Halloween, All Saints and All Souls – are interconnected. Let me explain. The word ‘Halloween’ means ‘evening’ (‘een’) of ‘hallow’ which is an old English word meaning ‘saint’. Thus ‘Halloween’ means ‘the day before All Saints … Continue reading

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Glory and Infamy of the Kings: some reflections on Samuel 1&2, and Kings 1&2

Glory and Infamy of the Kings: some reflections on Samuel 1&2, and Kings 1&2   Year 2, Week 1, Wednesday                                     Glenroy 1978 “At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not … 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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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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