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Brisbane Mathematician talks faith and reason and warns of falling for ‘false dichotomy’ trap

CELEBRITY atheist and author of the top-selling novel The God Delusion Richard Dawkins said faith was “the great cop-out”. The “great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence”. Professor Dawkins is notorious for avoiding sophisticated theological debate on faith and reason, and he rarely engages in public discourse with Catholic religious. When debating Prof Dawkins in 2016, ... Read More »

The Catholic Church and the LGBTI community: loving the sinner while enlightening the sin

INSIDERS have said the Church’s decision to seek the advice of the LGBTI community has “stirred unease” among some Catholics.  Many fear the conference could result in radical change at a time when issues such as the ordination of female priests and the relaxing of mandatory celibacy rules are already hotly contested. Recently Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli invited 80 members ... Read More »

Australian Catholic religious and laity populate Australia Day honours list

DOZENS of Catholics received Australia Day awards last week for outstanding contributions to their fields of excellence. The awards honour Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service. Among the many recognised for their dedication to community were Catholic teachers, priests, women religious, health care workers and social service workers. Bishop Emeritus Eugene Hurley, who led the ... Read More »

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