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Jesus went to the depths of our humanity so that we would know we are not alone

DURING my days at university I worked night shift at a geology laboratory, in order to keep myself in the semi-impoverished manner to which I had become accustomed. I would spend the early hours of the morning grinding coal samples and loading them into submersible metal canisters, which were then pumped with various elements from the periodic table at differing ... Read More »

Lead us not into temptation: Why Christ would not turn stone into bread

What’s wrong with turning stones into loaves bread? If Christ had the power to satiate His hunger in the desert, and doing so was not going to harm anyone, why was it one of the ‘temptations’ that we hear about on the first Sunday of Lent? (Matthew 4:1-11) Why was it something Jesus refused to do? The answer lies in ... Read More »

Dominican Brother Sebastian Condon says the preacher’s task is to teach the timeless truth anew

Dominicans

PREACHING Practice – the weekly highlight of our semesters here in St Dominic’s Priory in Melbourne – affords the student body the opportunity to hone much more than simply our skills in the art of rhetoric.  Our collective sense of humility and charity is also fostered by this salutary practice.  Being able to receive criticism and offer some healthy fraternal ... Read More »

November is a reminder of our true citizenship as Christians – heaven

November is a spectacular month for the Church. We begin by venerating all the saints – the Church Triumphant. We immediately follow that celebration by beginning to pray for all departed souls – the Church Penitent. Given that these feasts follow immediately after one another, it might be an idea for those of us who are here in the Church ... Read More »

You can only know the answer to ‘Who am I’ by discovering who God is

St John Vianney

OUR society seems to be going through an identity crisis. When it comes to the questions that shape our lives – “Who am I?”, “What am I doing here?” –  many people have come to the conclusion that the answer is either too difficult to discover or too hard to accept. And so, instead, we have started making it up. ... Read More »

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