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Philippa Martyr: Projecting sin onto others is not what conversion is

So how else can we be different from the world? How can we bring it salt and light, instead of blending into the secular...

Plenary voices: Philippa Martyr

My theologian chum Dr Larry Chapp has recently been blogging on Vatican II. What he’s saying rings bells for the Plenary Council. Larry points out...

Let’s celebrate the Mass the way Vatican II wanted

We owe it to the Novus Ordo to celebrate it the way Vatican II really intended. Dominus vobiscum!

Philippa Martyr: What only priests can do

The laity can do pretty much any job in the Church. But only presbyters can make Jesus really present I wanted to follow up on...

Philippa Martyr: Putting trust in a limited oil supply can’t ever...

So far, the Instrumentum Laboris has shown us what the Church in Australia is like now, and an image of what it could be....

Philippa Martyr: Breaking down Plenary voices

I keep being told that over 220,000 people participated in the Plenary Council process. It’s impressive but let’s break down those figures. The Final Report...

Philippa Martyr: Women, equality and the Church

The Church is either human and democratic or like the Blues Brothers – on a mission from God My last piece on women deacons caused...

Philippa Martyr: a bishop who has stood out

You’re not likely to hear that in your average sacramental preparation class, and that’s a crying shame.

Women deacons misses the point

Can women be ordained as permanent deacons in the Catholic Church? And if they can, should this happen? I will save you all worrying, because...

And a very happy Easter to everyone!

Spiritual communions, perfect acts of contrition, and Mass on TV are not what the Lord intended for us. He intended real things: breath and bodies; oil and wine in our wounds; flesh and blood for us to eat; water and fire to purify
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Book shatters the pretence in Pell affair

Former Prime Minister John Howard has written he “never believed” the charges against Cardinal Pell in the foreword to a new book by Sydney...

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