Fr Ashton Tribute

Written by Bernard Toutounji 25th July 2023 Remembering my Parish Priest – Fr Carl Ashton – 1937 to 2023 Early in the morning of Thursday 13 July 2023, after a short time of illness, Fr Carl [...]

The Condemnation of Galileo

“We publish here a further extract from historian Henry Sire’s Phoenix from the Ashes (Kettering OH, Angelico Press, 2015, pp. 93-100).”  Published on Super Flumina Urban VIII is chiefly [...]

Love & the Atheist

Written by Michael Baker September 21, 2022 – St Matthew Published on Super Flumina   It is a principle underlying sound philosophy that every creature loves itself.  Every thing [...]

I am the Mother of the True God

Father Pius Mary Noonan’s homily from Gaudete Sunday Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe   Joy, light and peace: such are the dominant themes of today’s Mass. And with reason, for the coming of [...]

The Tears of Our Lady

Father Pius Mary Noonan’s homily Notre Dame Priory 17th Sunday after Pentecost   175 years ago today in a small and, at that time, very obscure hamlet of the French Alps named La Salette, [...]

Of conscience and heroism

Father Pius Mary Noonan’s homily Notre Dame Priory 16th Sunday after Pentecost Holy Name of Mary In today’s epistle we hear St Paul make mention of his captivity and plead with the Ephesians not [...]

Passion Sunday

Fr Gilbride’s Homily March 21st, 2021 – MHM   Today we begin Passiontide: we have entered the final stretch of Lent before Easter.  The liturgical focus now shifts towards our Lord’s [...]

There will be hell to pay

Written by BT Walters I recently took the time to read a master’s thesis written by a priest.  It was about ‘structural sin,’ but it read more like something out of the Marxist Handbook. It is a [...]

Et Verbum caro factum est

Written by BT Walters   The most important institution on earth is the Catholic Church. Given the current state of the Catholic Church, there would be people who might disagree with that [...]

Deep Listening or Deep Delusion?

Written by Kathy Clubb   The concept of ‘listening’ is very much a part of the post-Vatican lexicon and has been a particular focus during the initial stages of Australia’s Plenary Council. [...]

Parramatta’s Education Fiasco

Written by James Parker   Controversy is ablaze in Western Sydney and, once again, it is all about education. The new draft religious education curriculum for the Catholic Diocese of [...]

Sacrifice Withheld

This article first appeared in the online version of the Catholic Weekly in the 19th April edition.   A couple of weeks ago, my friend and colleague Peter Holmes published an article [...]

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