Of What Are Our Universities Afraid?

Written by Kathy Thompson   The concept of the university was envisaged some 800 years ago, and was established as universitas magistrorum et scholarium – a community of teachers and [...]

Democracy’s Window is Closing

Written by Kathy Thompson Reignite Democracy Australia (RDA) has been one of the country’s most successful grassroots movements in recent times, galvanising the widespread opposition to harsh [...]

Abortion Doulas now in Australia

Written by Kathy Thompson   A doula is a female birth attendant, who traditionally has provided non-medical support to a labouring mother. Her role has always been distinct from that of the [...]

Deep Listening or Deep Delusion?

Written by Kathy Thompson   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 [...]

Another American Abortion Election

Written by Kathy Thompson   The latest – and still contested – US presidential election is yet another in the series of elections which are intimately caught up with the problem [...]

The James Martin effect

Written by Kathy Thompson   The mention of Fr James Martin usually elicits one of two responses from Catholics: conservatives believe his approach endangers souls and harms those with [...]

Legal Abortion and Cancel Culture

Written by Kathy Thompson   Planned Parenthood made headlines recently as a Manhattan facility removed the name of its founder, Margaret Sanger, in order to pay lip service to the latest [...]

Which black lives matter?

Written by Kathy Thompson   While it has been very unsettling to watch the chain of events underway in the US due to the death of George Floyd, it has been no less disquieting to see Black [...]

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