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Not 'either/or' but 'both'

There are a few interesting things about Jesus' dialogues with his opponents. The first is that it is a dialogue. Jesus does not refuse to talk with them, even when he is aware that they want to trap him. The…

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More... Paying taxes and the image of God    

Paying taxes and the image of God

As it was in Jesus' day 2,000 years ago, so it is today. Taxes are an integral part of life in society.  We have a sense that paying taxes is about providing funds for the common good: bridges, roads, health…

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The image of God

What is on display in this story from Matthew’s Gospel is not Jesus’ clever reply, but the image of God he presents. Even knowing the plot of the Pharisees and Herodians, Jesus does not refuse to enter into dialogue with…

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Shaping a new world

Last Sunday Pope Francis issued a new encyclical letter. It’s a rather long document which calls for a new way of thinking and acting as we approach the task of building a post-COVID world. The document is based on the…

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More... The Carmelites - offering you support    

The Carmelites - offering you support

The Carmelites of Australia & Timor-Leste offer you our support in these uncertain and difficult times. We are praying for the whole world, and especially, for all those who are members of our wider Carmelite Family. Each week we will offer…

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