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KIERAN TAPSELL. ‘The Attachment’ by Ailsa Piper and Tony Doherty.

The subtitle to this book is Letters from a Most Unlikely Friendship, and it consists of a series of letters with some occasional background comment between a “lapsed” Catholic (although none of the authors use that word) turned “agnostic with … Continue reading

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TONY DOHERTY. Women deacons.

Three feet of ice, the Chinese say, are not frozen in one day. Nor does it thaw in one year. Large institutions are famous for sometimes moving with all of the speed of an inert glacier. The ancient institution of … Continue reading

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Tony Doherty. Removing the wrapping and ribbons from Christmas.

Do you know the story of the birth of Jesus? What a silly question! At this time of year, it is impossible to escape it. Children remind us in their charming Christmas plays. Shopping centres play carols until we could … Continue reading

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Tony Doherty. Remaining balanced in times of tragedy and turmoil.

Our ability to hang on to sanity and some sense of equilibrium this week has been sorely tested. In the face of scarcely imaginable acts of violence – right in the city’s heart, Martin Place, the balance of our emotional … Continue reading

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