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The Holy Irritant · 11h ago

St Columban's Day 2017

Today is the feast of St Columban and 2018 will the centenary year of the foundation of the Missionary Society of St Columban.To acknowledge the Centenary year I will be hanging  the 2018 Co...
The Holy Irritant · 3d ago

How can our government better support and foster human values?

Source http://slideplayer.com/slide/2437893/In the lead-up to the Queensland State elections on 25th November the Archdiocese of Brisbane has  launched a public forum inviting  discussion on...
The Holy Irritant · 3M ago

A Limerick for Archbishop Hart

One of the quirky observations I made at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne some years ago was  that the official portrait of Archbishop Denis Hart with Pope John Paul II  mounted under a b...
The Holy Irritant · 3M ago

Media Release – Christian Leaders Welcome Civil Marriage Equality Bill

7 August 2017A group of Christian leaders and academics today welcomed the much-anticipated Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017, opposing any form of plebiscite ...
The Holy Irritant · 3M ago

Bishop Vincent statement on refugee death

Statement from MostRev Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Bishop Delegate for Migrants and Refugees, Australian Catholic Bishops ConferenceIt is with sadness that we have heard of yet another...
The Holy Irritant · 3M ago

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2017

The World Breastfeeding Week’s 25th year in 2017 is about working together for the common good!#WBW2017 will call on advocates and activists, decision-makers and celebrants to forge new and ...
The Holy Irritant · 4M ago

New Catholic Super Heroes for Australia

In the last week of June the Australian Catholic  Bishops Conference rode on a "high" for a couple of days. On 28th June they released the   announcement of a new Plenary Council Executive C...
The Holy Irritant · 4M ago

You Can Bet on Celebrity Catholics

One of the biggest stories to come out of the 2016 Australian Census statistics is that  those indicating "No religion" have outnumbered Catholics.Catholics may not have the numbers, but the...
The Holy Irritant · 4M ago

Celebrating Corpus Christi 2017

On 18th June 2017 Catholics celebrated  one of the most flamboyant of days, Corpus Christi.. It rivals Easter and Christmas for sheer energy and presence.Thanks to Google we can also get an ...
The Holy Irritant · 1Y ago

Celebrating Anthony

One of the significant days of this month is June 13th, my name  day. My parents made sure I would spend my life gaining easy and instant recognition as a good Catholic boy by naming me af...