Review: The Angel of Death

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The Angel of Death by Paul Doherty My rating: 3 of 5 stars I found this particular volume in the Hugh Corbett series a little disappointing compared to the previous contributions I have read recently. The storyline was acceptable, but the build up of suspense seemed a little lacking from my perspective, with the mystery […]

Friday Filing: What Constitutes News?

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Today I spent some time in the car, driving to my home town in order to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary over the weekend. It’s a drive that I’ve undertaken more than a few times and I usually prepare for the drive by ensuring there are enough podcasts on my phone to cover the […]

Review: A History of Loneliness

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A History of Loneliness by John Boyne My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a novel that has an unfortunate ring of truth to it. It is profoundly disturbing to read, particularly in the light of the Australian Church’s own shameful history. It was, at times, exceedingly uncomfortable to read as a Catholic priest, […]

Review: Corpus

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Corpus by Rory Clements My rating: 3 of 5 stars Although I’ve never formally studied history as a subject, I’ve always found the period from approximately 1910 to 1950 fascinating, particularly from a politico-social perspective. The turmoil caused by the First World War that then flowed into the 1920s and 1930s and giving rise to […]

No To Spiritual Worldliness

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93. Spiritual worldliness, which hides behind the appearance of piety and even love for the Church, consists in seeking not the Lord’s glory but human glory and personal well-being. It is what the Lord reprimanded the Pharisees for: “How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that […]