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Bishop Ambrose of Milan and the Relationship between Church and Emperor: A Snapshot

For contemporary Western democracy, the idea that the Church and state should remain separate entities free from mutual influence enjoys popular acceptance. In a religiously plural and multicultural country such as Australia, it is widely thought that the Government administration … Continue reading

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The Unabomber: Between Sympathy and Condemnation

I have recently enjoyed watching Netflix’s mini-series Manhunt, which details the life and crimes of Ted Kaczynski- better known as the infamous Unabomber. Although already familiar with Kaczynski’s reign of terror, I found the emphasis this series placed on the … Continue reading

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And the Sax Played On… (Or, why it’s not always a good idea to invite friends to Church)

The pressure to invite my high school friends to Church events wasn’t oppressive, but it was subtly consistent. This pressure- perhaps expectation is a better word- manifested itself through casual remarks made by my Parents or youth leaders, to the … Continue reading

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Visiting my Primary School, 21 years on.

Several months ago I had the wonderful opportunity to take a drive with my Brother to the town in which I grew up.  It ended up being one of those beautiful days you spend with someone that you love in … Continue reading

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