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  • AUSTRALIA

    Priests, sex and the media

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 07 March 2011
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    Media coverage of the Church usually assumes priests form a homogeneous and disciplined body whose uniformity derives from fear of authority. Priests are more like franchisees than employees, independent and always ready to grumble. This does not amount to disaffection.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Pope invokes 'spirituality of the land'

    • Chris McGillion
    • 16 July 2008
    3 Comments

    Australians see themselves more as a sunburnt people than as people of a sunburnt country. The Aboriginal smoking ceremony during the Papal Mass introduced a distinctive spirituality where reflection upon the physical environment is key. (April 1995)

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  • RELIGION

    Fidel's unfinished business with the Church

    • Chris McGillion
    • 21 February 2008
    3 Comments

    Cuba’s post-Castro leadership will need to come to terms with the fact that the revolution cannot answer all of life’s questions and that religion in general — and the Catholic Church in particular — has a legitimate role in supplying its answers without interference from the State.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Chris McGillion

    • Chris McGillion
    • 17 May 2007

    Chris McGillion is an expert in both religion and Cuba; he is the religious affairs columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald, and has written and edited a number of books, including Unfinished Business: America and Cuba After the Cold War, 1989-2001; Cuba, the United States, and the Post-Cold War World, and The Chosen Ones: The politics of salvation in the Anglican Church.  

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