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  1. Reflections on the Readings of Sundays and Feasts March-May 2020.Chris Monaghan - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (1):101.
    Many people wonder as they look at their newborn child about how this perfect child can be marked by original sin. This invites us to look more deeply at our understanding of human nature and our capacity to make choices that can give life to ourselves and others, or take life and diminish it. While we have tended to identify the sin of the first couple as some sort of sexual sin, this is not supported by the text of Genesis. (...)
     
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  2. Reflections on the Readings of Sundays and Feasts: September-November 2020.Chris Monaghan - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (3):363.
    Communities of faith are not perfect and the readings this week invite us to deal with the reality of sin in ways that lead to positive change grounded in our mutual responsibility to and for each other.
     
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  3. Reflections on the Readings of Sundays and Feasts December 2019 - February 2020.Chris Monaghan - 2019 - The Australasian Catholic Record 96 (4):473.
    Proverbs 29:18 proclaims that without a vision the people perish; and history has proven this to be true. Part of the power of the great Nelson Mandela lay in his ability to articulate his dream for Africa and inspire others to commit themselves to make it a reality. His dream of a world where people of all races would work together in harmony captured the hearts and minds of his contemporaries. It did so with such power that the ground was (...)
     
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  4. Reflections on the Readings of Sundays and Feasts June-August 2020.Chris Monaghan - 2020 - The Australasian Catholic Record 97 (2):237.
    After the episode of the golden calf, in his anger Moses had smashed and broken the tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. Despite the shameful apostasy of the people, they were given another opportunity to enter into a covenant relationship with the living God. The first set of tablets God had given to Moses, and now it is Moses who must bring new tablets that God will inscribe. It is symbolic of the fact of the covenant relationship that humanity must (...)
     
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