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Friday 1 December 2017 | Fr Ross Jones SJ
Kinds of Kings
This week, the Church’s liturgical year finished with the Feast of Christ the King. Kings don’t have a great appeal and sometimes not a great track record these days. I think we are all slightly uneasy with kings — especially kings who are aloof or claim privilege, who lack the common touch and just ‘lead the good life’.
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Friday 27 October 2017 | Fr Ross Jones SJ
Remembering Fr A T Thomas
Our Australian Jesuit Province almost has its own ‘martyr of charity’. Twenty-years ago this week, Fr A T Thomas, a Jesuit of the Hazaribag mission of the Australian Province, had his life savagely taken from him in the service of the poor. This memorial day happened to coincide with one of our regular voluntary student Masses
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Friday 20 October 2017 | Fr Ross Jones SJ
The Seamless Garment of Life
A week ago, I was making a presentation to the Year 10 students at the completion of their project-based learning task on social ethics. For most of the period I fielded questions on all manner of issues, as best I could. A question came up about the morality of capital punishment.
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Friday 15 September 2017 | Fr Ross Jones SJ
The Cross in our Lives
A very ancient feast slipped by for many this week – the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. It commemorates the dedication of a church by that name in Jerusalem in the early fourth century. Sometimes it is associated with ‘the finding of the true cross’ by that extraordinary relic-collector, St Helena, the wife of the Emperor Constantine.

At the heart of the life-death-and-resurrection of Jesus, the cross is the core symbol of our faith.
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