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Tweet Others as You Wish to be Tweeted

I’m happy to have been interviewed by the wonderful Beth Doherty about two chapters of her book Tweet Others as You Wish to be Tweeted. We talked about using social media for social justice action, and being yourself online. You can listen to the whole series of podcasts here.

Women’s Participation in the Church

I was pleased to be invited by the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocesan Commission for Women to reflect with them on progress in the participation of women in the Catholic Church in Australia. After five years of research, the report Woman and Man: One in Christ Jesus was published in 1999. I was a member of the Research Management Group and a co-author of the report. There has been progress since the research was published, but much more is needed to promote the equal dignity of women and men within the Church and in society. Watch these presentations and let me know… Read More »Women’s Participation in the Church

Positively Poetry Day

All day I’ve had ‘Positively Fourth Street’ playing in my head – in two versions! It has something to say to us in this Lenten season, and is quite appropriate for International Poetry Day. Bob Dylan’s original is an angry cry of pain about false friendship. He sings what we have all felt. It can be crushing to realize those who we thought were our friends just wanted ‘to be on the side that is winning’ – that we were actually just assets, allies or tools to them, or perhaps even just toys or fashion accessories. We feel foolish as… Read More »Positively Poetry Day