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Piers, Madonna and the Double Standard
http://fsrinc.org/node/1673Religion and Feminism     After Madonna’s scary and dangerous fall at the recent Brit awards, Piers Morgan wrote an
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Mary Magdalene: The Most Misunderstood Woman in History?
Up until the 1960s, Mary Magdalene was officially a ‘sinful woman’ in Roman Catholicism. In twentieth century Ireland, for example,
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After the Hooley is Over: Reflecting On Paddy’s Day
When St. Patrick set about converting them, the Irish took to Christianity like ducks to water. They have stayed true
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Mary Mary Quite Contrary: McAleese is Right Again
Ireland’s ex-president Mary McAleese said, in relation to preliminary discussions for the upcoming Synod on the family, that it was
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Religious Education in Australian State Schools by Jassy Watson
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Sequana and Blessed Water by Deanne Quarrie
For all who protested over the water charges in Ireland……
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Bonkers
Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, said that a synod on the family composed primarily of celibate males was ‘bonkers’.
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Pope Francis’s Task
As Pope Francis prepares for the upcoming and crucial synod on the family which must deal with such topics as
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Whose God is it, Anyway? by Esther Nelson
Brilliant, yet common sense insights into how religion can breed intolerance and persecution when it’s practitioners feel that their way
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Mary Magdalene: The Most Misunderstood Woman in History?
Up until the 1960s, Mary Magdalene was officially a ‘sinful woman’ in Roman Catholicism. In twentieth century Ireland, for example,
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