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ozatheist on June 4th, 2008

Popped onto one of the news sites and spotted this headline: Brothels are bearing the brunt of Australia’s belt-tightening as the spiralling cost of living takes its toll on the world’s oldest profession. It seems there has been a drop off ‘in business’ lately as people become short of spare cash due to rising interest [...]

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ozatheist on June 1st, 2008

1. Catholic priest Father David O’Hearn has been stood down from his Nelson Bay parish pending investigation of a professional conduct matter. The Herald understands police are involved in the investigation. Another priest, Father Peter Brock, was stood down from his Maitland parish in late last year, it’s suspected police are involved in that investigation [...]

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ozatheist on April 28th, 2008

The following is a letter I sent to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper today: I noted in today’s paper (page 10, SMH, 28 April) a letter to the editor that starts: “Please feel free to write a letter that does not mention World Youth Day” I would have to agree with letter writer Max, that [...]

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ozatheist on April 27th, 2008

It seems more people are put off by the impending road closures during Catholic World Youth Day (C-WYD), than the fact it’s costing us millions of dollars, or that it’s just about glorifying the Pope. It’s good to see Sydneysiders have their priorities right! The Sun-Herald reports that 64% of Sydneysiders are in favour of [...]

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ozatheist on April 26th, 2008

Sceptics call (Catholic) World Youth Day just one big party; others insist it strengthens the faith, writes Linda Morris. I call it a big waste of taxpayers money! The thrust of the article is: do the World Youth Days actually encourage youth to attend mass and become part of the church? Apparently the youth have [...]

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ozatheist on April 8th, 2008

There seems to be conflicting reports on the impact of the Catholic World Youth Day (C-WYD). The SMH reported: Keep out if you’re not a pilgrim, warning of all the road closures in  Sydney due to C-WYD. Sydney has been warned that The disruptive impact of World Youth Day would be as great as the [...]

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ozatheist on April 7th, 2008

As part of Catholic World Youth Day (C-WYD) they are transporting a large cross around Australia trying to drum up interest in C-WYD. Compass (ABC1, Sunday nights) last night had a documentary about the carrying of the cross, which they compared in a way to the Olympic torch relay, through a few rural towns in [...]

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