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Fr Andrew Doohan is a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle trying to live and work in interesting times – and sometimes getting it right.

The content of these pages is drawn from a variety of sources, including current events and news in society ad the Church, the books and articles that have been read, and interactions and conversations that have occurred. All of these things have captured Fr Andrew’s attention and interest in one way or another, on and off, since August 2011. There are reflections and musings, book reviews and travel diaries, the recording of homilies preached, among many other categories.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Matthew 28:19-20; NRSV

Complete personality is rooted in the genius of the heart, not the intellect.

Karl Rahner, SJ

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

John 10:10; NRSV

Listen carefully…to the teaching of a master and incline the ear of your heart.

Rule of St Benedict, Prologue, verse 1

The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. … With Christ joy is constantly born anew.

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 1