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Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling My rating: 4 of 5 stars The penultimate volume in the Harry Potter series from J.K. Rowling not only sees our hero and his classmates enter their second last year at Hogwarts School but also the continuing unfolding metanarrative of the return of Lord Voldemort, He… Continue reading Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Review: Broken for You: Jesus Christ the Catholic Priesthood & the Word of God

Broken for You: Jesus Christ the Catholic Priesthood & the Word of God by Francis J. Moloney My rating: 4 of 5 stars The celebration of Eucharist is central to the life of the Church and has been since Jesus said we should “do this” in his memory. For those ordained to the ordained priesthood,… Continue reading Review: Broken for You: Jesus Christ the Catholic Priesthood & the Word of God

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Review: Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice

Watching Out: reflections on justice and injustice by Julian Burnside My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sometimes being unwell provides a previously hidden opportunity for something enjoyable. Today that was the opportunity to read this book from Julian Burnside offering reflections on the justice system, not just the legal system.As those who know Burnside well,… Continue reading Review: Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice

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Review: Watching Brief: Reflections on Human Rights, Law, and Justice

Watching Brief: reflections on human rights, law, and justice by Julian Burnside My rating: 3 of 5 stars Anyone even remotely familiar with the work of Julian Burnside QC will not be shocked by the range of subject matter that feature in this collection of his work. There are, unsurprisingly, a number of essays devoted… Continue reading Review: Watching Brief: Reflections on Human Rights, Law, and Justice

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Review: The Rising Laity: Ecclesial Movements Since Vatican II

The Rising Laity: Ecclesial Movements Since Vatican II by Massimo Faggioli My rating: 4 of 5 stars Historian and theologian, Massimo Faggioli, brings his intellectual weight to the question of the rise of the so-called 'new ecclesial movements' in the life of the Church, particularly from the perspective of his native Italy. Tracing their development… Continue reading Review: The Rising Laity: Ecclesial Movements Since Vatican II

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Review: Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out

Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out by Walter Brueggemann My rating: 3 of 5 stars A brief yet fascinating study from Walter Brueggemann on the place and power of silence - and the act of silencing - in the Christian Scriptures that points out that at the heart of silence is the application of… Continue reading Review: Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out