Richard Leonard

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  1. My attitude is like Francis Xavier: I baptise anything that moves
  2. There is an important distinction between being martyred and being on a suicide mission
  3. Scandal is alive and well in the Church whenever we fail to practise what Jesus preached
  4. The Holy Father has allowed abusers to remain in the priesthood
  5. Now I had to be not just a priest but a grieving brother
  6. St Ignatius mistrusted one-size-fits-all solutions. So does the Pope
  7. Blessed, broken, poured out and shared in love for the life of the world
  8. We have lurched from uncritical respect to knee-jerk cynicism about everything
  9. Now is not the time to throw out devotion to Mary, but to reclaim a relationship with her
  10. Happiness has become an industry that is selling all of us a lie
  11. Social media moves so quickly, we are in danger of losing our ability to be still
  12. Christ our king is not found among earthly wealth and splendour
  13. The Royal Commission has laid bare the criminal dysfunctionality of the Catholic Church
  14. The Pope has been criticised on all sides for this high-flying wedding
  15. There are contradictions and tensions in US Catholicism that still unnerve me
  16. We take the body seriously, but we need to keep sport in perspective
  17. Peter and Paul were sinners whose conversions to Christ were hard-won. Just like us
  18. I wonder if the winter of discontent for Catholics in Australia is really understood
  19. I am 25 years a priest this December. I have never heard a paedophile’s confession
  20. Some of my correspondents said that general absolution should return full stop

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