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Fr Dean Marin

Director of Vocations

Fr Dean Marin

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Religious freedom a human right

The Australian Law Reform Commission report, ‘Maximising the Realisation of Human Rights: Religious Education Institution and Anti-Discrimination Laws’ was presented in Federal Parliament by the Attorney General Mark Dreyfus on March 21.

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Proclaimer of the truth

There’s so much we could say about Pope Benedict XVI and so much we can learn from him, writes Vicar General FR DEAN MARIN who presided at his Memorial Mass in Adelaide.


Enduring truths in a changing world

On October 11 this year, we celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. In his opening address Pope John XXIII said: 'The greatest concern of this council is this: that the sacred and central truths of our Christian faith should be guarded and taught more effectively.' He continued: 'The substance of our central beliefs is one thing, and the way in which it is presented is another....we will also be attentive to these times, to new forms of life present in the modern world.'


The spiritual and moral power of God’s grace

One of two motions relating to the Sacrament of Penance passed by the Plenary Council in Sydney recommended that: ‘The Bishops Committee for Liturgy institute a sustained program of catechesis of the Sacrament of Penance to promote an understanding of the conditions for, and appropriate practice of, each of the three forms of the Rite of Penance’.