"The fundamental polarity of human life between what is and what ought to be, between lack and fulfillment, between determination and freedom, is not abnormal; it is the norm. Every person is exposed to it because of the inescapable structure of human formation." (Adrian van Kaam, The Transcendent Self, Dimension Books, 1979, 172.)

Why William Morris was Sacked

JFrankBrennanOn Monday 23 June Aquinas Academy hosted the Sydney launch of Bill Morris' book, Benedict, Me and the Cardinals Three. The book documents a sad and at times tawdry episode in the life of the Catholic Church in Australia. Unfortunately Bill was unable to be present for the evening because he was in hospital with pneumonia. That was a pity because he would have been greatly heartened by the the more than 100 people who gathered for the event. Frank Brennan SJ launched the book with a wonderful, detailed analysis of the way Bill Morris was treated. To this day it is not at all clear why he was sacked. Read Frank's presentation.