"The parables of Jesus seek to draw one into the Kingdom, and they challenge us to act and to live from the gift which is experienced therein. But we do not want parables. We want precepts and we want programs. We want good precepts and we want sensible programs. We are frightened by the lonely silences within the parables." [John Dominic Crossan, In Parables - The Challenge of the Historical Jesus, Harper and Row, 1973,82]

In Defence of Cardinal Pell

JFrankBrennan

On April 2 2014 Elizabeth Farrelly wrote in the Fairfax Press that "George Pell wants to insure priests againts being sued for child sex abuse". Farrelly got it wrong. Read Frank Brennan's piece in Eureka Street.