Speech by Kristina Keneally to the Catholic Secondary School Principals Conference Cairns, July 2018

(Kristina Keneally is an Australian politician and catholic. I met her at a conference in Philadelphia a couple of years ago, and was very impressed by her. This is a really interesting talk)
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In 1975 the American gridiron team the Dallas Cowboys won a semi-finals game against the Minnesota Vikings in the last seconds of play. The Cowboys’ quarterback, Roger Staubach, threw a long-shot, desperation pass to his wide receiver, Drew Pearson.

The World Meeting of Families; a non event?

It is just over a month to the gathering in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families. My impression at this stage is that, if Pope Francis was not coming, it would pass by quietly, not making much, if any, impression — a fairly inconsequential non-event. But Francis will add his own form of charisma to the week. I am really pleased that he is coming, and I have booked my ticket for the Phoenix Park.

Four Open Meetings organized by the ACP

The Association of Catholic Priests are organising four open meetings, with the theme: ‘What do we want to say to Pope Francis?’
The meetings will be open to everyone, and, after a brief introduction, they will be open to the floor, with as many as possible given a chance to have their say.
Wednesday, 4th July: Mercy Centre Mallow; 7.00pm
Wednesday, 11th July: Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam, 7.00pm
Wednesday, 18th July: St.

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