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The Noonday Demon

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Australia’s biggest social experiment is not Married at First Sight (that’s not an experiment at all, obviously). It is our new normal, something we have never imagined. Monks have a little known fourth rule in addition to poverty, chastity and obedience. It’s stability, as in, staying put. Don’t leave where you are, ever. It seems easy compared to…

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Growing men in a culture of cautious masculinity

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(this is a transcript of a talk given by Richard Fay, CEO of the Centre for Men, at the “Amplify” conference in Brisbane, on Saturday 7 March 2020). The Jesuits recently commissioned research in Australia on the attitudes and behaviours of men aged 18-30. It involved an online survey of a representative sample of 1,000 young men from…

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MROP 2020

Men’s Rites of Passage for 2020 is now open for expressions of interest.Dates are August 11th-15th 2020. Tell your mates.Go Here

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Richard Rohr: An address at St John’s Anglican Cathedral

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The following address was given by Richard Fay, CEO of Centre for Men, at St John’s Anglican Cathedral (Brisbane) on Sunday 7 April 2019, on the pioneer of our work, Franciscan priest Richard Rohr, as part of the mystics, theologians and Godbotherers series.About a decade ago Mark Dyer, the late Episcopalian bishop of Jerusalem, observed that about every 500…

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Boxing Day: An ancient rite of passage for boys

One our traditions around Christmas was birthed as a rite of passage for boys and men. It harks back to the celts and a time when myth embraced all of life.Christmas wasn’t even on the radar of the church for the first 500 years. It was not until people who relied on the sun – at first this…

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