Author: Bill Uren

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  • RELIGION

    Seal of confession should remain inviolate

    • Bill Uren
    • 06 December 2017
    26 Comments

    I suspect the royal commission will recommend the seal of confession should no longer remain absolute. I also know that all priests of my acquaintance will rather go to jail than violate the seal. I cannot then see that such a move will be anything but unproductive. Perpetrators will be less likely to go to confession and priests will go to jail.

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  • EDUCATION

    Return to higher education elitism

    • Bill Uren
    • 22 January 2015
    16 Comments

    We can sympathise with the university Vice-Chancellors who support fee deregulation. Over many years Government financial support for higher education has been eroded in real terms, and maintaining international rankings depends upon deregulation. But do we want the major metropolitan universities to return to the financial exclusivity that characterised the early history of Australian tertiary education?

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Bill Uren SJ

    • Bill Uren
    • 17 May 2007

    Fr Bill Uren SJ is Rector of Newman College at the University of Melbourne and a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee.

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  • RELIGION

    Condoms discussion returns to traditional moral norms

    • Bill Uren
    • 18 May 2006
    6 Comments

    Benedict XVI will need all his theological sophistication as he negotiates the different moral arguments offered for the use of condoms in AIDS.  

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