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Dr Kania’s Articles

Articles (in English) published in Church and Life

Cry Freedom – Part II

By Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania   A question came up recently in class: “Sir, if you had the knowledge that you do today about world events, and were some how able to be transported back in time to Braunau am ...

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Cry Freedom – Part I

By Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania Recently an entry came up on a Facebook page – it was an image of a word carved into the sand on the shore of a beach. The word was: “Freedom”. The story behind this ...

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The Path Way to the Soul

By Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania   In an address delivered at Rice University, Houston, Texas on the 12th of September, 1962, the then President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, publically challenged the Soviets to a ‘Space Race’. In ...

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The Best Man I Ever Knew

By Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania   Ask any man what they would like to be said of them in a eulogy by their son or daughter, and you would get a variety of responses. Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919), lost ...

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A Man for All Seasons

By Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania Most educated people have heard the phrase: “A Man for All Seasons”, coined by Desiderius Erasmus, the Dutch humanist, as an epitaph for his friend, Sir Thomas More (1477 – 1535). The 1966 multi-Academy Award ...

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Slaves of Time and Place

  By Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of ...

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The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

  Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania As a Spiritual Director I have often been called away from my teaching duties to co-ordinate and lead Retreats off-campus. On one occasion many years ago, I had to leave a junior high school Religious ...

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The Leisure Problem – Part One

  By Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania   The Pulitzer Prize winning writer, Sebastian de Grazia in Of Time, Work, and Leisure (1962), discussed as a central thesis a topic that is perennially poignant: what is the role of leisure time ...

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To Be, Or Not to Be

By Dr. Andrew Thomas Kania.   The Australian poet, Bruce Dawe, in The Not So Good Earth, provides his reader with an all too real and cynical perspective of Australians viewing major news stories from the distant comfort of their ...

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