It's a wonderful world (even if Catholicism is crashing in a heap!)
A bit of a break today with our lead commentary as Tom McMahon gives us a shorter and very homely reflection in keeping with the Easter season. We all needs hugs in our lives and perhaps that is the chief lesson from this reflection.
If you're looking for something heavier though don't miss what's happening in the Catholica Forum. Across Australia on Monday night the national television service carried a debate between Cardinal George Pell and Richard Dawkins. It's been generating plenty of further discussion in the media across Australia in the days since. You'll find a good overview of what is being said in the now extensive discussion on our forum. Also don't miss James's lengthy and full review of a new book by former priest, biblical scholar and secular philosopher, Robert Crotty. Don't read it though if your faith is fragile. This is a book for those who want to be a little challenged about their spirituality and beliefs.