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Author Archive: Bernard Toutounji

Bernard Toutounji is an Australian Catholic writer and speaker. He writes a fortnightly column called Foolish Wisdom (www.foolishwisdom.com) which examines afresh issues within news, culture or faith. One of Bernard’s favourite quotes comes from Edith Stein who said "All those who seek truth seek God whether this is clear to them or not". Bernard is married to Jane and they have two daughters.

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Mr, Mrs, Dr…Why have titles?

June 18, AD 2016 4 Comments
Mr, Mrs, Dr…Why have titles?

It is evident that along with the collapse of so many aspects of Western Society from the mid twentieth century onwards, we have witnessed a general casualisation of the way we refer to other people; that is, using their title. Whereas one would always refer to another man or woman as Mr., Mrs., or Miss […]

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Mormons, Muslims and Lazy Christians

April 24, AD 2016 2 Comments
Mormons, Muslims and Lazy Christians

Australia’s mostly widely read weekend newspaper recently carried a front page story in which we were informed that a popular Rugby League player would no longer play or train on Sundays so that he could attend his weekly church service. Canterbury Bulldogs star Will Hopoate negotiated the clause into his contract due to what the […]

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A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small

March 27, AD 2016 1 Comment
A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small

My wife Jane and I have two little girls, Clare and Louise; Clare turns two this month and Louise is just over six months old. Clare is at a really fun – but albeit all consuming – stage. She loves nothing more than playing outside, and if she is not insisting on being pushed around […]

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A Hope Filled Look at New Year’s Resolutions

January 30, AD 2016 0 Comments
A Hope Filled Look at New Year’s Resolutions

Well we are currently in crunch time for New Year’s Resolutions. The number of you keeping your resolution is shrinking week by week. It was already at 75% just one week into this year, it will be at 64% by the end of January, and as low as 46% by the end of June. The […]

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In Google We Trust

October 10, AD 2015 0 Comments
In Google We Trust

I love Google. I use that little search bar numerous times every day. If I want to know what to cook for dinner, study the history of sandpaper or find out the time in Nigeria the method is always the same…Google. And it is a rare occasion when Google lets me down. Sometimes I have […]

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Dick Smith Foods, Microsoft & Cooperation in Evil

September 12, AD 2015 2 Comments
Dick Smith Foods, Microsoft & Cooperation in Evil

In 1999 Australian entrepreneur Dick Smith created Dick Smith Foods to provide Australian owned and produced alternatives to the increasing number of foreign owned products. In a number of cases Dick Smith’s determination to support local growers has seen factories reopened, jobs saved and family security restored. Since it began, Dick Smith Foods has given […]

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Are Jesus and Mary appearing today?

August 18, AD 2015 7 Comments
Are Jesus and Mary appearing today?

The mainstream media in Sydney was recently abuzz at the report of a number of parishioners from a local Catholic church claiming to have witnessed the lips on an icon of the Virgin Mary moving during Mass. The video, which was filmed on a mobile phone camera by a worshipper, has since been seen hundreds […]

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Why Eat at the Dinner Table?

August 10, AD 2015 1 Comment
Why Eat at the Dinner Table?

Where did your family eat dinner last night? In front of the TV? In the car on the way to sport? At McDonald’s? At the dinner table? A survey taken a few years ago in the US, Canada and Britain, found that about a quarter of adults with children under the age of 18 ate […]

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What Temperament Are You?

May 15, AD 2015 11 Comments
What Temperament Are You?

I remember when I was engaged to my now wife Jane, one of the biggest discoveries I had to process was learning that she was an introvert. We were at a social function with people we both knew well and it came up that she would be happy to leave at any time. We hadn’t […]

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10 Steps to Beat Pornography

May 2, AD 2015 1 Comment
10 Steps to Beat Pornography

Pornography is a big problem in modern society. Actually, no. Pornography is a huge problem in modern society. Did you know that 10-15% of all search engine requests and 20% of smart phone searches are for pornography? Studies show that 90% of boys and 60% of girls are exposed to pornography before they are 18 […]

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My Facebook Holiday

March 7, AD 2015 2 Comments
My Facebook Holiday

Over the Christmas break I decided to take my real first Facebook holiday since joining the social network site back in 2007. I was sensing the need for an electronic rest and so completely switched off Facebook for one month. I am back on Facebook now but the short absence was invaluable and my approach to […]

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Love, Not Hate

February 8, AD 2015 3 Comments
Love, Not Hate

It seems that everywhere I look there are people that are going out of their way to annoy me! People who insist on driving at 45mph even though the limit is 65mph. People who have personal phone conversations on the train. People who chew with their mouths open. The list could take up this entire […]

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