Tag Archives: Father Dave Smith

Fighting Chance For Kids – Sunday Telegraph July 7th, 1996

IN the unconventional parish of Father Dave Smith, the community knows violence is not the answer —but it can be part of the cure. Fr Smith finds a good fight is the best way to get the message across to … Continue reading

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Why a priest sees beauty in the ring – The Daily Telegraph December 3rd, 1998

by Jeff Wells If I want an opinion on the banning of boxing for kids I won’t go to a bleeding heart, yuppie, politician, or combination of any of them. I go to the man. I go to The Man’s … Continue reading

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Vicar with Ticker – Australia Post, January 5th, 2002

He’s as comfortable punching as he is preaching – which is just as well for the hundreds of teenagers this fighting father figure has saved from a life on the streets Flying-fisted Father Dave Smith knows all about the school … Continue reading

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Father Dave’s a Big Hit – That’s Life May 15th, 2002

Local Heroes Encouraging kids to fight isn’t a normal thing for a priest to do, but then Father Dave Smith isn’t a normal priest…   What is it you’re doing, Father Dave? I’m trying to educate and inspire young people … Continue reading

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Out of the Box, Into the Ring – Warcry March 27th, 2004

Father Dave Smith is a hard man to pin down. Literally. One minute he’s on the phone talking about life as pastor of a Sydney inner-city parish, and the next he’s living it. SOS calls and all. ‘I got called … Continue reading

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Priest’s Vow To Aid A Mate – The Glebe April 1st, 2004

by Amelia Ball FIGHTING Father Dave Smith has knots in his stomach about his next big event but it’s not the boxing ring that has him worried. The Holy Trinity Church leader’s imminent trip to Israel is overshadowing his boxing … Continue reading

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Father Dave Steps In – The Glebe July 22nd, 2004

FATHER Dave Smith has promised to be Saturday night’s comic relief, but expect his punchlines to be the more literal kind. The Dulwich Hill Holy Trinity Church leader is stepping into the ring to raise funds for his youth centre … Continue reading

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HIH Chief Pleaded Innocence to Priest – The Australian October 8th, 2005

HIH Insurance founder Ray Williams is innocent and only agreed to plead guilty to three charges because he believed it was the only way he could avoid a jail term, according to a priest who provided character evidence for the … Continue reading

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Forging Friendships to Cross Cultural Divides – The Torch December 7th, 2005

IT WAS a 1970s chart hit but now the song title ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’ has been attached to a multicultural dinner designed to dispel some myths and strengthen ties between Muslims and non-Muslims. The ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’ dinner will be … Continue reading

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