The Reflection begins on Monday. The updated website for this year's series of meditations and explorations of the Gospel contains a rich array of lectures, information and visuals. http://thereflection.vividas.com/

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Pope Benedict --- Pope Benedict XVI has made a sweeping exoneration of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ, explaining biblically and theologically in his new book why there is no scriptural basis for it, said an AP report in the Herald

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'Parliament House Canberra', on Flickr --- Labor has withdrawn its stated support for a Greens bill giving greater autonomy to the territories. Instead it will join the Liberals in referring the legislation to a Senate committee for scrutiny, reports the

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The Catholic News Service image of murdered Pakistan's minorities minister, Shahbaz Bhatti --- The Vatican has condemned the killing of a Catholic government minister in Pakistan who had spoken out against anti-blasphemy laws, reports the Catholic News

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Opposition MPs have strongly attacked the ban on Bibles and other holy books being handed out at citizenship ceremonies, with Tony Abbott describing it as outrageous, reports The Age. Tasmanian Liberal senator Guy Barnett told the Coalition party room this

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Image from The Record report --- Australian Anglo-Catholics want St Thomas Becket - who was martyred as Archbishop of Canterbury after having vexed King Henry II - as the patron of their Ordinariate, reports the Record. Becket was martyred in his

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The online Lenten reflection program, launched last year by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Commission for Mission and Faith Formation, is back by popular demand, according to a media release. "If you are looking to enrich your Lenten experience,

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Frank Cottrell Boyce, right, with film director, Danny  Boyle --- Cinema and religion are completely tangled up in my head. That’s largely because my Dad used to take me to a city centre cinema which later became a Church but kept the

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While the national average shows that private, Catholic and public schools spend about the same amount of money on their students, there is a wide disparity in spending by individual schools, ranging from $3000 a student up to $150,000 for a special needs

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Image from the Vatican Museums website --- Specially-trained guides are now available to offer unique tours of the Vatican Museums for the deaf and blind, initially for Italian speakers and signers, said a report by the Catholic News Agency. In the tour

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The King's School Parramatta, ca. 1890, from Wikipedia --- NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has committed to a $24 million arts hub project for the old King's School site in Parramatta, and sell 12 per cent of the land to the church for $5.5 million, said a

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Screenshot from the video 'Exclusive footage of Shahbaz Bhatti's interview', obtained by Al Jazeera and posted onto YouTube --- A Pakistani Catholic government minister shot dead by suspected extremists left a video prophecy of his assassination, but had

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They hadn't understood about the loaves!  The Gospels use those words to describe the crowd that Jesus had miraculously fed with five barley loaves and two fish. They ate, but they didn't understand.  What didn't they understand? writes Ron

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Jadwiga, the mother of former Perth madam and founder of Linda's House of Hope, Linda Watson --- Jadwiga, mother of Linda's House of Hope foundress Linda Watson, in Perth, tells how faith in Christ helped her survive her darkest hour, writes Debbie

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The new translation of the Missal is wholly successful, and if we had been using it from day one, thousands of people repelled by the banality of the existing translation would still be regular worshippers rather than lapsed

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Gospel for Sunday

25-Feb-2011

     Gospel          Matthew 6:24-34  Jesus said to his disciples: ‘No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and

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Fr Ian Ker, the world renowned Newman scholar, is Senior Research Fellow at St Benet's Hall, Oxford and has taught both English literature and theology at universities in Great Britain and the United States. He is the author and editor of more than 20 books

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Digest - National

25-Feb-2011

The memory of Bishop Joe Grech, who died on 28 December, was celebrated at his home diocese of Bendigo this week. Other prominent local news includes an Australian priest's account of backpackers getting into serious trouble in Thailand, and a

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The spirit of John Paul II hangs heavily in the air this week, with Polish priests in a downhill ski-ing event celebrating the former Pontiff's love of alpine sports, and an announcement from the Vatican that his beatification in May will be free for anyone

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Jan Kostanski, who along with his mother gained the gratitude of Jewish people, including the State of Israel, for their heroic acts as gentiles in saving Jews from the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, has died of cancer at Cabrini Hospital. He was

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Mass on Demand

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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