23 May 2013

BY DAVID TIMBS In the few weeks since Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis he has become for many a symbol of renewed hope and confidence while for others he remains someone to be regarded with a degree of caution, even suspicion. While some are looking

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23 May 2013
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Kangaroo: Image courtesy of Shutterstock --- BY RICHARD WHITE For the past week or so I have seen them. A mob of kangaroos pass through our property between six and seven in the morning. I am out there doing the watering. It is very dry and the kangaroos

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23 May 2013

BY ANGELA McCARTHY A student recently came to me in distress in the lecture break to ask the question ‘Who goes to heaven?’ Her husband is Catholic and he wanted their two children to be baptised but she has been resistant because she has been

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23 May 2013
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BY STEFAN GIGACZ Is Pope Francis an intellectual pope? asks Michael Sean Winters. Not according to Jeff Lawler who writes: So now, after two Pontiffs with extraordinary scholarly credentials, we have a Pope who has no pretensions to intellectual

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23 May 2013
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  Flying white dove: Image courtesy Shutterstock --- BY GABRIELLE McMULLEN Following my retirement as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of Australian Catholic University and an extensive discernment process conducted by the Sisters of Charity, I was

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23 May 2013

Image: Google Images --- BY JUDITH LYNCH I don’t want to be poor. Recently I wrote a blog piece for CathNews about poverty. It wasn’t published and for that I give thanks. As I pushed the send button I was struck by the sudden realization

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23 May 2013
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BY DAMIEN F BRENNAN I have been challenged by some recent world events. This has made me ponder on the way that I live and the values that I aspire to uphold. It has provoked me to admire again the people who are closest to me. It shows in striking relief

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23 May 2013

Image: by Mev Puleo --- BY BETH DOHERTY In 1994, photojournalist Kevin Carter was awarded the Pulitzer prize for photography. The photo was of a starving Sudanese refugee girl bending down just a kilometre from a feeding station.  Nearby stood a

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23 May 2013

  Mother Mary, the inspiration for Paul McCarntey’s life and song. Google images. --- BY ANN RENNIE Wikipedia, that new fount of all knowledge in this digital age, is a great way to check small facts and urban legends and eclectic bits of

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23 May 2013

Google image --- By Noel Connolly Recently I was in Rome and the enthusiasm for our new Pope Francis is even greater there than here. The Piazza San Pietro is packed every Sunday and people are much more hopeful. Everyone is interested in what he might

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23 May 2013

Gold Coast by night. Image: Google --- BY GARRY J. EVERETT Queensland’s Gold Coast, that magnificent stretch of sun-bathed, surf and sand, is often referred to as ‘God’s waiting room’. This is a sad description, based on the fact

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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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