20 Dec 2012

BY GABRIELLE McMULLEN On Australia Day last week, the two postulators in the cause of canonisation of Australia's first saint, St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, received the Medal of the Order of Australia for their role in her canonisation. Sister Maria

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20 Dec 2012

BY RICHARD WHITE Caryl Houselander is a favourite of mine.  Even since I read her biography by Maisie Ward I have found her life and writings nourishing.  Caryl died in the 1950s, so why am thinking about her now?   What has a spiritual

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20 Dec 2012

BY GERALD ARBUCKLE We do not need exclusive language and other patriarchal values in our worship. Defenders of exclusive language are forgetting history.  As regards gender equality in the New Testament, there are two traditions represented. The first

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20 Dec 2012

BY MATTHEW JOHN PAUL TAN At Campion College, we teach political philosophy students about the impact that commercial and consumer cultures, such as the ones entrenched in Australia, have on the expression or maintenance of a thoroughgoing Christian identity

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20 Dec 2012

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE Packing up the Christmas decorations is a desultory task. After their all too brief performance dancing and glittering on our ‘living’ Christmas tree (keeping pace with the steady growth of the grandchildren!) the tree

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20 Dec 2012
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BY MICHAEL MULLINS Bloggers have debated the recent press headline “Gay marriage a threat to humanity's future: Pope”. Guardian blogger Andrew Brown said “Pope Benedict XVI gave a speech to the diplomatic corps at the Vatican at which he

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20 Dec 2012

BY MAURIZIO PETTENA In my many years as a migrant, and a migrant chaplain, I have heard migrants and more recently asylum seekers and refugees being labelled and treated with various degrees of suspicion and unease. I could tell one or two stories about my

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20 Dec 2012

BY GABRIELLE McMULLEN After Jesus had been born at Bethlehem in Judaea during the reign of King Herod, some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east. “Where is the infant king of the Jews?” they asked. “We saw his star as it rose and

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20 Dec 2012

BY TERESA PIROLA Late last year, I saw the news headline and laughed aloud. “Vatican appeals for more scandalous homilies.” Not the usual counsel one hears emanating from the Vatican! In this case the call for enlivened preaching, drawing on the

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20 Dec 2012
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BY BISHOPS EUGENE HURLEY AND GREG O'KELLY Part of our ministry as Bishops includes an important pastoral area for which both of us have had a passion since the 1980s. This issue is the situation for asylum seekers and refugees who come to this country. We

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20 Dec 2012

BY RICHARD WHITE The phrase "moving experience" has taken on a new meaning in recent weeks.  Our house is “on the market”.  Tidiness is rampant and nothing can be found.  The other day we lost the dog, later discovered in a

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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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