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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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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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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CathBlog - Scandalous tales

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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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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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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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

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

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