20 Dec 2012

BY CHRISTINE HOGAN The rain visible was falling in sheets on to the street below, driven in busy rivulets down the plate glass windows which protect our office from the elements. It was another cheerless day in Sydney, made more dismal by the fact that I

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20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL MULLINS The Fairfax atheist blogger Dick Gross interprets the well-publicised retirement of South Melbourne parish priest Father Bob Maguire as “vengeance against a ‘Cafeteria Catholic’ by Cardinal George

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20 Dec 2012

BY JUDITH LYNCH When my mother turned 70 we gave her a surprise party.  She was very surprised and not particularly amused, mostly because she hadn’t had her hair done that week.  But the real surprise of that birthday was the passion it

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20 Dec 2012

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE A few years ago, I fell flat on my face, quite literally.  I became aware of three things simultaneously - a high pitched keening sound; a small pool of blood under my nose; and a forest of legs clad in a huge variety of

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20 Dec 2012
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BY MICHAEL MULLINS The Age’s religion writer Barney Zwartz blogs on the forced resignation of Toowoomba’s Bishop Bill Morris, which he says “shows that the Inquisition is alive and well in the Catholic Church - only the rack is

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20 Dec 2012

BY ANN RENNIE If you live the life you love you will receive shelter and blessings. Sometimes the great famine of blessings in and around us derives from the fact we are not living the life we love; rather we are living the life expected of us. We have

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20 Dec 2012

BY BRIAN DOYLE The university’s chapel again undergoing renovations having to do with bringing light to corners dim and musty since Jesus was a teenager, the midday Mass is again peripatetic, and today it was celebrated in an old classroom.  All

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20 Dec 2012

BY SIMON ROWNEY There is so much confusion and hostility generated by discussions of homosexual marriage that it is hard to get to the real issues. It's worth trying to find out which questions are pertinent and which are red herrings. For example I think

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20 Dec 2012

BY JUDITH LYNCH The summer I have packed up one house, and relocated to another which I’ve named Tarella.  The original Tarella was my grandparents’ farm in the Mallee country of Victoria. I say was, because the house itself was pulled

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20 Dec 2012
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BY MICHAEL MULLINS There have been many Australian visitors this week to the blog of Detroit canon lawyer Dr Edward Peters, who has backed Melbourne’s Archbishop Denis Hart. The archbishop wrote in The Age that Melbourne canon lawyer Father Ian Waters

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20 Dec 2012

BY BYRON AND FRANCINE PIROLA Almost as soon as Christmas is over, the stores start filling with heart-shaped chocolates and red rose imagery. Stationers, florists, lingerie and gift shops; St Valentine’s Day is over a month away, but already it’s

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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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