20 Dec 2012

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE If “April is the cruellest month” then February must be the most fickle.  In the northern hemisphere, the arrival of Spring on February 1 signalled that on the whole things were looking up. Any minute now,

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BY DAVID TIMBS Pope Benedict XVI, inspired by the initiative of his predecessor, has made the New Evangelisation a key feature of his pontificate. The primary intention of this vision is to affirm in emphatic terms the identity, message and mission of

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20 Dec 2012

BY STEFAN GIGACZ Last night on ABC News 24’s The Drum, the president of the International Cooperative Alliance said Australia has more cooperatives per head of population than other countries in the English speaking world including the UK. Dame Pauline

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20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL MULLINS The ACBC Media Blog backgrounds the decision to invite Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd to launch Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion appeal in Brisbane last week. “Minister Rudd is the champion and architect of

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20 Dec 2012

BY MICHAEL FURTADO Catholic school funding is one of the issues on which policy differences in Australia have been wedged since Federation. Prior to that time most schools were denominational and received funds in proportion to denominational size. The move

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20 Dec 2012

BY CARMEL PILCHER About two years ago our cousin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He hadn’t been well for some time and eventually the tests were conclusive. Our cousin is a man in the prime of his life, and with three young children.

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20 Dec 2012

BY TERESA PIROLA Mary, the mother of Jesus, was Jewish. Her religious worldview was shaped by the covenant of Sinai, the narratives of the Hebrew scriptures, the rituals and festivals of Judaism, and ethical observance of Torah.  She would have

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20 Dec 2012
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BY CHRISTINE HOGAN Doing something new always involves risk. Will it work out the way you intended, the way you hoped, the way you prayed, it would? In the end, though, you do it – and trust in God about the outcome. That was the process here at

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BY MICHAEL MULLINS Sentire Cum Ecclesia has been engaged in a dialogue with his 13 year old daughter on sexual ethics, including homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The experience has convinced him of the need for a program on the Theology of the Body for

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20 Dec 2012

BY EVAN ELLIS For the next six weeks we will all be hearing a lot about Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion appeal. This year the theme is “If you want peace, work for justice.” The words echo Isaiah’s prophecy that "Justice will

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20 Dec 2012

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE Lent in my childhood in Ireland was unremittingly bleak. No sweets, comics, sponge cake from our favourite sponge cake shop.  No TV in Holy Week – after the household rather had belatedly acquired a TV set – as well as

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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

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