20 Dec 2012

BY RICHARD WHITE All I really know about grief I learnt from our dog Mate. That's a thinly disguised plagiarising of one of Robert Fulghum’s books, All I Really Need To Know I Learnt In Kindergarten. But, this was brought home to me again on the

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20 Dec 2012

BY GABRIELLE McMULLEN Sometimes the world seems like a very small place indeed!  On Christmas morning last I went to Mass in St Michael's Church in Bernkastel, a little German town in the Middle Moselle Valley.  It is a beautiful old church dating

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20 Dec 2012
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BY MICHAEL MULLINS USA Today’s Cathy Lynn Grossman blogs on the lesbian woman denied Communion at her mother's funeral Mass. She reports that the priest then walked out on the burial service, and the upshot that the Archdiocese of Washington DC was

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20 Dec 2012

BY ANN RENNIE In a savagely secular world how brave it is to make a life-long commitment to God; to take the perpetual vows of religious life, to submit to the rules of poverty and chastity and obedience in a world of materialism, venality and

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20 Dec 2012

BY BETH DOHERTY I’ve been reading a book titled Infinite Bandwidth – Encountering Christ in the Media – one of the many books written in response to the fast-paced changes in the media. It is overwhelming  the number of books on the

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20 Dec 2012

BY DONELLA JOHNSTON It is frustrating being a woman in the Catholic Church in 2012. I still find myself wondering from time to time how I manage to still be here. What exactly is it that makes me stay?  Firstly, it’s part of who I am. I was

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20 Dec 2012

BY CARMEL PILCHER Over past generations we in the west have experienced a heightened consciousness regarding the place of women in society. As a teenager I could never have imagined that at the one time in the one place – last year in NSW – the

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20 Dec 2012
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BY MICHAEL MULLINS Donella Johnston of the Bishops’ Office for the Participation of Women began her International Women’s Day blog with this admission that “it is frustrating being a woman in the Catholic Church in 2012”. She then

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20 Dec 2012
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BY BISHOP GREG O'KELLY A good question. Why did an angel come to earth to confront the young woman Mary, not much more than a girl, with the invitation to become nothing less than the Mother of God?  It was the incident that changed the Universe, that

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20 Dec 2012

BY MATTHEW JOHN PAUL TAN A de-Christianised cultural scene has not eliminated the need for liturgy. The philosopher James KA Smith once remarked in Desiring the Kingdom that we are fundamentally liturgical animals, and this means that the centrality of the

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20 Dec 2012
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BY CHRISTINE HOGAN In common with many organisations, here at Church Resources we have a bi-annual process called the PDR, The Performance and Development Review. It has a scale from 1 to 5 – one being the lowest meaning fail on all possible fronts,

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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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