20 Dec 2012

BY JUDITH LYNCH I’ve got a soft spot for cafeterias. When I was in primary school the highlight of my school holidays was a tram trip into town followed by lunch at Coles cafeteria.  The cafeteria was large and noisy, tables were scarce and one

more

20 Dec 2012
0319-blog-l

BY MICHAEL MULLINS The ecumenical liturgy blog Liturgy commented on the arrival of the New Zealand Roman Missal, which was delayed for reprinting because the pages did not lie flat when the book was open. Blogger Bosco Peters writes that he was dumbfounded

more

20 Dec 2012

BY TERESA PIROLA I was born the year the Second Vatican Council opened. I guess that makes me “a child of Vatican II”. Or perhaps a kind of “sibling” of Vatican II.  The Council and I grew up together. And we are both fifty

more

20 Dec 2012

BY DANIEL ANG The meaning and implication of a “new evangelisation” was the focus of conversation at a recent conference of Marist principals. As a presenter at the gathering, I reflected on the prospects of the Church in future years and sought

more

20 Dec 2012
1029-v2-l

BY STEFAN GIGACZ “Vatican II canonised Cardijn,” I remember late Melbourne Archbishop Frank Little saying as he regaled us with his story of meeting the YCW founder while studying in Rome. What's more there was a whole generation of Australian

more

20 Dec 2012
0927-blog-l

BY MICHAEL MULLINS With the title “Having a stoush for Christ!”, Australia Incognita comments on Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett’s Lenten Pastoral Letter to the Archdiocese of Brisbane. She stresses his mention of the “stirring and striking

more

20 Dec 2012

BY DONELLA JOHNSTON Tuesday’s Feast of the Annunciation reminded me that the Annunciation used to annoy me when I was younger.  Specifically, Mary annoyed me.  It sounds probably a bit sacrilegious to say that about a Catholic feast day,

more

20 Dec 2012
0329-blog-l

BY MARK JOHNSON Easter poses a fundamental question to us: what god is it that we worship, into whose image we are then created?  Too often we hear and read of the Gospel demeaned as a tool of violence and division, of how it is used by

more

20 Dec 2012
0330-blog-l

BY CHRISTINE HOGAN The world of communications has changed since Johannes Guttenberg had a very bright thought around the middle of the 15th century. Why not speed up book production? A goldsmith, Guttenberg devised a variation on existing screw presses

more

20 Dec 2012
0402-blog-l

BY MICHAEL MULLINS David Gibson’s dotCommonweal blog titled “Rick Santorum on the Catholic cafeteria” identifies Santorum’s honesty in admitting that he does not necessarily accept the teaching of the Bishops when they speak against

more

20 Dec 2012

BY ERWIN CABUCOS The gradual beaming of the early morning sun was casting on my face as I stood on top of Mt Tibrogargan at the Sunshine Coast’s Glasshouse Mountains.  I was breathing hard from my unfit health status and the relative steepness of

more

Mass on Demand

home-video-thumbnail

From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

home-video-thumbnail-nobttn

Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

more

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

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

view