BY GABRIELLE McMULLEN I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you visited me.(Matthew, 25:36) In a previous blog, I mentioned that I am a Trustee of Mary Aikenhead Ministries.   Established by the Holy See at the request of the

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BY TERESA PIROLA When as Christians we turn to the resurrection stories in the Gospels we usually expect to find there, well ... resurrection. Yet sometimes familiarity and expectation can lead us to overlook, or at least to gloss over, the detail of the

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BY GARRY EVERETT In his recent address to a Conference on Leadership, Sydney based lay leader Robert Fitzgerald outlined his views concerning the need for new models of leadership within the Church.  His basic thesis was that the laity have, through

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BY BRIAN DOYLE The first person to bless my rosary was the priest who used to be my parish priest. He retired finally and now he is a utility man, as he says, filling in where needed.  You would be surprised at how many games you get to play even when

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BY ANN RENNIE Today students return to my school for the first day of Term 2 after enjoying a break of just over two weeks. Many would have gone away, but travel is not what makes a holiday. Sometimes the best holidays are spent out of the usual routine of

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BY CHRISTINE HOGAN Recently, I have received an anguished demand from a reader. The message was clear – do not aggregate any stories which are hidden behind electronic paywalls, he urged. Another, referring to Greg Sheridan’s piece in The

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BY STEFAN GIGACZ The excellent proposal to change the boundaries of the Wilcannia-Forbes and neighbouring dioceses reminds me of a possibly apocryphal story that I once heard from a group of priests who recounted how Rome had proposed to divide the

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BY LOUISE McKEOGH I often enjoy going to the movies to relax. Last weekend I had the chance to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.   It is always good to share the story with friends, and I enjoy working out what common theme or – as Joseph

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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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