Cathblog - The fear of fear

23 May 2013
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These are difficult times: fiscal cliffs; gun control; sexual abuse; oppressive dictators; global warming; financial crises; the rise of secularism; potential nuclear threats; approaches to asylum seekers. And that is to name just a few. It appears that, at

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Cathblog - On being behind

23 May 2013

I am indebted to a recent article by George Weigel, from the Ethics and Public Policy Centre in USA, for stimulating me to write this Blog. In that article, George provides one answer to a claim made by the late Cardinal Martini, that the ‘Church is 200

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We are often tempted to associate secular culture with a crass materialism, and think that what the culture propagates is the idea that matters of the spirit are irrelevant to human flourishing and that matters of the body are the only things of importance,

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I learnt a lot about tribal narrowness from Des Tuddenham.  His name may not mean a great deal outside of a Victoria of the early ‘60s.  But, for those chosen at birth to life-long allegiances, Des was blessed with a VFL (now AFL)-fuelled

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Before the age of Catholic magazines as I have known them for 40 years vanishes altogether into a blizzard of bells and digits, and Catholic periodicals assume their future form as shining holograms arising not unlike angels from your computer screen, let us

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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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