BY ANN RENNIE In the middle 70s, the nuns thought that I was a possible candidate for a vocation. Perhaps they early recognised something in my adolescent yearnings, in my way of being in the world that had prompted them to think of me as a fit for that

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For some reason this morning, I woke early, around 5.10 and with an odd sense of anticipation… as I thought about what I had to do during the day, I turned on my phone and went to Facebook. There it was – ‘White smoke’… Two

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BY BERNARD TOUTOUNJI As human beings we are an emotionally fragile bunch. That is not a bad thing. Indeed, our emotional state most readily separates us from the animal kingdom. We perceive love, joy, surprise, anger, sadness and fear, and we can deliver

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BY STEFAN GIGACZ   It's ten years this week since President George W. Bush launched the "shock and awe" attack on Iraq by the "Coalition of the Willing". Boston College academic Kevin Ahern looks back:   My heart is heavy today as we commemorate

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Cathblog - What is faith?

23 May 2013

Julian Poon, My Beloved Son Texta on canvas 91cm x 122cm --- BY ANGELA McCARTHY Recently, I received an email from a student that made my year. Chelsea wrote: ‘Today during the theology lecture I was absolutely wonderstruck by one of the things you

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In late April, Catholic Religious Australia in conjunction with Catholic Mission, will convene a three day Conference on Mission to be held at the Salvation Army’s SCH Function Centre in Sydney. The conference will be within the context of the Year of

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Cathblog - A model of Church

23 May 2013

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE It was a well-prepared sermon. Beginning with a short exegesis on the text of John’s gospel, it seamlessly connected the three scripture readings of the day and then suggested how the message of the gospel could be applied to

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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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