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06 Apr 2010
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In less than 100 days, this year’s crop of rural youth will sit the HSC exams in NSW. The final year of high school tests will be held for nearly a month, until mid-November. Young people across Australia will sit equivalent exams. Anxiety is to

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06 Apr 2010
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It was reported recently that religious Sisters in Thailand are reinventing themselves in light of the recent upheavals in Bangkok where they were called upon to offer refuge to red shirt protesters.  As the article went on to say, at the heart of

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06 Apr 2010
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In August 1977 the American broadcaster and commentator Harry Reasoner paid a wonderful tribute to a wildly erratic, bothersome challenger of logic, Groucho Marx. Reasoner described Marx as a wanderer who never owned a home, someone who always invited

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06 Apr 2010
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World Cup fever has consumed Paraguay for the last four weeks. The red and white t-shirts distinguish the Paraguayan selection Albirroja and literally half the nation is wearing them. Football is religion here, interfused in quirky and entertaining ways

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06 Apr 2010
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The peak body of the Australia's religious congregations defied the local weather conditions to meet in Hobart last week for its annual assembly. Under discussion for the 120, rugged up, delegates was 'the importance that a commitment to ecology and

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06 Apr 2010
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Cam is the last of his thirteen brothers and sisters to go. Lying in the hospital bed, in agony with a worn out replacement hip disintegrating within, unable to be replaced because of his age and the trauma and danger that surgery would  present, he

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06 Apr 2010
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It has not been a great time for the Catholic Church in Melbourne. Of course it is only fair to acknowledge the inexcusable sins, crimes, of some and to feel shame in their name. The Church needs to resurrect in itself the goodness that is our founding

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06 Apr 2010
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T. S. Eliot is deservedly recognised among the immortals of English poetry, a voice of his time and all times.   It is not, however, Eliot, the tart nihilist turned explicitly Christian poet and apologist, on which I wish to reflect

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06 Apr 2010
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In Asuncion’s streets, like most Latin American capitals, there are children who wander between traffic lights, washing windows or simply asking for money as people drive by. Others jump onto buses, sing a hymn and they are rewarded with silver coins

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06 Apr 2010
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I don't know about you, but I usually have a horror of fundraisers and would actually pay money to be able to stay home. That goes double in winter. Years ago, when I worked for Father Chris Riley's magazine TeenMatters and was on the annual Youth Off

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06 Apr 2010
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One day each year, staff at Catholic Schools in our Archdiocese are asked to engage in a personal reflection on faith and how they integrate their own personal journey with what the system stands up for as it conducts the ministry of education among this

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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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