06 Apr 2010

On Saturday 14 August, an enthusiastic commemoration was held in Melbourne, Australia, of the 40th anniversary of the visit to that city of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement. On a cold and windy night, one hundred people gathered at All

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06 Apr 2010

The ‘youth debate’ will not go away.  Recently two timely and pertinent blogs have appeared on this Board. Bill Farrelly has asked poignant and uncomfortable questions frequently on the minds of his generation, ‘why have my children

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06 Apr 2010

Facebook has been an interesting source of political commentary this election. Campaigns stir up emotions, and more than ever before, a Facebook status can be used to tout your political leaning and perhaps, wishfully thinking, influence the undecided. On

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06 Apr 2010

Criticisms of the bureaucracy of the Church in Rome and clericalism are often misguided.   I agree the bureaucracy has contributed to many problems and clericalism is pervasive. But this criticism is still wrong because it doesn't go far enough,

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06 Apr 2010

I’m taking a very big risk in revealing that my favourite television show – for the moment, is Channel Nine’s, “The Farmer Wants A Wife.” Like many people with a favourite show, I’ve found myself scheduling out

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06 Apr 2010

As someone who has recently retired, it was with newfound sympathy that I watched presentations appearing on the TV seeking a better deal for the aged. In an increasingly technological age elderly people find themselves isolated from their families and

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06 Apr 2010

Some people are multi skilled. I don’t mean everyday multi-skilling, like simultaneously holding a crying baby on your hip, madly tossing the stir-fry ingredients around the pan and having a deep and meaningful conversation with an 8 year old, but

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06 Apr 2010

Two television programs on ABC earlier this year revealed an important battle at the heart of Western culture over the nature of human life and suffering. There was an Australian Story program which was about a businessman, Peter Roberts, providing solace

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06 Apr 2010

Twelve months ago I had the awe-full experience of “seeing” my unborn grandchild through the wonder that is an ultrasound scan. While the technician measured the baby’s head, peered into the mouth to check for cleft palate and gently

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06 Apr 2010

Years ago, when I was considering a career path, I considered the diplomatic service. Why not? I wanted to travel, was studying French Hons and Japanese at university, did night classes in Spanish and Italian, so it seemed a good fit. When I proudly

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06 Apr 2010

Robert Frost, the poet who ‘took the road less travelled’ and questioned whether ‘good fences make good neighbours’ had one of the best definitions for home. “Home is the place where, when you go there, they have to take you

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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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