06 Apr 2010
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In the lead up to, and the aftermath of, the recent federal election, any real issues of Christian morality were studiously avoided, or so it seems. And one can only wonder if reference was made to such values in the subsequent negotiations over who should

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06 Apr 2010
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Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne, stated recently that 'one of the most tragic failings that the Church suffered in the second half of the 20th century was to have neglected the gift of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Penance …

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06 Apr 2010
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The acquisition of our very own saint, Mary MacKillop, has raised awareness in Australia of the hierarchy of sanctity. In the lead up to her canonisation, she has certainly become a household name. The same could not be said about John Henry Cardinal

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06 Apr 2010
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It’s 7:30am in Dubai. Aready the temperature outside is 30 degrees, but inside the international airport (pictured), it’s a moderately humid 20, which seasoned travellers don’t seem to notice.   Dubai airport is a melting pot of the

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06 Apr 2010
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Sydney is looking a picture. I have a window seat and we have just taken off on the Qantas flight to Hong Kong. The customs man asks with a smile if I am travelling on to Rome. Obviously there will be a number of pilgrims on board. I am on my way to an annual

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06 Apr 2010
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The other day, a Vatican official asked when the Australian invasion of Rome was beginning. Maybe he was planning on clearing out before the blessed event. I could only answer that I knew when some of the sisters, the bishops and the media were arriving,

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06 Apr 2010
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Mary MacKillop will be canonised on the first day of Anti-Poverty Week (October 17-23). She was a saint who worked with the poor and promoted education as means to fight poverty.   Christians vary in their response to poverty. Many are involved at the

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06 Apr 2010
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John Paul II stated in 1982 that “the Church’s dialogue with cultures of our time…[is a] vital…one in which the destiny of the world…is at stake.”  This startling challenge to dialogue is even more imperative

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06 Apr 2010
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Like you, I am near saturation point with all pageants, concerts, musicals and opinion pieces endeavouring to capture the personality of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop: near saturation point because they so frequently miss the point!  Pope John Paul II

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06 Apr 2010

A few weeks ago, I travelled to Wellington for the launch of my 82 year old uncle Jack Duggan’s autobiographical poetry collection. It took place on a Sunday afternoon in the hall of his local inner city parish, St Joseph’s Mt Victoria. What was

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06 Apr 2010
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In case you missed it, there were five non-Australians canonised saints today here at St Peters in Rome. But all Australian eyes were on Pope Benedict XVI as he added the first Australian to the Roman canon of saints: Maria della Croce MacKillop, better known

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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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