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Some people are minor prophets – and that is is no way to diminish them or what they do. They are the ones who raise their voices above the tinny clamour of commerce and the seductions of the superficial. Their words are real and resonant, truth

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"Protestantism and Popery are real religions ..... but the Via Media scarcely has existence except on paper  ....  it still remains to be tried whether .. [it] can be professed and maintained in a large sphere of action." (Newman, The Prophetical

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Jesus’ reply (Lk 8:19-21) to those seeking access to Him on behalf of  His mother: “My mother and my brethren are those who hear the word of God and do it” continues to disconcert, and mystify, those who do not understand, or accept,

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In recent decades, there have been tensions in the Church over liturgical and communal life. With criticisms from some “parish tea party” liturgies that focus on the community rather than God, and others complaining of liturgies removed from

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BY MICK MacANDREW I chose to get ordained a priest on a very significant date for our Australian Church, at least for me. It was 15th January, the birth date of Mary MacKillop.  I have been inspired by the life and work of this great Australian woman

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BY ELIZABETH McKENZIEThe phrase ‘the will of God’ has been popping in and out of general conversation in recent weeks. One of the guidelines for sainthood, for example, requires a commitment to do ‘the will of God’ in one’s

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BY CARMEL PILCHER Sister Carmel Pilcher is pictured at right at the Prayers of the Faithful during the Mass of Thanksgiving (a Beth Doherty image from the CathNews Gallery). --- Now that the dust has settled and many of us who made the long pilgrimage

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“They fell from their own success. They had lived in an hermetically sealed environment of self-reinforcing virtue and they were not inoculated against the corruption that they came into with success.” – The Rise and Fall of Sparta. Three

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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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