23 May 2013

BY RICHARD WHITE Where’s the drama?  Where’s the gut-wrenching truth?  These thoughts go through my mind, distractedly, at the beginning of Sunday Mass. ‘Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault . .

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23 May 2013

FROM ST PETER TO POPE FRANCIS BY BETH DOHERTY Popes throughout the ages have been imperfect human beings. They have been broken sinners in need of healing like each of us. Some have been evil characters. From St Peter through to Pope Francis, history

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23 May 2013

BY JUDITH LYNCH It’s Easter this Sunday and the family, as well as friends who feel like family, are coming for lunch. I’ve shone the spare cutlery, counted out the plates and mulled over recipes, making sure the menu accommodates dietary

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23 May 2013

BY MARK JOHNSON The resignation of Pope Benedict xvi did a great service to the Church and also to Christianity. This one act – regardless of speculation as to the reasons why – has enabled all of the People of God  to once again

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23 May 2013

BY ANGELA McCARTHY Today's Gospel from John (20:11-18) is used twice during the year; as a resurrection account in the Octave or Easter, and on the feast day of St Mary Magdalene on July 22. It has provoked many artists, from the catacombs to our

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23 May 2013

BY DAMIEN F. BRENNAN Ever since I was in my twenties, I have returned to two Hebrew Scripture readings that have influenced me, especially at times of major life decision or transition points. Of course they are not the only influence upon my discernment,

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23 May 2013

Not frightening any longer? (Google Images) --- BY GARRY EVERETT A number of seemingly un-related events caught my attention recently. Firstly, I was discussing parish life, in a parish not my own, with some senior parishioners. One gentleman in his 80s

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23 May 2013
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BY STEFAN GIGACZ French Catholic couple Daniele and Rene Sirven travelled last week from their Montpellier home to Houston to witness the death of their long time friend, Ricky Lynn Lewis, a convicted murderer whose execution is scheduled for Wednesday

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23 May 2013
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By Clifton Pugh, The National Portrait Gallery --- BY GABRIELLE McMULLEN Recently I received an invitation to speak at the conference organised by the Archdiocese of Melbourne to mark the centenary of Archbishop Daniel Mannix’s arrival in

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23 May 2013
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BY ERWIN CABUCOS In the busy schedule of our children’s weekends these days, altar serving has had to compete against the attractiveness of sports and cultural activities available in their repertoire of choices. There are swimming, soccer and

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23 May 2013
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BY STEFAN GIGACZ  Who picked Bergoglio for Pope? Not many journalists. David Gibson asks why, and gives credit to John Thavis who did get it right: In retrospect, there were some hints of a Bergoglio candidacy. All the early buzz around appealingly

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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

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