06 Apr 2010

BY EVAN ELLIS Looking after the environment, even delighting in it, has been a feature of Christianity since the earliest times. Indeed the environment has often been considered something of a classroom for people to learn about God. But ask the animals,

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06 Apr 2010
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BY ANN RENNIE In the career supplements of the Saturday broadsheets most weeks, there are advertisements for teaching vacancies in Catholic schools. More often than not, the ability to teach Religious Education is a much hoped-for addition to the subjects

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06 Apr 2010
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BY MARK JOHNSON For those with ‘ears to hear’, one of the most uplifting passages in the New Testament is that of the description of Pentecost in the Book of Acts. It is a familiar and much drawn upon episode of the life of the

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06 Apr 2010
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BY BISHOP KEVIN MANNING In recent times, principally before and during the papal visit to England and Scotland and then prior to the canonisation of St Mary of the Cross in Rome, sections of the media targeted the Catholic Church, rejoicing in her

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06 Apr 2010

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIETortoise had gone walkabout. It had just disappeared. Consternation. It seemed such a happy well-fed little tortoise, swimming around in the wading pool. As tortoises move very slowly we were confident of curtailing its bid for freedom.

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06 Apr 2010
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BY SIMON ROWNEY Assisted suicide advocate Dr Philip Nitschke (pictured) has been using survey results to claim that 80 per cent of Australians support euthanasia.  It is well known that opponents of euthanasia object that the survey does not clearly

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06 Apr 2010
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BY BLOG WATCHER The Catholic League of Australia has a blog that aims to help achieve its goal of “protecting Catholic and religious rights for all Australians”. The League offers to protect Catholics in Australia from persecution. The banner

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06 Apr 2010
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BY GERALD ARBUCKLE The rapid decline of  the numbers of religious in Australia is so evident in the Catholic Religious Australia survey that was launched yesterday. It invites us to embrace a biblical spirituality of lamentation for a new pastoral

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06 Apr 2010
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BY RICHARD WHITE Years ago, I remember a children’s story about a boy from a small village in the backwoods of the USA.  He had a black lamb, his loved possession and companion. It was a story I once heard on the wireless and would hang out

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06 Apr 2010
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BY JUDITH LYNCH One of my favourite stories is The Guru’s Cat.  When the guru sat down to worship each evening the ashram cat would get in the way and distract the worshippers. So he ordered that the cat be tied during the evening

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06 Apr 2010

BY JOEL HODGE In political rhetoric in the lead-up to the November 27 state election, the Premier of Victoria, John Brumby, claims that there are 200 babies born daily in Victoria, and he wants to give children “the best start” in

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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

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