06 Apr 2010
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BY BISHOP KEVIN MANNING Is there such a thing as the Catholic vote? I don’t mean a slavish adherence to a particular political party but an understanding among Catholics that there is a body of Catholic Social Teaching that helps them to make

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06 Apr 2010
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BY CARMEL PILCHER Recently I shared a delightful meal with a long time friend and former colleague. During the course of the evening he asked me how I felt about the Josephites “dying out”.    At the time I was somewhat taken aback by the question and

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06 Apr 2010
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BY JUDITH LYNCH A very long time ago, back when I was young, unwrinkled and still believed that I would live forever, I spent 12 years in the Northern Territory.  The ink was barely dry on my teacher’s registration when I was assigned to a

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06 Apr 2010
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BY RICHARD WHITE Caryl Houselander was an astute spiritual writer in England in the 1940s amd 1950s. She tells the story of a famous Dominican preacher, Francis McNabb OP, expounding Christian truths in Hyde Park to a hostile audience, one man in

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06 Apr 2010

BY MICHAEL MULLINS What do Mel Gibson, the editor of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano and Catholic hierarchy of England and Wales have in common? They all draw fire from bloggers at London’s Catholic Herald over the past week. The

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06 Apr 2010
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BY MARK JOHNSON We are an ordered lot. Neat housing blocks, grid-patterned suburbs, notions of acceptable behaviour, and modes of correct speech. All is measured and quantified, whether we adhere to mainstream or fringe.  We extend and inflate our

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06 Apr 2010

BY ELIZABETH McKENZIE I have always tried to avoid hospital Emergency facilities, preferring to run the gamut of near-death experiences. But recently we found ourselves in Emergency Departments on a weekly basis in three different hospitals.  There may

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06 Apr 2010
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BY CHRISTINE HOGAN A couple of weeks ago, I enjoyed one of the perks of my job here at Church Resources. I had a chatty, fascinating lunch with Father Richard Leonard SJ.  Richard, as many of you will know, is director of the Australian Catholic Office

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06 Apr 2010
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BY JOEL HODGE While Advent is a time of hopeful expectation and waiting, it is also a time of adoration.  We adore the Lord in His coming. “O come all ye, faithful ... O come let us adore him”. Our joyful hope results in awe-filled and

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06 Apr 2010

BY MICHAEL MULLINS One of the English speaking world's most respected Catholic commentators is the National Catholic Reporter’s John L. Allen. He speculates that Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for

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06 Apr 2010
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BY BETH DOHERTY St Francis of Assisi is believed responsible for popularising the nativity scene. Imagining how Christ was born helped him to pray, and eventually others  joined him by his crib. Two years ago, I spent six months in South

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

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