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John 6:41-51 Then the Jews began to complain about Jesus because he said, ‘I am the bread that came down from heaven.’ 42They were saying, ‘Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say,

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This week in Melbourne, The Age newspaper, in an article titled “Dissidents preach a new breed of Catholicism”, exhibited a new level of insensitivity by holding up to ridicule what is most sacred to Catholics - and indeed, to all Christians: the

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A prayer for Catholics disappointed by the negativity and division that seem to plague the church today, by Fr James Martin SJ, in America magazine.

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As I watch the back-and-forth between the Vatican and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), I’m struck by how the two sides are defining the concept of dialogue and its role in resolving Church conflict. Their starkly different views of

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A bridge in the Northern Territory is named after a priest who bridged a cultural divide, the bishop of Rockhampton, Brian Heenan, has no thoughts of retirement and former olympic sprinter Kylie Hanigan (pictured) brings the Olympic torch to her old school in

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The Vatican warns America over a threat to Catholicism, a church in Nigeria is attacked, US Archbishop Dolan is criticised for inviting the President to dinner, and France celebrates the centenary of Abbe Pierre (pictured) who founded Emaus. Vatican warns US

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Robert Studley Forrest Hughes 28 July 1938 - 6 August 2012 - By Randy Kennedy Robert Studley Forrest Hughes was born July 28, 1938, in Sydney, into a family of successful lawyers. His father, Geoffrey Forrest Hughes, was a flying ace during World

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SR Mary Carroll RGS, 75, has been a Good Shepherd Sister for more than 50 years. For the past 30 of those years she has dedicated herself to caring for women in prison, first at Pentridge and Fairlea prisons and now at maximum and minimum security prisons for

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Braiding the Voices: Essays in PoetryBy Peter SteeleJohn Leonard Press, 310pp, $32.95 Less than a fortnight before his death on June 27, Peter Steele published the book he had struggled to bring to completion, Braiding the Voices, writes Chris

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Do you remember the story of the Labyrinth? The Labyrinth was a maze-like prison commissioned to hold a terrifying beast of a monster: half man, half bull called the Minotaur. The Minotaur had a terrible appetite for… human flesh, writes Olivia

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Modern Italy has few war heroes: Marshal Badoglio, King Victor Emmanuel, Mussolini – their names do not appear on public buildings. The attentive tourist will only see blank spaces where stonemasons have done their best to erase the past, writes Fr

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John 6:24-35 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you

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The enthusiastic and vibrant young religious of India are preparing themselves to meet the modern challenges. They were part of the first national convention for the young religious which ended with the formation of a “parliament” to revolutionise

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Just about any way you look at it, it's five days that could shape the course of some six decades of history. Nearly four months after a harsh Vatican critique, the leaders of the organisation that represents 80 percent of US women religious are due to gather

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Father Denis Foley with students from Mary Immaculate Primary School --- ACT Catholic schools are promised broadband access, an Australian cross from war-torn Vietnam is brought to Australia, former rugby league footballer Col Purcell is laid to

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A woman has been chosen to run a Catholic university in Lisbon, winners of the Ratzinger Prize have been announced, an anti-gay marriage petition is circulated in New Zealand and Danny Boyle (pictured), director of the Olympics opening ceremony,

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Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales Born November 8, 1920, died July 9, 2012 Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales was born on November 8 1920 into an upper-class Brazilian family. Ordained as a priest in 1943, he was elevated to Cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1969.

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The Dream of the Celt: A Novel by Mario Vargas Llosa. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) - Reviewed by  Luis Alberto Urrea This is a perilous time for the Latin American literary boom, that explosion that shook the Spanish-speaking world in the

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Nursing the faith

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John Di Nunzio has been a registered nurse for 11 years, including stints in a burns unit and emergency departments at leading Melbourne hospitals. The 32-year-old from Oakleigh shared some of his thoughts on nursing and a life of faith with Kairos Catholic

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Ten days in Australia isn't nearly enough, except to find that the church is alive and kicking. Mostly kicking, writes Phyllis Zagano in NCR Online. My first-time-ever trip to Melbourne and Sydney in mid-May was as guest of Garratt Publishing, which

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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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