Mark 13:24-32 Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, opposite the temple and began to talk to his disciples about the end which is to come. “In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and

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October 17 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Albino Luciani, the man who would become John Paul I, the "Smiling Pope" of just 33 days in 1978. On the day of the anniversary, an official positio, or "position paper," was filed in the Vatican to

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On the evening of October 11, 1962, John XXIII spoke from the heart to the thousands gathered in St Peter’s Square. As the moon shone above, he asked parents to return home and, “give your children a warm hug from the pope”. He spoke of the

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Pope Benedict in his message for the World Day of Peace in 2010 chose the theme If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation. In this message he says "creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God's works', and its preservation has now

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These days, both wings in the Church are saying the Council was a failure. The left wing is saying the Council didn't go far enough. The right wing is saying it went too far. I do not believe the Council was a failure. It has already changed the way we live -

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A Canberra church survives a blaze in its sacristy, the behaviour of louts at St John's College at the University of Sydney has put at risk their long-term career prospects, and the new Bishop of Toowoomba, Robert McGuckin (pictured), reflects on his hectic

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Indonesian Muslims block a Sunday prayer service, abortion supporters try to attack a Buenos Aires cathedral, outrage in Poland over a risque ad for coffins, and anger in Scotland over a 'bigotry award' given to Cardinal Keith O'Brien

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Sister Mary Rose McGeady Born, June 28, 1928, died September 13, 2012 -  By Dennis Hevesi Sister Mary Rose McGeady, the Roman Catholic nun who resuscitated Covenant House, America’s largest network of shelters for homeless youngsters, in the wake

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The Late Medieval English Church: vitality and vulnerability before the break with Rome By GW Bernard  (Yale University Press) -  Reviewed by Eamon Duffy GW Bernard is one of the ablest, and one of the most disputatious, of early-modern English

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Shanelle Bennett is so much more than executive director of National Evangelisation Teams (NET). As the ministry approaches its 25th year in Australia there's time to reflect on the spiritual and emotional motherhood she's offered to more than 600 young

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Who Jesus condemns

09-Nov-2012

Mark 12:38-44 As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honour at banquets! 40They devour

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Although the Second Vatican Council may initially come across as a chauvinist event, nothing was quite the same after the Council, even for women. Like the laity, women did not  participate actively in the most important event of the 20th century: the 23

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Since Pentecost, the Church in Australia has been seeking to live the Year of Grace.  Because God has loved us first we are never alone - his sanctifying grace makes us holy, while actual grace accompanies us in everyday duties to build up the kingdom,

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Inside the Synod

02-Nov-2012

This documentary video from Salt and Light takes you behind the scenes of the Vatican's three-week gathering that finished last week in Rome.

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I have been teaching the topic of ‘revelation’ for about twenty years. That my former students tell me they still remember that the Latin word, revelare, means to ‘uncover,’ to ‘remove the veil’ is always a source of great

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In NSW, a cousin of St Mary macKillop is farewelled in Bathurst, Catholic prison chaplains go on retreat, the Catholic Edcuation Office is called into a TV star's marital dispute, and the Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge (pictured), settles into

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The Pope declares faith and hope are the foundation of the migrants' journey, a new Catholic university is slated for Iraq, Belgian Catholic schools to teach Islam and African bishops denounce the Nigerian church attack (pictured) as barbarous. SSPX asks for

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Paul Kurtz December 21, 1925 to October 20, 2012 A prolific author, in 1973 Paul Kurtz drafted what came to be known as Humanist Manifesto II, in which he updated a 1933 document by addressing issues that the earlier tract, which was largely a critique of

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Vatican II: the battle for meaning by Massimo Faggioli (Paulist Press) - Reviewed  by Hilmar Pabel … Now embark on a solemn triennium in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the renaissance of faith instigated by the Second

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"You'll be back in a month." With his mother's words ringing in his ears, 16-year-old Max Sculley made his way from his Melbourne home to begin his vocation as a De La Salle Brother in Sydney. Some 56 years later, with decades of service to young people, the

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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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