Ann Rennie The Secret Garden of Spirituality Michelle Anderson Publishing Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett Publishing This volume presents a wide-ranging series of reflections on

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Craig Battams started his career off as a painter and musician. But his dreams of becoming the next Picasso took a back seat later in life when he had a young family to feed, reports Southern Cross. At 29-years of age he began teaching Art at St Paul’s

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Words are two-edged swords: they can connect us through shared meanings or they can divide us through misunderstandings. "Charity begins at home" can be understood both as an invitation that unites and as a slogan that divides, writes Fr Christopher Jamison

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He was planning to spread the Word of God from the altar. Instead he eventually chose to do it from behind the desk of Adelaide’s most successful advertising agency, reports Southern Cross. Founding partner of kwp! Advertising Andrew Killey, 63,

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Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another

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In December 2000, a tiny band of American monks with faith and courage and not much else re-founded monastic life in Norcia, Italy at the birthplace of St Benedict. Powerful forces hostile to the faith had expelled the monks in 1810 and almost two centuries

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The Feast of Christ the King brings to a close our liturgical year and invites us again to reflect on the place of Jesus Christ in our lives.  The question for this time is: What is the kingdom all about, asks Brian Heenan, Bishop of

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Daniel C. Dennett and Alvin Plantinga, Science and Religion: Are they compatible? (Oxford University ?Press 2011) Click here for a 20% discount on this and other books from Church Resources and John Garrett PublishingThe basic premise of this

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Bil Keane was creator of The Family Circus, the gentle, long-running comic syndicated in almost 1500 newspapers. Mr Keane, who has died at the age of 89 at his home in Arizona, became a wry poet of the innocence of childhood, his single-panel cartoon

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In Canberra a church faces an uncertain future, in Sydney tributes flowed for Fr Bill Robley and in Western Australia the new Bunbury Cathedral (pictured) has won a major building award. Future of Canberra church in balance (Canberra Times) Doctors form

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Not long ago, an unusual visitor arrived at the sleek headquarters of Goldman Sachs in Lower Manhattan. It wasn’t some CEO, or a politician from Athens or Washington, or even a sign-waving Wall Street occupier, reports the New York Times. It was Sister

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The Bible is translated into Dutch slang, CAFOD will send a climate change convoy across Africa, Irish Orangemen protested outside the British PM's office and the Pope and EU President discussed the debt crisis.  Catholic abuse crisis a boon

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The 21st century is unlikely to see a fundamental conflict of political ideology in the way the 20th century was dominated by it. But it might well see a clash of religious or cultural ideology, writes Tony Blair in NCR Online. The reason the study and

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Yoshi Suzukawa SGS --- Good Samaritan Sister, Yoshi Suzukawa, slowly scans the titles of the musty books. Standing in her community’s small library in Mara, Japan,, just left of the section on ecology, she picks up a small book with many dog-eared

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Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: ‘For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his

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And I was afraid..... Words, phrases and incidents from the Bible have shaped the ways we speak. To take just one type of example: When people describe someone as a ‘Judas’ or a ‘scapegoat’, a ‘prodigal son’ or a

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Vatican City is a city and sovereign nation just like any other, in some respects, but with some notable differences. Salt + Light takes a tour behind the walls to see how Vatican City protects its citizens, communicates with the world, keeps its

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For 100 years or more, most western countries have worked on the axiom that our common life together ought to be deliberately secular. Religion in a free society may be acceptable as a private activity, like knitting or going to the gym, but it has no proper

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A man is coaxed down from a church scaffold in Queensland, Jesuit priest Fr John Eddy dies, and Archbishop Hart opens the Missionaries of God's Love seminary (pictured) in Melbourne.   Being green is God's work, says Rev Costello (SMH) Man coaxed

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A priest is abducted in Nigeria, a monastery is attacked in Vietnam, an Amercian earthquake topples a turret at a Catholic uni, Japanese bishops call for an end to nuclear power, and the Archbishop of Florence (pictured) escapes a gun attack. Women's

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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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