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Mark 6:7-13 Jesus called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; 9but to wear sandals

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The radical call of the parable of the Good Samaritan was one of the key messages I took away from a recent event organised by the Good Sams Foundation, writes Michael Sinclair (pictured) in The Good Oil. A ‘duty of care’ is an expression that

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Global Spirit has been dscribed as an “internal travel” series, because the topics and the discussions so often lead to a kind of inner exploration. The opening program in the series, “The Spiritual Quest,”

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The bishops are right. Women religious have changed, not only in the United States but throughout the world. We have changed in ways that invited us to let go of who we thought we were. Surrendering to the Spirit, we awakened to new understandings that

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A time capsule is unearthed at a Sydney school, the Catholic schools strike from 50 years ago is remembered in Canberra, Catholic Care to help more children in the Hunter region of NSW, and a court verdict means a Tasmanian church (pictured) incurs stamp

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Pilgrimages to venerate a saintly heart, an elderly Brazilian cardinal is farewelled, Vatileaks labelled a grave crime by Cardinal Burke (pictured), and a Scottish cleric goes on the offensive over same-sex marriage. Scottish cardinal opposes same-sex

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Ada María Isasi-Díaz March 22, 1943 – May 13, 2012 Ada María Isasi-Díaz would have become a Roman Catholic priest, she told friends, if not for the church’s ban on ordaining women. Instead, she became a dissident

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The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society, by Brad S Gregory (Harvard University Press) -  Reviewed by Lucy Wooding This is a very unexpected book. Brad Gregory's first book, Salvation at Stake: Christian

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Fr Joseph Petratis’ journey as a priest has crossed four continents – from war-torn Europe to Australia, via the United States and South America, reports The Southern Cross. Not bad credentials for a migrant chaplain. Little wonder Fr Petratis

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Chiara Petrillo was a 28-year-old Italian mother who apparently refused life-saving cancer treatment that would have damaged or destroyed her baby. Her baby, Francesco, was born perfectly well. Chiara died. Chiara’s funeral took place last week in

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Mark 6:1-6 Photo by C Frank Starmer Jesus left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2On the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, ‘Where did this man get all

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When Christians say "Our Father," as we do when reciting the Lord's Prayer, what do we mean by "Our", asks Kevin Hart in ABC Online. Is it understood that we are speaking for our congregation, our denomination, or for all Christians? Or for all Christians

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Sydney priests celebrate 40 years wearing the collar, Jews honour a Catholic war resistance hero, ACU students dive into faith on a retreat and Nazareth House in Victoria (pictured) launches a renovation appeal. Dads volunteer to build a deck (Manly

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Beatification is a step closer for the successor to the founder of Opus Dei, the Pope gives a renewed vote of confidence in Cardinal Bertone, a Slovakian archbishop is removed from his post without notice and the wildfires in Colorado (pictured) leave

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Peter Steele SJ 22/08/1939 – 27/06/2012 - Michael Kelly SJ "Things can only get better," was Peter’s characteristically self-deprecating response to the list of publications, qualifications, accolades and many achievements rehearsed as he

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The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in political theology by Simon Critchley (Verso) -  Reviewed by Giles Fraser “I feel as if I would like to found an order for those who cannot believe: the Confraternity of the Faithless, one might

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Renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour interviews Sr Joan Chittister, who explains with her usual passion, intelligence, and clarity the following about the Vatican attack on American religious women: "The problem is not radical feminism, it's radical

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On the Feast of St Peter and St Paul last week, the new Archbishop of Brisbane, His Grace Mark Coleridge, was at St Peter’s in Rome for Mass with 30 pilgrims from his archdiocese to receive his pallium from the Pope. After a very busy week, he took some

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My moment of grace came to me in a very practical manner. I am a Conventual Franciscan friar and when I was a missionary in Zambia I experienced what I believe was a very grace-filled episode of my life, writes Fr Adrian-John Robson OFM Conv in Kairos,

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Mark 5:21-43 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23and begged him

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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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