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John 15:1-8 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed by

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In his autobiography Nikos Kazantzakis tells the story behind his famous book, Zorba the Greek. Zorba is partially fiction, partly history, writes Ron Rolheiser. After trying unsuccessfully to write a book on Nietzsche, Kazantzakis experienced a certain

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Not just persecution and violence but also positive projects that promote coexistence and tolerance. This is just one of the reflections of Mark von Riedemann, director of Catholic Radio and Television Network international communications co-ordinator for Aid

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The British Prime Minister is accused of ignoring the poor, calls for Desmond Tutu to be banned from a Catholic University, the church in Britain announces a vocation drive and a US Catholic funds manager asks Rupert Murdoch (pictured) to step down as

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St Pius College in Chatswood has its 75th anniversary, a principal is appointed to a new school near Goulburn, a Geelong couple celebrates 70 years of marriage and a former priest (pictured) becomes a mayor in regional Queensland.  Churches

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Lady Devlin, née Madeleine Oppenheimer  1909-2012 -  By Tim Devlin Madeleine Devlin, who died on March 22 aged 102, was a woman of boundless energy, grace and academic talent. She helped two brothers and made their lives much

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Child Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church: gender, power, and organizational culture by Marie Keenan  (Oxford University Press) Reviewed by Brid Featherstone To explore and understand the sexual abuse of children and young people by clergy in

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Good Samaritan Sister, Catherine Norman admits she’s “not very good at being sweet and compassionate and kind, tending to individual people’s wounds”, reports The Good Oil. “I’m not bad at that, but I think I’m

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Why is religious practice found in almost every culture throughout history? Can religions continue to occupy a place in the secular, Western societies of the 21st century? Do religions need to evolve as globalization brings different cultures closer

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To be called by God to the priesthood, to serve the community in God's scheme, is a high calling generally accepted by humanity. Higher perhaps than politics, higher than poetry, for the calling howls for absolute faith and trust, in God and in the people the

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John 10:11-18 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away - and the wolf snatches them and

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Sometimes the simple act of naming something can be immensely helpful. Before we can put a name on something we stand more helpless before its effects, not really knowing what's happening to us, writes Ron Rolheiser.   Many of us, for example, are

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Abraham's Tent

27-Apr-2012

A group of Israeli youth with Muslims, Jews and Christians spend two weeks with a multi-faith group of young Canadians. By sharing their beliefs, stories and struggles through play and prayer, they come to a deeper appreciation of the beauty and meaning of

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Can you say anything about the Catholic faith without other Catholics taking offence? No matter how benign, no comment on the web about Catholicism goes unchallenged. Moreover, the idea of trying to understand a person by reading carefully what they're

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Sydney Archdiocese has joined a campaign to end Boxing Day trading while ACU Professor of Public Policy says that Peter Slipper should step down as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Boxing Day trading not in interest of family or workers

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The new Catholic bishop of Hunan was ordained this week with approval from both the Vatican and the Chinese government. Meanwhile an Indonesian Muslim cleric has praised pluralism while US bishops are calling for an end to the use of landmines. Pope condemns

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Fr Brian Ryan 1927- 2012 -          Matt Williams In the midst of the glamour, drama and glory that is the Six Nations Championship, 10,000 kilometres away in Sydney, an old man died in his sleep and the world

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Philip Gould, photographed a few weeks before his death. Photo: Guardian --- When I Die: Lessons from the Death Zone - By Justin Cartwright How do you review a book by someone who has described in detail his oesophageal cancer and his preparations for

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Noni Sampson, a 34-year-old mother of three, is not one for doing things in halves. So when she was considering sending her children to a Catholic school and was told by the parish priest that either she or her husband would first have to become Catholics in

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Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar was instrumental in helping Ilyas Khan (pictured), a British philanthropist and former Muslim, to become Catholic. But so too were many other distinctly Catholic influences, all amounting to a "pull" towards the faith

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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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