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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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Luke 24:35-48 Then the disciples told what had happened on the road, and how Jesus had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread. While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with

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New Norcia in Western Australia --- In his little Rule for monks, Saint Benedict called his monastery “a school of the Lord’s service” (Prologue, 45). This school is one of life-long desire for God and love of learning. It has created a

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Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, Sister Rose's Passion tells the inspirational story of a most unlikely activist who has made the battle against anti-Semitism her life’s work. This must-see documentary chronicles the life story of

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Are human beings naturally religious? Should we take religion to be in some way an innate, instinctive, or otherwise inevitable aspect of human life? Or is religion a historically contingent, nonessential aspect of basic human being? These are not questions

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Archbishop Coleridge begins his farewell Masses in Canberra, Bishop Bill Wright (pictured) returns to his old church at Stanmore in Sydney, Brisbane mourns the death of Fr Jim Hynes and a new Sunday Missal is launched. Nile Party could block Boxing Day

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The British military chaplaincy launches a prayer card, a letter reveals that Joseph Ratzinger, as a younger man, wanted an Italian pope, and Cecil Chaudry, Pakistani pilot and teacher of murdered politician Shahbaz Bhatti (pictured) dies. Irish priests

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Lionel Bowen, AC Born December 28, 1922, died April 1, 2012 Nothing said at his vast state funeral suggested Lionel Bowen cared much for occasions of this kind. But the cardinal and a squad of bishops were on hand to see him off at St Mary's Cathedral. And

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Witnessing Jesus

20-Apr-2012
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Witnessing Jesus Simply Jesus: Who he was, what he did, why it matters by Tom Wright (Harper Collins) Reviewed by A N Wilson Tom Wright, retired Anglican Bishop of Durham, now a professor of New Testament studies at St Andrews University, has written

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Helene O’Neill is a woman who wears many hats, all but simultaneously! She is known to some through her involvement in sport on all levels, to others because of her work with fellow cancer survivors, to Novocastrians as a former City Councillor and to

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The Incredulity of St Thomas, by Rembrandt (1634)  John 20:19-31 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and

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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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