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Matthew D'Emic is a New York state judge assigned to the Kings County Supreme Court, the state's felony-level trial court. His work in mental health has been acknowledged by the New York State Psychiatric Association and the National Alliance on

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In virtually all of his novels, the Czech writer Milan Kundera, manifests a strong impatience with every kind of ideology, hype, or fad that makes for group-think or crowd-hysteria. He is suspicious of slogans, demonstrations, and marches of all kinds, no

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The 'St Thomas Christians' are believed to be converts of the Apostle Thomas in the first century. Now a Benedictine is on the trail of some surviving texts from that era. http://www.ucanews.com/news/discovering-an-ancient-christian-community/66898

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"Men have become the tools of their tools," wrote Henry David Thoreau in Walden. He went on to say, "While civilisation has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy

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Private schools reap gains in student numbers at state schools' expense, the Royal Commission is tipped to cost $100 million and tributes pour in for Irish priest Father John McSweeney, pictured, distributing communion in St Mary’s Cathedral, who

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Revelations about the Holy See's secret London property empire are very old news, says a Vatican spokesman, the Berlin archdiocese undergoes major restructuring, the Vietnamese Communist leader meets the Pope for first time, and a Brazilian priest

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Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria October 29, 1914 –  November 6, 2012 When the communists took over Bulgaria in 1944, some 600 Orthodox priests were killed, the then patriarch was sent into internal exile, and the Church fell under the control of

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Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story  by Jim Holt (Liveright) - Reviewed by Freeman Dyson Jim Holt’s Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story is a portrait gallery of leading modern philosophers. He

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Sr Mary Clement was a young novice preparing to make her first profession with the Sisters of Mercy when her father arrived at the convent to take her home. Her hopes of a life in the Church seemed dashed almost at the start, reports The Catholic

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Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, 2just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, 3I too decided,

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What better time to shop with a conscience than Christmas, the spiritual-gone-secular holiday that has sadly (and ironically) become synonymous with "shop till you drop"?, writers Heidi Schlumpf in NCR Online. I'm not suggesting that anyone give up

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One of my favourite memories of Christmas as a child is all the different generations of our family coming together for Christmas Day. Many travelled from a long way to be there and would stay for a couple of days so it was great to spend time with them. Of

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Newly elevated Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines talks with ucanews.com about the New Evangelisation, the mission of the Church in Asia amid challenging and changing times, and the call for a "corporate examination of conscience".

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He’s been called Gorgeous George, il Bel Giorgio and even the Black Forest Adonis. And ever since making his world debut in the spring of 2005 as the 48-year-old personal secretary of the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, Mgr Georg Gänswein has been

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A course in Holocuast studies to become part of the Catholic curriculum, a suprise retirement party for the driving force behind Sydney's Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, a new director for the ACBC Office for Clergy Life and Ministry, and Caritas Australia

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A sledgehammer attack on two American churches, a pardon looms closer for the Pope's butler over his theft of Vatican documents, the Pope meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, and US Catholic educators say greater security is not the answer to

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Therese Vassarotti - By Donella Johnston One Tuesday morning in November, we heard the very sad news that Therese Vassarotti had passed away after a long struggle with illness. Therese found out in February this year that she had Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

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Talk about God

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Talk about God - By James Wood Suppose you find yourself, in the late afternoon, in one of the English cathedral towns—Durham, say, or York, or Salisbury, or Wells, or Norwich—or in one of the great university cities, like Oxford or

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If Good Samaritan Sister, Meg Kahler, could invite any five guests to dinner, she’d choose Aung San Suu Kyi, Scholastica Gibbons, Roger Federer, Genghis Khan and Billy Connolly, reports The Good Oil. “I have no idea what you’d cook for them

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Luke 1:39-44 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was

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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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