Luke 5:1-11 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3He got

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Sister Patricia McDermott (left) and Sister Joan Doyle at Cerro Candela, on the outskirts of Lima. --- "Look at this, it's a memory stick cover.'' In the makeshift shop, Sister Joan Doyle is sorting through the products made by the Cerro Candela Women's

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When I first heard that the Pope had announced a Year of Faith, I was puzzled. Why just a Year of Faith? What about hope? What about love? What about the other virtues, like honesty and justice? Nominating this year as a Year of Faith seemed to be rather

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St Peter Cathedral of Bandung is one of oldest churches in Indonesia. Established in 1922, the church has developed various programs such as free clinic, food for the poor and credit union, which benefit not only Catholics but also people of other religions

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“France is one of the Western European countries where the Jewish community best survived Nazi extermination: Whilst three quarters of the Jewish population in the Netherlands was deported to concentration camps, only a quarter - if we may dare say so

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Flood disaster hits the Rockhampton diocese, a new alliance is formed to close the health gap, Brisbane Catholic schools show the way with ipads and a memorial Mass will be held for Fr John Burns (pictured) in Rockhampton next week.  New alliance to

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The Pope praises celibate divorces, and says a lack of faith can hurt marriages, a US Catholic editor attacks Vatican spokesman Fr Lombardi over his call for more gun control, German Catholics vent their dissatisfaction with the Church and a

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Józef Glemp, priest, 18 December 1929 - 23 January 2013 Cardinal  Józef Glemp, the spiritual leader of Poland’s Roman Catholics for 25 years, who helped steer his nation through a historic and relatively peaceful transition from

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Strategic Missal

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Strategic Missal - Reviewed by Rupert Shortt The CTS New Sunday Missal (1,258pp. Catholic Truth Society) This year’s ‘Vatileaks’ drama, which led to the conviction of the Pope’s former butler for stealing thousands of classified

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ly Name Catholic Church - parish priest Father John Keegan will celebrate 60 years as a priest and Sister Margaret 50 years as a Sister of Mercy ---   In a time when people change jobs as often as hairstyles, one man's lifelong commitment to the

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Luke 4:21-30  Jesus began to speak in the synagogue, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’ 22All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, ‘Is not this

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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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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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