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Luke 15:1-32 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ 3So he told them this

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For Christians, the season of Lent has come quite early this year. In the few days before Ash Wednesday, I was considering what discipline I would undertake during this period when the Church invites us to become more attuned to Gospel living. During the

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"The Vatican". It is perhaps the most misunderstood term in Catholic vocabulary. Does it mean the buildings where the pope lives? Or perhaps it refers to the people running the day to day operations of the Church? Or does it refer the governmental structure

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In his book Called to Communion, published a decade before the beginning of his papacy, Joseph Ratzinger had some strong words to say about the bureaucratic machinery of the Church. "The more administrative machinery we construct, be it the most modern,

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The plan for new Catholic schools in Victoria moves ahead, Archbishop Coleridge focuses on the New Evangelisation, Victorian Catholics maintain their support for survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires, and nursing students are offered

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Women deserve bigger role in church, says a key cardinal, Irish bishops are urged to act for censured priests, a French nun is murdered in Madagascar, and  Cardinal Keith O'Brien (pictured) faces a Vatican probe.  Women deserve bigger role

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Dr Evelyn Billings 1918 - 2013 Dr Evelyn Billings, who with her husband, John, pioneered research that led them to develop a form of natural family planning supported by the Catholic church, died last month after a short illness. She was 95. The

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10th-century Bible at St. Mary of Zion, Aksum, Ethiopia --- Why Priests? A Failed Tradition by Garry Wills (Viking) - Reviewed by Randall Balmer Garry Wills wants us to know that he really bears no animus toward priests. Truly. Some of his best

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I have a ‘bucket list’ of things that I want to do before I die, and one of those was to visit to the South Pole, writes Father Michael Smith SJ in Kairos and republished by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.I doubted I would ever tick

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As the Pope steps down, the Tablet asked people of all ages, from all around the world, what sort of person they want for his successor. Here are their answers. Louise Macdonald (40s), opera singer, GlasgowI was very surprised when the Pope announced he was

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Michelangelo and the English Martyrs by Anne Dillon (Ashgate) - Reviewed by Lucy Wooding In 1555, a large and elaborate broadsheet was published in Rome, showing in exquisite and terrible detail the executions of the English Carthusians who in the 1530s

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Luke 13:1-9 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.2He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all

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Flying with Faith

01-Mar-2013

Why does the Catholic Church have a vested interest in chaplaincy at airports? Simply put, providing pastoral care for people on the move is a special concern for the Catholic Church. It is summarised in the two greatest commandments, that being "love of

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The Catholic Education Office in Sydney is cautious of the government's new reading blitz, praise for prayer power in Brisbane and the Jesuit Refugee Service laments that detained asylum seeker children are 'out of sight,out of mind'. CEO cautious of

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An Indonesian cardinal is unable to attend the conclave due to failing eyesight, the Vatican to issue special stamps for the sede, Philippines bishops under fire for election posters, Zanzibar bishop says his priests are terrified and the next

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Sister Camille Poidevin meets the then-Governor-General, Sir Michael Jeffery --- Sr Camille Poidevin 1925-2012 By Simon Poidevin Camille Poidevin joined the Sisters of St John of God order in 1950 at Subiaco, Perth, when she was training as a nurse. She

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I believe in God! These words we pray in the Creed at Mass are simple but they open to us the mysteries of our faith and our relationship with the Lord. So in professing our faith, we need to understand that believing in God means that we align ourselves

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Good Samaritan Sister, Carmel Posa, is rejoicing that a cochlear implant is restoring her hearing which was damaged by Meniere’s Disease – a development which is of no small significance to a woman who has devoted her life to deep listening,

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One of the most popular attractions of the Vatican Museums, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, will be closed to the public over the next few weeks, as cardinals gather there to elect the successor of Pope Benedict XVI. But visitors will be able to find

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The Roman Curia has always had a distinctly Italian composition. But under the pontificate of Benedict XVI, several non-Italians have assumed key posts in the central government of the Roman Catholic Church. One of those people is Canadian Cardinal Marc

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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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