Luke 3:10-18 The crowds, who were gathering to be baptised by John, asked him, “What should we do?” In reply John said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.” Even

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The first Sunday of Advent, last week, marked one year since the new translation of the Roman Missal was implemented in parishes in the United States and much of the rest of the English-speaking church. Here's the good news: The transition to the new English

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In a lecture recently, I made the point that Jesus shocked people equally in both his capacity to thoroughly enjoy his life and in his capacity to renounce it and give it up, writes Ron Rolheiser. It was one and the same Jesus who, at a lavish supper

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A Harvard-educated young leader, Michael Brewer, at 26 years old, is the coordinator of the College Councils of the Knights of Columbus. He sits down with Fr Thomas Rosica, on Salt + Light, to share what drew him to the Knights, what value being a knights

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Vinnies urges the government to stop funding support inequality, the& Prime Minister says the royal commission will work with states already holding inquiries, demand grows for pedophile priest's street name in Victoria to be changed, and a new Apostolic

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The diocese of Milan launches an exorcism hotline, military conscription is killing the church in Eritrea, Christmas takes on a new meaning for Cubans, and a Chinese prof-life activist (pictured) calls for reform.  Italian diocese launches exorcism

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The Rt Rev Kenneth Cragg March 8 1913 to November 13 2012 Kenneth Cragg was a man ahead of his time in recognising the importance of ecumenism for world peace… Besides a long teaching ministry in universities, he was the author of some 40 books, two

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The Testament, by Colm Tóibín Viking, 2012; 204 pages - Reviewed by Brian McClorry   Every so often, a novel emerges out of an engagement with the New Testament. Such works are not usually historical novels in a Hilary Mantel fashion,

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Candles flicker in a dimly lit meeting room. A light reflects onto the rugged wood of a large cross, which is mounted before a backdrop of deep red satin. A silent peace permeates through the space, as 80 young people gather in reflectionm, reports the

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We shouldn’t let this year go by without a word about Hildegard of Bingen who was recognised as a saint and Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XVI in October. She is accorded this title along with Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena and Therese of

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Luke 3:1-6 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the

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As a corrective to the familiar diet of outrage, scandals and accusation associated with most stories about faith and religion, the Huffington Post website recently asked its readers to nominate what they liked about religion. The editors received

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As we continue our journey through this very special Year of Grace, we are invited to reflect on what grace actually means to us. When I first announced on behalf of the bishops of Australia that we would embark on a Year of Grace, many people asked me:

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In this video by Loyola Productions Indian Jesuit Fr Vinayak Jadav, a lecturer in Gujarati literature and journalism, examines the history and impact of the Catholic Church in India. He talks about the church's origins, its works and its current realities.

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A few years ago Desmond Zwar began researching a book into how priests dealt with the requirement that they be celibate. Hep laced an advertisement in The Swag - the journal of the National Council of Priests - seeking priests who would be willing to talk to

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Two NSW convents are in the news: one on the south coast is sold, and another on the north coast (pictured) receives a grant to assess its artefacts; charities plead to the federal government for money funds, and the relic of St Francis Xavier makes its way

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Staff and students at a Brazilian university go on strike against a decision by the Cardinal in charge, Hindu extremists in India lash out against Christians, an American Bible publisher wins an injunction against a Christian college and the Swiss Guard

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Mildred Nevile giving the first reading at a 50th anniversary mass for Cafod, the Catholic development agency, in Westminster Cathedral, January 2012 --- Mildred Nevile, activist and campaigner Born 2 July, 1927; died 2 September, 2012. Mildred Nevile was

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Patrick Leigh Fermor on horseback at Baleni, Moldavia Photo: Patrick Leigh Fermor Archive --- Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper (John Murray) - Reviewed by Charles Moore The single most famous story about Patrick Leigh Fermor is his

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Fr Shortall can feel the presence of St Francis Xavier travelling with him  --- The son of a New Zealand sheep farmer who joined the Jesuits in the 1970's has spent the last three months travelling Australia with a relic of a Jesuit co-founder. Fr

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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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