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Sunday, November 4th, 2012, is the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.   Lectio:  Read the Gospel text from Mark 12:28-34. Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time.  Try to read aloud rather than with the mind. 

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Jesus’ “mission” – his life, ministry and message – was all about Love. When asked for the most important commandment Jesus answered, “You shall love the lord your God with all your heart, and with your soul, and with all

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Mike lived next door to Yahaira and her husband. A serious car accident left him severely handicapped and dependent on others. Yahaira was happy to help Mike anytime he called. Mike came to depend on her for little things like cooking and cleaning. One

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A month after the school bus crash at Singleton which claimed the life of nine-year-old Harry Dunn, his younger brother Luke, has returned to school. Police are still investigating the fatal collision between the bus and a truck, which also left

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Olympic swimming sensation Alicia Coutts returned to her former school fresh from her Gold medal performance at the London Olympics. Alicia won gold in the 4x100m relay, silver in the 200m individual medley, 4x100m medley relay and 4x200m relay, and bronze

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Be a drug dealer

23-Oct-2012

BY DEVETT O’BRIEN A few years ago I was listening to a CD of an American priest who talked about a conversation that he had with a former drug dealer who had become a Christian.   The priest asked 'Why is is that so many more young people are

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BY MARK REIDY I once heard it said that one of the most dangerous places in the world is a Catholic church car park after Mass. No doubt the person was trying to be humorous, but there is perhaps an element of truth to the observation. We live in an era

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Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed the Year of Faith in order to help the faithful rediscover the truth of the Christian faith, especially the person of Jesus Christ. FULL ARTICLE: Year of Faith (Life Teen)

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BY PETER W. SHEEHAN   SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, and Karan Soni. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Rated M (Sexual references and coarse language). 85 min. An advertisement has been placed in a paper by an

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Gospel for Sunday 28 October: Mark 10:46-52 As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and

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The power to see

23-Oct-2012

LECTIO DIVINA:  Holy Reading Sunday, October 28th, 2012,  is the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.  Lectio:  The Gospel is Mark 10:46-52. Meditatio:  Some background to the text which will help us respond. I have chosen a

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1. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an ‘uplift’ for the bird following. By flying in a ‘V’ formation the flock adds 71 per cent greater flying range than if the bird flew alone. Lesson: People who share a common direction

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Scurrying for life

23-Oct-2012

A man is standing at the pedestrian crossing about to cross the street. As soon as he steps off the footpath, a car comes screaming straight at him. As the man begins to run, the car speeds up. So the man turns around and hurries back to the curb, but the

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More than 350 bishops, priests and youth ministers gathered at Campbelltown last month for the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention. Participants heard from keynote speakers, celebrated Mass together and participated in a wide range of different

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As a teenager, Stacey Anderson knew she wanted to help people. Social work seemed like a dream to her, a way to make a real difference in people’s lives. But growing up in Brisbane suburb Logan Central, one of the lowest socio-economic areas for

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BY TOM BEAUDOIN Over the course of teaching university for the past dozen years, and through my own many missteps, I have come to see it as a basic rule of decency that as much as possible, people should be called whatever they prefer to be called. I have

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BY JULIE HANLON RUBIO In the face of widespread sexual promiscuity and strong negativity toward official Catholic teaching, the church needs to connect with the deepest hopes of its members by calling them to sexual relationships that are “authentic,

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BY PETER KIRKWOOD The power of new media was illustrated in a disturbing way in the violent riot that broke out in Sydney's CBD recently. It erupted in the course of a demonstration by Muslims against the trailer for a very D-grade film, Innocence of

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BY PETER W. SHEEHAN WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Starring: Shannon Beer, Kaya Scodelario, Solomon Glave, James Howson, Lee Shaw, James Northcote, and Paul Hilton. Directed by Andrea Arnold. Rated MA15+ (Strong coarse language and themes). 129 min. This is a film

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Gospel for Sunday 21 October: Mark 10:35-45 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for

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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

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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