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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BY SR VERNA HOLYHEAD SGS LECTIO DIVINA:  Holy Reading Sunday, October 21st, 2012 is the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Lectio:  Read the Gospel from Mark 10:35-45. Meditatio:   No one in Mark’s Gospel approaches Jesus as

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On being a servant

16-Oct-2012

BY FR DAVID RANSON “. . . ..  In the midst of the darkness, its (Easter Candle) soft glow will celebrate the victory of Christ’s life over death, the conquest of love over fear. The soft light of the Easter Candle invites us all to

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You may be familiar with the Scott Adams’ cartoon often seen in the newspaper, Dilbert, which chronicles the absurdities of the workplace and the distorted values of corporate America. It’s an on-going story of one cubicle-dweller’s

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A contentious brain-training program that claims to overcome learning difficulties will be offered in Sydney's Catholic school system next year as part of a two-year research project to assess the benefits for students, reports The Australian. The Catholic

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BY TRACEY EDSTEIN The phrase ‘work life balance’ is a cliché but also, for many, a dream. However, when your work involves sailing the Southern Ocean between Hobart and Antarctica, it’s hard to be home for dinner and a relaxing

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BY ANUSHKI DE CRUZE Forgive me, Lord, for I have sinned. Sorry I haven’t spoken to you in a while. It’s just… I can’t stop thinking about what I’ve done. Or, rather, what I continue to do. It sits at the back of my head and

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BY MICHELE FLEMING The straightforward answer to this question is you are free to date more than one person until you commit to being exclusive with one person.  The whole point of dating is to figure out what you eventually want in a spouse. Dating

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Federal Minister for School Education Peter Garrett launched the school’s own internet television station last month. The Holy Family internet TV station initiative was developed using funding from the federal government's Smarter Schools National

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Mental as anything

08-Oct-2012

BY PETER W. SHEEHAN MENTAL. Starring: Toni Collette, Anthony LaPaglia, Caroline Goodall, Kerry Fox, Rebecca Gibney, Liev Schrieber, Deborah Mailman, Lily Sullivan, Bethany Whitmore, and Nicole Freeman. Directed by P.J. Hogan. Rated MA15+. Restricted.

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Gospel: Mark 10:17-31 As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.

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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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