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BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN OSB LECTIO DIVINA:  Holy Reading Sunday, October 14th,  2012 is the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Lectio:  Read the Gospel from Mark 10:17-30. Meditatio:  Some background to the text, so that we

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BY DR JOHN FRAUENFELDER First, two stories: A star football player went up to Jesus and asked: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “Go to the local playground and help set up an after-school program for kids at

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BY VIRGINIA RYAN He went away sad. . . The rich young man in Mark’s Gospel must have been very confident when he asked Jesus; ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ We can feel his ego smiling; hubris dancing before the fall.  He

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More than 1000 parents of students at the 148 Catholic primary and systemic schools of the Sydney Archdiocese have rushed to sign a petition against funding cuts.  The NSW Government has decided to cut funding by millions of dollars over the next four

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BY JUANITA SHEPHERD Politics lecturer Dr Martin Drum says young people who want to be politicians should follow what matters to them. Dr Drum teaches at Notre Dame University in Perth. The university also has two campuses in Sydney. He told The Record:

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BY LYNN FREEHILL Most of us don’t like to think of ourselves as consumers. I know I’d always hated the term. I’m a human being, after all, not just a buyer of things.  I disliked the word “lifestyle” for similar reasons;

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BY JOHN WARHURST The Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, and the leader of the Greens, Christine Milne, were shaped by the same Christian tradition.  They were both raised as Catholics, went to Catholic schools and by the time they were at university in

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Fr James Martin of America magazine is author of the best-selling book of religious humour titled Between Heaven and Mirth.  He has recorded a series of 40 jokes over the space of 40 days to remind readers (and viewers) that laughter is a gift from

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HOPE SPRINGS. Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. Directed by David Frankel. 100 mins. Rated M (Sexual references and mature themes). Talent, age, experience. All very impressively present in this light and serious comedy about

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Gospel for Sunday September 23: Mark 9:30-37 Jesus and his disciples went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012, is the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Lectio: Read the Gospel text from Mark 9:30-37.  Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time. Try to read aloud rather than with the mind. Listen to the text as

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Unique and special

18-Sep-2012

I'm special. In all the world there's nobody like me. Since the beginning of time, there has never been another person like me. Nobody has my smile. Nobody has my eyes, my nose, my hair, my voice. I'm special. No one can be found who has my

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Praying 4 U 2day

18-Sep-2012

A little while ago I asked Fr Joseph Lamb, Senior Lecturer in Theology at ACU, to write an introduction to a resource book on Jesus. His final paragraphs really hit home to me the power of parents to influence and shape the lives of their

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The NSW Government is planning to slash millions of dollars from Catholic schools in what has been described as an unprecedented threat and a breach of trust. Without any consultation the cuts will mean a savage blow to parents, many of whom are dependent

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BY PAUL DOBBYN 33-year-old Youth Mission Team Australia (YMTA) member Samuel Clear once sold his possessions and between 2006 and 2008 covered 15,500 km over 568 days on a mission for Church unity. He started walking in Brazil and went on to cover parts

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BY JANE BROTHERTON After spending the better part of the last decade searching for “Mr Right”, I suddenly found myself in the unfamiliar position of being able to say that I had found him.  Now what? Well having been involved in quite a

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BY CATHERINE O’CONNELL-CAHILL Don’t swat away the birds and the bees. Start the conversation early with your kids. The only test I ever failed was in my freshman year of Catholic high school, when after being out sick a few days, I returned to

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John had a dream as a nine year old. In the dream, he saw some boys fighting. The dream influenced his whole life. This is one of a series of 34 heart warming stories produced especially to inspire children. Each highlights how a particular saint followed

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Finding Nemo 3D

11-Sep-2012

BY PETER W. SHEEHAN FINDING NEMO 3D. Voiced by Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, and LuLu Ebeling. Directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich. Rated G (Some scenes may frighten young children). 107 min. This is a return of the same film

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Gospel for Sunday September 16: Mark 8:27-38 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and

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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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