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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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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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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