BY DR MARGARET GHOSN "In the beginning when God created" (Genesis 1:1) and so let us begin right there at the moment of first time, when creation came into existence. A divine beginning, a creation that bears the semblance of God, touched with creativity

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The executive director of Catholic Education in Victoria said the state government's modelling showed more than 50 per cent of Victorian Catholic schools would lose funding if the Gonski reforms were adopted, according to a report in The Age. ''This is not

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BY ROBIN WILLIAMS Ben Gray, who teaches at St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Caboolture, north of Brisbane, received a Spirit of Catholic Education award for "leading and facilitating for change and improvement/striving for excellence in work/teaching

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BY JONATHAN DOYLE It’s possible to see alpha males cry if you work in a deeply Catholic school where the sacrament of reconciliation is taken seriously by Catholic educators. Crying is not the goal. What is interesting though is what can happen to

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BY TRACEY EDSTEIN Back in the 1970s, Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, wrote “Remember the days of the old schoolyard, we used to laugh a lot.”  School days are one of those experiences everyone shares and each of us has stories to tell. No

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In the wake of last week’s Feast of the Assumption, Busted Halo sent Paulist priest Fr Jack Collins out into New York City to find out the Assumption IQ of citizens on the street. FULL ARTICLE: You don’t know Jack … about the Assumption

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BY JEN VUK Puberty Blues is what you get when teenage girls with a grudge show the world what they're made of. The book, written in 1979 by 19-year-old best friends Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey before being made into a film in 1981 (and now coming of

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Gospel for Sunday 26 August – John 6:60-69 60When many of Jesus' disciples heard his words, they said, 'This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?' 61But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, 'Does this

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012, is the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Lectio:  Read the Gospel text from John 6:60-69.   Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time.  Try to read aloud rather than with the mind.  Listen

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Recently I came across something that outspoken American nun Joan Chittister wrote and I thought it was interesting. She wrote of her father who died at 25 and left behind nothing for her to have except his prayer book and one prayer card.  As a child

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BY FR DAVID RANSON All of us enjoy a good novel from time to time. But it is interesting to reflect that the novel is a very modern way of writing and has only been around for a couple of hundred years.   People like Shakespeare and so forth, of

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BY BEVERLEY HEAD By the end of this year 300,000 of Australia’s Catholic School students and 30,000 teachers will be using the Google Apps platform, in preference to the rival Microsoft’s Office 365. The two companies are locked in an

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BY SELINA VENIER A “despairing” start led to a joyful conclusion for Simon Chibaloza. The African father of three says “smiling is a daily part of life” nowadays. Simon gives thanks to God first and foremost for such joy but also

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BY BERNARD AND SARAH DRUM Some of us have an interesting view of God and what our prayers to Him can reap. Some see God as a vending machine: you go to Him when needed, select what you want, in go a few prayers and out comes your answer.  Others view

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BY SONJA MINGAY Our children have the aptitude to be incredible disciples! Generally, they are naturals at finding a focus and rounding up friends to follow along, which is what discipleship is all about.  Recent technological advances in

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Host Mary Rose Bacani looks at the life of St. John Vianney. She talks to priests and lay people from North America, and from Ars in France, about what this proclamation means for the Church. FULL ARTICLE: St John Vianney, the Cure d’Ars (Salt +

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BY PETER MALONE THE SAPPHIRES. Starring Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy and Miranda Tapsell. Directed by Wayne Blair. 100 mins. Rated PG (Mild violence, themes, coarse language and sexual references). Quite a crowd pleaser – and

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Gospel for Sunday 19 August: John 6:51-58 Jesus said to the crowd: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh." 52The Jews then

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BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN LECTIO DIVINA:  Holy Reading Sunday, August 19th,  2012 is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Lectio:  Read the Gospel from John 6:51-58. Read it in a reverent way.  The Word of God is  Sacred. 

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BY DR MARGARET GHOSN Joan Chittister writes in her book In search of Belief:  “If we believe in God the Creator, then I must hope in God’s commitment to the eternally ongoing process of Creation. I am not born finished. I do not live

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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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