The touch of Jesus

04-Sep-2012

BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN OSB Sunday, Sept 9th, 2012, is the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.   Lectio:  Read the Gospel text from Mark 7:31-37. Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time.  Try to read aloud rather than with

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BY VIRGINIA RYAN On Friday night my husband and I were rushing to meet friends at the local cinema to see The Sapphires. I couldn’t recall that I actually agreed to go to the movies. Yes I’ve been busy and distracted. I was tired, really tired.

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THE KITCHEN TABLE  There are lots of things wrong with Australia today, And I'd like to have something to say if I may. You know that, forsooth, our problem with youth, Untidy, ill-mannered, untamed and uncouth, Is the fact that

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The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) welcomed this month’s announcement by the Prime Minister that “every independent school in Australia will see their funding increased” under the Government’s new funding

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Stoke the fires of your dreams and work towards them and the universe will conspire to do the rest.  That's the message medical doctor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr Sam Prince had for The University of Notre Dame Australia's alumni at a reunion

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BY JUDITH LYNCH My newest grandson is just a few weeks old.  He needed a bit of help to be born, so instead of being one of my daughter’s birth buddies, I waited anxiously in her room while a doctor in the hospital theatre gently lifted her

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BY ANDREW HAMILTON We should not simply exploit the world as a source of food and income, but also take time to watch the circling stars at night, to enjoy the sunset and the sand and waves along the beach. We should also wonder at the delicate structures

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Jesuit Father James Schall, who lived in Rome from 1965 until 1977, talks about the real meaning of leisure.  August in Rome is famous for being a month of vacation. It is crowded with tourists but empty of locals.  During vacation, we devote

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BY PETER MALONE   BULLY. Documentary Film. Directed by Lee Hirsch. Rated M (Mature themes and coarse language). 98 mins. Bullying is one of the harshest realities close to parents and families as they try to communicated with their bullied child.

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You hypocrites!

28-Aug-2012

Gospel for Sunday 2 September: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 2they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them.

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How to be holy

28-Aug-2012

BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN OSB LECTIO DIVINA: Holy Reading Sunday, September 2nd, 2012, is the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.  Lectio: The Gospel is Mark 7:1-8, 14-15 and 21-23. Meditatio: Some background to the text which will help us respond.

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Recently, a friend told me that on average he receives on his mobile phone 120 twitter messages a day. For those of us not quite up with this development in information technology, Twitter is a web-based means by which you can let any number of people know

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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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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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