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BY CHRISTOPHER GLEESON SJ A report from the United States claims that children who were expected to sit down with the rest of the family at meal times, and who were encouraged to talk at the table, were doing better at school, had higher self-esteem,

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Students from Catholic schools have taken to the streets again in Goulburn to mark the 50th anniversary of an event that many believe helped change the face of education in Australia. About 700 students representing every school in the Archdiocese walked

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ACT Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg says that in rugby union, you never know when your last chance will be.  It’s surprising that these are the words of a 23 year old in his debut season, rather than a seasoned player. But he has quickly learnt the

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Two of my college educated sons have been out of work for several years. My prayer to God has been that I will pay any price for them to get jobs, but it seems like nothing is coming from heaven to support them, writes a desperate mother. “Please

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It's still 12 months out but 500 students from Sydney's Catholic schools are already gearing up for what has become one of the biggest youth events in the world. The years 9 and 10 students who plan to travel ashore to Rio de Janeiro for WYD 2013 came

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Australian priests in training take a break from an inter-seminary AFL match to tell what motivates them to want to become priests. VIDEO LINK: Why become a priest?

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Fr Christian Fini OMI, Empowering Young People: Catholic Youth Ministry. $24.95. Garrett Publishing. If we are truly the body of Christ with many parts, we have an obligation to include young people because the church community...is incomplete without

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Manna from heaven

07-Aug-2012

Gospel for Sunday 12 August: John 6:24-35 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said

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BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN OSB Sunday, August 12th,  2012, is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.   Lectio:  Read the Gospel text from John 6:41-51 Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time.  Try to read aloud rather

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BY REV DR JOHN FRAUENFELDER A recent email reminded me how encouraging it is to be told and reassured - never doubt yourself! No matter what people say, no matter what you may think sometimes, never doubt yourself. This is certainly a message Leisel

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What is this?

07-Aug-2012

BY REV DR JOHN FRAUENFELDER What is this? Just about every parent has heard that whine: Something new, something different, is served for dinner. The child is suspicious of the colour, the shape, the smell. The child looks up at the parent and, with a

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The Federal Coalition has revealed it will repeal any legislation passed to introduce the Gonski reforms to the school funding system if elected to government next year. Opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne, who believes the reforms would lead to

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BY SELINA VENIER Nicholas Byrnes, who marked his first birthday last month, was baptised in his Brisbane suburban parish on May 12 amid tears of relief and celebration. Anthea Nicholas and Peter Byrnes, who married in September 2010, were told their wish

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"I don’t think politics should be brought into the pulpit," said the gentleman who waited for me at the church door after all the other mass-goers at Sunday’s 8:30 am Mass had departed. "You upset my wife: she wanted to walk out during your

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BY BRETT MURRAY Bullying is a sizzle word. In marketing it is said that it is not the sausage that sells the sandwich, it’s the sizzle, the smell and the crackling of meat on a grill. A sizzle word is one which attracts

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A video from the faith community at hiddentreasure.net.au offering a magnificent tour of the Catholic Church, including its origins, teachings, mission and people. FULL ARTICLE: What it means to be Catholic - an inspiring video (XT3)

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BY JULIETTE HUGHES Why are people even bothering with The Shire? The genre is ‘dramality’ something that we should all be wary of. You could empty a thesaurus looking for the exact combination of descriptors that would distil the putrid essence

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The signs of God

31-Jul-2012

Gospel for Sunday 5 August: John 6:24-35 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to

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Spiritual food

31-Jul-2012

BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN OSB Sunday, August 5th, 2012, is the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Lectio:  Read the Gospel text from John 6:24-35.    Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time.  Try to read aloud rather

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BY DR MARGARET GHOSN MSHF Theology seeks to name God but if God is found in those around us, then ought we not first to name others? As a religious educator one becomes familiar with coursework and can map out exciting lessons to engage students,

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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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