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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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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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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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