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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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BY DR GERARD MOORE It is a slightly unwitting thought, but our worship endeavours to make us witnesses. There is the obvious sense in which our commitment to Sunday Eucharist is a tangible sign of our faith, the commitment it requires and the community

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BY SHARON OTTERMAN It was the bell that first called to him. It was a Sunday afternoon in the mid-1920s, and his family was living in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.  Now Gerald Ryan he is a monsignor, and he has been a priest for 67 years. He

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BY DAN McALOON For Christians, the digital communication revolution poses questions about how to engage and communicate the Good News across cyberspace. In his message for the World Day of Communications, Pope Benedict XVI spoke directly to the digital

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BY PETER W. SHEEHAN   THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Rated M (Violence). 164 min. This American superhero film is the latest in the series

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BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN OSB Sunday, July 29th, 2012,  is the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.  Lectio:  The Gospel is John 6:1-15. Meditatio:  Some background to the text which will help us respond. This is John’s version of

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BY ASSOC. PROF. GERARD MOORE The Australian winter days can be full of light, but the coming of night signals darkness and cold.  Storms, rain and winds add their own starkness.  Even the moon offers a chilling luminescence.  During the

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BY SIMON CULLEN A leading educator has backed the Coalition's plan to focus on improving teacher quality instead of reducing class sizes, but the Government says the policy will leave students without the individual attention they need. Opposition

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BY BERNARD TOUTOUNJI I feel I should put it straight out there that I am not a huge fan of weddings. Let me explain. While the institution of marriage is wonderful and I firmly believe more people should make that commitment, I do not like the way in

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When it comes time to elect a new pope, the College of Cardinals gets together to convene what is referred to as a papal conclave, during which they vote on who will become the next successor of St Peter. Watch this video to find out more about what

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Gospel: John 6:1-15 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. 2A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3Jesus went up the mountain and sat down

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BY FR DAVID RANSON Once upon a time there was a king who ruled a small kingdom. It wasn’t great, and it wasn’t really known for any of its resources or people. But the king did have a diamond, a great perfect diamond that had been in his family

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The Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office has introduced a new role that aims to enhance student wellbeing in schools. Maree Martin is responsible for programs and frameworks at schools throughout the Hunter and Manning regions. She told

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BY ERWIN CABUCOS At a church wedding I attended recently, the first reading was read from an iPhone.  Whether or not they had planned to place the big book at the lectern before the event, I was captivated by the new possibilities for liturgical

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At 99.5 years of age, Fr Geoffrey Schneider is most likely Australia's oldest teacher still working. He is a Jesuit priest at St Aloysius' College, Milson's Point.  Sky News reporter Tom Nicol returned to his old school to interview his former

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Gospel                Mark 6:30-34 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by

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BY FR DAVID RANSON We all probably feel from time to time the need to get away from it all.  Most often this is a result of life getting out of hand for us, and it all becoming a little too much.  We long for a freedom from all the pressures

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BY RONALD TASAYCO I was about 15 or 16 years of age and at high school when I began to smoke marijuana. I was in it for the fun with a few friends and within three years I was addicted.  Some years prior my younger sister had a serious injury and for

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Just how helpful are the lessons we learn in movies? We turn the tables on some iconic movie teachers and grade them on how well their wisdom stacks up against the teachings of Jesus. Yoda (Star Wars) Yoda's wisdom: ‘Fear is the path to the dark

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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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