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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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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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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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