BY VIRGINIA RYAN Recently I had to have an operation on my right hand. The doctor assured me: “it’s a very simple operation, you’ll only be in hospital for the day.” It all sounded quite straightforward.  He then added,

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Over 1000 Catholic pastors and school leaders in Catholic Education from NSW and the ACT, particularly the Diocese of Parramatta, Broken Bay, Sydney and Wollongong gathered at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 14 June for a day of reflecting, sharing and

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BY TRISH BOGAN Saturday 6 August 2011 is firmly carved into the minds of Nicholas Kennedy, Mum Julie, step Dad Peter and sister Emily. Nicholas was driving to help a friend when he was involved in a horrific car accident; their lives were instantly

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BY TOM BEAUDOIN As a parent, I am witness daily to the mysteries of my daughter's growing-up and find myself rehearsing memories of my own childhood. This is an experience that many parents have. Noticing the substantial theological influences from books,

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Students at an Adelaide Catholic college are actively encouraged to use their mobile phones in class as part of a cyber-smart curriculum using YouTube and gaming consoles to help nurture an e-intelligence without fear. St Mary’s College Technology

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St Columban’s Mission Society has published a 16 page booklet teaching children how to make the sign of the cross. Images and text from the book are included in a YouTube video also produced by the Columbans. The book is available for purchase from

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BY TIM KROENERT Margaret (MA 15+). Director: Sarah Polley. Starring Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo. 150 minutes Can you make amends without accepting responsibility? This ethical oxymoron is at the heart of the news film Margaret.  Bright but

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Gospel                      Mark 5:21-43 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by

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BY SR HILDEGARDE RYAN OSB Sunday, July 1st, 2012,  is the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.  Lectio:  The Gospel is Mark 5:21-43.. Meditatio:  Some background to the text which will help us respond. The Gospel is the account of

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BY REV DR JOHN FRAUENFELDER A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, but always with the same person. – Mignon McLaughlin It’s important to see your marriage for what it truly is: a lifelong process. Just as you’re on

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BY DR CARMEL BENDON DAVIS The medieval English mystic Richard Rolle was not the quiet contemplative soul that we usually associate with persons of similar vocation.  Although he was a hermit for at least the second half of his life, he was also one

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Thank you for your support during Term 2. We look forward to bringing you The Faith Project again in Term 3. We'll be back on Tuesday 17 July.

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BY MELISSA IARIA A former chief justice of the Family Court has called for national laws to deal with bullying in the school yard and cyberspace. Alastair Nicholson also says parents and schools should be made legally liable for failing to address

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Mons Tony Doherty is “quite chuffed” to be made a Member of the Order of Australia, but believes “modesty is the key” to helping heal a bruised Church.  “I’m very conscious of the fact that we’re living in a

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The personal touch

19-Jun-2012

BY MISSY FECAS FILLION Fr Kelly was the quintessential priest who everyone loved. Thousands of people across South Carolina mourned his passing last fall. I will miss the personal touch he had with everyone he knew. He had the ability to make every person

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BY CARLA DE YCAZA Religion and faith have always played an important role in my life, shaping my views of the world and informing my career path in human rights and peacemaking.  Attending religious education as a child and young adult exposed me to

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Greg Whitby talks to Phil Glendenning, Director of the Edmund Rice Centre, on the challenges facing Catholic schools in today's world and how we can empower and humanise students. LINK: Learning Conversations - Phil Glendenning

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Auditory Communication for Deaf Children: A guide for teachers, parents and health professionals by Norman P. Erber (ACER 2011) Norman Erber’s early work was trendsetting and valuable to practitioners. This new publication carries on his tradition of

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Gospel        The Birth of John the Baptist                      Luke 1:57-66 Now the time came for Elizabeth to

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BY SR HILDEGARDE RYAN OSB Sunday, June 24th, 2012 is Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Lectio:  Read the Gospel from Luke 1:57-66 and verse 80. This is the amazing story of the birth of St. John the Baptist.  One beautiful

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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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