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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BY REV DR JOHN FRAUENFELDER We have that innate feeling of wanting to belong. This finds expression in the longing of grandparents for their grandchildren to be baptised.  I recall Jeanne Hunt’s story about Charlotte who secretly worried about

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BY SR JOAN CHITTISTER OSB "Happiness," Helen Keller wrote, "is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." In a society bent on individualism, the insight bends the mind a bit. Merely having a job that buys a house

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Bishop Peter Ingham says Catholic schools need to be "missionary" in the way they try to re-engage young people with the Catholic faith, reports The Tablet. Bishop Ingham of Wollongong, preaching at the annual diocesan Education Mass last month, said

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BY CATHERINE MAHONY Over 20 years ago during his Christmas holidays at Nelson Bay, Robert Innes first met 2012 NSW Australian of the Year, Fr Chris Riley. Soon after hearing Fr Chris speak during Mass, Robert encouraged fellow members of St Joseph’s

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BY FRANK BRENNAN SJ The same sex marriage debate is about what recognition the civil law should give to committed monogamous partnerships which may or may not involve the nurturing and education of children. I remain committed to legal recognition of

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BY VIRGINIA SMALL Drive past any Australian school and you’ll probably spot a sign at the front gate praising a student for a sport award or bragging about high academic results achieved by school leavers. These are praiseworthy milestones, but are

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Life at school

12-Jun-2012

Eleven-year-old Monique gives us a tour of a day in her life at Mary MacKillop Primary School. FULL ARTICLE: Being Catholic - Life at School

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BY PETER SHEEHAN   LE CHEF (The Chef). Starring: Michael Youn, Jean Reno, and Raphaelle Agogue. Directed by Daniel Cohen. Rated M (Infrequent coarse language). 84min. This delightful French comedy is about a chef, Jacky Bonnot (Michael Youn),

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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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