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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Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 Jesus said to the crowds: "The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first

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Sunday, June 17, 2012, is the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B.   Lectio:  Read the Gospel text from Mark 4:26-34. Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time.  Try to read aloud rather than with the mind.  Listen

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BY FR RON ROLHEISER A friend of mine jokingly says that when she dies she wants this epitaph on her gravestone: There was always something! And there always is! All of us appreciate her frustration. Invariably, there's always something, big or small, that

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Sandpit ethics

12-Jun-2012

BY MARYANN CUSIMANO LOVE For our youngest daughter’s birthday, our family built a sandpit.  Digging for treasure is one of the kids’ favourite games. Whether they are playing pirates or prospectors, the kids love digging up shiny rocks

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BY ROBIN WILLIAMS Archbishop Mark Coleridge may have only just completed his first official week as leader of the Church in Brisbane but already his passion for Catholic schools and their role in the Church was evident. During his first non-liturgical

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BY KIRI GROENEVELD Why does everything happen at once? Ask any teenager and they'll tell you: yes, everything happens at once. Assignments, exams, getting the flu, sporting finals, music lessons, birthdays, driving tests, formals, I could go on. There's

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BY PHIL FOX ROSE Gossip seems like the main form of entertainment these days.  We’re bombarded with the ups and downs, the personal embarrassments, of entertainers, politicians, and a whole swath of people on pseudo-reality shows whose only

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BY ANN RENNIE I loved school. I loved my school, in particular, the school that saw me through from six-year old prep to 18-year old prefect. This was one of the places I learned to be me, to make life-long friends, to build my faith, to believe that the

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Former TV reporter and newsreader Emma Rossi tells the Church how to make the most of Facebook and other social media. “There’s a wonderful opportunity for the Church, in particular for Facebook with its huge audience of under 35 year olds.

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BY FR RICHARD LEONARD SJ   The Way. Starring Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Yorick van Wageningen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt. Written and directed by Emilio Estevez. 123 minutes. Rated PG (Mild themes, drug use and coarse language). Ever

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This is my body

05-Jun-2012

Gospel                       Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said

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BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN OSB Sunday, June 10th, 2012, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Lectio:  The Gospel Verse is taken from John 6:51-52.  I AM THE LIVING BREAD FROM HEAVEN, SAYS THE LORD.  WHOEVER

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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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