Gospel Mark 16:9-20 Jesus showed himself to the eleven and said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation. 16The one who believes and is baptised will be saved; but the one who does not believe will be

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How to heal

15-May-2012

BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN Sunday, May 20th 2012, is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.  Lectio:  The Gospel Verse:  The text is taken from Matthew 28, verses 19 & 20.  GO AND TEACH ALL PEOPLE MY GOSPEL.  I AM WITH YOU

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BY REV DR JOHN FRAUENFELDER Joseph Healey in his book Once Upon a Time in Africa: Stories of Wisdom and Joy, records a parable about an African two villages separated by a river. In each village, there lived a woodworker who knew how to make chairs and

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BY JANETTE DAVIDSON “The family is the ‘first and vital cell of society… The future of the world and of the Church passes through the family.” – Excerpt from Homily of Pope John Paul II, Perth  30 November

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BY BIANCA HALL Performance bonuses for high-performing teachers should be shelved, the Productivity Commission recommended in a report released on Friday. Victoria is the only state taking part in a pilot pay bonus trial for top teachers, which has been

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For most people, the South East Asian country of Cambodia conjures images of the horrific Pol Pot regime, widespread poverty and despair. Not the sort of people where one might want to work. However following a call from God, it is exactly where Sue Morgan

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BY DEAN ASHENDEN The prospect of applying the economists' notion of 'productivity' to schooling was more inspiriting than the resulting Productivity Commission Schools Workforce report has proven to be. One problem for the report is that it has been

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Eat, pray, live!

07-May-2012

It's not unusual to hear people express concern about the death of young people in churches and church communities. However the parish communities of the Maitland region are proud to host a ground-breaking initiative called ACTiv8. Youth Team leader

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It’s important that we incorporate into our social media use what we’ve learned over many years about proclaiming the Word of God, says Bishop David Walker. Bishop David Walker has been chief pastor to the people of the Diocese of Broken

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BARBARA, ACU LIAISON LIBRARIAN I was cajoled into reading Shantaram by my Canadian relatives who wondered how it was that I had not read this epic Australian title.  It is about an Australian bank robber who escapes jail and flees to Bombay where he

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John 15:9-17 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I

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BY SISTER HILDEGARD RYAN OSB Sunday, May 13th, 2012, is the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B. Lectio:  Read the Gospel text from John 15:9-17.   Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time.  Try to read aloud rather than with the

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BY FATHER JOHN FRAUENFELDER In recent weeks our department stores have been ceaseless in reminding us that  on Sunday 13 May we will be celebrating Mother’s Day.  It may be worth a few moments of our time  to stop and reflect on the

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God our Creator, we pray: for new mothers, coming to terms with new responsibility; for expectant mothers, wondering and waiting; for those who are tired, stressed or depressed; for those who struggle to balance the tasks of work and family; for those

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Cyber-bullying and traditional bullying are two very different problems, with a new study showing even the factors that lead to the different types vary, reports the Catholic Weekly. An international research project lead by Professor Sheryl Hemphill of

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The Opposition Leader’s politics have been deeply influenced by his identification with political propagandists of the Catholic Church and his adherence to its dogma. Father Edmund Campion, the distinguished literary priest, peers at his

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BY BISHOP GREG O'KELLY We live in an Australia of burgeoning secularism, one where individual choice can be seen as its own justification. Within this context, educators of young people, particularly within the Catholic system, face two challenges in

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Engaging young people in Church - particularly those from Generation Y and Z - was high on the agenda when parish pastoral councillors of Brisbane archdiocese met recently. Generation Y is generally known as the 17-34-year-olds of today while

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The chilling sight of Norwegian mass-killer, Anders Behring Breivik, giving a fascist salute when he appeared in an Oslo court this week is symbolic of a worrying minority trend: in the face of a perceived threat from the complex pluralistic world we

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BY LUCY GIBSON The Way, stars Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger. Directed by Emilio Estevez Like most road trips, Emilio Estevez' The Way is a journey best taken with an open mind. When I read the premise of former Brat Pack member

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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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