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I am the vine

30-Apr-2012

Gospel: John 15:1-8 Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been

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BY SISTER HILDEGARD RYAN OSB Sunday, May 6th, 2012,  is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. Lectio:  The Gospel is John 15:1-8  Read the text.  Stand back from the text. Reflect.  Read it a second time.  Take space. Allow the

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BY FATHER JOHN FRAUENFELDER  “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” Challenging words of Robert Fulghum! How might I respond? Ruth sits on the garden bench holding young James in

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Happy birthday

30-Apr-2012

BY DR CARMEL BENDON DAVIS When I was a young mother with pre-school children, the “at-home” birthday party with the games in the backyard was still the norm.  This did not mean, however, that there was any less pressure to impress the

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NSW secondary school leaders have united to push for action on the Gonski Review's recommendations, describing this as a ''once in a generation opportunity'' to address the shortcomings of Australian education funding. With the Council of Australian

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It’s somewhat challenging "to get a word in" when speaking with psychologist Dr John Barletta. The Ducati motorcycle enthusiast, who was "born and raised just outside Bundaberg city", was "spirited" speaking on various topics and particularly

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BY JOHN DONNELLY, Director of Children's Ministries, Dioces of Maitland-Newcastle There has been much written in the last few years about the place of religion in schools, and no doubt debates over Special Religion Education (SRE) vs. Ethics Classes

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While not all of us will be saints, we are all called to play a part in God’s plan for the world. Try our quiz to see what sort of life you might be called to live. At a party, I am more likely to be found: a) Running around making sure

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The two women featured in this video have both had family members who took their own lives. In the supportive environment of closed group sessions, one facilitates members metaphorically trying on the shoes of the loved one who has suicided, then

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ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS. Starring:  Isabelle Carre, Benoit Poelvoorde, Christine Demarest, and Lorella Cravotta. Directed by Jean-Pierre Ameris. Rated M (Sex scene). 80 min. This delightful French, subtitled comedy tells the story of Jean-Rene (Benoit

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The Good Shepherd

24-Apr-2012

John 10:11-18 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and

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BY SISTER HILDEGARD RYAN OSB Sunday, April 29th, 2012 is the Fourth Sunday of Easter.  It is also Good Shepherd  Sunday, and a day of prayer for all forms of Christian vocation. Lectio:  Read the Gospel from John 10:11-18. Father Karl

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BY FATHER DAVID RANSON Recently I had the opportunity to catch up with some young friends of mine who have not long been married. Karl and Cindy have been trying to have a family for a little while but without success.  Some weeks ago, after

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The empty nest

24-Apr-2012

BY VIRGINIA RYAN "If only," sighed my baby daughter, “I was taller, thinner, brighter!” "Stop right there, I said, "you’re wonderful just as you are. There’ll never be another you in the history of the world. Please don’t

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BY LAURA SPERANZA The Catholic Church will spend more than $1 billion over the next 20 years buying land and building classrooms across NSW to expand its network of schools. The Sydney Catholic Education Office intends to offer more places to

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Bishop Anthony Fisher has nominated Brother Patrick Howlett for the Croce Pro Ecclesia et Pontfice, the highest recognition for a Religious. The Marist brother is principal of Parramatta Marist High School Westmead. Bishop Fisher nominated Brother

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BY DAVID BROOKS Usually when you visit a school you walk down a quiet hallway and peer in the little windows in the classroom doors. You see one teacher talking to a bunch of students. Every 50 minutes or so a chime goes off and the students fill the

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50 years ago, new dads might have celebrated the news of the birth of their first child with a drink with their mates. These days, most new fathers will be at their partner's side for the birth, sharing the intimacy of the moment. The now cliched

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Father Robert Barron, author (and host) of the widely successful book (and series) Catholicism, reviews the hit movie "The Hunger Games," from a very Catholic (and very thoughtful) point of view, writes Father James Martin in America magazine’s In

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BY SALLY, ACU STRATHFIELD LIBRARY STAFF I first read this book as part of a class and I fell in love with it. The book is a picture book which makes me think of how it’s for little kids, however it is because it is so deceptively

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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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