A Catholic kit

13-Mar-2012

BY VIRGINIA RYAN Sometimes a good idea just pops into your email box unexpectedly. On Monday morning I received an email titled A Catholic Kit. What is a Catholic Kit?  Frank Cohen, principal of St John’s Catholic primary school in Woy Woy

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Gospel: John 3:14-21 Jesus said to Nicodemus: 'And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so

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BY BISHOP DAVID WALKER Being a parent today is hard work because of financial pressures and the expectations of society. No longer is it enough to raise healthy, happy, and holy children; now they all must be junior Einsteins, pint-sized Victoria

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BY JAKE MARTIN “Mr Martin, why would you wanna be a priest when you could be a comedian, and have all that money and be famous?” asks Ricky. (Ricky is one of the freshmen in my sixth period theology class. He likes to cause diversions. He

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BY GREG WHITBY The release of the Gonski panel’s report into school funding highlighted the need to focus our resources and energies where its most needed: quality teaching and teachers. Last week I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting

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BY CATHOLIC ONLINE Parents play a crucial role as lead characters in their children’s real-life video, teaching by the words they choose, the actions they take, the expressions on their faces, the time they spend with family and the tone of

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BY C. HOWE & M. STEVENSON This video has to rate as one of the most challenging and rewarding to date.  In July 2009, our principal joined us in interviewing small groups of kids on what Catholicism means to them.  The result was a

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BY PETER W. SHEEHAN EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE: Roadshow Films. Out February 23rd. 2012. Starring: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Caldwell, and John Goodman. Directed by Stephen Daldry.

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Each time and each culture has its reasons to believe. In the past, philosophers asserted God's existence and reasonable nature of faith.  Today, psychologists propose faith as a means to mental health and personal fulillment.  We Christians

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BY SISTER HILDEGARD RYAN OSB Jesus is zealous for His Father’s House.  He will not have His Father’s House profaned in any way.   The “money” is symbolic of the “false gods” of this world. The Temple is

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BY FATHER CLEM HILL In the first and second centuries, the fast before Easter was compulsory.   The whole community kept a 40-hour fast on the Friday and Saturday before Easter Sunday when no food or drink was taken whatsoever.  It was seen

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BY VIRGINIA RYAN The NRL season will start this week. All eyes will be on Wayne Bennett.  Can he do it again? Can he take a group of talented, rough diamonds and by some miracle transform them into ‘Knights in shining

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BY NATIONAL CATHOLIC EDUCATION COMMISSION The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) will accept the Australian Government’s invitation to participate fully in the analysis of the recommendations of the Report on Funding for Schooling released

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The talk surrounding schooling is most often about equity. One of the many pre-emptive comments ahead of last week’s release of the Gonski Report on education funding was from Bishop Greg O’Kelly of the South Australian rural diocese of Port

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Patrick Whitebread, last year's school captain at St Francis Xavier's College in Maitland-Newcastle Diocese, is about to embark on the next act of his life, having won a place at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. His first appearance

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Blogger Laura writes at Catholic Teacher Musings: Recently, I approached a much-admired co-worker who has been teaching for over 30 years. For the 10 years I have worked with her, I have never seen her in a bad mood, and she always has a pleasant sense

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In recent weeks the national and state Catholic education offices have been showing signs they're concerned about the Gonski report. Dr Michael Furtado works on a social inclusion project aimed at mainstreaming children with disabilities in

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  Mosman’s Sacred Heart Primary School students say “Welcome to Sacred Heart” in many languages.   FULL ARTICLE: Welcome to Sacred Heart (Sacred Heart Catholic School)

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Jayneen Sanders, Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept  Upload Publishing  Some conversations in life are awkward, usually the important ones that should not be delayed. The importance and urgency of such conversations doesn't make broaching

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I am frequently asked what I think is the greatest need in the Church today. Because of my work - and much of my writing - people presume how I will answer.  They expect me to be what they call "action oriented" and "practical."  My answer is

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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