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LECTIO DIVINA:  Holy Reading Sunday, November 25th, 2012,  is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.    The Readings are for Year B are: Daniel 7:13-14. Apocalypse 5:1-8. John 18:33-37. For those praying the

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Every evening you and your family gather around the table in your kitchen for the evening meal. The entree might be some epicurean delight from the pages of Bon Appétit - but more often than not it’s Chinese takeaway or pizza from

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My Lord and my God

20-Nov-2012

. . . Behind Christ is God who reveals himself in Christ, ‘the I AM’ who is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Almighty, who is not the cosy God but the dynamic transforming and cosmic God, the only one whose mystery is big

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A senior figure at a prestigious Perth Catholic school has launched a scathing attack on high school balls because they promote materialism and debauched behaviour as values to live up to. Aquinas College spirituality director Andrew Kania, writing in The

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BY JUDI McLEAN First impressions of Linda Burney belie the real Linda. Inside this petite, articulate woman beats the heart of a lioness and conviction of steel. In spite of, or because of life’s challenges, Linda has left a large footprint on our

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BY WILLIAM J. BYRON SJ No one can appreciate the unimaginable pain that is the ultimate explanation for such a tragic action. No one, therefore, can judge a person whose choice we cannot fathom, whose life we can remember, but cannot restore, and whose

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A teacher at Cranbrook school in the Eastern Suburbs is encouraging parents to have ethical conversations with their children through a new book. Ethics 101: conversations to have with your kids, was written by deputy headmaster Michael Parker. It

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For 50 years, Australian Catholic volunteering agency Palms Australia has been helping people share their skills and assist communities overseas. The volunteers featured in this video - teacher Anne Chapman (Melbourne Archdiocese), environmental engineer

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BY JENNIFER NOWELL We Need to Talk: God Speaks to a Modern Girl. By Susan Brinkman, Liguori, $16.95, PB. This is a short, quirky, and fun look at the author’s journey back to the faith she was born into but never really took seriously when she was

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Gospel for Sunday 18 November: Mark 13:24-32 Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, opposite the temple and began to talk to his disciples about the end which is to come. “In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon

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BY SR HILDEGARD RYAN Sunday, November 18th, 2012, is the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Lectio:  Read the Gospel text from Mark 13:24-32.   Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time.  Try to read aloud rather than with

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What motivates you? What causes you to continue to serve God’s children? What makes you say “yes” to Jesus Christ in good times and in bad? For the widow in the Gospel, one can only imagine that love is what moved her to such generosity.

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While on a skiing holiday, a young man became separated from his party and spent three days in below-zero weather. He managed to survive, but he suffered extensive damage to his feet. So severe was the frostbite and gangrene that doctors wanted to amputate

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Between 2006 and 2011, the number of families with at least one Catholic parent increased by almost 126,000 families to 2,019,534, according to official data from last year’s Census released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The E-News Bulletin

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BY SELINA VENIER Shanelle Bennett is so much more than executive director of National Evangelisation Teams (NET). As the ministry approaches its 25th year in Australia there's time to reflect on the spiritual and emotional motherhood she's offered to more

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BY JAMES MARTIN SJ Millions of people on the East Coast of the US were frightened as Hurricane Sandy made landfall last week. Frightened of many things: terrible damage from the wind and water, especially the surging, recor d-breaking tides; widespread

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BY MICHAEL McGIRR There are patron saints for everything from accountants (St Matthew) to zookeepers (St Francis). But what about the unofficial patrons? There could, indeed, be a saint for every purpose under heaven September 21 is the feast of St

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The Australian Catholic Youth Festival is an event which gathers young people from year 9 to those aged 25 years.  It seeks to celebrate the life of young people in the Catholic Church in Australia, providing them with an encounter with the Catholic

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BY PETER W. SHEEHAN THE INTOUCHABLES. Starring: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, and Audrey Fleurot. Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. Rated M (Coarse language and drug use). 112 min. This subtitled French film tells the story of a very

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Who Jesus condemns

06-Nov-2012

Gospel for Sunday 11 November: Mark 12:38-44 As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of

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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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