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Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, is the First Sunday of Advent.   Lectio:  Read the Gospel text from Luke 21:25-28 and 34-36. Read it slowly and reflectively, and maybe a second time.  Try to read aloud rather than with the mind.  Listen to

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God as a midwife

27-Nov-2012

As our civil year is drawing to a close, the Christian community is celebrating its liturgical “New Year”, and this makes it a kind of ‘beginning-end” time, a season of contradictions and challenges. Advent is the greening of our

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It was a bleak day, raining and cold. Vic and Liz were out shopping with their three year old son. Liz pushed the child’s stroller while Vic walked along side holding the umbrella. ‘Next stop’s the post office,’ said Liz.

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As Iraq's first Catholic school in 40 years takes tentative steps into the future it will draw on the expertise of two religious sisters trained in educational administration at  Australian Catholic University. Daughters of Jesus' Sacred Heart Sisters

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Martin's Way

20-Nov-2012

BY FATIMA MEASHAM At 72, Martin Sheen still sees life as ‘filled with endless possibilities’. ‘Each day I wake up, there’s a new adventure’, he says. ‘It’s not always a welcome one [but] I found out that the more

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BY MARILYN RODRIGUES Last Sunday was our baby’s estimated due day. The day before, I was waiting in a queue to buy tickets for the girls’ end of year dance concert and thinking about horses (of all things) when the thought popped into my mind

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While many school students and teachers were enjoying their recent school holiday, a group of teachers and students from St Mary’s Campus, All Saints College Maitland was immersed in a very different experience in the remote Aboriginal community of

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The Mass is one of the areas within the Catholic tradition that has a mixed impact and success. But the Mass is the source and summit of the faith.  Young people think it’s boring, but the mass is not designed to entertain them. It is designed

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BY PETER W. SHEEHAN THE MASTER. Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Amy Adams. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Rated MA15+. Restricted. (Strong sexual references, coarse language and nudity). 137 min. This is a US film about a

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King of the Jews

20-Nov-2012

Gospel for Sunday 25 November, Feast of Christ the King: John 18:33-37 Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am

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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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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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