06 Apr 2010

Every school day when I was a little kid, my dad used to drop me off on his way to work in the city. I loved those times when I had him all to myself and I could get to work as a junior inquisitor about the things he knew about and I was beginning to

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06 Apr 2010

Recently I attended a gathering of nearly two hundred of our Sisters who live and work in the NSW province.  On the second day we were invited to work towards an agenda for the next hundred years of our congregation.  A casual observer

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06 Apr 2010

I was going to talk about the devil today but he can go to you-know-where. I will visit him (or her? - now there's an interesting thought) another day. After our previous heavy-going exercise on our God-given sex drive we need – well I do – to

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06 Apr 2010

In May, Spain's Oficina de Peregrinos issued approximately 1000 compostelas – permits for pilgrims walking in the footsteps of St James – every day. That's a far cry from 35 years ago when 690 pilgrims were recorded for the entire year. Pilgrim numbers

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06 Apr 2010

Newspapers have said a lot about the 'real' Julia Gillard lately. The Chaser's current political series Yes We Canberra juxtaposed the old Julia with her newest incarnation for laughs; by all accounts, they look pretty similar.   However, this idea

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06 Apr 2010

In June of this year, from the Basilica of St Paul-Outside-the-walls in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI announced his intention to establish a new pontifical council. That council is to focus upon the address of the “progressive secularisation” of once

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06 Apr 2010

I was initially taken aback, some years ago, when an elderly Catholic unionist in Lithgow stated: “I learnt my practical Christianity through the union, for the union cared more for the poor and vulnerable than many Church

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06 Apr 2010

Recently, the editor of CathBlog wrote to the Office for the Participation of Women (OPW) remarking that most of the writers for CathBlog are clergy and lay men. I too had noticed this, and have also noticed the same trend in other publications that I read

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06 Apr 2010

On Saturday 14 August, an enthusiastic commemoration was held in Melbourne, Australia, of the 40th anniversary of the visit to that city of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement. On a cold and windy night, one hundred people gathered at All

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06 Apr 2010

The ‘youth debate’ will not go away.  Recently two timely and pertinent blogs have appeared on this Board. Bill Farrelly has asked poignant and uncomfortable questions frequently on the minds of his generation, ‘why have my children

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06 Apr 2010

Facebook has been an interesting source of political commentary this election. Campaigns stir up emotions, and more than ever before, a Facebook status can be used to tout your political leaning and perhaps, wishfully thinking, influence the undecided. On

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From Parish of Our Lady of The Way, North Sydney & Lavender Bay. The first Mass of the day on YouTube.
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