When they say, “You and whose army?”
Nov01

When they say, “You and whose army?”

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Why I was glad to see the back of my priest
Aug19

Why I was glad to see the back of my priest

Why I was glad to see the back of my priest   In gratitude to our priests who celebrate Mass reverently, and particularly ad orientem   I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, Half-taught in anguish, through the midnigh read more Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

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On Papal Visits

On Papal Visits Australians haven’t had an opportunity to attend a Papal Mass for some years now, when Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was here seven years ago for World Youth Day. My eldest son was able to go, and I had planned to fly from Tasmania to Melbourne with my then teenage daughter, but God had other plans. I fell pregnant with my twins, my eleventh and twelfth children, and thus, although disappointed, the domestic church...

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The Real Presence
Jul20

The Real Presence

The Real Presence   Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. John 6:51   This story came via a circuitous route of faithful Catholic newsletters, and was originally written by Fr.  Albert J Byrne, under the title Natures’ Evidence of the Real Presence. On the evening of the last day of his October 1995 visit to the US, Pope John Paul II was scheduled...

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The Power of the Eucharist
Jul13

The Power of the Eucharist

From a human point of view, there is no reason why the Catholic Church is still in existence. After all, there aren’t many institutions of any kind, which have lasted for two thousand years while still retaining their original character. Many other religions have come and gone during that time, or have so adapted and evolved as to no longer be associated with their roots. Not so the Catholic Church, however: Her teaching is a...

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Gaudium et Spes: Part II – 47
Jul07

Gaudium et Spes: Part II – 47

Gaudium et Spes: Part II – 47 Fostering the Nobility of Marriage and the Family   The well-being of the individual person and of human and Christian society is intimately linked with the healthy condition  of that community produced by marriage and family. Hence Christians and all men who hold this community in high esteem sincerely rejoice in the various ways by which men today find help in fostering this community of love...

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