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NSW secondary school leaders have united to push for action on the Gonski Review's recommendations, describing this as a ''once in a generation opportunity'' to address the shortcomings of Australian education funding.
Dr John Barletta is a Ducati motorcycle enthusiast, raised by Bundaberg sugar cane farmers, who moved from teaching to counselling with Brisbane Catholic Education.
Thousands of families continue to send their children to Catholic schools and hundreds of thousands of children attend weekly SRE classes in government schools. One wonders if our society is as secular as some would have us believe, writes John Donnelly.
While not all of us will be saints, we are all called to play a part in God’s plan for the world. Try the Australian Catholics quiz to see what sort of life you might be called to live.
The two women featured in this video have both had family members who took their own lives. In the supportive environment of closed group sessions, one facilitates members metaphorically trying on the shoes of the loved one who has suicided, then walking in their shoes, and finally taking off the shoes and saying goodbye.
This is a sweet, light and original film that is well-directed, and it humanly portrays terrible insecurity.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep.
Pope John XXIII once said: “Every day is the right day for the lost sheep to return to the care of the tender shepherd, who calls to it and goes out to seek it with great longing.” As one who needs finding and carrying home, I am responding to this Gospel text, writes Sister Hildegard Ryan OSB.
After extensive testing, my friends Karl and Cindy discovered that they had issues with fertility. It was unlikely that they were going to be able to have children. Naturally, they were bitterly disappointed, writes Father David Ranson.
"If only I was taller, thinner, brighter," sighed my baby daughter. Alice is not really a baby daughter. She’ll be turning 23 next month. It’s wonderful to watch our young children grow into soaring eagles, writes Virginia Ryan.
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Gospel Verse for 19 May 2013