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Let the little children come to me!

Solemn Holy Communion

On Sunday, 1 st October 2017, 18 children made their First Confession and Solemn Holy Communion in ss Peter and Paul’s Cathedral in North Melbourne. The church was very crowded with both levels of seating filled to almost capacity. Preparations ...

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Church and Life. Noonday Demons

Noonday Demons

Just in case you are feeling restless, excitable and cannot pay attention to your work about midday, I have an explanation to you. It’s the “noonday demon”. You probably may not have heard about this particular demon, but he exits. ...

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The Mystery of Crowning

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Byzantine Christianity with its elaborate liturgical life uses an array of majestic symbols in order to elevate the human Spirit and Mind to a place beyond the daily living of life, and all the routines and cares of this world. ...

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How would you describe your God?

If our God is a magician then we would expect Him to do magic tricks for us

Is your God a father, magician, friend, judge, public man, saviour, minister of justice? Someone who is irrelevant or does not exist? We all have an opinion about God but we may not think about it too often. However our ...

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Eyes Wide Shut (cf. 1 Samuel 16: 7)

Christ teaches us how a person's heart may become blinded by pride, arrogance, and even education

A tale is told set in nineteenth century France of two men, strangers to one another, traveling on a train from Lille to Paris. The first man, a university student, had seated himself beside a peasant of seemingly good means. ...

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I’m spiritual but not religious

Catechism UGCC

When you hear these words, which are spoken quite often, you also hear “you know what I mean”. Nearly one fifth of all Australians identify themselves as “spiritual but not religious”. The 2016 Australian census for the first time in ...

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Read in Church and Life’s May issue

Church and Life. May 2017

Bishop Peter Stasiuk article on our fallen heroes from the war in Eastern Ukraine Dr Andrew Kania’s article on the impact of leaders over the years Bishop Peter welcomes Your Eminence Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Your Excellency Archbishop Adolfo Yllana, Apostolic ...

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Playing God (cf. Genesis 37: 12 – 36)

A lack of cultural sensitivity, a lack of historical awareness, a lack of political context, blended with sheer arrogance, pride and then completed with more than a little military clout – is a dangerous cocktail for any world leader to ...

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