Posts Categorized: Sharings

Words befitting a Christian

There have been examples, of late, of politicians who have been guilty of misuse of taxpayers money.  They have claimed expenses that were really not in line with their work.  Maybe they thought they were above reproach? They say they are sorry for what has happened and what embarrassment they may have caused their party,… Read more

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Amazing Grace

Olaudah Equiano (1745 – 1796) was only 11 years old when he was abducted and sold into slavery.  He made the harrowing journey from his homeland in West Africa to the West Indies.  He eventually ended up in England. Some how, by the age of twenty he had purchased his own freedom; but by no… Read more

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Down Memory Lane

Whether this is the appropriate title or not, this is the journey I have taken today.  I arrived at Maroochydore a few days ago to stay with some friends.  This afternoon I decided to go for a quiet walk to visit the place where a close friend of mine died some eight years’ ago. I… Read more

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Let your Light Shine

In 1989, a political prisoner, Václav Havel became the first elected president of Czechoslovakia.  He had an amazing impact on his country. Years later at his funeral, the then, US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, described him as one who had “brought the light to places of deep darkness.” This image conveys to us that… Read more

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Refugee and Migrant Sunday – Homily Reflection by Fr Roger Manalo CS

Today, the Catholic Church in Australia observes Migrant and Refugee Sunday. The Church in Australia is the Church of migrant Catholics from many countries and where the Holy Mass is celebrated in more than thirty languages every Sunday. Migrants leave their homes in search of a better life and face the difficult experience of migration… Read more

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Father Knows Best

Ref: Our Daily Bread Aug 14th If I think back to the early days of television.  There was a weekly series on TV called, ‘Father Knows Best!’ I would have perceived this show as a rather idealistic look at family life.  The father in the show would have been viewed today as ‘old fashion’, he… Read more

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The Power of One

This phrase is used so often these days, and with good reason.  There are individuals with the power to dream with courage, passion and faith.  They are having an enormous impact on our world. I was reading in the Australian Catholic about Pope Francis and the new app he has created – clicktopray.org  He didn’t… Read more

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One Slip!

Napoleon’s defeat in Russia some 200 years ago was attributed to the harsh and severe winter in Russia. One problem was that his horses were wearing summer horseshoes.  This was okay for the summer but when winter came, these horses died because they slipped on the icy roads as they pulled the heavy supply wagons… Read more

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