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Fr Josh Whitehead and Fr Brendan Gormley become Brisbane archdiocese’s newest shepherds

FATHERS Josh Whitehead and Brendan Gormley became Brisbane archdiocese’s newest shepherds at their ordination to priesthood at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Friday, May 31. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated the ordination, which was attended by dozens of priests from across the archdiocese, including Auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell and Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Tony Randazzo, former Holy Spirit Seminary rector.  Fr Whitehead ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholics digging into some Real Talk with guest speaker Matt Fradd at annual dinner

TELLING the story of how he found Jesus in his small country town, renowned author and podcaster Matt Fradd left the Real Talk Australia annual dinner in fits of laughter at Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor on May 23.  Sponsors, clergy, seminarians, Catholic professionals and faithful flocked to support Real Talk – a Catholic organisation that engages young people on God’s ... Read More »

Church advocates higher wages for Australian families who are doing it tough as real wages slump

LOW-income families have not been “sufficiently protected by the decisions in the annual wage reviews”, a Church delegation told the Fair Work Commission on May 15. The Fair Work Act has “failed to provide an adequate wages safety net for low-paid workers with family responsibilities” or “alleviate the poverty and disadvantage suffered by them and their families”. John Fernon and ... Read More »

Oakey parish reaches faith centenary, day of festivities shared by the whole community

OAKEY parishioners, students, local representatives and inter-faith leaders headed for St Monica’s Church to celebrate 100 years of parish life on May 12. Toowoomba Bishop Robert McGuckin celebrated the centenary Mass, with parish priest Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament Father Thomas Areekuzhy concelebrating. Parish pastoral council secretary Anne Teakle said it was a wonderful Mass. Mrs Teakle said there ... Read More »

Australian youth invited to listen to the Holy Spirit as fervour builds for national faith festival

EXCITEMENT is building for the fourth Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be hosted in Perth later this year, where young Catholics from across the country will gather for three days of faith, friendship and formation. Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe invited all young people to have the courage to say “Yes” to this invitation to ACYF.  “It will be a powerful ... Read More »

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