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People with a mental illness turn to their patron saint for prayers

Members of Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care

THE daughter of an Irish pagan king and a beautiful Catholic mother has become the lifeline and friend to a group of Catholics from Brisbane who live with a mental illness. Members of Brisbane-based ministry Catholic Psychiatric Pastoral Care, which offers spiritual support and companionship to people with a mental illness, have developed a deep love and devotion to St ... Read More »

First Queenslander ordained for the Pauline Fathers ‘as cool as a cucumber’

Fr Joseph Maria Buckley and Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green

PAULINE Fathers from around the world have welcomed the first Queensland-born priest into the monastic order. Fr Joseph Maria Buckley, originally from Brisbane, was ordained a priest of the Order of St Paul the First Hermit, better known as the Pauline Fathers, on June 9. He is the first Queenslander to be ordained for the order, which was founded in ... Read More »

New law requiring priests to break confession seal ‘premature and ill-judged’, Archbishop Coleridge says

confessional

CHURCH leaders are standing firm in support of priests upholding the seal of confession as a “religious freedom”, despite a new law that would require a priest to break the seal to report allegations of child abuse and misconduct. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge described the new law – that will apply in the Australian Capital ... Read More »

100-year-old grandmother Hazel Yared’s been dealt a good hand in life

Hazel Yared

LIKE any serious Lebanese homemaker, Hazel Yared never fails to have a table of handmade delicacies ready for any stranger who walks through her door. The day she’s scheduled to have an interview with The Catholic Leader, her dining table is decorated with dainty Lebanese shortbread, walnut slices, almond-and-chocolate biscuits, ham-and-cheese sandwiches, and an endless offering of tea or coffee. ... Read More »

Sacred Heart doors always open in Rosalie

Sacred Heart Church

ROSALIE’S famous brick church that was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1942 turns 100 next week. Bishop Ken Howell will mark the centenary of Sacred Heart Church, Rosalie, with a Mass on June 16, the day before the grand Romanesque church turns 100. Long-time parishioner Anne Hampson has worshipped at the church for 62 years and in that time ... Read More »

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