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Recognising sin, accepting mercy is the key to salvation

Pope Francis speaking

Jesus told his disciples that the entrance to heaven is like a “narrow gate,” not because God has made salvation so difficult, but because people find it difficult to recognise their sinfulness and accept God’s mercy, Pope Francis said. Jesus is “the gateway to salvation,” the pope said on August 26 before reciting the Angelus with visitors in St Peter’s ... Read More »

The nations gather to praise Jesus Christ

El Salvadorian dancers

NINE different choirs from ethnic communities throughout Brisbane archdiocese delivered a joyful soundtrack to this year’s Multicultural Mass held in St Stephen’s Cathedral on Sunday, August 25. Representatives from about 20 communities, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Italian, South Korea, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, many in traditional national dress gave additional splashes of colour to the event. The Maronite and ... Read More »

Renewing life in the faith

Spirit seminar with MGLs

THREE members of the Missionaries of God’s Love united in Brisbane on August 24 to run a charismatic seminar at Twelve Apostles parish Jindalee. Sr Rosie Drum, Fr Dave Callahan of Canberra, and Melbourne Deacon Chris Eaton co-ordinated a Life in the Spirit seminar for Catholic Charismatic Renewal Brisbane.Life in the Spirit seminars are run by Catholic Charismatic groups, such ... Read More »

Our vocation is in God’s hands

Fr Jim celebrates milestone

CATHOLIC Psychiatric Pastoral Care chaplain Fr Jim Smith is one of five priests from the Banyo Seminary class of 1973 who this year celebrate 40 years since their ordination for the Brisbane archdiocese.Fr Jim celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination with a Mass with CPPC at St Patrick’s Church, Fortitude Valley on August 9 – the date of his ... Read More »

National conference first for all CWL groups

THE Catholic Women’s League will celebrate their National Conference for the first time in north Queensland this September.The 46th National Biennial Conference will be hosted at Jupiter’s Casino in Townsville from September 2-5.The conference starts with an opening Mass at 7pm in the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Catholic Religious Australia president Sr Annette Cunliffe will speak on the conference theme, Faithful ... Read More »

Joe Zambon brings message of healing

PUTTING his heart on the line has been a long-term side project for Canadian musician Joe Zambon. For the past 10 years, the part-time musician, full-time pastoral assistant at York University, Toronto, has crafted four albums, full of sincere reflections on life. “I try to be as honest as possible,” he said on his recent visit to Brisbane. “I don’t ... Read More »

Daughters of refugees now musical angels

Angelic Faces

WHEN Congolese refugee Moseka Balanga began working at St Saviour’s College, Toowoomba four months ago, she had no idea she would be working with “angels”.With a background in percussion, she was asked to help train the school’s newly- formed African vocal group, The Malaika, which is Swahili for angels.The group is made up of eight students, all of whom are ... Read More »

Famous faces read for Book Week

Real role models at Darra

ELEVEN “famous faces” from Brisbane read their favourite books to 485 excited students from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Primary School, Darra during last week’s Book Week celebrations.The school welcomed author Richard Newsome, Brisbane Catholic Education executive director Pam Betts, rugby league great  Darren Lockyer, Brisbane Lions player Daniel Merrett, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, former student and actress in ... Read More »

Schools sleepout to help raise awareness of homelessness

Homelessness Eye-opener

FORTY Catholic schools across Queensland decided to “sleep rough” this winter for the fourth St Vincent de Paul Schools Sleepout. Schools from Hervey Bay through to Ipswich, and further up north to Cairns, organised a Sleepout.The sleepout gives students a chance to embrace solidarity for homeless and houseless Australians by sleeping one night in the cold.St Vincent de Paul also ... Read More »

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