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Christian leaders in Jerusalem pray for end of violence in Egypt

VATICAN CITY: Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran leaders in Jerusalem prayed for an end to violence and bloodshed in Egypt and the protection of the values of “democracy, dignity and religious freedom.” Thirteen patriarchs and heads of churches in Jerusalem issued a statement on August 21 expressing their concern for “the dreadful situation” and the desecration of Christian churches in ... Read More »

Faith blessing for the Creede clan

Faith blessing for the Creede clan

GOD does not call every person to a religious vocation, but for the Creede family, it must have been “in the blood”. There were eight children in the Creede family – Aina, Thérèse, Moira, Breidha, Bernadette, Thomas, Peter, and William. Incredibly, all eight entered religious life. Fr William Creede, 85, is the only family member still alive, and still going ... Read More »

Fertility program offering new hope

A YOUNG mum who conceived her first child through a leading fertility care awareness program NaPro, hopes other women choose this Church-approved method and not IVF. Lisa de Weger and her husband, David, have been married for three years and are blessed with daughter, Arianna. “She’s the biggest gift,” Mrs de Weger said. Arianna was conceived through the Creighton Model ... Read More »

Putting a face to refugee debate

FR Jason Middleton

FR Jason Middleton has swapped the beaches for the country life as he begins as the new parish priest for Gayndah parish. The 31-year-old priest was officially   installed asparish priest by Archbishop Mark Coleridge on August 4 at 9am in St Joseph’s Church, Gayndah. More than 100 people attended the Mass, which according to Fr Middleton, makes for “a ... Read More »

A journey of faith and love

WHEN I first began working as the youth journalist for The Catholic Leader, I immediately set my heart on finding Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro. Not surprisingly, 3.7 million other young Catholics from the world had the same idea. Fortunately for me, the World Youth Day experience extended beyond a crushed dream to rub shoulders with the leader of ... Read More »

A new home for Grace

Canada – home to the world’s largest shopping centre, maple syrup, Niagara Falls, and it will be home to Darra-Jindalee parishioner Grace Rutty. Grace shared with EMILIE NG how God led her to the Great White North.  FOR more than a year, Grace Rutty had toyed with the romantic notion of moving to Canada and enjoying a white Christmas, something ... Read More »

Lost teachers find new friends

BRAZILIANS living in Boston became the "new family" for two Brisbane teachers who had lost their pilgrim group while travelling to the Opening Mass for World Youth Day.

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Students urged to be faithful and bold

REPRESENTATIVES from three Catholic tertiary institutions, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Toowoomba's Bishop Robert McGuckin shared their wisdom at this year's Australian Catholic Students Association Conference last weekend.

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