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Catholic sparky lends musical gift to world

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE electrician Lindsay Gaffney doesn’t just whistle while he works – he can also boast a mighty opera on request. The classically trained musician is well known at St William’s Parish, Grovely, as “the parish tenor” leading the fortnightly youth Mass. Now music lovers across the country can hear Mr Gaffney’s gift following the release of his ... Read More »

Steph’s Rome adventure

By Emilie Ng STEPHANIE Cross was standing in St Peter’s Square when she struck up a conversation with a man who loathed the Catholic Church. It was a typical scene for the 21-year-old who last week finished nine months of mission training at an international school based in Rome. “I explained what we did, and he said he was against ... Read More »

Holy Spirit takes care of early ‘wobbly knees’

By Emilie Ng BISHOP John Gerry’s episcopal mission began with wobbling knees as he processed down St Stephen’s Cathedral to be installed as one of Brisbane’s auxiliary bishops. But like the prophet Ezekiel, whose words were proclaimed at Bishop Gerry’s Jubilee Mass last week, the Holy Spirit overtook the bishop and his wobbling knees became strong. “It was something palpable, ... Read More »

See your school in The Catholic Leader

Get published: The Catholic Leader team members Valentina Ricchi and Liam Webb invite all Catholic secondary schools to enter The Newsroom Contest in Terms 3 and 4 this year, or Terms 1 and 2 next year.

By Emilie Ng BUDDING journalists and media producers can get a head start in their careers by entering a new media contest open to Catholic secondary schools. Organised by the Brisbane archdiocese’s official news source, the Newsroom Contest offers students a chance to publish their own four-page newspaper and share it with The Catholic Leader’s 50,000 readers. All participating entries ... Read More »

Following Jesus Christ to become poor

CANDLES IN THE DARK: THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF FR RICHARD HO LUNG AND THE MISSIONARIES OF THE POORJoseph Pearce; St Benedict Press, 2013. Reviewed by Emilie Ng RADICAL poverty became Jamaican priest Fr Richard Ho Lung’s doorway into a life of incredible suffering, but also made him “the happiest man on earth”. The authorised biography of this “ghetto priest” and ... Read More »

Dedicated to Christ’s way

Consecrated missionaries: Former National Evangelisation Teams members Sr Anastasia Reeves and Fr Michael Gallacher say their year on mission prepared them for religious life. Photos: Emilie Ng

By Emilie Ng VOLUNTEERING one year of life to evangelise young people set two former National Evangelisation Teams members up for a total commitment to God. Dominican Sister of St Cecilia Anastasia Reeves and Melbourne diocesan priest Fr Michael Gallacher both served with NET Australia in separate years and said their year of mission prepared them for a religious vocation. ... Read More »

Priests mark milestones

By Emilie Ng TWENTY Queensland priests, including one bishop, celebrating jubilees this year can count a total of 855 years of priestly service to the Church. The clergy, who celebrate 25, 40, 50, 60 and 65 years as priests, walked into St Stephen’s Cathedral for the Presbyteral Jubilee Mass on June 25, followed by 70 of their fellow priests and bishops. ... Read More »

Servants of God

Faithful servants: Archbishop Mark Coleridge with Fr Paul Eloagu (left) and Fr Odinaka Nwadike after their ordination at St Stephen’s Cathedral on June 29. Photo: Alan Edgecomb

By Emilie Ng TWO Nigerian-born men believe the greatest gift God has ever given them is the opportunity to be priests in the Catholic Church. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordained Fr Paul Eloagu and Fr Odinaka Nwadike priests for the Brisbane archdiocese on June 29, at St Stephen’s Cathedral, at a Mass attended by hundreds of friends and family. Both ... Read More »

Ministry alive in Kingaroy

Kingaroy youth mass

By Emilie Ng KINGAROY’S large Christian demographic has been missing a steady community for young Catholics, but last week’s first youth Mass changed history. For the past few months, parishioner and mother of four Suzanne Mungall has been working with young musicians and St Mary’s Kingaroy parish priest Fr Nigel Sequeira to hold the parish’s first youth Mass. The Mass, ... Read More »

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