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Royal Commission turns its attention to Brisbane

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will turn its attention to the Catholic Church from next week, starting with a Brisbane case study. In a pastoral letter to priests and parishioners Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said the hearing would look at specific historical case studies that occurred in Catholic Church institutions from the late 1960s to ... Read More »

St Brigid’s icon caps Nerang work

Fr Rucinski blessing the icon of St Brigid of Ireland.

THE final “piece” in the refurbish-ment of the Blessed Sacrament Prayer Chapel at St Brigid’s Church, Nerang, has been blessed and installed. Nerang parish priest Fr Rafal Rucinski blessed an icon of St Brigid of Ireland during Mass on November 17. He said the icon, along with new security features, completed the refurbishment. The chapel is available 24 hours each ... Read More »

Sr Angela Mary inspires a million-dollar hospital gift

Sr Angela Mary inspires a million-dollar hospital gift

MERCY Sister Angela Mary Doyle’s work at Mater hospitals in Brisbane was the catalyst behind a Gold Coast businessman’s million-dollar donation. Terry Jackman, a former Tourism Queens-land chairman who formed Pacific Cinemas in 1989, presented Mater Foundation with the donation to set up a fund in honour of Sr Angela Mary. Sr Angela Mary was administrator of Mat-er hospitals for ... Read More »

Caritas helping change lives in Nepal

Caritas helping change lives in Nepal

“NAMASTE” is a Nepalese greeting Caritas diocesan director for Brisbane Joe Foley will never forget. He heard it a lot on his recent inspection of Caritas projects in Nepal. “It was the first thing that struck me,” Mr Foley said. “People there greeted each other not the way we sometimes do without any thought. Rather it was with a deliberate ... Read More »

Asbestos disease sufferers united in prayer

Asbestos disease sufferers united in prayer

SUFFERERS of asbestos-related disease came together recently for their 21st annual ecumenical service. About 160 disease sufferers, their families and friends were at the service in St Stephen’s Cathedral on November 29. Associate pastor Fr Michael Grace celebrated the service with assistance from the St John’s Anglican Cathedral dean Dr Peter Catt and Albert St Uniting Church superintendent minister Reverend ... Read More »

Joy for Brisbane

After the ordination are Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross ordinary Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Fr Neville Yun, Fr Stephen Gronow and Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge.

THEIR journeys may have taken them on different paths, but both Fr Neville Yun and Fr Stephen Gronow have arrived at the same destination. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordained Fr Yun a priest for  Brisbane archdiocese and Fr Gronow for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross on Friday, November 29. Archbishop Coleridge told the candidates the ... Read More »

Here I am, Lord…

Leonard Uzuegbu, Nicholas Okafor, Martin Larsen and Chukwudi Chinaka during the ordination

By Robin Williams PRIESTLY vocations are alive and well in Brisbane archdiocese with more young men answering the call the serve Jesus and his Church. The recent ordination of four deacons brings the total number of 2013 ordinations to 10, a number Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary rector Monsignor Tony Randazzo said had not been seen in 25 years. Seminarians Chukwudi ... Read More »

Survey to focus on family issues

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BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has released the process by which Catholics throughout the archdiocese can give input to next year’s Extraordinary Synod on the family called by Pope Francis. Their input will come through responses to a questionnaire on how Church teaching is promoted, how well it is accepted and ways in which modern people and societies challenge the Catholic ... Read More »

Brisbane archdiocese is going digital

Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane checks out the new app with vicar general Monsignor Peter Meneely and St Stephen's Cathedral associate pastor Fr Anthony Ekpo.

CATHOLICS will now have greater access to Brisbane archdiocesan news, liturgies and special events thanks to a new app, increased webcasting and the extension of The Catholic Leader in flipbook edition. These products and services are small but tangible signs carrying the vision of Blessed John Paul II, who said any new evangelisation must be “new in ardour, method and ... Read More »

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