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Priests welcome canonisation news

Saintly popes

BRISBANE priests Fathers Mauro Conte and Jan Bialasiewicz have spoken with pride and affection of their countrymen popes – John XXIII and John Paul II – following the setting of a date for their joint canonisations.Pope Francis announced on Monday September 30 the popes will be declared saints on April 27, 2014. The decision was announced during the first consistory ... Read More »

ACU reaches new milestone

Strong foundations

HOW did Australian Catholic University’s planned construction  “Building T” at the Banyo campus get its name?Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek unravelled for the uninitiated the mystery at a turning of the sod ceremony at the campus on September 26.ACU chancellor General Peter Cosgrove joined the minister for the ceremony, launching the start of work on the landmark building due to be ... Read More »

Farewell brings new pastoral direction

Sr Kari Hatherall with Fr Vince Hobbs

PARISHIONERS from Holland Park-Mt Gravatt Parish bid farewell to their pastoral director Ursuline Sister Kari Hatherell on September 15.Sr Hatherell worked in the parish for nine years, in a role established by Archbishop John Bathersby in 2005 when the then parish priest Fr John Nee retired.As the primary leader of the parish, Sr Hatherell worked with several priests to celebrate ... Read More »

Sacrifices honoured on remembrance day

Thin blue line

“EVERY day I pray not one police officer will be injured and not one more name will be added to the list.”Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart addressed these words to a sombre National Police Remembrance Day gathering, packing St Stephen’s Cathedral on Friday, September 27.The list to which he referred was of Queensland’s 140 “fine officers lost since the death ... Read More »

Murdered police officer’s family honour his memory

The family of Constable Albert Price

NATIONAL Police Remembrance Day bears painful significance for Aspley’s 85-year-old Trevor Price.Each year, the longtime St Dympna’s parishioner remembers in a special way his grandfather Constable Albert Price, a policeman who died on duty in 1905 after being stabbed twice while arresting an offender in Mackay.Mr Price, speaking after the remembrance day service in St Stephen’s Cathedral on September 27, ... Read More »

Cardinal to visit

Cardinal to visit

US Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, the spiritual leader of a group of Catholic men and women supporting the work of the Church in the Holy Land, will visit Brisbane in November. The cardinal was appointed as Pro-Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in August 2011. Queensland EOHSJ lieutenancy secretary Edward Foley said Cardinal O’Brien would ... Read More »

St Brigid’s unites for sacramental day

St Brigid’s unites for sacramental day

FAMILY and the community came together at St Brigid’s Church, Nerang this month to make the annual sacramental program something special. Parish priest Fr Rafal Rucinski said the larger than normal group of 48 candidates included two sets of twins and four of current pastoral council chairman Michael Ware’s grandchildren. “We did it as a community, the craft group volunteered ... Read More »

Terror in Nairobi

Terror in Nairobi

MURWILLUMBAH Catholics Martin and Christine O’Brien are still not sure what prompted their daughter Elizabeth to break her habit of having a coffee at Nairobi’s Artcaffe in Westgate Mall last weekend. “We’re just grateful and relieved Elizabeth was having a coffee elsewhere when the attack happened,” Mr O’Brien said. “I believe it was the Holy Spirit at work,” Mrs O’Brien ... Read More »

Celebrating the gift of faith

Anita Biedermann, centre green dress, celebrates her special birthday with, beside her, husband Paul and other family and friends at the Stamford Plaza.

BRISBANE woman Anita Biedermann took two years to save enough money to shout her family and friends to a special celebration at the Stamford Plaza for her sixtieth birthday. But she also wanted to celebrate the importance of faith in her life. “My birthday fell on Saturday, August 17 and I always go to the Marian Mass Saturday mornings at ... Read More »

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