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Calling us out of the darkness into the light

This is Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s Homily from Christmas Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral THE fact is that we don’t know exactly when Jesus Christ was born. They didn’t keep records back in those days and they wouldn’t have known themselves on which day they were born. So why do we celebrate his birth on this particular day, December 25? To ... Read More »

Pray for peace, sow harmony, look to Mary as model disciple, Pope says

Pope Francis

PEACE is a gift that comes through prayer and through small daily efforts to sow harmony in one’s family, parish and community, Pope Francis said. “At the beginning of this new year, we are all called to reignite in our hearts a spark of hope, which must be translated into concrete works of peace: You don’t get along with that ... Read More »

Pope: True charity takes compassion that does not demand conversion

Pope Francis

“QUALITY of life” proponents who think the gravely ill lead lives not worth living are peddling a great lie, Pope Francis said in a message for the 2015 World Day of the Sick. Criticising approaches that devalued human lives, especially the lives of those who suffered from serious illness, Pope Francis highlighted the importance of offering increased care and concern ... Read More »

Sharing joy with neighbours

AMIDST sweltering Timorese heat, a child pulls a tissue from his pocket and wipes Hien Tran’s sweating face clean. When the tissue is soaked, another child wipes away the beads of sweat with his bare hands. “Their actions of love truly moved me,” Hien said. This is Hien’s memory of the Timorese people from Miliana, a small city she and ... Read More »

A huge ray of sunshine has come to St William’s

AMANDA Crocetti has turned a blank brick wall at St William’s Catholic Primary School, Grovely, into a work of art. Using the school’s Walk in God’s Hand logo as her inspiration, the art teacher created a huge ray of sunshine that has brought a bright new change to the community. The mural incorporated the rolling hills, taken from the surrounding ... Read More »

Cleaning your home is cleaning your soul

CLEANLINESS is not a quality one would find at the top of my character profile. Rather than spend five minutes hanging up or folding clothes to place back in my closet, I’m convinced gracefully draping them over my bed sheets is a better use of my time. I’ve also convinced myself that wading through my domestic jungle, comprising stacks of ... Read More »

Glory days to sing about

John Sattler

By Peter Bugden JOHN Sattler is no angel – having earned the reputation of being one of the toughest men to play rugby league doesn’t quite fit the picture. But he is a regular Mass-goer in Surfers Paradise parish, and the holiday crowds belting out carols at Christmas celebrations there this week can expect to see him among them. Instead ... Read More »

Pope Francis sends Christmas message to Italian prisoners

POPE Francis has written a letter to prisoners at a correctional facility in the Italian district of Latina, assuring them of his spiritual closeness and his prayers during the Christmas season. In his letter, addressed to the chaplain Don Nicola Cupaiolo, Pope Francis said that he hoped the time spent in the facility would not be seen as “time lost,” ... Read More »

Australian bishops visiting Iraqi Christians see Christ ‘reborn again’

iraq visit

 CHRIST is being “reborn again in the lowly stable” this Christmas because of the remarkable faith of Iraqi Christians who were driven out of their homes, said Australian bishops who visited refugees in Lebanon and the displaced in Irbil, Iraq. The December 15-19 mission of the seven bishops was aimed at offering spiritual support, humanitarian aid and hope to Christians exiled ... Read More »

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