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Cardinal arrested for taking to the streets in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

CARDINAL Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, joined the civil disobedience movement organisers who surrendered to police on December 3, with a hope to end the present occupation campaign that has lasted more than two months. Cardinal Zen remained at the police station for an hour. As he left, he asked people to pray for democracy in the ... Read More »

Catholic cricketers’ tribute for Phillip Hughes

Vatican's bats

QUEENSLAND and New South Wales cricketers will put their bats out for Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes at the annual Catholic Super Bowl, an organiser has confirmed. Catholic Super Bowl organiser Anthony McCarthy confirmed that both the NSW and Queensland team would pay tribute to the late Mr Hughes ahead of their friendly game on December 13 in Brisbane Players will be ... Read More »

All Hallows’ community counts super-storm cost

By Paul Dobbyn SHATTERED stained-glass windows in All Hallows’ School chapel and collapsed ceilings and water damage throughout the historic school are reminders of the ferocity of the November 27 super storm. To add further drama to an already dramatic day, one of the school’s buses burst into flames and was destroyed about 10.30pm on the night of the storm ... Read More »

Calm after the storm

By Paul Dobbyn The inside of Annerley’s Mary Immaculate Church, left drenched and muddied by the November 27 super storm in Brisbane, has been cleaned up and now looks “almost as if nothing has happened”, parish priest Fr Adrian Sharp said. “We had the troops in for a working bee on Saturday,” he said. “We all worked most of the ... Read More »

God reveals himself to humble hearts, says Pope

Pope blesses child

GOD reveals himself to humble and meek hearts, Pope Francis said at a morning Mass. “Many can know science, theology as well. But if they do not do this theology on their knees, that is, humbly, like the little ones, they will not understand anything. They will tell us many things, but they will not understand anything,” he said on ... Read More »

Iraqi who fled with his family longs to get to ‘a place that’s safe’

Iraqi family

NAFEE Abd Almaseeh and his wife Trazia Marzina spend their days hoping for resettlement. They want help to get to “a place that’s safe”, Mr Almaseeh said. In June, he and his family left Qaraqosh, Iraq, with just their clothes and passports. Before the Islamic State group bombed their home, the militants cut water and electricity for 15 days. The ... Read More »

Pope, religious leaders pledge to work together to end slavery by 2020

Pope Francis

AS Pope Francis and leaders of other churches and religions signed a declaration pledging to work together to help end modern slavery in the world by 2020, he urged governments, businesses and all people of good will to join forces against this “crime against humanity”. Tens of millions of people were “in chains” because of human trafficking and forced labour, ... Read More »

Support Catholic religious in their mission and ministries, Pope says

Pope Francis

DURING the Year of Consecrated Life, all Catholics are called to thank God for the gifts members of religious orders have given the Church and the world, to join them in prayer and find practical ways to support them and their ministries, Pope Francis said. “Let them know the affection and the warmth which the entire Christian people feels for ... Read More »

Building a relationship with God

By Peter Bugden BEING given a pushbike so he could “go to Mass every morning and serve for the priests” was the start of a ride into religious life that has lasted 64 years for Marist Brother John Venard (Smith). Br Venard, long-time columnist for The Catholic Leader and author of seven books of his own spiritual insights, set off ... Read More »

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