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Pope meets sex abuse victims, says clergy actions cloaked in complicity

ASKING for forgiveness, Pope Francis told abuse survivors that “despicable actions” caused by clergy have been hidden for too long and had been “camouflaged with a complicity that cannot be explained”. “There is no place in the Church’s ministry for those who commit these abuses, and I commit myself not to tolerate harm done to a minor by any individual, ... Read More »

Council of Cardinals meeting described as ‘free, frank, friendly’

THE pontifical councils on the laity and the family were studied in particular depth at the latest meeting at the Vatican of the Council of Cardinals. This was reported in a statement from the Vatican on July 4. The statement on July 4, the last day of the gathering, described the latest meeting of the council as “free, frank and ... Read More »

Excelling in education

BRISBANE Catholic Education has recognised its most outstanding teachers at the inaugural Excellence in Teaching Awards gala on June 18. More than 30 finalists, from almost 200 nominations for the new awards that recognise excellence in learning and teaching, gathered at Victoria Park Golf Club to witness Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge and BCE executive director Pam Betts congratulate the winners. ... Read More »

Pope speaks openly of ways his pontificate may end

Pope Celestine

By Cindy Wooden SYMPATHISING with all the unknowns facing young people today, Pope Francis – half joking – said it is easier for a pope because he knows where his earthly life will end. “I think the pope’s definitive path is more certain. Where will the pope end up? There, in that tomb”, in St Peter’s Basilica where most popes ... Read More »

Divine Mercy is focus of official logo, prayer of World Youth Day 2016

WYD 2016 logo

THE official logo and prayer for World Youth Day 2016 were unveiled in the event’s host city – Krakow, Poland –by the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz. The Vatican released the information on the same day, July 3. The logo and prayer focus on the theme chosen by Pope Francis from the Gospel of Matthew: “Blessed are the merciful, for ... Read More »

Bishop to unify diocese

By Paul Dobbyn AUSTRALIA’S newest bishop Columba Macbeth-Green was to have crossed two time zones and taken part in separate ceremonies in Parkes and Broken Hill on the way to assuming responsibility for the vast diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes Unusually, his episcopal ordination was to be in Parkes’ Holy Family Church on the morning of Thursday, July 3 with his installation in ... Read More »

Fr Columba’s heading home

By Paul Dobbyn EVEN when ordering his episcopal garments, Bishop-elect Columba Macbeth-Green was reminded of his police ministry spanning many years. As he explained, it happened through “sheer coincidence”. Just days away from his ordination as Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes due to take place last Thursday, July 3, south-east Queensland’s much-loved and respected police chaplain of eight years was delighted to ... Read More »

Pope urges complete ban on producing, using land mines

Landmine victim

LANDMINES wound innocent civilians, “prolong war and nurture fear” long after conflicts have ended, Pope Francis told delegates working on the full implementation of an international treaty banning the production and use of anti-personnel mines. “Reduce the stockpile of weapons! Ban weapons that have no reason for existing in human society and instead invest in education, healthcare, saving our planet ... Read More »

50 years of priestly life never dull

By Emilie Ng LIFE would have been radically different if Fr Leo Burke had chosen to be either an architect or an electrical engineer 50 years ago. The Victoria Point parish priest chose the priesthood over a professional career after meeting a number of “elderly priests” who were returning to his school at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace. “It was Fr ... Read More »

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