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‘I’ll never hold another rifle or gun in my hand again’: Vietnam War veteran Peter Handy on the meaning of Anzac Day

‘I’ll never hold another rifle or gun in my hand again’: Vietnam War veteran Peter Handy on the meaning of Anzac Day

PETER Handy finds nothing glorious about war. His lips tighten and a tear forms when asked what Anzac Day means for him. “It brings out every emotion,” Mr Handy, 67, recalling his own national service years spent with the 8th Field Ambulance during the Vietnam War, said. As president of the Veterans Support Centre Queensland at Nerang, he is passionate ... Read More »

Timorese guerrilla fighter joins students and veterans at Brisbane Anzac Day commemoration

Timorese guerrilla fighter joins students and veterans at Brisbane Anzac Day commemoration

TIMOR Leste’s independence struggle veteran Mau Buti spent 24 years as a guerrilla fighter living in the mountains. Last week Mr Buti mingled with Australian students and veterans as he and 30 Timorese veterans accompanied his country’s President-elect Francisco Guterres on a visit to Queensland to strengthen veteran ties and take part in Anzac Day commemorations. In Brisbane’s Anzac Square ... Read More »

Lines for confession high across Brisbane for Divine Mercy Sunday feast

Lines for confession high across Brisbane for Divine Mercy Sunday feast

PRIESTS who heard confessions on Divine Mercy Sunday said the number of people approaching the Sacrament of Penance was unexpectedly high. Queues for confession at the Sandgate Brighton parish were almost three times as long during their Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations. One parishioner said the queue was three rows long and lasted almost two hours. Oratorian Father Adrian Sharp said ... Read More »

From casinos to Christ’s Divine Mercy: One man’s journey to healing

From casinos to Christ’s Divine Mercy: One man’s journey to healing

ANDRÉ Adolphe’s car drove itself to the casino. The motor vehicle took him right up to the Gold Coast’s “Taj Mahal”, ending his personal five-year gambling recession. He walked into the casino with $167 and came out with $800. The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans where he speaks of the spiritual warfare that confounds the will to do good ... Read More »

Neocatechumenal Way community members complete rite of passage during Easter Vigil

Neocatechumenal Way community members complete rite of passage during Easter Vigil

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge described “an extraordinary” faith journey of 35 years as he presented white baptismal garments to a Brisbane Catholic community completing its final catechumenal rite of passage during Easter. “It is a birth and every birth involves a death, and you have died to many things in order that you may be born,” Archbishop Coleridge said as ... Read More »

Irish rebel’s headstone to be blessed on Easter Monday

Irish rebel’s headstone to be blessed on Easter Monday

IRISH rebel William Ryan has received a headstone to honour his role in Ireland’s independence battle nearly 60 years after being buried in an unmarked grave. Mr Ryan was one of the rebels who fought as a volunteer in the Dublin GPO during Easter Week 1916, and later in Ireland’s War of Independence. He migrated to Brisbane in 1926 and ... Read More »

New plan to promote healing between Brisbane archdiocese and indigenous people

New plan to promote healing between Brisbane archdiocese and indigenous people

Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has welcomed a move to build stronger parish links with the indigenous community by adopting a new reconciliation plan (RAP). The RAP is a living document that identifies priorities and key goals in building awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and strengthens relationships between Aboriginal and non-indigenous people across the archdiocese. “I am very ... Read More »

Parish heeds request to pray Rosary every day for 100-year Fatima anniversary

Parish heeds request to pray Rosary every day for 100-year Fatima anniversary

MARY’S request 100 years ago for three young children from Fatima to pray the Rosary every day has now been taken up by a parish in Brisbane archdiocese. Fr Terence Nueva has introduced the Fatima Covenant in his parish, Our Lady of Fatima in Acacia Ridge, to encourage individuals, families and groups to help pray the Rosary every day in ... Read More »