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Caritas helping change lives in Nepal

Caritas helping change lives in Nepal

“NAMASTE” is a Nepalese greeting Caritas diocesan director for Brisbane Joe Foley will never forget. He heard it a lot on his recent inspection of Caritas projects in Nepal. “It was the first thing that struck me,” Mr Foley said. “People there greeted each other not the way we sometimes do without any thought. Rather it was with a deliberate ... Read More »

Asbestos disease sufferers united in prayer

Asbestos disease sufferers united in prayer

SUFFERERS of asbestos-related disease came together recently for their 21st annual ecumenical service. About 160 disease sufferers, their families and friends were at the service in St Stephen’s Cathedral on November 29. Associate pastor Fr Michael Grace celebrated the service with assistance from the St John’s Anglican Cathedral dean Dr Peter Catt and Albert St Uniting Church superintendent minister Reverend ... Read More »

Joy for Brisbane

Joy for Brisbane

THEIR journeys may have taken them on different paths, but both Fr Neville Yun and Fr Stephen Gronow have arrived at the same destination. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordained Fr Yun a priest for  Brisbane archdiocese and Fr Gronow for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross on Friday, November 29. Archbishop Coleridge told the candidates the ... Read More »

Here I am, Lord…

Here I am, Lord…

By Robin Williams PRIESTLY vocations are alive and well in Brisbane archdiocese with more young men answering the call the serve Jesus and his Church. The recent ordination of four deacons brings the total number of 2013 ordinations to 10, a number Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary rector Monsignor Tony Randazzo said had not been seen in 25 years. Seminarians Chukwudi ... Read More »

Survey to focus on family issues

Survey to focus on family issues

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has released the process by which Catholics throughout the archdiocese can give input to next year’s Extraordinary Synod on the family called by Pope Francis. Their input will come through responses to a questionnaire on how Church teaching is promoted, how well it is accepted and ways in which modern people and societies challenge the Catholic ... Read More »

Brisbane archdiocese is going digital

Brisbane archdiocese is going digital

CATHOLICS will now have greater access to Brisbane archdiocesan news, liturgies and special events thanks to a new app, increased webcasting and the extension of The Catholic Leader in flipbook edition. These products and services are small but tangible signs carrying the vision of Blessed John Paul II, who said any new evangelisation must be “new in ardour, method and ... Read More »

Pope Francis surely God’s choice

Pope Francis surely God’s choice

US Cardinal Edwin O’Brien visited Brisbane last week, and journalist Emilie Ng covered his brief trip.   POPE Francis’ election as Pope was “God’s choice”, US Cardinal Edwin O’Brien said during his visit to Brisbane last week. Cardinal O’Brien shared several stories of Pope Francis and his approach as the Successor of St Peter with various Catholic groups at a ... Read More »

Attitudes to adoption key to abortion battle

Attitudes to adoption key to abortion battle

By Emilie Ng ABORTION will end when the attitude towards adoption changes, guest speak-er Dr Joanna Howe said at the Cherish Life Queensland fundraising dinner on November 8. Dr Howe, 30, is a law lecturer at the Uni-versity of Adelaide, and a former NSW Rhodes Scholar. In her address, Dr Howe said there were three motivations for reforming adoption laws ... Read More »

Schoolies in safe hands

Schoolies in safe hands

By Paul Dobbyn ROSIES is experiencing a mix of familiar and new as it gears up for its annual presence at Schoolies Week on the Gold Coast and a change of leadership takes place. New general manager Troy Bailey, a self-described “passionate Rosies volunteer”, will be working alongside other volunteers at Schoolies Week which started on November 16. The 47-year-old ... Read More »

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