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Pope Francis pays tribute to life ‘marked by the love of Jesus’

Pope Francis pays tribute to life ‘marked by the love of Jesus’

CARMEN Hernandez, co-founder of the worldwide Neocatechumenal Way, was a confidant of popes and cardinals – her views and insights widely and immensely respected, especially concerning the dignity of women. After the 85-year-old died at home in Madrid on July 19, Pope Francis described her life as one “marked by her love of Jesus and by a great missionary enthusiasm ... Read More »

Clinton puts faith in Catholic running mate

Clinton puts faith in Catholic running mate

AMERICAN presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has chosen a Catholic running mate, adding another layer to the Democrats’ hopes of wooing Catholic voters ahead of the November election. Mrs Clinton last weekend announced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice-presidential selection, days after her Republican rival Donald Trump paired with evangelical Christian and former Catholic Mike Pence. The announcements have sparked fresh ... Read More »

“Yes I Can” Brisbane born singer to front Paralympic Games

“Yes I Can” Brisbane born singer to front Paralympic Games

AS the world settles in to the starting blocks for another Olympic season, a Brisbane-born singer is the face – and the voice – of the 2016 Paralympics. Born with spina bifida and confined to a wheelchair, Tony Dee, the stage name of Tony Doevendans, is still pinching himself after being scouted by a British production company to front a ... Read More »

Pilgrims from around the world to speak language of love in Krakow

Pilgrims from around the world to speak language of love in Krakow

KRAKOW’S Archbishop invited more than 300,000 young Catholics to speak the “language of the Gospel” at the commencement of the World Youth Day in Poland. Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz welcomed more than 300,000 pilgrims from across the globe to the hometown of the World Youth Day founder, Pope John Paul II, at an opening Mass on Tuesday, July 26. Before the ... Read More »

‘His final sacrifice summed up a whole lifetime’

‘His final sacrifice summed up a whole lifetime’

FR Jacques Hamel sacrifice was perfectly united to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that he was celebrating at the altar when he was killed, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. The priest was murdered in northern France, after being taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass on July 26. Archbishop Coleridge said beyond the horror ... Read More »

Returning to the East? Brisbane faithful join in the debate

Returning to the East? Brisbane faithful join in the debate

BRISBANE Catholics including a consultant to the Australian National Liturgical Council have responded to suggestions from the Church’s liturgy chief on returning to a “common orientation” of the Mass. Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Cardinal Robert Sarah made an appeal for all Catholic priests to return “as soon as possible to a common orientation” ... Read More »

Orlando shooting: God not ‘aggrieved spectator’, Archbishop Coleridge says

Orlando shooting: God not ‘aggrieved spectator’, Archbishop Coleridge says

ORLANDO’S religious leaders stood as a “symbol of hope” for the 50 killed and 53 injured in the worst mass shooting in United States history on June 12. Bishop John Noonan of Orlando invited religious leaders, including Imam Tariq Rasheed and ministers from the local Baptist and Methodist churches, to an ecumenical prayer vigil at St James Cathedral, Orlando. The ... Read More »

West Papuan report reveals country in ‘slow-motion genocide’

West Papuan report reveals country in ‘slow-motion genocide’

THE Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Brisbane has called on the United Nations to investigate human rights abuses in West Papua. The commission has issued a report documenting recent military and police intimidation, beatings and torture, kidnapping and murder in West Papua. The report concluded there has been no improvement in human rights in West Papua after a Commission Shadow ... Read More »