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Australian Catholics asked to spend first three days of Lent in fasting and reparation for child sexual abuse victims

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CATHOLICS across Brisbane archdiocese are being called to join in three days of fasting and reparation at the start of Lent for the victims of child sexual abuse. “Through fasting, we stand in solidarity with the victims of abuse whose much deeper hunger is for healing and peace in their lives,” Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said, coinciding with a joint ... Read More »

WYD pilgrims leave Krakow eager to be missionaries of mercy

THEY’RE exhausted, homesick and desperate for a shower, but Australia’s 3000 pilgrims are ready to heed Pope Francis’ call to get off the couch and “live lives of mercy”. Australia’s Catholics made their voices and flags known among the 356,000 registered WYD pilgrims from 187 countries who gathered in Krakow last week. Pilgrims walked more than 100km during the WYD ... Read More »

Faith overflowing at city of churches youth festival

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AUSTRALIA’S largest Catholic youth festival has inspired a Brisbane teenager to teach young women to respect their bodies and heed to Catholic teaching on sexuality. Speaking with an internationally renowned United States chastity speaker Jason Evert convinced the young teenager that the Church’s teachings on chastity and purity were important. Grace King, a Year 8 student at Loreto College, Coorparoo, returned ... Read More »

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