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Dominican priest Fr Timothy Radcliffe addresses questions from Amoris Laetitia during Brisbane visit

Fr Timothy Radcliffe

AN internationally renowned theologian and Dominican priest has questioned why 110 young Australians have gone to fight for the terror group ISIS in the Middle East. Fr Timothy Radcliffe, who was Master of the Order of Preachers from 1992-2001, raised the issue of extremism and martyrdom during an audience with Catholic parishioners in Brisbane. “Why are they drawn to this ... Read More »

Reading Amoris Laetitia through the mouth of Christ: A former Protestant minister’s response

POPE Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia continues to be the subject of considerable controversy, both locally and globally. There appears to be fear among some that the “infamous”chapter 8 is an attempt, among other things, to weaken the indissolubility of marriage. It would seem for some that the whole text boils down to two positions – either that mercy is shown to the ... Read More »

Q&A with Cardinal Christoph Schönborn

Cardinal Schonborn

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn says Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia is a great catechesis on marital and familial love. In an interview following the widely-anticipated document’s presentation in the Vatican, the Archbishop of Vienna spoke on the Pope’s apostolic exhortation on the joy of love in the family and his conviction that pastors can use this document to help families. The Austrian ... Read More »

Parishioners take the Good News into wider community

faith display

ON a windy Sunday afternoon along the foreshore of Brisbane’s bayside suburb of Wynnum, a procession of the faithful walking behind a crossbearer, playing guitars, beating drums and singing songs of thanks to the Lord.It is quite a spectacle for onlookers – the families of picnickers on their blankets and those out stretching their legs along the esplanade walking track.The ... Read More »

Ten questions about Amoris Laetitia with Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Restoring marriage

What is God’s plan for the family, how does the Church support couples in crisis, and what should be the role of priests regarding failing marriages?  Archbishop Mark Coleridge has answered 10 questions about the apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”). 1. Pope Francis writes eloquently about how forming a family means being part of God’s dream, joining ... Read More »

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