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Bishop John Gerry, a generous soul gone but not forgotten

Bishop John Gerry

ONE of Brisbane’s most popular leaders and the “architect” of an archdiocesan social welfare arm, Bishop John Gerry, will be laid to rest on the 67th anniversary of his priesthood. Tributes have flowed for the retired Brisbane auxiliary bishop, who died on December 13 at Holy Spirit Northside Hospital, aged 90. Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend his funeral at St ... Read More »

Brisbane mum Betty Howell ‘very proud’ of her bishop son

Betty Howell

BISHOP Kenneth Michael Howell was a teenager when he felt the call to the priesthood. The person who probably prayed for him the most is his mother Betty Howell, one of the few people who will be excused from addressing her son as “Bishop”. “When I call him ‘Father’, he always says, ‘Yes, Mother’,” Mrs Howell said. “It’s going to ... Read More »

Thanking Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo: ‘I am praying for Jesus to bless you’

Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo

AN initial reaction to the blessed news of Monsignor Tony Randazzo’s appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney was, “Of course… naturally.”  The decision seemed overwhelmingly ordained.  Memories of visiting Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary, Banyo, for various sacred events and interviews soon came to mind.  One such time was when a lengthy story about Bishop-elect Randazzo, then rector, was proposed.  He ... Read More »

Thanking Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo: ‘His life is for Christ’

Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo with Fr Morgan Batt

THERE are two outstanding characters, beside Jesus and Mary, that figure largely in the life, journey and spirituality of Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo – St Paul and St Francis Xavier.  Both of these saints were men who were on fire with the Mission for and of Jesus Christ and His Church.  Bishop-elect Randazzo often said to the seminarians when he was ... Read More »

Appointment as auxiliary Bishop “inspirational” for Msgr Anthony Randazzo

Monsignor Anthony Randazzo

FORMER Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary rector Monsignor Anthony Randazzo said it was “inspirational” to be named one of two new auxiliary bishops for Sydney archdiocese. Msgr Randazzo, 49, had just finished celebrating Mass in Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral when he received a phone call from apostolic nuncio Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana. “I was overwhelmed. But I told him I was available,” ... Read More »

Bishop says World Youth Day to answer life’s big questions

Bishop Joseph Oudeman

YOUNG people “looking for the essence of life” will be surprised to find an answer or two among millions of Catholics gathering in Poland next month, Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Joseph Oudeman said. Bishop Oudeman is one of 19 Australian bishops headed to the World Youth Day in Krakow, where an expected two million young Catholics will gather. It will be ... Read More »

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