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Risen Christ calls new Catholics into Brisbane family at Easter

St Mary's new Catholics

NEW Catholics were radiant with joy across Brisbane archdiocese as more than 100 people entered the Church this Easter. At St Mary’s, South Brisbane, parish priest Capuchin Father Lam Vu baptised eight adults and received a further four into full communion with the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass. Another adult was also confirmed at the Easter Vigil. Fr Vu ... Read More »

Baby’s ‘miracle’ healing leads mother to the Church

Jazz Yi Li, Joseph Hoang and Mark Yi Hoang

GOLD Coast mother Jazz Yue Yi Li never thought God was real until she saw her newborn son nearly die in hospital. Ms Yi Li gave birth to her son Mark Yi Hoang on April 6 last year but after being discharged was rushed to the hospital “with a life-threatening situation”. Mark had contracted the dangerous Group B Streptococcal infection, ... Read More »

Triple baptism for Chinese-Australian family at Easter

Leung family

THREE generations of one family are in a state of joy after completing a long journey to becoming Catholic. Patricia Leung, her daughter Joanna Leung and her daughter Alexandra Hung were received into the Catholic Church at St Stephen’s Cathedral during the Easter Vigil Mass. Their journey into the Church has been nearly 50 years in the making, and even ... Read More »

Popular guide for catechumens and candidates gets a facelift

Book launch

PARISHES across Australia could believe Christmas is coming early after packages of a newly relaunched resource for catechumens hit the post last week. At Home with God’s People – Our Catholic Faith is the revised edition of a popular resource created to guide the thousands of Australians who prepare for Baptism every Easter. Relaunched last week by Brisbane Archbishop Mark ... Read More »

Brisbane’s revised sacramental policy ‘savours beauty of sacraments’

Maronite family

CHILDREN preparing for Christian initiation will be able to “savour the beauty of the sacraments” under the Brisbane archdiocese’s revised sacramental policy. Archbishop Mark Coleridge promulgated a revised policy into the Christian initiation for children following a review undertaken last year into sacramental preparation of children in parishes. The policy includes preparing children for Baptism, which was previously an assumed ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 12, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 12, 2015 Pope Francis compared God’s Word to “a mother’s nourishing milk” in a baptism homily for 33 babies. France is in “a state of shock” but Paris Cardinal André Vingt-Trois urged the French to respond with “moderation, temperance and control”. Christian Mosul refugees are grateful to be alive in ... Read More »

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