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John three sixteen: God’s fantastic Christmas present

Annunciation by Titian

THE brilliant Marist Brother who taught me Latin while I was in the seminary celebrated his 80th birthday a few years ago. At the party held in his honour there were people from all walks of life – men and women whom Br Roger had met and ministered to over the many years of his religious life, as well as ... Read More »

Will you give differently this Christmas?

giving

CHRISTMAS is traditionally a time where we tend to focus on buying gifts, writing Christmas cards and preparing food for a feast spent with loved ones. Yet as I reflect on Christmas 2017, I am challenged to ask myself how this Christmas season is going to be different. What is going to be different in me this year, as I ... Read More »

Archbishop Coleridge says perpetual adoration ‘no waste of time’

Archbishop Coleridge in adoration

DECIDING the future of the Catholic Church in Australia will only be possible if the devotion to perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament increases, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Archbishop Coleridge made his comments during a visit to adorers who have prayed almost non-stop for eight years before the Blessed Sacrament inside the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Chapel at Villa ... Read More »

When was Christ born?

Stained glass window nativity scene

QUESTION TIME By Fr John Flader My daughter recently came home from school saying that her teacher said Christ was probably born several years BC, which would mean he was born several years “before Christ”. I thought we reckoned the calendar from the year of his birth. Who is right? Actually, your daughter’s teacher is more right than you and ... Read More »

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