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Why the Ordinariate is the ‘living form’ of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism

Ordinaries

CHRISTIAN unity has various meanings within the Catholic Church, but for two former Anglican Bishops and one Catholic Bishop it is more than just “working together”. Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Monsignor Keith Newton and Catholic Bishop Steven Lopes are the world’s first Ordinaries for the extraordinary canonical structure that allows former Anglicans to be in full communion with the Church while ... Read More »

How the bells of St Agatha’s lead Lisa back to the Catholic Church

Lisa Carter

LISA Carter was out of touch and drifting from the Church for a long time, until the church bells of St Agatha’s, Clayfield called her back. For 14 years, she had no interest in being a part of any Church, let alone the Catholic faith in which she was raised. Like so many of her friends, she was disillusioned, but ... 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 »

Son of a preacher man returns ‘home’ to the Catholic Church

Peter Pellicaan

BRITAIN’S legendary Catholic convert Gilbert Keith Chesterton once said it was impossible to be fair to the Catholic Church without being fond of it as a consequence. A stint at a local newspaper prompted Chesterton to write a hefty 15-point defence of several truths on the Catholic Church.  There he realised his error – he, a born and bred Unitarian, ... Read More »

Hindu-born refugee’s final wish before dying: ‘I want to be a Catholic’

Becoming a Catholic

POPE Francis in a new book says “we touch the flesh of Christ” in those who suffer, and Dominican Father Pan Jordan believes he has had that experience through one of Brisbane’s newest Catholics. “We are called to serve Christ the crucified through every marginalised person,” the Pope said in the book The Name of God is Mercy. “We touch ... Read More »

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