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Catholics leave comforts behind to roam city streets proclaiming the Gospel

Neocatechumenal Way evangelisation missions

FOR 10 days, Brisbane Catholic Stephen Kearney put his IT job on hold to tread the winter streets of Sydney’s inner west, announcing the Gospel. He took no money or mobile phone, only the Bible and rosary beads, and walked with a companion, a priest from Perth, visiting Catholic parishes, talking with priests and parishioners and anyone he met, knocking ... Read More »

New Queensland seminary building to school future priests in mission

Blessing Queensland's seminary building

QUEENSLAND seminarians will start a new course giving future priests practical experiences to prepare young people for mission and evangelisation. Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary last week opened and blessed a new multi-purpose learning centre dedicated to the patron of missions St Francis Xavier.  It will be the hub for a new school of mission for seminarians. The school will offer ... Read More »

Discussion on ecumenism

Theologian Matthew Tan

MENTION social justice in a room where Catholics are mingling and expect a lengthy, heated discussion. The internal combustion caused by this term, “social justice”, and its push or pull among Catholics, almost defines the influence of the Second Vatican Council in the Catholic Church in Australia. But Dr Matthew Tan, a former Brisbane student and lecturer at Sydney’s Campion ... Read More »

Faith in God

VINNIES VIEW by Brian Moore THE definition of the word faith is a belief without evidence. Faith is a confidence or trust in something that may not be seen. The root or foundation of our Catholic faith is the death and resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Someone once asked great British preacher C.H. Spurgeon if he could put in a ... Read More »

Taking it to the streets

CATHOLICS at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sunnybank, are hoping a parish conference on evangelisation will help bring the Church out of the pews and into the world. Steven Bird and John Thomas, parishioners at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sunnybank, have watched each other evangelise outside of the pews as co-workers at St Thomas More College, Sunnybank. “It’s something I do ... Read More »

ERDU’s Gospel message preached around the world

ERDU

By Isaac Murphy EVANGELISATION Resources Down Under is set to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their Bible Institute initiative with a visit from an international scholar. ERDU began from humble traditions in Petrie parish with the simple mission of using the word of God to grow the faith. Since its establishment it’s been a meteoric rise for ERDU who distribute evangelisation ... Read More »

Catholics bring the vision of the Second Vatican Council to the world by listening to the poor

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

BY listening to people’s suffering, joys and daily endeavours, Catholics bring the vision of the Second Vatican Council to the world, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, told an audience at The Catholic University of America. Such action demonstrates that the Church values the dignity of every person, especially the poor, and that it welcomes encounters with the world ... Read More »

Pope urges cardinals to go in search of the lost, bring them in

Pope Francis and cardinals

THE Catholic Church cannot call itself Church if it is a “closed caste” where the sick, the wounded and sinners are shunned, Pope Francis told the 20 new cardinals he created. “The way of the Church is precisely to leave her four walls behind and to go out in search of those who are distant, those essentially on the outskirts ... Read More »

Pope: Don’t be afraid of critics; seek out, share Gospel with sinners

Pope Francis

GOD isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty, being inconvenienced or even scorned because he will do whatever it takes to save everyone from sin, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. “A true priest, a true Christian, have this zeal inside that no one should be lost. And for this reason they aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty. ... Read More »

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