Friday, April 26, 2019
Username Password
Home » Tag Archives: jesuit

Tag Archives: jesuit

Expert picked by Pope to fight child sexual abuse visiting Brisbane to talk with priest, bishops, and laity

Fr Hans Zollner and Archbishop Mark Coleridge

BRISBANE will host a public seminar by one of the Church’s front-line fighters against child sexual abuse, German Jesuit Father Hans Zollner. With a reputation as a reformer, Pope Francis named Fr Zollner, together with Irish child abuse survivor Marie Collins as founding members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in 2014. Fr Zollner is president of ... Read More »

Jesuit who welcomed thousands into the Church, Fr Peter Quin, was a missionary at heart

Fr Peter Quin

TOOWONG parish priest Fr Peter Quin has been remembered as Australia’s closest resemblance to Jesuit missionary St Francis Xavier following his death. The Jesuit priest from Melbourne who spent the past 12 years as parish priest of St Ignatius’ Parish, Toowong, died in hospital on November 22. An Australian Jesuit province health worker confirmed Fr Quin had suffered from Myelodysplastic ... Read More »

How a teetotaller Jesuit Brother became a winemaker honoured by the Queen

Jesuit Brother John May

A JESUIT with a nose for a good wine was the toast of one of South Australia’s heavenly vineyard regions recently when the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours were announced. Br John May, winemaker emeritus at the Jesuits’ Sevenhill Cellars in the Clare Valley, was admitted as a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of ... Read More »

Abbott to give public lecture for scholarship commemorating former headmaster

Memorial lecture

FORMER prime minister Tony Abbott will help launch a memorial scholarship that pays tribute to his Sydney school headmaster, the late Jesuit Father Gregory Jordan. Mr Abbott will address the inaugural Fr Gregory Jordan SJ Memorial Scholarship at a public lecture on April 29 in Brisbane. A spokesperson for Mr Abbott said the former prime minister looked forward to delivering ... Read More »

Prayer group leader remember as spiritual grandfather

Fr Vince Hurley

THE former Australian spiritual leader for the Pope’s personal prayer group Jesuit Father Charles Vincent Hurley has died in Brisbane, aged 85. Between 1993 and 2013, Fr Hurley was the national director for the Apostleship of Prayer, an international prayer network that receives prayer intentions directly from the Pope. He died of a heart attack at 9.45am on Tuesday, December ... Read More »

Large crowd gathers for Fr Gregory Jordan’s funeral

Vale: Jesuit Father Gregory Jordan

By Emilie Ng TOOWONG’S Catholic church pews couldn’t contain the hundreds who gathered to pay tribute to “energetic” Jesuit Father Gregory Jordan last week. Brisbane’s Jesuit community welcomed Fr Jordan’s extended biological family and his spiritual children for the moving funeral Mass on July 30 at St Ignatius Church, Toowong. Assistant to the provincial of the Jesuits in Australia Father ... Read More »

Much-loved Jesuit Fr Gregory Jordan taught lessons until death

By Emilie Ng “When I die, don’t write me an epitaph, say a prayer for me,” Fr Gregory Jordan. JESUIT Father Gregory Jordan dedicated his life to teaching young and old the beauty of life in the Church, but his greatest lesson came when he died suddenly on Sunday July 19. After collapsing during Mass in St Ignatius Church, Toowong, Fr ... Read More »

Scroll To Top