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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 »

Returning to the East? Brisbane faithful join in the debate

BRISBANE Catholics including a consultant to the Australian National Liturgical Council have responded to suggestions from the Church’s liturgy chief on returning to a “common orientation” of the Mass. Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Cardinal Robert Sarah made an appeal for all Catholic priests to return “as soon as possible to a common orientation” ... Read More »

Beauty in the liturgy

Question Time  By Fr John Flader Question: I am an older person and can remember Masses, Eucharistic adoration and hymns that were somehow truly uplifting. I don’t find that to the same extent anymore, except in a few parishes. Am I right to lament the loss of beauty in the worship of God?  Answer: The liturgy should always be beautiful ... Read More »

Taking care in the liturgy

Question Time By Fr John Flader  In my parish there are certain irregularities in the way Mass is celebrated and frankly I am disturbed by them. Some of my friends tell me not to worry about it. Is this important? OBVIOUSLY there will be some “irregularities” which are not particularly important, but in general the priest should be careful to ... Read More »

Queensland seminarians recording first liturgical music CD

Seminarians singing

QUEENSLAND’S future priests will bring ancient Church music to life in a new album available next year. The first in a series of CDs will include ancient prayers used in Catholic liturgy, in particular, psalms and canticles used in sung Masses and the Divine Office inside Queensland’s seminary. Seminarian Jack Ho is among the five future priests featured on the ... Read More »

Liturgies need to help people experience awe, mystery of God, Pope says

Pope Francis

THE liturgy should help the faithful enter into God’s mystery and to experience the wonder of encountering Christ, Pope Francis told priests of the Diocese of Rome. People should feel the wonder and allure “that the apostles felt when they were called, invited”, the Pope said during an annual Lenten meeting with Rome pastors in the Paul VI audience hall. ... Read More »

Making Christmas Mass special

LITURGY LINES By Elizabeth Harrington WHEN we gather for Christmas Mass as a community of faith, it is not to listen to lovely music or to watch a splendid ritual, but to meet and worship the Lord, who is God’s great gift to the world. What can we, as individuals and as communities, do to make Christmas Masses something special? ... Read More »

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