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Nanango celebrates golden jubilee of former farm boy

Fr Pat Cassidy

FR Pat Cassidy’s days of milking cows are long gone, but the farm boy in him was remembered when he returned to his home town of Nanango recently for a special celebration of his priesthood. Fr Cassidy, who is parish priest at Gympie, is celebrating his 50th anniversary of ordination. He was ordained by Brisbane Archbishop Patrick O’Donnell on July ... Read More »

Bishop Ken Howell ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane Archdiocese

IN rain-drenched central Brisbane, and amongst “joyful family and friends”, Bishop Ken Howell has been ordained as an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Brisbane at a packed St Stephen’s Cathedral. Bishops, archbishops and vicars general, parishioners and friends from around Australia attended the episcopal ordination for the locally born priest who until recently ran the country’s largest Catholic parish ... Read More »

Servants of God

Faithful servants: Archbishop Mark Coleridge with Fr Paul Eloagu (left) and Fr Odinaka Nwadike after their ordination at St Stephen’s Cathedral on June 29. Photo: Alan Edgecomb

By Emilie Ng TWO Nigerian-born men believe the greatest gift God has ever given them is the opportunity to be priests in the Catholic Church. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordained Fr Paul Eloagu and Fr Odinaka Nwadike priests for the Brisbane archdiocese on June 29, at St Stephen’s Cathedral, at a Mass attended by hundreds of friends and family. Both ... Read More »

Two auxiliary bishops for Melbourne

New auxiliary bishops

“GOOD stock” from Melbourne diocese and the Australian Oblates of Mary Immaculate are Melbourne’s newest auxiliary bishops installed in Melbourne last night. Bishop Mark Edwards, of the Brisbane Oblate community, and Bishop Terence Curtin were ordained as Melbourne auxiliary bishops at an episcopal ordination at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne on December 17. Bishop Curtin assured the congregation that he and ... Read More »

New priest for Rockhampton diocese

Fr Andrew Hogan

ROCKHAMPTON diocese opened their arms wide to welcome back local man Andrew Hogan not as a country boy, but as one of their newest priests. Born and raised in Rockhampton, Fr Andrew Hogan was ordained a priest by Rockhampton Bishop Michael McCarthy at St Joseph’s Cathedral last night Wednesday, December 4. A large congregation gathered to witness the ordination, including ... Read More »

Joy for Brisbane

After the ordination are Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross ordinary Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Fr Neville Yun, Fr Stephen Gronow and Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge.

THEIR journeys may have taken them on different paths, but both Fr Neville Yun and Fr Stephen Gronow have arrived at the same destination. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordained Fr Yun a priest for  Brisbane archdiocese and Fr Gronow for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross on Friday, November 29. Archbishop Coleridge told the candidates the ... Read More »

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