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Co-author of US study into why young Catholics leave the Church praises Australia’s efforts to evangelise in schools

John Vitek

CHURCH leaders in Australia are ahead of those in the United States when it comes to finding new ways of evangelising millennials, the co-author of a recent American study into disaffiliated Catholics has said. John Vitek, the president and chief executive officer of Saint Mary’s Press in Minnesota, which commissioned a study into why young Catholics leave the Church, said ... Read More »

Iraqi Christians living in Brisbane who made a mass exodus from Qaraqosh rejoice at liberation of their region

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BRISBANE’S Iraqi Christian refugees have joined worldwide celebrations as US-backed Iraqi forces regain towns and cities across northern Iraq, driving out Islamic State militants. Prayers, feasting and dancing accompanied news that Iraqi troops had taken back Qaraqosh, the mainly Christian town about 20km south-east of Mosul. “We are very excited, very happy,” said Kareem Patros, from the Parish of St ... Read More »

Orlando shooting: God not ‘aggrieved spectator’, Archbishop Coleridge says

Orlando shooting

ORLANDO’S religious leaders stood as a “symbol of hope” for the 50 killed and 53 injured in the worst mass shooting in United States history on June 12. Bishop John Noonan of Orlando invited religious leaders, including Imam Tariq Rasheed and ministers from the local Baptist and Methodist churches, to an ecumenical prayer vigil at St James Cathedral, Orlando. The ... Read More »

Tennessee shootings leave five dead

AN outpouring of sympathy and prayer washed over Tennessee for the victims of a July 16 shootings that left four Marines and the shooter dead. Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville, whose diocese includes Chattanooga, encouraged all Catholics and people of faith to participate in a community prayer service at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Chattanooga held the ... Read More »

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