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A priest for our prisoners: Through the eyes of a prison chaplain

Fr Tony Girvan

SPONSORED BY CATHOLIC FOUNDATION (ARCHDIOCESE OF BRISBANE) FORMER parish priest at St Bernardine’s, Regents Park, Fr Tony Girvan, has always strived to be proactive about helping the poorest of the poor.  “I didn’t just want to talk about it and preach about it. I wanted to go out and do it,” he said. In the seminary and throughout his priesthood, ... Read More »

Thanking Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo: ‘We will miss him’

Papal meeting

ANTHONY Randazzo is not the first Queenslander to go south as a bishop.   Edward Doody went across the border to Armidale in 1948 and in the same year Guilford Young went further to Canberra and Goulburn as auxiliary before he was appointed to Hobart in 1954.   They came from a land that had originally been part of the diocese of ... Read More »

Thanking Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo: ‘I am praying for Jesus to bless you’

Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo

AN initial reaction to the blessed news of Monsignor Tony Randazzo’s appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney was, “Of course… naturally.”  The decision seemed overwhelmingly ordained.  Memories of visiting Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary, Banyo, for various sacred events and interviews soon came to mind.  One such time was when a lengthy story about Bishop-elect Randazzo, then rector, was proposed.  He ... Read More »

Thanking Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo: ‘His life is for Christ’

Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo with Fr Morgan Batt

THERE are two outstanding characters, beside Jesus and Mary, that figure largely in the life, journey and spirituality of Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo – St Paul and St Francis Xavier.  Both of these saints were men who were on fire with the Mission for and of Jesus Christ and His Church.  Bishop-elect Randazzo often said to the seminarians when he was ... Read More »

Priest lists reasons to visit the Holy Land this year

Jerusalem

SPONSORED BY OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS, HENDRA WE read and hear about Jesus and the Holy Land, and imagine what Israel would look like mainly drawing from Bible stories and illustrations.  The Holy Land landscape is nothing like the Australian landscape.   Visiting the places where Jesus was born and raised, the important areas of his ministry and finally ... Read More »

See the mind-boggling Neuromedic simulator that uses your brain to sense critical reactions

Neuromedic technology

SPONSORED BY AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY MIND-controlled technology that can sense a person’s reaction to a critical incident will be on show at Australian Catholic University Open Day in Banyo on Saturday, July 23.  The new technology is the latest experience on offer to the thousands of Australians who will be flocking to university open days across Brisbane between July and ... Read More »

St Leo’s College turns 100 next year

Residents at St Leo's College

SPONSORED BY ST LEO’S COLLEGE   NEXT year St Leo’s College, within the University of Queensland, turns 100 and wants you to help celebrate.  If you are, or you know someone who is, a Leonian tell them to get in touch with St Leo’s so they can find out all the exciting events planned for next year. The celebrations will ... Read More »

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