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Easter message – Christ is risen, rejoice and be glad

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This is an Easter message from Toowoomba Bishop Robert McGuckin. A POPULAR poem entitled “The Four Candles” by Aino Makoto highlights the importance that hope plays in our lives.   It has the four candles (Peace, Faith, Love, Hope) in conversation, with the first three in turn acknowledging that they are no longer valued by today’s world.     One ... Read More »

Easter message – becoming Christ-like

This is an Easter message from Cairns Bishop James Foley. ONE Saturday afternoon earlier in Lent I visited people in two different aged care homes in Cairns. Maybe it is because I now am over 70 myself – in the afternoon tea time of life – as an English writer quaintly described it, but I was never more struck than ... Read More »

‘He is risen’ – Salesian Father Frank Freeman writes about the resurrection, the heart of our faith

IT is a difficult task to change people’s attitude or mind-set, as anyone engaged in education will readily tell you.   To change whole personalities, to turn around life’s patterns, needs a miracle. Twelve men, unlettered in the main, yet skilled in the practical aspects of the fishermen trade, once followed Christ for diverse reasons. Some dreamt of an earthly ... Read More »

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