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Church doors opening has more to do with parish logistics than politics

RUGGED-up parishioners, clutching their coats and their bags against the wind, had shown up early and waited at the doors of Corpus Christi Church, Nundah, so they could go inside for their 20 minutes of private prayer. Across from the church, in the parish’s new building which opened in February, Nundah-Banyo parish secretary Madonna Riggal said it had been a ... Read More »

Governor-General and wife speak to Lourdes Hill trail-blazers in virtual Q&A session

LOURDES Hill College student leaders jumped at the chance to sit down with Governor-General David Hurley and his wife Linda Hurley for a COVID-19 virtual question and answer session. College captains Katie and Samara and middle school leader Grace asked questions focused on leadership and sustainability. Mr and Mrs Hurley had sage advice on personal questions too. Grace asked the ... Read More »

Adelaide archdiocese welcomes new shepherd to St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral

THREE knocks on the door of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral and Apostolic Administrator Bishop Greg O’Kelly welcomed in the ninth Archbishop of Adelaide – Archbishop Patrick O’Regan. Ancient ceremony and lockdown restrictions clashed in an historic ceremony as Archbishop O’Regan was brought into a near-empty cathedral at an Installation Mass on May 25. Only about 30 people were involved in ... Read More »

Until injustice against Indigenous peoples is healed, Australia will not be the land God calls it to be

NATIONAL Reconciliation Week goes to the heart of what God calls Australia to be, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said at the 8am livestreamed Mass from St Stephen’s Cathedral on May 26. Archbishop Coleridge prayed on National Sorry Day – the eve of National Reconciliation Week – for the Indigenous peoples of Australia and entrusted them to the mercy and justice ... Read More »

‘Unprecedented’ has been over-used describing the fallout of COVID-19 but it’s still true, Brisbane deacon says

LIKE an omen of the road ahead, Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg suffered a coughing fit in the middle of his economic update speech in parliament on May 12, which replaced the budget speech traditionally held on the second Tuesday of May. Mr Frydenberg was tested for COVID-19 and the test came back negative, but the image of the treasurer coughing ... Read More »

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