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Brisbane youth group a walking blessing for COVID-hit poor in India

YOUNG Catholics from the Kingston-Marsden parish are walking on air after raising more than $7000 for some of India’s most vulnerable citizens by trekking through the Logan suburbs. Members of the Maxmilian Kolbe parish youth group set a challenge to raise money for two organisations run by Catholic religious congregations in India by each walking 50km over 21 days. The ... Read More »

Brisbane priest hoping for good hair day on feast of St Augustine

AUGUSTINIAN Father Francis Belcina might not have a monk’s tonsure, but his hair is still turning heads. The parish priest of St James’ Church, Coorparoo, and member of the Australian province of the Order of St Augustine, is growing his hair to raise money for his religious congregation’s newly established Vietnamese mission. Fr Belcina said he had not had a ... Read More »

Catholic singles in Australia are hoping to find their spouse through a new matchmaker

WHEN Georgiana Pinwill realised her parents would never play matchmaker, she took finding her future husband into her own hands. The Australian actress, based in south west Queensland, has tried online dating, expanding her social media network, and is even going to apply for Farmer Wants a Wife. Some of Ms Pinwill’s experiences have turned into a few interesting dates. ... Read More »

Job at inner city parish inspires property manager to become Catholic

JENNY Yu is working a job in Brisbane that has literally been life-changing. The employee for the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Property and Building Services became a Catholic on August 2, nearly two years after taking a job at the Jubilee parish. In 2019, as part of her role in Property and Building Services, Ms Yu was asked to manage the ... Read More »

Canberra author uses fiction to evangelise Church’s teaching on marriage

THERE was a time Catholic fiction novels ruled library shelves, and Canberra author Veronica Smallhorn believes it’s time for a renaissance. The mum of three has released her first novel, A Channel of Your Peace, which tells the story of a young woman whose life turns upside down when her fiancé of five years confesses to having an affair with ... Read More »

Maronite priest who lost neighbour in Beirut blast says God can turn their horror into blessing

LEBANESE priest Fr Fadi Salame believes the global response to the deadly August 4 explosion in Beirut is God’s way of blessing the people of Lebanon after years of corruption. The parish priest of St Maroun’s Church, Greenslopes, said the deadly blast has brought other countries closer to Lebanon, which was already spiralling out of control from economic strife and ... Read More »

Revisit Australia’s Catholic history all the way back to 1788

History: Irish Catholics out in parade for St Patrick’s Day in 1932.< [/caption] TIME travel may not be possible, but the Australian Catholic Historical Society is using the Internet to launch Catholics back to the moment Catholicism first arrived Down Under. With the global health crisis impacting the ACHS’s decades tradition of recounting Australian Catholic history, the society has published ... Read More »

Parish’s livestream Mass brings Maree home to the Church after eight years away

MAREE Hyde was getting used to life without Sunday Mass until a comment she read on Facebook four months ago turned her into a nearly daily virtual Mass-goer. Miss Hyde’s mum, a member of the Caloundra Catholic Parish, had left a comment on the community’s live-streamed Mass, which the parish have offered on their Facebook page since March 19. “Mum ... Read More »

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