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Brisbane Maronite priest loses neighbour in deadly Beirut explosion killing 80 and injuring thousands

MARONITE Catholic priest Fr Fadi Salame was on his way to his parish church when he saw “the worst news from Beirut” –  a massive explosion had wreaked havoc on his country’s capital. The parish priest of St Maroun’s Church, Greenslopes, which caters to the Maronite community in Brisbane, watched in horror as the explosion rocked Beirut’s port and the ... Read More »

Some southside Masses, gatherings cancelled until August 1 following outbreaks

SEVERAL parishes on Brisbane’s southside have been asked to cancel weekday Masses and gatherings until Saturday following the recording of three new cases of coronavirus in Queensland. In a letter to parishes sent yesterday, auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell instructed parishes to cancel all Masses and gatherings in the wake of the new cases. The parishes that will need to cancel ... Read More »

Brisbane south-west parish postpones Mass, private prayer at church in wake of new COVID cases

DAILY Mass in Greater Springfield has been temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure following the confirmation of two new cases of coronavirus in Queensland. Our Lady of the Southern Cross parish announced on their Facebook page this afternoon that “as a precautionary measure daily Mass and personal prayer will stop until further notice”. It comes after Queensland Health this morning ... Read More »

Catholic winemaker supports pregnancy warning labels, says debate has wrongly portrayed industry

PRIZED Catholic winemaker Tim Kirk has welcomed proposals to protect pregnant women and the unborn with alcohol warning labels, but believes the debate has wrongly portrayed the industry for raising concerns about the cost of the requirements. Mr Kirk, who is the chief winemaker of Clonakilla, located outside Canberra, said he was “entirely supportive” of the proposals made by Food ... Read More »

Australian Fr Pat Harney, the oldest Carmelite in the world, remembered in live-stream funeral today

THE world’s oldest known Carmelite, who served nearly all the Carmelite parishes in Australian and New Zealand, was remembered in a live-streamed funeral today. Australian Carmelite Father Pat Harney died peacefully on July 17 – the day after the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, patroness of the Carmelite order. According to the Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste, ... Read More »

Wagga’s newly installed bishop humbled to be ‘an answer to prayers’

WAGGA Wagga’s sixth bishop might be an answer to the diocese’s prayers but Bishop Mark Edwards is certain the appointment was a “mysterious choice of God’s”. Bishop Edwards, who was installed as the sixth bishop of Wagga Wagga on July 22, said it was “mysterious to me” why he was chosen to lead the rural New South Wales diocese. “I ... Read More »

Brisbane deacon says Vatican parish guidelines confirms need for personal encounter with Christ

A parish in Brisbane

BRISBANE’S evangelisation director believes a new instruction from the Vatican for the renewal of parishes will help the Church to “look, feel and sound more like Jesus”. Deacon Peter Pellicaan, of Evangelisation Brisbane, which serves parishes and communities across Brisbane archdiocese, said a new instruction issued by the Congregation for Clergy on Monday (July 20) was a “powerful vision” of ... Read More »

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