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Bribie Island church turns 50

By Emilie Ng BRIBIE Island offered little more than fishermen’s huts resting on an idyllic paradise when the second Little Flower Church opened 50 years ago. Parishioners gathered at Little Flower Church, part of the Caboolture parish, on December 20 to celebrate its golden jubilee. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge celebrated the Mass, concelebrated by 13 priests connected to the community, ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 08, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 08, 2015 Three gunmen killed at least 12 people at a satirical weekly French newspaper last night, raising Holy Father Pope Francis’ “firmest condemnation” against physical and moral violence. The Vatican will contribute $3.5 million to support those affected by the Ebola outbreak. Egypt’s Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 7, 2015

Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 7 2015 Catholic youth can start memorising the Polish lyrics to the official World Youth Day Krakow theme song, Błogosławieni miłosierni, which was released yesterday. Papal fever is rising in the Philippines, with Pope Francis’ visit to the southeast Asian country from January 12 – 19 being compared to “Jesus coming ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 06, 2015

Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 06, 2015. Queensland premier Campbell Newman announced a snap election for January 31 at a press conference this morning. Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals on Sunday, including New Zealand’s fourth cardinal, who heard the news firstly through text messages from friends and family. South Australian bushfires continue to ravage the ... Read More »

Sharing joy with neighbours

AMIDST sweltering Timorese heat, a child pulls a tissue from his pocket and wipes Hien Tran’s sweating face clean. When the tissue is soaked, another child wipes away the beads of sweat with his bare hands. “Their actions of love truly moved me,” Hien said. This is Hien’s memory of the Timorese people from Miliana, a small city she and ... Read More »

Most read stories for 2014

Most read stories 2014

PRIESTS and women religious have been the most popular subjects on The Catholic Leader’s website during the historic first year of relaunch. Since The Catholic Leader’s new website launched in December last year, religious leaders have become our reader’s most popular news story subjects. Among other popular new stories include tributes to some of Australia’s great theologians, human rights activists ... Read More »

Cleaning your home is cleaning your soul

CLEANLINESS is not a quality one would find at the top of my character profile. Rather than spend five minutes hanging up or folding clothes to place back in my closet, I’m convinced gracefully draping them over my bed sheets is a better use of my time. I’ve also convinced myself that wading through my domestic jungle, comprising stacks of ... Read More »

Discernment for ‘dummies’ launched by MGL order

DISNEY and Pixar may have found their match in Australia’s Missionaries of God’s Love priest and brothers, who have released their own online animated video series. The newly recognised religious institute has produced four animated videos, each lasting less than five minutes, in their first Discernment for Dummies series. MGL Brother Lawrence Yuen created all four videos, which features MGL ... Read More »

Glory days to sing about

John Sattler

By Peter Bugden JOHN Sattler is no angel – having earned the reputation of being one of the toughest men to play rugby league doesn’t quite fit the picture. But he is a regular Mass-goer in Surfers Paradise parish, and the holiday crowds belting out carols at Christmas celebrations there this week can expect to see him among them. Instead ... Read More »

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