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Deacons called to serve

By Adi Indra THREE Nigerian seminarians entered the final stage towards the priesthood when they were ordained deacons for the Brisbane archdiocese on November 21. Deacons Odinaka Nwadike, Paul Eloagu and Dominic Orih were ordained by Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Brian Finnigan in Holy Spirit Chapel at Australian Catholic University, Banyo. Priest and deacons visited from Queensland dioceses including Brisbane, Townsville ... Read More »

Christmas appeal for Patrick

By Paul Dobbyn TOWNSVILLE diocese’s people are praying Immigration Minister Scott Morrison will “open his heart” and deliver them a special Christmas present. The gift is the release of Patrick Wilson, a much-loved and respected Afghani refugee and community member, facing deportation after being held in a Darwin detention centre since September 30. Mr Wilson, 30, who became a Catholic ... Read More »

Faith leaders honoured

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE celebrated the best in Catholic leadership at The Catholic Leader’s first national awards ceremony, The Community Leader Awards 2014. More than 200 people including Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, archdiocesan priests, parishioners and corporate leaders attended the inaugural event in the St Stephen’s Cathedral precinct on November 19. Nominees for the 2014 School Leader of the Year, ... Read More »

Community at St Mark’s Primary School, Inala grieves their beloved priest

STAFF and students at St Mark’s Primary School, Inala have stopped classes to pray for the repose of the soul of Divine Word Missionaries Father Gerard Mulholland. The Maryborough-born priest died in Sydney’s Macquarie University Hospital around 9.45 am  on Wednesday November 26. He had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in May this year. St Mark’s principal Garry Montgomery said classes ... Read More »

MacKillop centre closing

By Emilie Ng BRISBANE’S Sisters of St Joseph community walked its last visiting school group through Annerley’s Mary MacKillop Centre on November 17. The sisters opened the centre in 1995, in the lead-up to the saint’s beatification, but it will close early next year. Thousands have walked through the centre to see the saint’s life captured in dioramas and audio ... Read More »

Priest speaks out for farmers

By Paul Dobbyn LONGREACH priest Fr Matt Moloney has been besieged with phone calls from desperate farming families from around Queensland since his call for a moratorium on bank foreclosures on drought-stricken farms. The priest, who grew up on a property west of Longreach, said he would keep raising his voice until the government and banks alleviated “catastrophic pressure” on ... Read More »

Lectures bring Jesus to life

By Paul Dobbyn Australian Catholic University theology lecturer, author and musician Verbum Dei Sister Maeve Louise Heaney brought the inaugural Truth and Charity lecture series to a memorable close with a talk blending theology with prayerful song. Her lecture Jesus Today explored the reality of the Ascension and the place of art and beauty as “an access point to God”. ... Read More »

Golden anniversary is part of building Body of Christ

By Peter Bugden BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge, on the same day the Church was celebrating the feast of the dedication of the pope’s cathedral, visited Petrie for the parish’s 50th anniversary Mass in the humble church the parishioners had built there. Our Lady of the Way Church was overflowing on November 9 as the Petrie parish, which includes Dayboro, celebrated ... Read More »

Major issues on the agenda

By Paul Dobbyn Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has praised Brisbane’s handling of the G20 and balanced cautious optimism with realism about the summit’s likely outcomes. “The city of Brisbane and its people handled the complexities of the event with great efficiency, good sense and nice humour,” he said. “Well done, Brisbane – but especially those at the forefront of the ... Read More »

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