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Looking for ‘rainbow’ of hope

Brodie McGovern died recently at the age of five as a result of a condition called hollow viscous myopathy, and a large crowd attended his funeral to pay tribute to him and to support his parents Celena and David McGovern. Celena gave a eulogy and David delivered a homily. This is an edited version of David's message

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Extolling Newman’s brilliance

Cardinal John Henry Newman is to be beatified in England on September 19. PAUL DOBBYN spoke with an expert on Newman, Fr Rod Strange, when he visited Brisbane recently

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Shedding light on God’s mercy

Mercy and forgiveness are at the heart of being Christian, and Missionaries of God's Love Father Ken Barker recognises that the world yearns for both today. PAUL DOBBYN spoke to Fr Barker about his insights

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Fr Stan’s one out of the box

Franciscan Fr Stan Fortuna is internationally renowned for his rap music and inspirational speaking. Journalist SELINA VENIER spoke with during a break in his engagements at the recent Pray 2010 gathering in Brisbane

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“His Name is Mercy’

Missionaries of God's Love founder Fr Ken Barker spoke in Brisbane recently about God's divine mercy and forgiveness. He shared his insights with MATT EMERICK

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Grateful for St Pio’s assistance

St Padre Pio, the Italian saint who died on September 23, 1968, has inspired many around the world and drawn them to prayer, including one group of devoted followers at Wynnum on Brisbane's bayside. Journalist PAUL DOBBYN has witnessed their fervour

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The memories of Rosewood

Brisbane priest FR BILL O'SHEA, who grew up in Rosewood, south-west of Brisbane, was guest speaker at a social and supper held in the town on February 6 as part of the centenary celebrations of St Brigid's Church, Rosewood. This is an edited version of his speech

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Experiencing life in Cambodia

After an invitation from the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development, Caritas Australia, a group of Queensland educators along with Caritas representatives travelled to Cambodia last November for 10 days to see the work of Caritas first hand. QCEC executive officer for communications Gerard Delaney reports

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