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Rochedale parish extends Jesus Christ’s love to their neighbouring religious communities

ROCHEDALE parish is working on the assumption that God’s love shouldn’t be hidden inside the church.  For the past few months, the parish has welcomed Muslims and Anglicans through their solid timber-and-brick church, following the footsteps of the great missionary St Francis Xavier.   The connection with the Muslim community grew out of one of the worst tragedies of 2019. ... Read More »

Rosies boss Deacon Andrew O’Brien taking on a new role with Brisbane archbishop

BRISBANE’S homeless will have to live with seeing Deacon Andrew O’Brien less on the streets as he takes up a new role to support Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s office. The former Queensland general manager for Rosies, a ministry established by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate to bring friendship to the homeless, is the new director of the Archbishop of Brisbane’s office. ... Read More »

Whether in Ireland or Brisbane, Fr Joe Flannery was all for God

BRISBANE received more than toys and candy canes for Christmas 1956; Irish-born Fr Joseph Francis Vianney Flannery arrived on Christmas Eve as a young priest in a foreign land and was sent straight to St Stephen’s Cathedral. He spent his first day in Brisbane’s summer heat in the confessional, and served at the cathedral all day until midnight Mass. This ... Read More »

Iraqi bishop visiting Brisbane calls for fighting between ‘big powers’ to stop

MOSUL’S leader of Syriac Catholics has asked “the big powers” in the United States and Iran to let the Iraqi people live in dignity, as tensions escalate over the combating countries. Archbishop Youhanna Boutros Moshe is leader of the Syriac Catholic Archeparchy of Mosul, in northern Iraq, located about 90km from the Erbil US military base that was struck by ... Read More »

Can the tango help young Catholics have a better marriage?

WHEN Pope Francis told young lovers in his apostolic exhortation on love to dance towards immense hope, he probably didn’t mean do the tango. But Ben Smith, the director of Life, Marriage and Family for Hobart archdiocese, thinks a dose of social dancing can be effective in teaching young people about the sanctity of marriage. That’s why he’s invited Katrina ... Read More »

Australia’s first chapel dedicated to Blessed Peter To Rot to open this month

Peter To Rot

MARIAN Valley will host about 80 Port Moresby Catholics to pray alongside the Brisbane Papua New Guinea Catholic Community for the blessing and opening of a chapel dedicated to Blessed Peter To Rot on January 19. PNG Cardinal John Ribat will fly from Port Moresby to lead the celebration and blessings, coinciding with 25 years since Blessed Peter was beatified ... Read More »

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