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Catholic network says government must support charity sector in coronavirus pandemic plans

CHARITIES should be included in the Australian Government’s plan to assist small business and protect jobs at risk of a collapse from the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Social Services Australia’s chief executive officer said. Ursula Stephens said the nation needed “concrete measures” to support Australia’s economy, which was being rocked by the rapid spread of COVID-19, and that government support needed ... Read More »

Bli Bli child care centre calms coronavirus fears with glistening activity

WHEN children at an outside school hours care centre in Bli Bli started saying they might die from coronavirus, director Isaac May decided to “change the script” on the pandemic with the help of glitter. Mr May said older children from Good Samaritan College, located in the rural Sunshine Coast town of Bli Bli, were passing on fears to younger ... Read More »

Brisbane archbishop suspends Sunday Masses amid coronavirus pandemic, weekday Masses to go ahead

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge announced all Sunday Masses, including Saturday vigil, were suspended with immediate effect until further notice and all the faithful were dispensed from their Sunday obligation. In a pastoral letter, Archbishop Coleridge said these were “anxious times” as the country entered into “new and uncharted territory”. “The spread of the coronavirus is alarming for a generation that ... Read More »

Brisbane priest in self-isolation after returning home from Italy last week

Fr Michael Grace in self-isolation in Brisbane

BRISBANE priest Fr Michael Grace has lived off Coles home deliveries and Domino’s pizza for the past week after Italy’s national lockdown forced him to return home to Brisbane under self- isolation. Fr Grace is in his final semester of a Licentiate of Spiritual Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome but his studies are on hold after the ... Read More »

Right now the least we can do is pray for the poor

By Sr Melissa Dwyer UNDENIABLY, we are living in a critical moment in the history of humanity, with the pandemic of coronavirus getting progressively worse on an international scale. As well as physical illness, fear is crippling millions of people across the world. As we reach the extent in Australia where people fight over toilet paper, I find myself each ... Read More »

Brisbane Archbishop Emeritus John Bathersby laid to rest in St Stephen’s Cathedral

BRISBANE Archbishop Emeritus John Bathersby was laid to rest in the city’s St Stephen’s Cathedral today (March 16), remembered as a popular churchman of strong spirit, humour and genuine interest in the lives of others. “In life, John cherished and preached the Gospel of Christ,” Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said during a funeral Mass. It was a Mass celebrated in ... Read More »

Archbishop Bathersby lived a life of service for God’s people

Archbishop John Bathersby

This is an edited version of the speech Fr Bill O’Shea gave at the Priests’ Farewell to Archbishop John Bathersby on April 19, 2012 ON January 29 1992 I had the privilege of making the formal address of welcome on behalf of the Brisbane clergy to our then new archbishop on the eve of his installation. Today I have been ... Read More »

High Court reserves decision on the fate of Cardinal George Pell after two-day hearing

THE High Court of Australia has reserved a decision on whether to overturn Cardinal George Pell’s convictions for child sexual abuse. After two days of hearing from both Cardinal Pell’s lawyer and the prosecution, the court’s full bench of seven judges reserved a decision whether Cardinal Pell will be allowed to appeal his conviction. Both legal teams have been given ... Read More »

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