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Providential images of Jesus Christ

POPE Francis has given us the Holy Thursday foot-washing at a detention centre and his Easter message from the prophet Ezekiel that God's mercy can restore life to dry bones (CL 7/4/13, Centrepoint pages 9 and 10).

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Pope Francis is showing us the way

BY word and example, Pope Francis challenges Catholic parishes to be prayerful and Christ-centred, joyfully embrace the Cross of Christ; be poor parishes for the poor, make parish visitation and support for the poor and marginalised a high priority, be humble and compassionate; be heavily involved in social justice, centre parish leadership on service rather than power, communicate with truth, goodness and beauty; downplay pomp and ceremony, be custodians of Creation, act tenderly towards all God's creatures and live peacefully, simply and sustainably.

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A rare gift for Gold Coast Catholics

RE: "New challenge awaits Fr Ken" (CL 20/1/13), Fr Ken Howell is essentially a priest in the old-fashioned sense of the word/Word - a liturgist meaning someone committed to the Word and the Bread and Wine being shared with and through the people; a Brisbane boy, of course; an amateur chorister; and a lovely guy all round.

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