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Dominican Brother Sebastian Condon says the preacher’s task is to teach the timeless truth anew

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PREACHING Practice – the weekly highlight of our semesters here in St Dominic’s Priory in Melbourne – affords the student body the opportunity to hone much more than simply our skills in the art of rhetoric.  Our collective sense of humility and charity is also fostered by this salutary practice.  Being able to receive criticism and offer some healthy fraternal ... Read More »

Love of baking and prayer make Capuchin a winner

THE oven timer dings, alerting Capuchin Franciscan Brother Andrew Corriente the chocolate layer cake he is baking needs to be checked. A quick test with a toothpick tells him the cake needs about five more minutes in the oven, more than enough time for him to soften the butter that will eventually become the buttercream icing that will top the ... Read More »

Connecting with our saintly dead – the holy purpose of relics

WHEN Angela Grounds received a precious container from her mum years ago, the parting gift came with a warning. “Mum said to me, ‘Don’t ever lose it, this is St Thérèse’,” Mrs Grounds recalled. That gift, a tiny circular box, housed a set of Rosary beads, and inside the crucifix at the tail of the beaded chain was a tiny ... Read More »

Carmelite Sister to venerate St Thérèse relics again, this time in the habit

CARMELITE Sister Catherine Ann will pray for her beloved country Australia when she sits in the presence of her spiritual sister St Thérèse of Lisieux this month. Sr Catherine Ann, a member of the Carmelites in Ormiston, on Brisbane’s southern bayside, is one of hundreds anticipating the arrival of the relics of St Thérèse and her parents Sts Zelie and ... Read More »

Australia sees inequality worsen and wealth grow

EXACTLY no one was surprised to read recent Oxfam data that Australia’s wealthiest one per cent had increased their share of wealth in 2019. Australia’s top one per cent, about 250,000 people, had captured more than double the wealth of the entire bottom 50 per cent, about 12.5 million people, the report stated. The report hit as Pope Francis sent ... Read More »

Catholic Emergency Relief Australia established as a blueprint for disaster response

AS communities recover from the current bushfire crisis, the Catholic Church is setting up a blueprint for how it will respond to future disasters in Australia. It has set up a new collaboration called CERA – Catholic Emergency Relief Australia – to serve as a co-ordination point for Catholic agencies responding to fires, droughts, floods, cyclones and other disasters. The ... Read More »

Charities give assurances on the distribution of donations to bushfire appeals

FIRE-affected communities and members of parliament have taken out their frustration at what they labelled the sluggish pace of funds distributed from charities after months of bushfire appeals. Speaking at a press conference in Bateman’s Bay, State Member for Bega Andrew Constance took aim at the charities for taking too long to distribute the money. “The money is needed now, ... Read More »

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