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Helping the Church to reach out to the world

The Archbishop’s pastoral letter Open Wide the Door to Christ is being read at all Masses this Sunday to highlight key aspects of the Year of Faith and as a prelude to a series of seminars and workshops about the New Evangelisation being held across the archdiocese.It seems appropriate then to look at the connection between liturgy and evangelisation.One of ... Read More »

Valuing grateful congregations

Valuing grateful congregations

AS the priest came out for Mass, he looked around with a happy grin and dancing eyes. He was clearly a people person and seemed pleased to pray with people as one of them. He was an example of the Bible teaching that ‘the Sabbath was made for human beings rather than human beings made for the Sabbath.’ He told ... Read More »

Lebanon – a taste of the Holy Land

Basilica of Our Lady of Lebanon

Dominican Deacon Br Thomas Azzi has just returned from a trip to his land of birth, Lebanon. He writes about the beauty and history of the land of cedars. IF your definition of the Holy Land incorporates all those places where Jesus travelled on his preaching journeys, then Lebanon will most certainly have to be included. Lebanon’s rich and diverse ... Read More »

Cathedral built on salt of the earth

Cathedral built on salt of the earth

PHILIP BURKE took a trip to Colombia for his son’s wedding and stumbled upon a church that has to be seen to be believed. I HAVE been to churches all over the world but have never seen anything like the Salt Cathedral. About an hour out of Bogota in Colombia exists what has to be the most unique church in the ... Read More »

Mary triumphs through the Cross

Mary triumphs through the Cross

This is ARCHBISHOP MARK COLERIDGE’S homily from the Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop in St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane, on August 8. IT’S all right for Jesus to say “I’m telling you not to worry about your life”. It wasn’t quite so straightforward for the woman who we celebrate this morning. She had plenty ... Read More »

Prayers of our Lady of Fatima

O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, ... Read More »

‘Brothers sealed in a bond’

This is the homily ARCHBISHOP MARK COLERIDGE delivered at the ordination Mass of Fr Ladu Yanga and Fr Stanley Okechukwu Orji in St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane, on June 29.

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