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David Armour, a Brisbane Catholic turned London paramedic, is on the front lines of COVID-19

David Armour, a Brisbane Catholic turned London paramedic, is on the front lines of COVID-19

A young Brisbane Catholic working as a paramedic on the streets of London has described the grim, dangerous task of collecting sick and dying patients stricken by the coronavirus. “People are very scared and anxious… so they call 999,” 34-year-old David Armour recounted, clearly affected by what he sees during a typical paramedic shift. The Brisbane paramedic and his wife ... Read More »

Jesus ‘Christ, my hope, is risen,’ Pope Francis says, prays for coronavirus recovery at Easter Mass

Jesus ‘Christ, my hope, is risen,’ Pope Francis says, prays for coronavirus recovery at Easter Mass

POPE Francis has prayed that the political and economic planning for recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic would be inspired by concern for the common good and not for “the god, money.” “Today we pray for government officials, scientists (and) politicians who have begun to study the way out, the post-pandemic, this ‘after’ that already has begun, that they may find ... Read More »

Pope Francis prays for people who ‘suffer an unjust sentence’ hours after Cardinal Pell released

Pope Francis prays for people who ‘suffer an unjust sentence’ hours after Cardinal Pell released

JUST hours after Cardinal George Pell was released from gaol Pope Francis spoke during Mass about the “persecution that Jesus suffered” and prayed for those “who suffer an unjust sentence”.  The High Court of Australia acquitted Cardinal Pell of child sexual abuse during a brief sitting in Brisbane yesterday (April 7), allowing the 78-year-old to be driven free from Victoria’s ... Read More »

Prayers flow for wife of former Brisbane youth minister as couple awaits COVID-19 test results

Prayers flow for wife of former Brisbane youth minister as couple awaits COVID-19 test results

CATHOLICS worldwide are praying for Cameron Fradd, the wife of Australian-born Catholic apologist Matt Fradd, who was rushed to hospital over the weekend while awaiting test results for COVID-19. Mr Fradd, who lives in the United States but worked as the youth ministry coordinator for Darra-Jindalee parish in 2005, announced on the Patreon page for his popular podcast, Pints with ... Read More »

Franciscan Friars look to postpone crucial collection for the Holy Land amid uncertainty

Franciscan Friars look to postpone crucial  collection for the Holy Land amid uncertainty

FRANCISCAN Friars in Jerusalem and around the world were set to postpone Good Friday collections that ordinarily went towards the upkeep of Holy Land sites amid “terrible uncertainty” caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). Holy Land Commissary for Australia and Kedron parish administrator Franciscan Father Mario Debattista said the friars faced challenges from two directions. He said the friars did not just ... Read More »

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