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Revisit Australia’s Catholic history all the way back to 1788

History: Irish Catholics out in parade for St Patrick’s Day in 1932.< [/caption] TIME travel may not be possible, but the Australian Catholic Historical Society is using the Internet to launch Catholics back to the moment Catholicism first arrived Down Under. With the global health crisis impacting the ACHS’s decades tradition of recounting Australian Catholic history, the society has published ... Read More »

Uncovering the parish priest who changed the tastebuds of Stanthorpe

WHEN Ian Bonaccorso began researching the life and pastoral legacy of the first parish priest of Stanthorpe from its foundation in 1874, he reconnected not only with his familial roots but also credited the Holy Spirit as the “driving force” behind the project. “Stanthorpe’s very dear to me,” Ian, who was baptised Ignatius, said of the parish, now in Toowoomba ... Read More »

Australian Catholic heritage in safe hands with diocesan archivists

Diocesan archivists in Townsville

IN an age of instant gratification and short-sighted social media, the idea of preserving old books and artefacts might seem out of place, but it has been the aim of Australian Catholic diocesan archivists for decades – and for good reason. These archivists came from around the country to meet in Townsville for the 16th annual National Conference of Catholic ... Read More »

Keeping faith in the Pine Mountain family

By Emilie Ng PINE Mountain Catholic worshippers know the secret to keeping a Church community alive for 150 years. Their secret is also the advice Irish Servant of God Fr Patrick Peyton gave when he famously said, “A family that prays together, stays together”. This Church family are uniquely connected, as all are related either by blood or marriage, and connected ... Read More »

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