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Archdiocese stepping up to help eradicate slavery

MODERN slavery is, in the words of Pope Francis “an open wound on … contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity.”  Phil Colley is a new face in co-ordinating the frontline fight to eradicate modern-day slavery. Brisbane archdiocese’s governance, risk and compliance officer, Mr Colley, has the important task of leading local ... Read More »

The Lights of Christmas set to illuminate St Stephen’s Cathedral again this year

HISTORIC St Stephen’s Cathedral will come alive again this Advent season, as the Lights of Christmas returns to Brisbane for its second year.  Tens of thousands gathered around the cathedral in 2018 to celebrate the joy of Christmas with the extraordinary sound and light show designed by AGB Events, the creators of The Lights of Christmas at St Mary’s Cathedral, ... Read More »

Meet the Rwandan Catholic saving taxpayers millions by giving refuges and migrants a dream

“A LACK of dream, a lack of belonging; the best way to combat youth crime is not to build bigger detention centres,” Sunnybank parishioner Protais Muhirwa, who founded Active Refugee and Migrant Integration in Australia five years ago, said. “It’s wrong, it’s very wrong; when they release them they’re worse criminals. “The best way to combat terrorism, it’s not to ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholics taking their place in the ‘broad vision of the Kingdom’ at Multicultural Mass

BRISBANE’S Multicultural Mass saw 1200 worshippers from almost 40 countries gathered at St Stephen’s Cathedral and acclaim the “broad vision” of the Church on Sunday, August 25. Brisbane Auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell celebrated the Mass with 17 concelebrants, including 15 chaplains from Brisbane’s Cultural Catholic Communities. Centre for Multicultural Pastoral Care director Clyde Consentino said it was a liturgy filled ... Read More »

Legion of Mary active for 80 years in Queensland, saluting decades of service and a heart of prayer

THE Legion of Mary Queensland celebrated its 80th anniversary and its role in “strengthening belief and reconfirming the faith” with a Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane. “Today we salute your members past and present for your commitment to the faith and its lived expression in the service you have offered the Church over these years,” Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Ken ... Read More »

Gatton Laidley parish explore the vibrant identity of their faith community at Multicultural Mass

THE Lockyer Valley cultivates more than just fine produce; it boasts a canvas of culture, celebrated at a Multicultural Mass on Pentecost Sunday last month at St Mary’s Church, Gatton. More than 300 parishioners and visitors from the Gatton Laidley Catholic parish united to celebrate and worship the vibrancy of their community. Gatton Laidley parish priest Fr Noyichan Mamoottil, who ... Read More »

Family, friends and parishioners flock to rejoice with their shepherds at Presbyteral Jubilee Mass

PARISHIONERS, family, friends, fellow priests and colleagues joined a chorus of celebration for Brisbane archdiocese’s ordered and diocesan priests for the Presbyteral Jubilee Mass at St Stephen’s Cathedral on July 17. A total of 21 jubilarians celebrated at the Mass. Diamond jubilarians were Fr Pat Dowd, Fr Vince Hobbs, Fr Denis Long and Carmelite Father Jerome Watt. Golden jubilarians were ... Read More »

Brisbane archdiocese preparing to host massive discernment event for Plenary Council 2020

BRISBANE Assembly, an archdiocesan Plenary Council 2020 event, is expected to unite more than 600 Catholics across two days of communal discernment on October 4 and 5 at St Laurence’s College, South Brisbane. Brisbane archdiocesan Plenary Council co-ordinator Eric Robinson said the Brisbane Assembly would be a great chance for people to hear directly from the national facilitation team – ... Read More »

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