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Brisbane Christian Brother launches new book on Christian meditation

CHRISTIAN Brother Brian Grenier is rare as far as writers go. That’s because he was more interested in his readers’ answers than his own. Having just released his new book, Listen to Him!, Br Grenier was reminded of a theologian who said “it is the question rather than the answer that educates”. “And you could say that in the book ... Read More »

Nearly one in 10 police assigned to coronavirus pandemic response

QUEENSLAND police and frontline authorities are boosting their COVID-19 response, with a warning that the pandemic is far from over. As well as strict border checks, police are out and about ensuring churches, sports clubs and pubs adhere to the latest social distancing restrictions, and more specialist domestic violence workers are being deployed. One in nearly every 10 police will ... Read More »

Some southside Masses, gatherings cancelled until August 1 following outbreaks

SEVERAL parishes on Brisbane’s southside have been asked to cancel weekday Masses and gatherings until Saturday following the recording of three new cases of coronavirus in Queensland. In a letter to parishes sent yesterday, auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell instructed parishes to cancel all Masses and gatherings in the wake of the new cases. The parishes that will need to cancel ... Read More »

Faith brings Amazing Grace to Brisbane asylum seeker protest

PROTESTERS and faith leaders united to sing Amazing Grace in the darkness and call for the release of asylum seekers being detained in the heart of Brisbane recently. Leaders from various Christian denominations and other faiths had gathered for a twilight prayer vigil during Refugee Week (June 14-20) at Kangaroo Point, not far from the hotel where the asylum seekers ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholics hear the message on global challenge

A GROUP of Brisbane Catholics joined a Vatican official to launch a year dedicated to “ecological conversion in action”. The Global Catholic Climate Movement hosted the Zoom event on World Environment Day recently to launch the Special Year of Laudato Si’ in Oceania. People from throughout Oceania participated in group discussions after hearing Fr Joshtrom Kureethadam, of the Vatican’s Dicastery ... Read More »

Brisbane rally shines a light on injustices in Australia with first Nations people

A BRISBANE Catholic indigenous leader has described the Black Lives Matter rallies as “a wonderful experience of humanity”. Cynthia Rowan was among the crowd of up to 30,000 that packed inner city Brisbane on June 6, to protest police brutality against Indigenous Australians and call for justice for those who have died in custody. “We call ourselves Australian and we ... Read More »

Basketball star Atem Atem urging respect in his new role and for all people as violence rages across USA

A REFUGEE from Sudan and former student of Brisbane’s St James College says he understands the fear that young, African Americans feel when confronted by police. As Atem Atem watched last week’s protests over the death of George Floyd escalate into violence and arson in cities across the United States, he recalled his own experience while playing basketball at Northern ... Read More »

Queensland Church gatherings increase from 10 to 20 people from this Friday

THE Church has welcomed a major easing of COVID-19 restrictions for gatherings in Queensland, and will put together an industrial plan hoping permission will be granted for even larger numbers of faithful to return to enter places of worship. The Queensland Government has agreed that gatherings in churches can increase from 10 to 20 from Friday, June 5, with people ... Read More »

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