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Catholic charity volunteers set free from captivity in Baghdad

FORMER Brisbane Catholic teacher Ora Duffley has welcomed the release of her charity worker friends from captivity in Iraq. French Catholics Antoine Brochon, Julien Dittmar, Alexandre Goodarzy and Iraqi Catholic Tariq Mattoka were released after being held captive for 66 days while working for SOS Chretiens d’Orient in Baghdad. The Catholic charity workers were captured on January 20 and returned ... Read More »

Leading Catholic figure Francis Sullivan calling for changes after sex abuse crisis

LEADING Catholic figure Francis Sullivan has criticised Church authorities for a “glaring lack of moral leadership” over the child sex abuse crisis and has called for the Church to change its “terms of engagement” if it is to remain relevant and engaged in Australia. “Unless we break the shackles of entitlement and cronyism, become inclusive and more representative in our ... Read More »

First Aboriginal man to graduate ACU proud of daughter’s Indigenous scholarship win

Philip Dreise

PHILLIP Dreise said the biggest thing that shocked him was how little the current generation knew about the histories of the Stolen Generations. “That goes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous kids,” the Australian Catholic University lecturer and father-of-four said. “They just don’t believe it could happen to real people and they don’t know the stories behind it. “That’s why I love ... Read More »

Relics of saintly family offer lessons on holiness during Brisbane pilgrimage

Carmelites with relics

THE earthly remains of three ordinary family members, better known as St Therese of Lisieux and her parents Sts Zelie and Louis Martin, imparted lessons in holiness and faith during their “visit from Heaven” in Brisbane last week. The saintly family drew thousands to their pilgrimage of Brisbane archdiocese between February 6 and February 15, part of a four-month tour ... Read More »

Choosing to take responsibility for the faith

Priest during the consecration of the Mass

By Shane Dwyer I REMEMBER an incident from when I was a boy. It was the practice of my family to attend Mass together on a Sunday morning. I wouldn’t say that my brother, two sisters and I were particularly fond of this aspect of family life, but we had done it for as long as I could remember and ... Read More »

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