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Iona’s Passion Play returns home for Easter

Iona Passion play

FOR more than 50 years the Iona passion play has travelled Australia, and this year the iconic Easter event is returning to its birthplace, Iona College. Founded by Oblate Fr Thomas Overall at Iona College in 1958, the play has been viewed by more than 500, 000 people Australia-wide. Organisers have brought the play back to Iona College on March ... Read More »

Sisters are simply living the Josephite life

Josephite Sisters

A SEARCH of Mary MacKillop on the Internet today highlights just how far the saint’s influence has spread. Dioceses have her as their patron, schools and child care centres and ministries carry her name, and the work of the sisters extends across the globe. And yet, with an average age of 78 many Catholics may question “What is the future ... Read More »

A funeral is a ritual for healing

funeral

WHEN considering the type of funeral for yourself or a loved one it is important to understand the purpose of a funeral.   Some will express a wish for a Church service with a procession to the cemetery or crematorium, perhaps a Church service with no attendance at the Cemetery or Crematorium, or either a service of Crematorium Chapel or graveside. ... Read More »

Confession on womanhood

Women

IT’S been a while since I have availed myself of the Sacrament of Confession. Perhaps that in itself is not something I should confess, considering I work for an agency that is charged with supporting mission around the world, and across Australia. I share it though because, if I was to walk through the door of a confessional booth, I ... Read More »

Q&A with Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

Q&A with Cardinal Mauro Piacanza, Major Penitentiary of the Holy Roman Church Lent is always a time to experience God’s mercy, and in this jubilee year, even more so. In conversation with Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Major Penitentiary of the Holy Roman Church, he pointed out the thread that unites fasting, the indulgences and the works of mercy. And he reminded ... Read More »

Queensland faithful drawn to day of Eucharistic adoration

adoration

CHURCHES and confessionals across Queensland remained open for 24 hours to respond to Pope Francis’ call for the world to be “immersed in the mercy of God”. Brisbane archdiocesan parishes, including the communities of Kenmore; Redcliffe; Nambour; St Mary’s, South Brisbane; and Sandgate, opened their doors for adoration, communal prayer and Confession. Rockhampton diocese also organised a Eucharistic procession through ... Read More »

South Sudanese priest finds peace in Brisbane

Fr Stephen Kumyangi

  BRISBANE’S newest African priest is relieved to know his new Catholic home won’t be fleeing from any deadly conflict in the near future. South Sudanese priest Fr Stephen Kumyangi was among a group of 2000 Catholics from the Maridi parish who were forced to run from tribal communities targeting community leaders last year. “Right before I started to come here, ... Read More »

Nothing old school about Brisbane Catholic Education’s new leader

Dr Doug Ashleigh

DR Doug Ashleigh has decades of experience as a Catholic teacher, principal and administrator, but there’s nothing old school about this senior educator. Dr Ashleigh recently moved with his family from Sydney to take on the challenging role of deputy executive director at Brisbane Catholic Education. He has spent much of the past decade at the leading edge of digital ... Read More »

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