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East Timorese Catholics take two carloads of donations to workers who lost everything in Bundaberg fire

BRISBANE’S East Timorese Catholic Community has reached out to help people from their homeland who lost their possessions in a recent Bundaberg fire. Lita Barreto, who is secretary and treasurer of the Brisbane group, and fellow community members drove to Bundaberg two weekends ago in two cars loaded with donations for the survivors of the fire. The Timorese seasonal workers ... Read More »

Catholic environmentalist says Australia has failed as God’s caretakers of earth following interim report

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CHURCH representatives have backed calls for stronger environmental protection laws and standards in Australia. Professor Graeme Samuel, recently released an interim report for his review of Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, saying the act was “ineffective” and “is not fit to address current or future environmental challenges”. “Australia’s natural environment and iconic places are in an overall state ... Read More »

Brisbane south-west parish postpones Mass, private prayer at church in wake of new COVID cases

DAILY Mass in Greater Springfield has been temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure following the confirmation of two new cases of coronavirus in Queensland. Our Lady of the Southern Cross parish announced on their Facebook page this afternoon that “as a precautionary measure daily Mass and personal prayer will stop until further notice”. It comes after Queensland Health this morning ... Read More »

Cardinal George Pell’s jail diary to be published, tipped to become a ‘spiritual classic’

A CATHOLIC publisher is seeking donations from supporters of Cardinal George Pell so that it can release his prison diary, describing it as “a spiritual classic”. Catholic publisher Ignatius Press hopes to release the diary in instalments, with the first volume likely to be published in 2021. Ignatius’ editor Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio has sent a letter to email subscribers ... Read More »

Beenleigh couple become Catholic in the middle of the pandemic

RICHARD and Lynnette Sargeant have held each others’ hands through cancer, a serious accident, and now a pandemic, so it made sense to see out the rest of their lives on a high note by becoming Catholics. With special permission from Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, the married couple of nearly 48 years were received into full communion with the Catholic ... Read More »

Rockhampton diocese shows small growth in Catholic numbers as others shrink

ROCKHAMPTON is one of the few dioceses in Australia that has seen an increase in Catholic numbers in recent years, while Brisbane numbers have dropped slightly in line with a national trend. Drawing on Australian Bureau of Statistics data from the 2016 Census, new reports prepared by the National Centre for Pastoral Research provide insights into the demographics of the ... Read More »

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