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Learn to be a ‘seeker’ of Christ like St Bernard of Clairvaux

During this month when the Church in Australia calls us to reflect more deeply on the idea of our ‘vocation’, I would like to focus on the vocational call and life of one particular man. You may be surprised to learn he was not a Dominican. Well, not officially. But I like to think that St Bernard of Clairvaux – ... Read More »

A Dorrington Christmas is about being one family

CHRISTMAS was about the coming of Christ and Dorrington parish proved it, inviting Catholic communities across Brisbane to join its One Family One Community Mass at St Michael’s War Memorial Church on December 22 last year. Parish priest Congregation of the Holy Spirit Father Tom Kessy, Fr John Huynh, and Scalabrinian Father Ignacio Gutierrez concelebrated the Mass, and were assisted ... Read More »

Jesus Christ is still the answer

Christ and the Rich Young Ruler

I REMEMBER the Prague metro as being a rather impressive series of tunnels and spectacularly steep escalators. The descent is so precipitous that, upon first experiencing the swift and seemingly vertiginous journey into the earth, I could not help but think that I was entering into the opening chapters of a Jules Verne novel. The graffiti on the metro walls ... Read More »

John three sixteen: God’s fantastic Christmas present

Annunciation by Titian

THE brilliant Marist Brother who taught me Latin while I was in the seminary celebrated his 80th birthday a few years ago. At the party held in his honour there were people from all walks of life – men and women whom Br Roger had met and ministered to over the many years of his religious life, as well as ... Read More »

Will you give differently this Christmas?

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CHRISTMAS is traditionally a time where we tend to focus on buying gifts, writing Christmas cards and preparing food for a feast spent with loved ones. Yet as I reflect on Christmas 2017, I am challenged to ask myself how this Christmas season is going to be different. What is going to be different in me this year, as I ... Read More »

Archbishop Coleridge says perpetual adoration ‘no waste of time’

Archbishop Coleridge in adoration

DECIDING the future of the Catholic Church in Australia will only be possible if the devotion to perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament increases, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Archbishop Coleridge made his comments during a visit to adorers who have prayed almost non-stop for eight years before the Blessed Sacrament inside the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Chapel at Villa ... Read More »

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