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Bulimba parish a ‘sign of God’s kingdom’

Sts Peter and Paul Church, Bulimba

BULIMBA’S Catholic community were one of the last groups of Christians to receive an official spiritual home. The local Catholics had to wait almost 54 years after the free settlement of Moreton Bay to get to Mass without making a trip down the river. They eventually bargained a meeting with Brisbane Archbishop Robert Dunne in 1896 to receive a local ... Read More »

Rising Mass attendance drives Sunnybank church upgrade

New Sunnybank church

MASS attendance has caused a major challenge for Sunnybank parish priest Fr Dan Ryan – and for all the right reasons. Increasing numbers of Catholics at the six weekend Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sunnybank, convinced Fr Ryan to sign the papers for a major church expansion this year. The new church project, which will cost up to $2.3 ... Read More »

Church census rolling out

Church census

PARISHIONERS across Brisbane archdiocese will be asked to take part in the largest and longest-running survey of Church life in the world later this year. The 2016 National Church Life Survey will be rolled out in October, with all Christian churches invited to participate. “After 25 years, and conducted every five years it is the largest, longest survey of Church ... Read More »

Springfield’s new church is “for everyone”

Hard Hats

ACROSS the shimmering, new suburban rooves of Springfield Lakes, a church on the hill is taking shape as beacon for a rapidly growing community.The concrete slab has been poured at the Our Lady of the Southern Cross, and work is progressing at a fast pace.Wearing a hard hat and hi-visibility vest, parish priest Fr Mauro Conte was brimming with enthusiasm ... Read More »

Bishops condemn exposing children to pornography

Bishop Peter Commensoli

AUSTRALIA’S Catholic bishops have called pornography exposure among children “a form of abuse” in a submission published by a Senate inquiry last week.The Bishops’ Commission for Family, Youth and Life of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference made a submission to a Senate inquiry into the harm done to children through online pornography.The submission said children “have a right to be ... Read More »

Humans vs Robots: the artificial intelligence debate grows

Artificial intelligence

THE World Science Festival held in Brisbane in early March confirmed that robots, artificial intelligence and machine learning were now part of our lives. Thousands attending the festival came to watch, touch and play with cute, shiny robots capable of dodging objects, following commands and engaging in smart banter. However, if the future has arrived, now we have to deal ... Read More »

New Burleigh church foundation laid

Burleigh church

BURLEIGH Heads parishioners on the Gold Coast celebrated the laying of a foundation stone for their new Mary, Mother of Mercy Church on March 6. Standing atop Marymount where the Church will be built, apostolic nuncio Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, blessed the foundation stone and prayed for the safety of workers during construction. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge attended, as well ... Read More »

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