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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 »

Understanding marriage

Marriage

RECENTLY I’ve been studying up on the history of marriage – in part because of the same-sex marriage debate but also because of the Synod later this year. One thing is clear – the profile of marriage has been anything but consistent through history. Marriage has been many things down the centuries; and this warns against a static, classicist view ... Read More »

The Catholic Loop | January 15, 2015

The Catholic Loop – Today’s news headlines for the busy Catholic | January 15, 2015 Yesterday Pope Francis canonised Sri Lanka’s first saint, St Joseph Vaz, reminded the country about Mary’s forgiveness during a visit to a Marian shrine, and made a quick visit to the local Buddhist temple.  Indian priests in England save a 19th century church that was ... Read More »

Pope says it’s important for Christians to stick together

Pope Francis and children

CHRISTIANS are not made in a laboratory, but in a community called the Church, Pope Francis said. At his weekly general audience on June 25, Pope Francis continued his series of audience talks about the Church, telling an estimated 33,000 people that there is no such thing as “do-it-yourself” Christians or “free agents” when it comes to faith. Every Christian, ... Read More »

Following his father’s footsteps

Marist Father John Begg with his father's war medals

FR John Begg was six when his father died after being wounded in war, and he was later to give part of his own life in service of others in the same part of the world. Fr John was the first to find his 36-year-old father dead. It was April 29, 1946, and 68 years later Fr John remembers it ... Read More »

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