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Brisbane churches open for Christmas Masses but registration required

LIKE the Holy Family trekking all the way to Bethlehem to register for the census, all Brisbane Catholics must reach out to their local parish to register for Christmas Masses. Christmas Masses are among the most popular of the year and once COVID-safe capacities are reached, parish workers will have to turn people away and direct them to live- streamed ... Read More »

East Timorese fruit pickers teach a lesson in faith to Bowen Catholics

AMID fears that labour shortages will leave crops unharvested due to coronavirus, one North Queensland community is singing the praises of Catholic pickers from East Timor. More than 100 East Timorese arrived in Bowen and have spent a full season picking capsicums, pumpkins and tomatoes, working hard to earn the respect of the local farmers, as well as the local ... Read More »

Emotions running high as four Queensland men prepare to be deacons

THREE Brisbane seminarians Francis Fernandes, William Iuliano and Jack Ho are taking their next steps towards priesthood, set to be ordained transitional deacons at St Stephen’s Cathedral on Friday, November 13. Rockhampton diocese seminarian Ashwin Acharya will head to St Joseph’s Cathedral to be ordained a transitional deacon on Wednesday, November 18. The four men, closing out their sixth and ... Read More »

Brisbane deacon given rare honour for chaplain service

DEACON Peter Devenish-Meares has received a rare official honour for his chaplaincy work as an Officer in the Venerable Order of St John. Only three months ago, Deacon Devenish-Meares was appointed chairman of the board for St John Ambulance Queensland, after serving on the board since 2018. He is also Mission Australia’s chaplain for Queensland and the Northern Territory, has ... Read More »

Northside parish open for prayer 24/7

A BRISBANE parish is now open for prayer 24 hours a day, inviting people wherever they are to light a candle any time of the day or night. The Parish of St Joseph and St Anthony in Bracken Ridge launched its Light-A-Candle initiative at last weekend’s Masses. It’s an online prayer space where anyone can enter, virtually “light” a candle ... Read More »

Longtime Labor supporter Bishop James Foley laments ALP’s death policies

CAIRNS Bishop James Foley – a Labor supporter all his life – says he’s disenfranchised by the party’s stand on abortion and euthanasia – and has doubts about how he will cast his vote in the Queensland election. A moral voice for Catholics in the state’s far north, Bishop Foley has written a letter to the Cairns Post and featured ... Read More »

Catholic psychologist Paul Stevenson says mental health impact of COVID-19 could last years

THE coronavirus pandemic is tending to “dial everything up to 11” in mental health, Catholic psychologist Paul Stevenson says. “Where people have anxiety or depression, what COVID tends to do is it tends to exacerbate the symptoms of that and particularly because a lot of the symptoms for those conditions are about hopelessness and helplessness, and being out of control,” ... Read More »

Labor and LNP quizzed on post-COVID strategies in online election debate

SENIOR Labor and LNP politicians were quizzed about their long-term strategies to support vulnerable Queenslanders emerging from the COVID-19 crisis, during an online election debate organised by social services peak body Queensland Council of Social Service. “We’ve heard concerning stories about growing homelessness for older women, kids struggling to re-engage in school, and a lack of support services for people ... Read More »

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