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Maronite priest who lost neighbour in Beirut blast says God can turn their horror into blessing

LEBANESE priest Fr Fadi Salame believes the global response to the deadly August 4 explosion in Beirut is God’s way of blessing the people of Lebanon after years of corruption. The parish priest of St Maroun’s Church, Greenslopes, said the deadly blast has brought other countries closer to Lebanon, which was already spiralling out of control from economic strife and ... Read More »

Friends separated by border closures turn to Rosary to pray for end to COVID

TWO friends, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne, have initiated a National Rosary Crusade to pray for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Michelle Komadina, in Melbourne, and Monica Guy, in Sydney, are inviting Catholics around Australia to pray the Rosary for 54 days, starting on the feast of the Assumption, August 15, and finishing on the feast of ... Read More »

South metro parishes reopen as Queensland reports no community transmission

PARISHES in Brisbane archdiocese’s south metro area have reopened their doors for Masses after the Queensland Government announced no community transmission had occurred following a coronavirus scare involving two teenagers travelling up from Victoria two weeks ago. Queensland shut its borders last Saturday and has only recorded one new case from a returned overseas traveller since, as of time of ... Read More »

Revisit Australia’s Catholic history all the way back to 1788

History: Irish Catholics out in parade for St Patrick’s Day in 1932.< [/caption] TIME travel may not be possible, but the Australian Catholic Historical Society is using the Internet to launch Catholics back to the moment Catholicism first arrived Down Under. With the global health crisis impacting the ACHS’s decades tradition of recounting Australian Catholic history, the society has published ... Read More »

Parish’s livestream Mass brings Maree home to the Church after eight years away

MAREE Hyde was getting used to life without Sunday Mass until a comment she read on Facebook four months ago turned her into a nearly daily virtual Mass-goer. Miss Hyde’s mum, a member of the Caloundra Catholic Parish, had left a comment on the community’s live-streamed Mass, which the parish have offered on their Facebook page since March 19. “Mum ... Read More »

Perth priest risks his own life to save surfer attacked by shark

A CATHOLIC priest who helped rescue a surfer being attacked by a four-metre great white shark, says it was the grace of God that gave him courage to act in the moment. “There’s something deep inside you that wants to help,” keen surfer and newly-ordained priest Fr Liam Ryan, 33, said, after a daring rescue at remote Bunker Bay beach, ... Read More »

Mater seeking heart-felt gifts for the smallest of patients

MATER Mothers’ Hospital is on the lookout for crafty people with a heart for new-born babies. Anyone who can sew and would like to help mothers and babies in the early days of the little ones’ lives then the Mater would like to hear from you. The simple act of a mother holding her baby whenever she wants is something ... Read More »

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