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How Catholics across the nation are dealing with rising infection rates

MELBOURNE Archbishop Peter Comensoli lowered his surgical mask to kiss the altar at St Patrick’s Cathedral and fastened it again to incense the sanctuary at last Sunday’s Mass. Masking and unmasking was becoming a familiar sight for the five thousand Catholics who tuned in to the livestream as Melbourne archdiocese introduced new rules for liturgical celebrations on July 22. Those ... Read More »

Some southside Masses, gatherings cancelled until August 1 following outbreaks

SEVERAL parishes on Brisbane’s southside have been asked to cancel weekday Masses and gatherings until Saturday following the recording of three new cases of coronavirus in Queensland. In a letter to parishes sent yesterday, auxiliary Bishop Ken Howell instructed parishes to cancel all Masses and gatherings in the wake of the new cases. The parishes that will need to cancel ... Read More »

Brisbane south-west parish postpones Mass, private prayer at church in wake of new COVID cases

DAILY Mass in Greater Springfield has been temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure following the confirmation of two new cases of coronavirus in Queensland. Our Lady of the Southern Cross parish announced on their Facebook page this afternoon that “as a precautionary measure daily Mass and personal prayer will stop until further notice”. It comes after Queensland Health this morning ... Read More »

Brisbane Catholic Education is setting high ecological standards with new schools set to open

CATHOLIC schools in Brisbane are forging ahead with a sustainable futures project producing big energy savings and inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’. “We’ve been able to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation to take swift and globalised action,” Brisbane Catholic Education’s Dr Margaret Lee said. A highly-regarded former principal of Brisbane’s San Sisto College, Dr Lee is now BCE’s ... Read More »

Albany Creek parisioner’s homemade face masks reaching as far as England

BETTY Scott’s homemade face masks are spreading like wildfire. Having begun to catch on around her Albany Creek parish, they’re now popping up in other parts of Brisbane, in Melbourne and even in England. “I just wanted to be a help, not a big deal,” Mrs Scott said, a little embarrassed about how news of her mask-making efforts had spread. ... Read More »

Francis has been faithful at the altar in Booval for 70 years and counting

FRANCIS Klein turned 84 two Sundays ago and, like most other Sundays of his life, he was celebrating at Sacred Heart Church, Booval. But for the odd weekend when he’s been away because of work, he’s been there for Mass, come what may. His parents moved to Booval in 1936, the year he was born, and replaced their original cottage ... Read More »

Catholic winemaker supports pregnancy warning labels, says debate has wrongly portrayed industry

PRIZED Catholic winemaker Tim Kirk has welcomed proposals to protect pregnant women and the unborn with alcohol warning labels, but believes the debate has wrongly portrayed the industry for raising concerns about the cost of the requirements. Mr Kirk, who is the chief winemaker of Clonakilla, located outside Canberra, said he was “entirely supportive” of the proposals made by Food ... Read More »

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