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Couple celebrates 65 years of marriage on Easter Monday

“LOVE one another and be kind to one another” – that was the advice of Bryan Doyle, who celebrated 65 years of marriage with his wife Patricia (nee Devitt) on Easter Monday, April 11. The couple married at St Mary’s Church, Warwick in 1955 and had four children – Sandra, Vicki, Glen and Shane; eight grandchildren – Matthew, Nathan, Joel, ... Read More »

Easter spent at home like the ‘Passover in Egypt’, families waited for the coming of the Lord

FOR Catholics, Easter is a time of hope and devotion through the Paschal Liturgies. And for communities of the Neocatechumenal Way, accustomed to large Easter vigil gatherings, the limitations of social distancing, proved a challenging prospect. The Neocatechumenal Way has about 70 communities in 13 dioceses across Australia. So instead of meeting as communities, Neocatechumenal families were invited to follow ... Read More »

Jesus went to the depths of our humanity so that we would know we are not alone

DURING my days at university I worked night shift at a geology laboratory, in order to keep myself in the semi-impoverished manner to which I had become accustomed. I would spend the early hours of the morning grinding coal samples and loading them into submersible metal canisters, which were then pumped with various elements from the periodic table at differing ... Read More »

Jesus ‘Christ, my hope, is risen,’ Pope Francis says, prays for coronavirus recovery at Easter Mass

POPE Francis has prayed that the political and economic planning for recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic would be inspired by concern for the common good and not for “the god, money.” “Today we pray for government officials, scientists (and) politicians who have begun to study the way out, the post-pandemic, this ‘after’ that already has begun, that they may find ... Read More »

More than 100,000 people livestreamed Easter Masses from across Brisbane archdiocese

Live-streamed Mass and online presentations are proving an enormous hit as Queenslanders search for a life-affirming message during the COVID-19 lockdown. More than 100,000 people attended virtual Masses over Easter, with live streams from St Stephen’s Cathedral and parishes across the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Parishes reported a surge in Mass numbers, with some Catholics using live streams to return to ... Read More »

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