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What these 11-year-old children write about Eucharistic Adoration will melt your heart

Children in Eucharistic Adoration

TWO Catholic teachers with a devotion to Eucharistic adoration have introduced young children to the Real Presence of Christ with heart-warming responses. Acting assistant principal for religious education at St Finbarr’s Primary School, Ashgrove, Luke Thomsen and fellow staff member Naimh Healy organised Eucharistic adoration sessions for 187 students aged four to 11 during Corpus Christi week. The adoration initiative is ... Read More »

Son of a preacher man returns ‘home’ to the Catholic Church

Peter Pellicaan

BRITAIN’S legendary Catholic convert Gilbert Keith Chesterton once said it was impossible to be fair to the Catholic Church without being fond of it as a consequence. A stint at a local newspaper prompted Chesterton to write a hefty 15-point defence of several truths on the Catholic Church.  There he realised his error – he, a born and bred Unitarian, ... Read More »

Queensland faithful drawn to day of Eucharistic adoration

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CHURCHES and confessionals across Queensland remained open for 24 hours to respond to Pope Francis’ call for the world to be “immersed in the mercy of God”. Brisbane archdiocesan parishes, including the communities of Kenmore; Redcliffe; Nambour; St Mary’s, South Brisbane; and Sandgate, opened their doors for adoration, communal prayer and Confession. Rockhampton diocese also organised a Eucharistic procession through ... Read More »

International Eucharistic Congress: Widespread malnutrition and starvation “mass genocide”

Hungry children in Syria

POPE Francis’ representative to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress called the widespread malnutrition and starvation in the world a “mass genocide”. Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, was speaking last Sunday at the opening Mass of the event in Cebu, Philippines. “This calls for a commitment to a world of justice,” Cardinal Bo said.  “The Eucharist calls for a third world war, ... Read More »

Faithful adorers see miracles

By Emilie Ng UNBROKEN prayers before Jesus in Eucharistic adoration inspired a lapsed Catholic man to make his first Confession last month, among other miracles at a Brisbane parish. Samoan-born Elisabeth Fraser believes the prayers from her rostered adoration time at the Banyo-Nundah parish inspired her husband’s return to the faith. “Since Adoration started in the parish, it has helped ... Read More »

Why you need spiritual food

Fr Robert Barron

By Fr Robert Barron EVERY third winter, the Catholic lectionary provides a series of readings for Sunday Mass from the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John. This is the magnificently crafted chapter in which the evangelist’s Eucharistic theology is most fully presented. It is a curiosity of John’s Gospel that the Last Supper scene includes no “institution narrative,” which ... Read More »

Walking with Jesus Christ

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BLESSED Frederic Ozanam founded the St Vincent de Paul Society 179 years ago on the values of believing the Word, Gospel values, loving and trusting God, having integrity, living for others, and becoming the salt of the earth and the light of the world.  These wonderful values gave members of the society’s Vincentian family deep roots and an anchor on ... Read More »

Mass in vernacular has helped people understand God and live the faith, Pope says

Pope Francis

ALLOWING priests to celebrate Mass in the language of the local congregation rather than in Latin allowed the faithful to understand and be encouraged by the Word of God, Pope Francis said. “You cannot turn back; we have to always go forward, always forward and who goes back is making a mistake,” he told parishioners after commemorating the 50th anniversary ... Read More »

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