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Vatican Radio set to celebrate 90 years of evangelisation on the waves

VATICAN Radio was switched on in 1931 and has transmitted the Gospel across the world faithfully for 90 years, set to mark the milestone on February 12. It was designed and set-up by Gugielmo Marconi on two shortwave frequencies to share the pontifical message “Omni creaturae” proclaimed by Pope Pius XI. The channel now broadcasts in 41 languages with staff ... Read More »

Leading children to ‘know Jesus’

ONE of the things Carole Danby’s looking forward to most after many years in children’s ministry is having oodles of time to play. She can’t wait for all the fun she’ll have in the spare room she’s turning into a special place where she’ll tell stories and play games with her three grandsons, and hopefully help them to know the ... Read More »

Evangelisation – what’s Jesus got to do with it?

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AT the end of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Paul VI entrusted the newly “rejuvenated” Church to one specific group of Catholics. It was for young people, the Pope said, that the Church was being re-examined “to respond better to the design of her Founder”. So, after four rigorous years, the Church was entrusting young people to “build a better ... Read More »

Brisbane deacon says Vatican parish guidelines confirms need for personal encounter with Christ

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BRISBANE’S evangelisation director believes a new instruction from the Vatican for the renewal of parishes will help the Church to “look, feel and sound more like Jesus”. Deacon Peter Pellicaan, of Evangelisation Brisbane, which serves parishes and communities across Brisbane archdiocese, said a new instruction issued by the Congregation for Clergy on Monday (July 20) was a “powerful vision” of ... Read More »

Bishops refocus on evangelisation in wake of a trimmed budget

EVANGELISATION efforts in Australia are being streamlined to focus more on the Church’s central mission of spreading the Good News. During the biannual meeting of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, it was announced that a revamped National Centre for Evangelisation would take responsibility for a number of offices. The refocusing signals an end to the Office for Lay Pastoral Ministry, ... Read More »

Man walks into a church for the first time in 30 years at a life-changing Nightfever

IT was early in the night and Brisbane Catholics Jess O’Donoghue and Megan Donaghy were standing out on Elizabeth Street with a lantern and a handful of unlit candles for Nightfever on November 22.  They encountered a group of French travellers and invited them inside St Stephen’s Cathedral to light a candle before the Blessed Sacrament. Megan, who spoke a ... Read More »

Brisbane Frassati mustering up young men’s faith for 10 years

THE Frassati Fraternity in Australia, based in Brisbane’s Annerly Ekibin parish, has built a community of faithful Catholic men. For 10 years, it has reached out to guide young men under the patronage of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. The fraternity recently held its first muster since its formation in 2011; the muster was a time to come together, count their ... Read More »

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