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Brisbane’s Holy Door is closed but doorway to mercy remains open

HOLY Doors have closed around the world, but Brisbane Catholics have been asked to keep the doorway to mercy open and “more public”. Across the world, Holy Doors in cathedrals, churches and basilicas closed on November 13, the same day Pope Francis closed three in Rome. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge joined the universal Church to close the Holy Door at ... Read More »

When the Doors close – What will you do when the Year of Mercy finishes?

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FROM November 20, the Holy Door will close and the extraordinary Year of Mercy will end. I’ll be honest, I have been extremely slack in terms of taking full advantage of this wonderful year.  However, I have finally picked up Pope Francis’ Misericordiae Vultus, the Bull of Indiction of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.  It was a good way to ... Read More »

Brisbane offers invitation to joy

Brisbane's Holy Door

ARCHBISHOP Mark Coleridge opened Brisbane’s Holy Door for the Year of Mercy last week with an invitation to seize the joy of God’s merciful love. Hundreds gathered at St Stephen’s Cathedral for the opening of the Holy Door on the third Sunday in Advent, Gaudete Sunday, which means “rejoice” in Latin and traditionally centres Catholics on the joy of Christ’s ... Read More »

St Stephen’s Cathedral to open holy portal for Year of Mercy

Fr David Pascoe at the holy door of St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane

THE holy door of St St Stephen’s Cathedral will be knocked on three times to mark the start of the Year of Mercy in Brisbane. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge will strike the temporarily closed first right side door, the site of the holy door, at the cathedral on December 13. The door will be open during the day for the ... Read More »

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