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Call for international investigation into bribe claims over Cardinal Pell trial

THERE should be an international investigation into allegations that an Italian cardinal used Vatican funds to corrupt the sexual abuse case levelled against Cardinal George Pell, according to his former defence barrister. Robert Richter, QC, has told The Australian newspaper the allegations, reported in the Italian media, were serious and should be investigated by authorities with the capacity to track ... Read More »

South Sudanese and Italian migrant families share faith and hope

Leading with faith: FCI chaplain Scalabrinian Father Angelo Cagna with members of the Italian and Sudanese communities of Brisbane.

MIGRATING ​South Sudanese and Italian families share more than the hope found in settling in Brisbane. For 21 years, the local Italian Catholic Federation of Aspley-Geebung (FCI) ​and North Brisbane FCI have nurtured mutual support, cultural expression and faith sharing among their communities. This connection was celebrated when families and individuals gathered in St Gerard Majella parish on October 7. Scalabrinian Missionary Italian Chaplain ... Read More »

Singing of God’s goodness – Order of Australia recipient Carmela Bozzi humbled by the accolade

OVERCOME by a “handsome young man from Australia” in 1977, in her hometown of Bitonto, Bari, on the Adriatic Sea in southern Italy, Carmela Bozzi awaited her God-given destiny.  God’s plans were magnified recently with her reception of an Order of Australia Medal “for services to the Italian community” of Brisbane.  It’s not the accolade Carmela wishes to highlight however, ... Read More »

Stanthorpe community remembers young girl killed in farming accident

Sophie Gasparin

JOHN Gasparin has an old pair of work boots that are hard to part with.  His eldest daughter Sophie would use them to “slip outside to the animals”.  Genevieve, 9, said her elder sister’s morning routine included “feeding the guinea pigs, dogs and cats” on their property in Stanthorpe, on the Granite Belt in Toowoomba diocese. Tiffany, 5, remembered her ... Read More »

Academic found God in history

Stefano Girola

CRITICAL thinking, knowledge and an inquisitive nature have all been apart of  Stefano Girola’s faith journey. The Brisbane-based academic, after years away from the Church in his youth, wants to one day translate and see published all the Italian works of Spanish Benedictine priest Fr Rosendo Salvado. Dr Girola, an honorary fellow with the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at ... Read More »

Celebrating Italian spirit

Celebrating Italian spirit

MEMBERS of the Italian Catholic Federation (FCI) Aspley-Geebung came together for Mass at St Kevin’s Church, Geebung, on August 4 to mark 30 years of service to the Italian community. The celebration was made more significant because the Sunday morning Italian Mass at Geebung ended earlier this year. Scalabrinian Father Angelo Cagna celebrated the anniversary Mass. After Mass the community ... Read More »

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