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Friends separated by border closures turn to Rosary to pray for end to COVID

TWO friends, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne, have initiated a National Rosary Crusade to pray for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Michelle Komadina, in Melbourne, and Monica Guy, in Sydney, are inviting Catholics around Australia to pray the Rosary for 54 days, starting on the feast of the Assumption, August 15, and finishing on the feast of ... Read More »

‘We’re just trying to help people meet Jesus’: Why young Catholics flock to Ignite Conference

THEY gathered, foot-stomping and singing, their thurible reimagined as a smoke-machine, with untamed school-holiday haircuts and fluoro wrist-bands; and they radiated a festival fervour suggesting Jagger or Bowie was up next – this was Ignite Conference 2019.  More than 1500 young people from across Queensland and New South Wales gathered for four days of sacraments, music and workshops at Mueller ... Read More »

The Catholic Church and the LGBTI community: loving the sinner while enlightening the sin

INSIDERS have said the Church’s decision to seek the advice of the LGBTI community has “stirred unease” among some Catholics.  Many fear the conference could result in radical change at a time when issues such as the ordination of female priests and the relaxing of mandatory celibacy rules are already hotly contested. Recently Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli invited 80 members ... Read More »

Crossing a ‘void’ for the poor, a Christian Brother’s journey to the heart of the village

LEADER, teacher, village ambulance driver – Christian Brother Frank Hennessy has laboured for the best in people from Ballarat to East Timor. Br Hennessy was recently in Brisbane for the final thanksgiving at St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace as the Christian Brothers withdrew from East Timor. He worked in East Timor for five years as ministry leader where he changed the ... Read More »

Bishop Peter Comensoli to right the wrongs of the past as new Archbishop of Melbourne

Bishop Peter Comensoli

MELBOURNE’S Archbishop-elect Peter Comensoli has vowed to “right the grievous wrongs of the past” and rebuild trust following child abuse scandals that have rocked the Church. Pope Francis announced the appointment of Melbourne’s ninth archbishop on June 29, at the same time accepting the resignation of Archbishop Denis Hart, who is retiring after 17 years. The Bishop of Broken Bay ... Read More »

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