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Sisters of Mercy make mobile app for Jubilee year

Mercy app

JUST three months ago the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy launched their Mercy-ing app, supporting action and contemplation in daily life, and it has had more than 2000 downloads. An institute spokesman said the path of Mercy invited people to attain balance of their lives through prayer and the app was assisting people towards this goal in Australia, New ... Read More »

What will be Brisbane’s monuments of mercy?

Monuments of mercy

POPE Francis has asked Catholic dioceses around the world to set up a permanent memorial of the Year of Mercy. It’s a new and sizeable challenge, but also offers a unique opportunity to meet the needs we see around us.  How could the Archdiocese of Brisbane best respond to the Holy Father’s request?  Pope Francis said the idea came to ... Read More »

Queensland faithful drawn to day of Eucharistic adoration

adoration

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 »

Q&A with Peter Humeniuk

Peter Humeniuk

POPE Francis’s trip to Cuba last month paved the way for a historical meeting with Patriarch Krill of Moscow. It was the first time in history a Russian Orthodox patriarch and a Pope had met.  Aid to the Church in Need’s Russia expert Peter Humeniuk talks about the significant meeting for both the Catholic and Russian Orthodox church. Question: How ... Read More »

Bishop Brian Finnigan reaches retirement

Bishop Brian V Finnigan

BISHOP Brian Finnigan will begin the new year in retirement from his episcopal ministry after Pope Francis officially accepted his resignation yesterday.   The Holy Father accepted the resignation of Brisbane Auxiliary Bishop Brian Vincent Finnigan, aged 77, on December 30, 2015, two years after he had presented it to Pope Francis. Diocesan bishops are canonically requested to present their resignation to the ... Read More »

Fair wage patron from Cairns named papal knight

Papal knight

FAMILY justice champion Brian Lawrence has developed a slight wardrobe dilemma since being named a papal knight. The near-retiring lay Catholic, married to administration and business leader Elizabeth Proust, is not sure how to wear the uniform for knights of the Order of Pope St Sylvester in his Cairns home. “I have to wonder what a knight should wear in ... Read More »

Pope Francis rejuvenated hope in Africa, local Kenyans say

Uganda Catholics wait for the Pope

POPE Francis’ visit to three African countries struggling through mass terrorism attacks and security scares brought hope to an often forgotten people, a Brisbane Kenyan said. Peter Kamau of Brisbane’s Jubilee parish kept on top of the Pope’s visit to his birth country, Kenya, during the past week. When he heard Pope Francis tell a journalist he was more afraid ... Read More »

Vatican spokesman offers caution about alleged letter to Pope

REPORTS on a private letter allegedly signed by 13 Cardinals to Pope Francis have caused unnecessary “disruption” to the worldwide meeting in Rome, director of the Vatican Press Office said. Fr Federico Lombardi, the official spokesman for the Holy See, offered words of caution with a statement clarifying the letter, which was leaked on Italian publication L’Espresso. “As we are aware,” the spokesman ... Read More »

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