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South Sudanese priest finds peace in Brisbane

Fr Stephen Kumyangi

  BRISBANE’S newest African priest is relieved to know his new Catholic home won’t be fleeing from any deadly conflict in the near future. South Sudanese priest Fr Stephen Kumyangi was among a group of 2000 Catholics from the Maridi parish who were forced to run from tribal communities targeting community leaders last year. “Right before I started to come here, ... Read More »

Toowoomba teenager answers the call and enters seminary

Seminarian

PARISHIONERS at Sacred Heart Church, Toowoomba, fraewelled one of their own, Nathan Webb, on February 14 but are delighted his destination was the Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary in Brisbane. Mr Webb, 18, said he had always felt the calling to become a priest and after a number of years of discernment had decided to take the next step. “It’s kind ... Read More »

Servants of God

Faithful servants: Archbishop Mark Coleridge with Fr Paul Eloagu (left) and Fr Odinaka Nwadike after their ordination at St Stephen’s Cathedral on June 29. Photo: Alan Edgecomb

By Emilie Ng TWO Nigerian-born men believe the greatest gift God has ever given them is the opportunity to be priests in the Catholic Church. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordained Fr Paul Eloagu and Fr Odinaka Nwadike priests for the Brisbane archdiocese on June 29, at St Stephen’s Cathedral, at a Mass attended by hundreds of friends and family. Both ... Read More »

Dominican thanks Jesus for the gift of priesthood

Fr Joseph Wilson OP

By Emilie Ng DOMINICAN priest Father Joseph Wilson thanked God for giving him 60 years of priestly life on December 15. Ahead of the celebrations, Fr Wilson spoke with The Catholic Leader on the meaning of thanksgiving and life as a Dominican. For around 66 years, Fr Wilson has set his heart on following the footsteps and shadows of St ... Read More »

God’s call goes into the deep

fr morgan batt

By FR MORGAN BATT “GO out to the whole world”. Reflecting on the Gospel for October 17, Pope Francis encouraged us to not be afraid of going out and engaging in the world. Surely this is also the message behind our universal Church’s Year of Faith that has come to a close in celebration but the message goes into the ... Read More »

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