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Fr Francis’ hair worth more than $4000 for Vietnamese mission

IF you told Augustinian Father Francis Belcina two years ago that his hair would be worth more than $4000 in 2020, he would have fallen off his chair. But that’s how much his congregation’s Vietnamese mission has pocketed following a successful fundraiser held over the past month. Fr Belcina, who is parish priest of St James Church, Coorparoo, has been ... Read More »

Augustinian brother who left Vietnam to be a priest prepares to be a deacon

Brisbane Augustinians

VIETNAMESE Augustinian Brother Dang Nguyen, who left his home country to join an order he didn’t know, will be ordained a deacon in Brisbane next week. The 33-year-old who came to Brisbane two months ago for pastoral placement said he left Vietnam in 2008 to become a priest in the Augustinians, an order that has no presence in his country. ... Read More »

Pro-life group praises protection for unborn

LNP votes for no changes to abortion bill

QUEENSLAND pro-life organisation Cherish Life have welcomed a majority decision from the Liberal National Party to oppose changes to abortion laws. Cherish Life responded positively to a 95 per cent vote to stop two private member’s bills calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland. The motion was moved by Senator Barry O’Sullivan at the recent LNP State Convention held ... Read More »

Vietnamese to honour martyred ancestors

Vietnamese flag bearers

VIETNAMESE Catholics from throughout Brisbane archdiocese will be out in force on Saturday, November 21 to do what would have had hundreds of thousands of their ancestors tortured and killed. As they gather to profess their faith and celebrate Mass they will know their forebears were martyred for doing the same. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge will be principal celebrant at ... Read More »

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