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Former PM Scott Morrison bows out of politics, 'appreciative and thankful' for his Christian faith

Feb 28, 2024

SCOTT Morrison has never shied away from his Christian faith even under the harsh lights of federal politics. His departure from parliament yesterday was no different. He said he left parliament "appreciative and thankful, unburdened by offences and released...

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Cardinal Sarah warns against Christian disunity

Feb 28, 2024

DISUNITY among followers of Christ is counter-productive to the mission of witnessing the Gospel message and evangelisation, Cardinal Robert Sarah said recently at a symposium in Kenya. Cardinal Sarah, who served as prefect of the Dicastery for Divine...

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15 killed in Burkina Faso attacks; Pope calls for respect of places of worship

Feb 28, 2024

AFTER deadly attacks killed 15 people at a Catholic church and dozens more at a mosque in Burkina Faso, Pope Francis said places of worship must be respected. "Recalling that hatred is not the solution to conflicts, the pope invites (people) to respect...

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Prayer for plight of the unborn continues in Brisbane this Lent

Feb 27, 2024

PRO-LIFE activists are back on the streets of Brisbane praying for an end to abortion over the 40 days of Lent. 40 Days For Life president Brendan Wong says he is praying harder than ever for an end to abortion. "The plight of the unborn is still a very...

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Pope Francis recovering from 'mild flu,' renews call for peace in Ukraine on second anniversary of invasion

Feb 26, 2024

A DAY after canceling his audiences due to what the Vatican called a "mild flu-like condition," Pope Francis appeared in good form during his weekly Angelus address Sunday, marking the second anniversary of the war in Ukraine with a call for peace while...

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Q&A - Did Christ found the Church?

Feb 23, 2024

Fr John Flader Question - Some Protestants believe that Christ did not found a visible, hierarchical Church, but that he only preached the Kingdom of God, and it was the early Christians in different places who gradually formed themselves into communities...

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Fr Ian Wren remembered as a gentle and caring man who dedicated his life to pastoral ministry

Feb 22, 2024

BRISBANE priest Fr Ian Wren has died after a long illness and will be remembered at a Funeral Mass tomorrow at St Stephen's Cathedral. Fr Wren died at the Wesley Hospital on Monday, February 12. He was born on January 20, 1942, in Brisbane to Andrew and...

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Lives of the saints - St Peter Damian

Feb 21, 2024

ST Peter Damian was a champion of the renewal of the Church in the 11th Century. It was a time when simony was rife, clerical abuses were widespread and morality among the laity was wayward. Through his writings and his sermons, St Peter Damian helped...

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Meekness is our strength as Christians, Lent is a time to embrace it

Feb 21, 2024

By Michael Howard JESUS' call to meekness is a challenge of strength. Our world can be obnoxious and aggressive, meekness is rarely held out to be a virtue. The meek are seen as being soft or submissive, out of step with modernity's plea for us to be...

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Hundreds take the next step on path to baptism and confirmation in Brisbane

Feb 19, 2024

SEEING each person who was soon to be received into the Church at Easter, hearing their name called out and getting words of support from their friends and family - that was what organisers loved about the Rite of Election. This year marked the biggest...

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