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Broken Bay priest lifts up cancer diagnosis in prayer for vocations

Apr 24, 2024

BROKEN Bay priest Fr Sam French, who has a large online following, revealed yesterday that he had been diagnosed with cancer and had undergone a successful surgery. The priest who is known for his comedic and informative videos, which have raked in millions...

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Monica looks for the face of Jesus in everyone she meets

Apr 23, 2024

MONICA Molloy loves her neighbours. She can name just about every person in her street, the names of their children and a little tidbit about each of them. If pushed, she could probably name everyone in the Nundah-Banyo parish too. She loves to...

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Pope offers prayers for prisoners of war and victims of torture

Apr 22, 2024

POPE Francis has appealed to countries at war to release prisoners and offered special prayers for those who have endured torture. At the end of his weekly general audience , Pope Francis said that he knew “our thoughts, all of ours, go at this...

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Hundreds of mourners farewell Fr Marty Larsen at Funeral Mass

Apr 19, 2024

BRISBANE priest Fr Marty Larsen was remembered by family, friends, students, parishioners and colleagues as a warm priest who had a "great sense of fun and a wonderful spirituality" at a Funeral Mass at St Stephen's Cathedral yesterday, April 18. Brisbane...

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Retiring journalist Mark Bowling reflects on a turbulent decade reporting for the Church

Apr 19, 2024

IN a wooden chest of draws at home, I keep copies of The Catholic Leader. Over the last decade, I've accumulated deep piles of the newspaper that report and reflect on one of the most testing of times for the Church. Some could argue the last decade has...

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Sydney archbishop urges faithful not to respond to violence with fear or reprisal, but peace

Apr 17, 2024

SYDNEY Archbishop Anthony Fisher has urged peace in the aftermath of the attack on an Assyrian orthodox church on Monday night. Archbishop Fisher has said Sydney faithful deserved to "worship without fear," as tensions remained high after a week...

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Fr Mario reflects on one year of mission in Juba

Apr 17, 2024

FRANCISCAN Father Mario Debattista sees the heart of the Church at work in the everyday faith of ordinary people. Fr Debattista is back in Australia for a month's rest after serving as a missionary priest in Juba, South Sudan, for the last 14 months...

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Assyrian Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel attacked at Sydney church

Apr 16, 2024

SYDNEY has been rocked by a second violent event in under a week, this time at Christ the Good Shepherd Church, an Assyrian community in Wakeley. Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was allegedly stabbed by a 15-year-old male. The talk was live-streamed...

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Pope Francis to travel to Indonesia, Singapore, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea

Apr 16, 2024

POPE Francis will travel to the southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Singapore later this year. The 11-day multi-country voyage from September 2-13 will be the longest international trip of Francis' papacy. The trip...

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Six new icons glow with the glory of God at Holy Spirit Seminary

Apr 15, 2024

NEWLY finished icons of Saints Mary Magdalene, Peter, Mary Mother of God, John the Baptist, Paul and Mary of the Cross now light the way to the heart of the prayer life of Queensland's Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge...

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