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Vietnamese Community open Brisbane's newest Catholic church

Jul 16, 2024

BRISBANE'S Vietnamese Catholic Community has a place of worship they can call their own, throwing open the doors to their new church last Saturday. Thousands of people flocked to Inala last weekend for the opening and consecration of the Queen of...

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Canossian Sisters celebrate 75 years in Australia

Jul 16, 2024

THE Canossian Daughters of Charity are always ready to "go where God sends us", Australian delegation leader Sr Mel Dwyer said. The Australian delegation celebrated its 75th anniversary Mass at the order's Canossa Chapel at Oxley on Saturday, July 13...

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Bishop Manning dies aged 90, remembered as a 'loving servant of Christ'

Jul 16, 2024

FORMER Parramatta Bishop Kevin Manning died aged 90 yesterday. Bishop Manning was the second Bishop of Parramatta, leading it during a period of rapid growth from 1997 to 2010. Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long was with Bishop Manning when he died. "Bishop...

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St Bonaventure was a 'man of action and contemplation' who led Franciscans to new heights

Jul 15, 2024

TODAY marks the feast day of St Bonaventure, who is called "The Seraphic Doctor" of the Church. St Bonaventure is known for his leadership of the Franciscans and his great intellectual contributions to theology and philosophy. He was born in Bagnorea...

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Holy See condemns political violence and prays for peace after shooting at Trump rally

Jul 15, 2024

THE Holy See is praying for peace after an alleged shooter fired on Former President Donald Trump, killing a spectator and wounding two others, at a political rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. The shooter, who fired from an elevated position, was shot and...

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From alcoholism to Christ -- Matt Talbot has become an inspiration for those battling addiction

Jul 14, 2024

VENERABLE Matt Talbot, an Irishman whose journey from alcoholism to the heights of holiness has inspired many who struggle with addiction, is being considered for sainthood in the Church. After spending more than a decade of his life as an alcoholic,...

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Bishop Norton urges Catholics to bring God's mission to the excluded

Jul 13, 2024

GOD'S mission for the Church walks two paths at once - the inbound road, towards the renewal of faith at the centre of our hearts and our communities, and the outbound road, bringing Jesus to the world, all the way to the leper at the margin. "God is...

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BCE team win award for challenging domestic and family violence

Jul 12, 2024

FIVE educators from St Teresa's Catholic College Noosaville have been announced as the winner of the Archdiocese of Brisbane's Spirit of Catholic Education Award 2024 for challenging domestic and family violence. The team was selected as the...

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Bishop Howell's first year in Toowoomba diocese

Jul 12, 2024

TOOWOOMBA Bishop Ken Howell took his seat in St Patrick's Cathedral 12 months ago and he says there has been a lot to learn and a lot of ground to cover. It has been a great year, he says. The highlight, he says, is getting around to the different communities,...

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Why is the St Benedict Medal so popular?

Jul 11, 2024

I REMEMBER when we were moving houses, my wife and I were unpacking a box of religious paraphernalia we had collected over the years. At the bottom, fallen between the encyclicals and a truly staggering tangle of rosary beads, was the silvery glint of...

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