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A multitude of cultures united in one shared faith at Maroochydore

Jun 21, 2024

By Georgia Whiteley HUNDREDS of people gathered to celebrate their universal faith at Stella Maris Catholic Parish, Maroochydore last Sunday. The second annual Multicultural Mass for Maroochydore Parish hosted a full house of more than 700 people...

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Praying with the Book of Psalms will bring comfort, happiness, Pope says

Jun 21, 2024

THERE is a prayer for every state of mind and spiritual need in the Book of Psalms, Pope Francis said. “There are many psalms that help us forge ahead. Get into the habit of praying the psalms. I assure you that you will be happy in the end,”...

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St Mary's Primary School rallies behind Year 6 student, raising $7700 for Kids With Cancer

Jun 20, 2024

ST Mary's Primary School, Maryborough have rallied behind Year 6 student Douglas Muree and his battle with bone cancer, raising more than $7,700 for Kids With Cancer. The community's initial goal was to raise $5000, an amount they quickly smashed. Principal...

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ACU students prepare for virtual meeting with Pope Francis

Jun 19, 2024

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University students will hear from Pope Francis in a virtual meeting as a part of the Building Bridges Initiative. Pope Francis will host a video call on June 20 as the fourth instalment of the initiative, which looks to engage in...

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Pro-lifer advocates take a stand at the March for Life outside Queensland Parliament House

Jun 19, 2024

"PRO-life is pro-woman" That was the message of Brisbane's March for Life rally on June 8. The event saw hundreds of pro-life supporters gather in the CBD, promoting the dignity of human life and protection of Queensland's most vulnerable. A number of...

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120 killed in Congo - modern martyrs are seeds of Christian witness in the Church, Pope says

Jun 18, 2024

CONDEMNING the killing of Christians in Congo, Pope Francis said the sacrifices of modern martyrs were seeds that grew into examples of Christian witness for the Church. After praying the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on June 16, the Pope referenced...

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New Catholic education leader announced for Cairns diocese

Jun 18, 2024

CAIRNS Catholic Education will have a new leader in 2025, with Diarmuid O'Riordan selected to take the reins from Bill Dixon, who will retire in December. Mr O'Riordan is no stranger to Cairns, having served as Catholic education’s deputy executive...

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Brisbane archdiocese offers sites to state government to help in housing crisis

Jun 17, 2024

BRISBANE archdiocese and The Salvation Army are offering 15 sites immediately to the Queensland Government in a plan to ease housing stress across the state. The initial 15 sites could provide 500 dwellings in the first two years while the full extent...

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Brisbane's newest priests said they could feel the Holy Spirit at first Masses

Jun 14, 2024

"IT is real, it is real," newly-ordained Brisbane priest Fr Michael My Van Tran said about his first time celebrating the Eucharist at St Mary's Church, Ipswich, last Saturday. He said when he called upon the Holy Spirit to come down upon the gifts of...

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We have God's breath in our lungs and God's love in our hearts

Jun 14, 2024

By Terry Lees "... the Lord God formed the man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being" (Genesis 2:7). FOLLOWING a stay in hospital and upon discharge, a 93-year-old man was asked...

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