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Francis joins 'pilgrimage of peace' to Congo and South Sudan

Jan 31, 2023

POPE Francis will depart Rome today (Tuesday) for Africa, arriving first in Kinshasa capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country home to more than 52 million Catholics. It will be the first papal trip to Congo in 37 years. John Paul II visited...

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Francis calls for Holy Land peace after recent "spiral of death"

Jan 30, 2023

POPE Francis has called for peace in the Holy Land, calling the recent spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence a "spiral of death" that accomplishes nothing. In his Sunday Angelus address on January 29, the pope expressed "great sorrow" for the death of...

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Sisters of St Joseph honoured for their decades of dedication at diamond jubilee

Jan 29, 2023

MORE than 30 Josephite Sisters celebrated almost 2000 combined years of religious life at their diamond jubilee this month. Congregational Leader Sr Monica Cavanagh welcomed the 21 jubilarians, who celebrated 60 years of religious life, Sisters, and guests...

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Record number of twins and triplets at St Vincent's primary school

Jan 28, 2023

STAFF and students at St Vincent's Primary School, Clear Island Waters could be seeing double with nine sets of twins and one set of triplets enrolled this year. St Vincent's principal David Sewell said the school was "very blessed to have so many twin...

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Government makes good start for the dispossessed, but much more to do

Jan 27, 2023

By Francis Sullivan IN 1996 Paul Keating said, "when you change the Government, you change the country". Nothing could be truer as the Albanese Government goes about implementing a far reaching, some might say radical agenda, particularly as it relates...

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Mass media needs more kindness, truth spoken with charity, pope says

Jan 25, 2023

THE media and the field of communications need to exercise more kindness and share the truth with charity, Pope Francis said. "Kindness is not only a question of 'etiquette' but a genuine antidote to cruelty, which unfortunately can poison hearts and...

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Double baby boom for record-breaking Brisbane Catholic school

Jan 24, 2023

IT'S a case of twice the blessing and double the joy at Southern Cross Catholic College Moreton Bay, with 27 sets of twins enrolled across the Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) school's four campuses. The record-breaking enrolment sees 18 sets of twins...

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What makes a good homily? St Francis de Sales boils it down to four things

Jan 23, 2023

TODAY is the feast of St Francis de Sales, patron saint of journalists among other things, and one of the things he left behind was a treasury of letters and other works. Here's one of his letters The Catholic Leader team was able to dig out - In his...

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Pope advances sainthood causes of six candidates, including a Spanish poet

Jan 23, 2023

POPE Francis has advanced the sainthood cause of a Spanish poet-priest who was a member of the Spanish Royal Academy. The Pope signed decrees recognising that each of the six candidates heroically lived the Christian virtues. Beatification will require...

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Skateboarder hero of London Bridge attack on path to sainthood

Jan 20, 2023

IGNACIO Echeverria and his friends were heading to a skate park when they saw a man attacking a police officer lying on the ground. They had stumbled into an unfolding terrorist attack. Already, three terrorists had rammed their van into a crowd on London...

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