New St Mary's South Brisbane administrator, Fr Ken Howell, says that he has received a lot of support and hopes for a large congregation. "I'm very much into seeing that parish is sustained as a parish," Fr Howell, who picked up the keys to
Though we might at first think prayer is a movement of our being beyond ourselves and "upwards" so to speak, it is also a movement inwards and downwards. It is a journey into the place deep within us. It is not that prayer builds a type of
To mark Anzac Day, Encounter has reflections which follow Andrey Platonov's story "The Return" where war and an absent father impact upon the lives of two young children. In another aspect of the program, five young Australians talk about how
What makes our personalities ugly, what makes our lives miserable, is disunity and fragmentation. The more unified we become, the more we become what we are meant to be. At some deep level, often perhaps without realising it, we yearn for this unity;
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council is the peak indigenous Catholic body in Australia. The site provides statistics on indigenous Catholics throughout Australia and their activities and programs. It uses a state based
Retired Parramatta priest, Fr Tim Hogan, who was born with cerebral palsy, dreamed as a schoolboy of becoming a priest but he didn't realise how difficult it would be to achieve his ambition. Because of his disability, the intelligent and feisty young man
Following reports the Little Company of Mary is negotiating with the ACT government for the sale of Canberra's Calvary Public Hospital, Archbishop Mark Coleridge said his "strong preference" is a Catholic provider remain under a properly funded and
The Industrial Relations Court has fined the Diocese of Port Pirie $19,125 as the operator of the Caritas College in Port Augusta after a student was burnt on a school camp. The diocese had pleaded guilty to one count of breaching occupational health and
Australian owned uranium miner, Paladin (Africa) Limited has pledged to fulfil its social responsibilities after the local Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace accused the company over alleged injuries and deaths at a Malawi mine. "We need
Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland is reported to be under increasing pressure from within his own party to use his powers to overturn Victoria's new abortion laws, which leading lawyers and Catholic hospitals say are in breach of international law.
As a third woman came forward claiming that she had borne the child of former bishop now President Fernand Lugo, another Paraguayan Bishop Rogelio Livieres said the Church had known for years about Lugo's misconduct but had kept silent. The scandal
Pope Pius XII told senior bishops during World War II that, should he be arrested, his resignation would become effective immediately and the bishops should flee to a friendly country to re-establish church leadership and appoint a new pope. The
Prominent Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders, including Sydney Cardinal George Pell, have joined to form a lobby group, the Ambrose Centre for Religious Liberty, to fight what they say is the growing threat to religious freedom in Australia. The Ambrose
It is imperative that we, religious men and women of Australia, be messengers of his peace and mercy, we who have experienced the gift of the Resurrected One deep within our being. The message of peace that we wish to bring to our world is one based on
Edmund Rice Camps Townsville is an agency of the Townsville diocese involving the Sisters of Mercy and the Christian Brothers. It shares its name with several other Edmund Rice Camps organisations around Australia and New Zealand, all well known for their
Doug Tracy a noted surgeon with a gentle touch and infectious smile, had gained two university blues for boxing, a sport now opposed by medical associations in most developed countries. He revelled in other activities that allowed him to exercise his
At any given moment, each of us is situated at one particular location that offers one particular visual perspective; nobody can see things from no point of view at all. This can also be said with regard to theology: theology is always done within a
The promotion of stewardship as a way for Catholics to live their mission in the world will receive a major boost in Australia this year with the staging of the first national conference on stewardship in Campbelltown, NSW in July. Supporting that
The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation has launched a worldwide appeal for testimonies of Jews saved by Catholics during the Holocaust. The group is making the appeal ahead of Pope Benedict's visit to Israel next month, JTA News reports.
Chennai, India, Archbishop Malayappan Chinnappa has denounced the international community's failure to act to prevent a "mass massacre" in northern Sri Lanka while people were killed when a shell struck a church in the conflict zone yesterday.