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Lives of the saints - St John of Damascus

CATHOLICS remembered and celebrated the life of the great Arab Church Father St John of Damascus yesterday on December 4. Eastern Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics, whose tradition has been...

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What is Advent?

Advent begins this year on Sunday, December 3. Most Catholics know that Advent involves a wreath with candles, possibly a "calendar" of hidden chocolates, and untangling strings of Christmas lights....

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Two Brisbane religious weigh in on global decline in vocations

JUST as the Roman census was useful for the authorities of Jesus' time, it remains an invaluable tool for the Church, but two Brisbane religious say the numbers do not...

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Carrying the spirit of Christmas in our hearts every day, Terry Lees writes

By Terry Lees "I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The...

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NSW euthanasia laws come into effect as bishops release guide for those accompanying Catholics considering euthanasia

BROKEN Bay Bishop Anthony Randazzo lamented a "profoundly sad and disappointing day" yesterday as New South Wales' Voluntary Assisted Dying Act came into effect. "Assisted suicide is a completely unacceptable...

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Pope Francis' trip to climate conference in Dubai cancelled due to ongoing illness

POPE Francis will not attend the United Nations COP28 climate conference in Dubai this week due to his continuing struggles with lung inflammation stemming from influenza, the Holy See Press...

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Yenny's hoping to change lives for families in West Timor

YENNY Tjoe prays to God for the strength to see through His plan for the people of West Timor. She first went there in 2014. She was a researcher and...

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Angela Moore reflects on her first year as a principal

ANGELA Moore says the smiles on students' faces are one of the best parts of her role. Ms Moore is closing off her first year as a principal at St...

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Nominations open for Youth Leader Awards for Brisbane archdiocese

EVANGELISATION Brisbane is calling for nominations for their Youth Leader Awards as they prepare for a night of thanksgiving for Catholics working and volunteering to support youth ministry. The event...

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Two men ordained permanent deacons for Brisbane

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordained Paul Jensen and Conrado Medequiso to the permanent diaconate at St Stephen's Cathedral on Saturday. Deacon Medequiso said being ordained felt like getting married. "(I)...

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