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Fr Marty Larsen dies unexpectedly, remembered as a warm friend and pastoral priest

BRISBANE priest Fr Marty Larsen is being remembered by parishioners, friends and family as a pastoral and energetic priest who brought a lot of good cheer to his parishes. In...

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Fr Peter Doherty humbled and blessed to take next step in ministry

NEWLY-ordained Rockhampton priest Fr Peter Doherty says he feels God's peace having taken his next step in his Christian life. "I'm under no illusions that it will always be blue...

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It is no surprise the Apostles chose to go fishing after the death of Jesus, Terry Lees writes

By Terry Lees FOLLOWING the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, Simon Peter and the other disciples returned to Galilee where their encounter with Jesus first began. On the Sea...

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Why Doubting Thomas resonates with us

SAINT Thomas' devotion is overshadowed by one moment of doubt. He witnessed the ministry of Jesus. He saw the miracles first hand. He gave up everything to be one of...

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Writer behind 'Uncle John' was a faith-filled country mum

By Greg Harbort SOME readers might remember Uncle John's Children's Page ran in The Catholic Leader from 1955 to 1980. The page was filled with puzzles, pen pals, jokes and...

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The Church by the numbers -- more Catholics, but fewer vocations

THE number of Catholics worldwide increased by 14 million in 2022, according to the Holy See's 2022 Statistical Yearbook of the Church released earlier this month and highlighted in a...

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Abortion, surrogacy, war, gender theory and poverty are attacks on human dignity, new document states

BEING a Christian means defending human dignity and that includes opposing abortion, the death penalty, gender transition surgery, war, sexual abuse and human trafficking, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of...

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'Divine mercy reaches human beings through the heart of Christ crucified' -insights from St John Paul II

ST John Paul II has been called the "mercy pope" for good reason. As Pope, he beatified and then canonised St Faustina Kowalska, who received the message of divine mercy...

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Annunciation conceives salvation first in Mary's heart

THE Annunciation of the Lord celebrates the day the Archangel Gabriel descended upon a house in Nazareth and invited Mary to conceive and bear a son, who would "be called...

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Why go on a spiritual retreat?

FOUR Catholic priests shared their reflections in answer to a simple but very important question for the life of faith - why go on a spiritual retreat? Fr Antonio Domenech...

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