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Australian Plenary Council aims to avert Church 'moment of crisis'

LEADING Catholics say decisions made at the second assembly of the Plenary Council next week - could reshape and rebuild the Church in Australia. "We are at a moment of...

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Fr El Louie Jimenez ordained

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge ordained Fr El Louie Jimenez in front of hundreds of faithful at St Stephen's Cathedral last night on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. Fr...

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Fr Josh braves 'freezing' June night to raise awareness for homelessness at Vinnies Sleepout

WHEN asked if this year's CEO Vinnies Sleepout was easier than the last, Caloundra priest Fr Joshua Whitehead laughed. "No," he said, "Way harder." On Thursday, June 23, Fr Whitehead,...

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Catholics need better understanding of the Mass, Pope says in follow-up letter to Traditionis Custodes

THE "sense of mystery" and awe Catholics should experience at Mass is not one prompted by Latin or by "creative" elements added to the celebration, but by an awareness of...

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Young Ukrainian performer settles into new life in Brisbane school

LIZA fled the war in Ukraine with her mother and nothing but a single bag. The St Eugene College, Burpengary community has welcomed Liza, a talented contortionist and Year Seven...

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Secret baptisms show how Christians still persecuted worldwide

A LINE of catechumens with their faces blurred stood on a muddy track in a remote area of Bangladesh waiting for their turn to be secretly baptised in a pond...

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Pope Francis asks for prayers after 50 migrants found dead in Texas trailer truck

POPE Francis has asked people to pray after 50 migrants were found dead in a Texas trailer truck on Monday. "I sorrowfully heard the news of the tragedy of the...

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Christianity still top, but numbers decline amidst a secular shift

Christianity remains the most common religion in Australia, however the numbers of followers are slipping, including those who identify as Catholic. The latest census figures collected in 2021 and released...

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Q&A - Who is the little-known patron saint of the Swiss Guard?

Question - In paragraph 226 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church there is a prayer attributed to St Nicholas of Flue. I had never heard of him. Who was...

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Abdallah family deliver powerful Vatican speech

By Agencies including CNS, Vatican News and staff writers Danny and Leila Abdallah used a speech during the World Meeting of Families in the Vatican to encourage forgiveness, and to...

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