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Pope Sends Prayer amd Condolences

Posted February 11, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI sends prayer and condolences to all affected by bushfires Pope Benedict XVI has sent a message to the Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce, expressing his sadness at the tragic consequences of the Victorian bushfire disaster. The message, relayed by the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, is reproduced below. “HER EXCELLENCY MS… View Article

Sixth World Meeting of Families

Posted February 5, 2009
“IT IS IN THE HOME WHERE ONE LEARNS TO TRULY LIVE” The family as the basic school of life was the underlying message of the 6th World Meeting of Families. Held in Mexico City from Jan 14-18, it was a colourful and inspiring experience of the Universal Church. For five days, families from around the… View Article

Ordination to Priesthood of Reverend Nicolas Maurice

Posted July 11, 2008
Engineering a Life of God’s Work Over two hundred people lined up in St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore to be blessed by the Church’s newest Priest after his first Mass, the day after his Ordination. Father Nicolas Maurice was Ordained on 3rd July in a very moving ceremony that was witnessed by a congregation that filled… View Article

Senior Priest Dies

Posted July 1, 2008
Father Anthony Hoade, a senior priest of the Lismore Diocese, died on Saturday 28th June at hospital on the Gold Coast as a result of complications following surgery. Father Hoade was aged 79. He was born at Ballyglunin, County Galway, Ireland on April 16, 1929. After preparatory school he entered Mt Melleray Seminary County Waterford… View Article

Ordination to Priesthood of Reverend Nicolas Maurice

Posted July 1, 2008
Ordination of Reverend Nicolas Maurice July 3,2008 Nicolas was born in Durban, South Africa, and completed his early schooling there. He is the eldest of three. In 1990, he along with his parents and sister and brother moved to Brisbane when he was 15 years old. He completed Year 12 at Runcorn State High School… View Article