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Dr Helen Bond, Director of the Centre for Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh, busts some myths about St Paul, while in a BBC documentary, the actor behind Hercule Poirot applies his 'little grey cells' to the Paul enigma. (25/07/2014)
Anthony Gooley, Bite Size Vatican II: A Very Basic Guide to the Council and Its Four Constitutions. St Paul's Publications: Strathfield. 2014 $24.95
Bite Size Vatican II presents the teachings of the Council in small compact measures which makes both reading and understanding the teachings achievable. (14/07/2014)
Deacon Gary Stone is soon to publish a book on his experiences in 45 years of Christian service, and 20 years as Deacon, as well as dealing with and managing the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (04/07/2014)
I received news this morning that Patrick Moore has been diagnosed with cancer. You may be aware that he was in a car accident on his way to our Deacon gathering last night. He suffered some injuries which required surgery. You may be aware that he was in a car accident on his way to our Deacon gathering last night. He suffered some injuries which required surgery. (04/07/2014)
A couple of weeks ago we learnt that Deacon Peter Brogan from the Northern Territory passed away. Peter was extremely well respected amongst those that he ministered to. I have included below the homily that was used at his funeral Mass to give you all an idea of the wonderful man he was and the loss he is to the community that he worked with. (04/07/2014)
In a packed St Peter's Square at the Vatican on Divine Mercy Sunday yesterday, close to a million pilgrims witnessed Pope Francis officially declare former pontiffs John Paul II and John XXIII as Saints, reports the Catholic News Agency. Pope Emeritus Benedict, 87, made a rare public appearance to concelebrate alongside Pope Francis. (28/04/2014)