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Villa Maria Chapel Upgrade Creates Controversy

February 7, AD 2018 0 Comments
Villa Maria Chapel Upgrade Creates Controversy

By guest writer David Ryan. New South Wales based aged-care organization Catholic Healthcare has become embroiled in controversy over renovation plans for the Villa Maria Hostel in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, especially its chapel. The controversy hinges on proposed modifications to the chapel within the hostel complex to turn part of it into a café and […]

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Hundreds form a Human Prayer Chain against Café Plans for Villa Maria Chapel

December 7, AD 2017 0 Comments
Hundreds form a Human Prayer Chain against Café Plans for Villa Maria Chapel

By guest writer Catherine Toomey. Circa 200 people of all ages and races formed a human chain down the wall of Brisbane’s Villa Maria heritage property on Wednesday evening. “We are here to prayerfully rally against plans to put a café in one part of our Villa Maria chapel,” said event spokesperson, Peter Bond. In […]

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Community Rallies against Café Plans for Heritage Catholic Church

December 5, AD 2017 0 Comments
Community Rallies against Café Plans for Heritage Catholic Church

By guest writer Catherine Toomey. An organic uprising is occurring across Brisbane upon the discovery of otherwise clandestine plans to repurpose part of Brisbane’s heritage Villa Maria Chapel into a café. A prayer vigil has been organized for this Wednesday evening (6th December at 6:15pm) in protest and reparation outside the venue. Additionally, a handwritten […]

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