Church Moves to Abide by Catholic Rules

ABC News

August 31, 2008

There has been a show of compromise today at a Brisbane church that has been threatened with closure for being out of step with the Roman Catholic Church.

For the first time in many years, St Mary's Church in South Brisbane has used an approved eucharistic prayer and the priest wore an alb and stole during today's mass.

Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby had warned the community of St Mary's that it is not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church if it does not abide by the church rules.

Archbishop Bathersby has written to St Mary's acknowledging the compromise, but the community is waiting to hear if more change is needed.


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